kite surf spot : Mexico Yucatan Peninsula



KITE   SURF YUCATAN


Kite spots:
 
1)Progreso, which is a quiet little town not crowd at all. Forget about party’s although a few nice restaurants in town. two kite school   you can kite in the" PLAYON" Pretty flat water   good wind N/ NE/NW Also with off shore wind there is a large lagoon  whit flat water too but gusty wind.  good wind  S/SE

2)Tulum: not really windy but when is wind is extremely beautiful. nice town a little touristic  far from the beach  and several kite schools. Nice waves !!!Very friendly  people good wind SE/ E/ NE

3)Isla Blanca  very shallow, super flat!! good wind SE/ E/ NE not much accommodation very close to Cancun. only one Italian kite school

4)Playa del Carmen  and Cozumel: Waves and choppy not very windy. Half way  on the road in between Cancun and Tulum. From Playa del Carmen, you can take a ferry to Cozumel Island in the other side of the island with SW/SE wind you can kite in difficult water condition waves and choppy... but beautiful island good to rent a motorbike and drive around or take a  snorkeling tour.

5)Holbox. paradise island, sandy roads, you can kite in the point at the end  of the small island beautiful condition  strong wind  and super flat water sometimes shallow. the Mexican  champion belongs to the island  and he trains hard !! there is a kite school as for Gabo.

Temperature: 26 – 35 Celsius
 


Wind: KUKULCAN (The Mayan’s God of the Wind) switches on the thermal North East winds (side on shore) to 18 – 22 knots almost every afternoon! In the winter KUKULCAN gets cold (but still very warm) and angry throwing them a storm almost every week from the North (on shore) with winds from 25 – 35 knots! Fun!!

WIND Season: (Based on past 5 years)
Oct and Nov  (10 - 25knts)
Dec (20knts)  /  Jan (22knts) /   Feb (15 - 23knts) 
Mar (20 - 25knts)  /  Apr (20 - 30knts)  /  May (25knts)  /  June (25 - 30knts)
July (10 - 18knts)  /  Aug (15knts)  /  Sept (20knts)

 
How to get there: get a flight to Cancun 
and then  bus to Tulum  o Playa del Carmen. 
From Cancun to Isla Blanca only renting car.
From Cancun to Holbox  bus and then  ferry.
From Playa del Carmen to Cozumel by Ferry .
From Cancun  to Progreso, a bus to Merida city (about 35 US) and a taxi or bus to Progreso town or, take a flight to Merida city and take the a bus for 16 pesos or a taxi for 250 pesos (about 20 US)
  
 










Other activities:
Mexico has a lot of Native history so do not leave without Visiting the Mayan ruins, in Dzibichatun, close to Merida, or in Tulum  o Chichen Itazan!!
kayak with flamingos in Holbox!
The diving is great! The second largest barrier reef in the world is highly recommended, Playa del Carmen, Isla Blanca and Tulum beach where you can also kite
and enjoy the Cenotes for swimming and diving in a nice fresh water hole, caves swim with the "ballena tiburon" and enjoy paradise beach.
Also visit Cozumel Island, kayak in the mangroves and check out local shopping. 









Currency: 
12 Mexican Pesos = 1 US (rates could change)

Language: Spanish but many people speak English

Little history: Spanish conquer the  Maya's and  ruin everything... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucat%C3%A1n

Electricity: 220 with two flat legs plug

Dinking water: do not drink water from the tap!  Get a bottle of water always.

Food: enjoy traditional Mexican food, Guacamole, tacos, burritos, great Margaritas and Tequila!

Accommodation: There some  hostels at about 10 dollars a night. There are also a few cheap hotels 150 - 250 pesos 
Cancun, is very commercial and touristic easy to find accommodation. 
Playa del Carmen, very Hippie so you get  options from deferments budgets
Tulum, a little more expensive  if you stay on the beach . if you stay on town you need to rent a car or take the local bus. 
Holbox, has  beautiful hostels  at good price and  very clean no asphalt on the street all sand!!!
Progreso, you can stay in the Kite Beach Yucatan villa  in front of the beach for 65 dollars per night
 

 

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