Kiteboarding!

admin/ December 28, 2017/ What to do/ 2 comments

El Cuyo is fast becoming known as a hot destination for kiters… statistics show that the conditions here compare favourably to the better known and well rated resorts of Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Cancun and Isla Blanca.

From November until June, these conditions – consistent winds and shallow waters – make it a perfect place to learn this relatively new and rapidly growing sport. Even if you don’t fancy giving it a go yourself, it’s really entertaining to watch! When the north winds kick up, kiters from all over Quintana Roo and Yucatan descend on the town and you’ll get to see some impressively high jumps, twists and turns.

The kiting zone of the beach is to the east side of town, where there’s also accommodation to rent for reasonable prices. Most kiters hang out near the El Cuyo Kite School which is pinpointed on google maps.

If you need lessons or to rent gear in town, there are several options. Please note that all the suppliers mentioned here are IKO certified. If you are looking to rent gear only, reservation is recommended.

*ComeKiteWithUs (an American based company) are in resort January to June, and are the biggest of the schools.

  • Base point in El Cuyo: Casa Morph hotel, Avenida Vereñega
  • Open: January to June
  • Languages spoken: English and Spanish
  • Equipment rental: Yes – both with/without lessons
  • Lessons offered: group and private lessons for all levels, plus foil and freestyle advanced lessons. This year they’ll also be doing downwind days along the coast to Las Coloradas.
  • Contact: Check out their web page http://www.comekitewithus.com/ for more information, or email them direct on info@comekitewithus.com

*Barefoot & Lazy is a small family run firm based one block back from the kiter stretch of the beach. They have one experienced instructor, Steffen, who specialises in teaching individuals or groups of two, can supply equipment for classes and has been teaching for the last 6 years all over the world (before deciding to settle in our beautiful El Cuyo).

  • Base point in El Cuyo: Calle 19, El Cuyo
  • Open: year round
  • Languages spoken: English and German
  • Equipment rental: Yes – with lessons
  • Lessons offered: private lessons for maxium 2 people. Beginners to Advanced.
  • Contact: Check out their web page https://barefootandlazy.mx/ for more information.

*El Cuyo Kite School is the longest running school in El Cuyo. It’s run by an experienced local, Luis Valerio and is right on the beach where most of the kiters hang out. El Cuyo Kite School also has cabanas to rent directly on the beach.

  • Base point in El Cuyo: El Cuyo Kite School & Cabañas, Avenida Vereñega
  • Open: year round
  • Languages spoken: Spanish & English
  • Equipment rental: Yes – with lessons
  • Lessons offered: group and private lessons from beginner to advanced
  • Contact: Check out their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/elcuyokiteschool/

*Ik Nah Kite School (the newest school in town, run by Memo, an experienced local). They also have rooms to rent on the beach.

  • Base point in El Cuyo: Kiter Beach, Avenida Vereñega
  • Open: year round
  • Languages spoken: Spanish and English
  • Equipment rental: Yes – with lessons
  • Lessons offered: group and private lessons for all levels
  • Contact: For more information, check out their facebook page, or whatsapp them on +521 984 196 7449

*Extreme Control is based in Tulum, but also operating out of El Cuyo. Here in El Cuyo, they can be found on the main kiter stretch of beach. They teach all levels for both groups and individuals, plus they can give twin-tip, surf board and foil board lessons. They use the latest gear and safety techniques together with the latest generation of radio helmet. Extreme Control have accommodation in El Cuyo and also have transportation options from Tulum (very useful for those contemplating a multiple destination holiday).

  • Base point in El Cuyo: Casa Extreme, Avenida Vereñega, El Cuyo
  • Open: year round
  • Languages spoken: Spanish, Italian and English
  • Equipment rental: Yes – both with/without lessons
  • Lessons offered: private & group lessons. All levels, plus freestyle, wavestyle and hydrofoil.
  • Contact: Check out their web page for more information or whatsapp them on +521984745555.
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  1. It’s an incredible and very beautiful place for kiteboarding or kitesurfing! Good wind!

    « El Chile Gordo », very good restaurant!

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