Kiteboarding! (updated 07.12.19)

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 is a professional American based company.

  • Base point in El Cuyo: Contact is best by internet
  • Open: year round
  • 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. They can also organise downwind days along the coast to Las Coloradas.
  • Extras: Ryan is also seriously into his fishing, so if you’re after tips on the best spots to cast your line…he’s the man to speak to!
  • 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.
  • Extras: Also have two beautifully decorated apartments for rent
  • 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 has a good reputation.

  • Base point in El Cuyo: El Cuyo Kite School or ask at Valerios restaurant
  • 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).

  • 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
  • Extras: They also have rooms to rent on the beach
  • Contact: For more information, check out their facebook page, or whatsapp them on +521 984 196 7449

*Extreme Control has branches in El Cuyo and Tulum. 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 rent twin-tip, surf board and hydrofoil board gear. They use the latest gear and safety techniques together with the latest generation of radio helmet.

  • Base point in El Cuyo: Casa Extreme, Avenida Veraniega, 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.
  • Extras: paddleboard rental and lessons. Extreme Control have accommodation in El Cuyo and also have transportation options from Tulum (very useful for those contemplating a multiple destination holiday).
  • Contact: Check out their web page for more information, whatsapp them on +521984745555 or email on info@extremecontrol.net
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2 Comments

  1. It’s an incredible and very beautiful place for kiteboarding or kitesurfing! Good wind!

    « El Chile Gordo », very good restaurant!

  2. Useful information. Lucky me I found your web site
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