Top 5 Kitesurfing Spots in Mexico (3 of them in the Yucatán Peninsula)

Chasing over the water, making big air jumps and thereby feel the freedom – that is kitesurfing. No wonder that this sport is getting more and more popular. Each year kiters from all around the world are in search for the perfect kitespot.

There are so many beautiful famous kite destinations to choose for your kite holidays around the world, like Cabarete (Dominican Republic), Dahab (Egypt), Tarifa (Spain) or Cumbuco (Brazil).

But why not trying something different this year? The world has much more to offer than those “famous” kite spots. Why not spending your next Kiteholidays in Mexico?

Without doubt, Mexico is one of the new Meccas of world-class kitesurfing. This beautiful country rich in culture and nature offers you many possibilities for your kiteboarding holidays !

Kitesurfing in crystal clear caribbean water, flatwater lagoons, the Sea of Cortez surrounded by dessert and cactuses or the Pacific Ocean, you have many choices!
Convince yourself!

According to these are the Top 5 Kiteboarding Destinations in Mexico:


1 Isla Blanca, Riviera Maya


Isla Blanca is a peninsula with a large saltwater lagoon named Chacmuchuc on one side and turquoise blue crystal clear water and miles of long empty white sandy beach on the other.

You are definitely gonna fall in love with this Kiteparadise. Isla Blanca offers you a large saltwater lagoon with flat and shallow waters. Thats why it is without doubt the best place to learn kitesurfing in the Riviera Maya! Also for Pro Kiteboarders its a unique place to improve their kiteboarding level and try new freestyle tricks.
The vibe of Isla Blanca is special, you gonna understand what we are talking about once you visited this natural paradise.

Best Season: November – June


2 La Ventana, Baja California Sur


La Ventana, a small fishermens town where in the winter months everything is about Kitesurfing. Once discovered from Windsurfers many years ago it has become an prime kite destination that attracts more and more kiteboarders each year, because of its daily steady thermal winds. The intense blue Sea of Cortez, the amazing view of Cerralvo island in front and the surrounding nature of cactuses and desert make this place magical. Many kiters from the US drive down to Baja California with their motor homes to spend the winter in La Ventana, others fly into La Paz or Los Cabos and take a Taxi. Everything in La Ventana is about Kitesurfing and the wind, a sympathetic kite community and travellers from many destinations come together to share their passion and to meet in local restaurants and bars at night.

Best Season: November – March


3 Progreso, Yucatan


Just a 20 min drive from Merida lies another of the best kitesurfing beaches in Mexico. On the coast of Progreso, a port city in Yucatan, local and international kiters come together to live their passion. The Yucatan beach convinces by its shallow waters and perfect wind conditions, the wind blows almost all year around. Still kind of like a secret Kitespot its the place to go as a Kiter.

The location gives you many opportunities to get to know the beautiful state of Yucatan and make day trips to the fishermen town Celestun to watch pink flamingos, the mayan ruins of Uxmal or Chichen Itza, to visit the magical town Izamal or wander around in Merida, a city full of exceptional experiences of all dimensions, including culture, gastronomy and history.

Best Season: November – June


4 El Cuyo, Yucatan


Kitesurfing on tropical summer days with a thermal breeze and sun, this is El Cuyo. Escape the crowded tourist areas of Cancun and Playa del Carmen and get to know the real Mexico. The friendly mexican locals from this fishermen town are gonna welcome you. Beachfront Kitehouses for reasonable prices, sunset walks and a fresh lobster for dinner. Visit this idyllic spot, a biosphere reserve, uncrowded, with white sandy beaches, wild tropical jungle, and turquoise waters.

Best Season: November – August


5 Bucerias, Riviera Nayarit


Come and kite the Pacific Treasure of Mexico. The Bahia de Banderas is the largest Bay of Mexico. Perfect for action and watersport lovers, because you can practiceStand Up Paddle in the flat ocean in the morning and kite in the afternoon once the thermal wind enters. The miles of beach invites for great walks and jogging. Also you can go on a surf adventure, there are many of the best surf beaches around Bucerias.

The village Bucerias itself is surrounded by amazing mountains and jungle which gives sunshine all year around. There are variety of restaurants, boutique shops, stores and art galleries in walking distance. If you are looking for more action or nightlife you can visit Puerto Vallarta.

If you visit Bucerias in May you are gonna be part of the biggest kiteboarding event in Mexico, the ‘Festival del Viento’ where Pro kiteboarders from all over Mexico and international kiteboarders come together and show their excellent kiteboarding level.

Best Season: March – June





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