Frequent Questions and Answers

Kiteboarding and Kitesurfing are the same thing, just different boards on your feet!

When Kiteboarding you use a a board similar to a wakeboard, they come with bindings and fins (you can go bare foot or wear boots). 

When Kitesurfing you use a strapless board just like a real surfboard with fins.

Either way, it’s a surface water sport, combining many aspects of other sports like wakeboarding, surfing, windsurfing, paragliding, snowboarding, skateboarding and gymnastics. The rider uses a large controllable power kite attached to a body harness, the wind powers the kiter across the water similar to a sail on a boat.

Did I mention it’s super fun?!

Our main headquarters are located at hotel Chiringuito beach front in Tulum:

Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila, Tulum Beach, Zona Hotelera, 77780 Boca Paila, Q.R.


and in Cancun at Islablanca lagoon

86M3+55 Cancún, Quintana Roo


However, we are a mobile kite School meaning we run lessons in various locations depending on the the wind season and safety conditions.


From Cancun …Tulum…  yucatan

Check out our kite spots  here for more info

Nope! We estimate that after 4 kite lessons (or 10-12 hours) depending on abilities, you will have the basic skills down to safely kite.

 With a few more  kitesurfing lessons you can begin to master the techniques involved to really propel your riding

Your never to old to learn to kite! However, our minimum age limit is 9 years old – This is a firm rule set out by the IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization). Other than that, all welcome!

There is no weight or height limit, we will assign you with the correct gear to ensure a smooth and safe lesson.


You don’t need to be super sporty but you must be a reasonably strong swimmer and be very comfortable in the water.

There are occasions where you may have to swim back in to shore and a lot of people greatly overestimate their abilities.

The general rule of kiting is, don’t kite further out than you’re prepared to swim.

Kiteboarding takes time to learn, on average it takes around 8-12 hours of lessons to learn the basics and ride safely . *Ability dependent

You do have to be willing to put the time in to learn the sport and wait for good conditions in order to really become the ultimate rider.

Yes, book professional kitesurfing lessons!

 We don’t want to scare you, but, kitesurfing can be a  dangerous sport if you don’t know what you’re doing. 

And it can be the safest and most fun sport in the world if you get a proper introduction and kitesurfing lessons.

So do yourself a favor and go for the lessons right away!

We offer private, group, private and group with transportation, refreshers & skill clinicks for advance riders

Yes! All equipment will be included when booking any lessons with us.


impact vest & flotation



2 way radios on the water

Like most extreme sports, you will need some specialist equipment:

  • Power kite
  • Kiteboard
  • Kite bar and lines
  • Harness
  • Helmet


  • Wet suit (3mm)
  • Rash guard*
  • Buoyancy vest*
  • Water shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses

All equipment and a few important accessories* will be included when you take advantage of our kiteboarding lessons!

Already an independent rider? 

No worries, you can rent our equipment! Check out our lessons page for pricing. 

We are proud to offer the best kiteboarding equipment on the market, ensuring you have exactly what you need to kiteboard safety.

During our “Winter” season we still endure hot weather, highs of 28 degrees and lows of 21 degrees! 

Please ensure you wear / bring the correct clothing protection to your lessons, unfortunately without the correct clothing we can’t risk teaching you in such conditions. 

  • Rashguard
  • Board shorts (Tip – wear lycra under shorts under your board shorts to prevent rubbing)
  • Sunglasses – We will advise you to remove sunglasses prior to entering the water, unless of course they float or can be attached.
  • Sunhat – We will advise you to remove your hat prior to entering the water, unless of course it floats or can be secured.
  • Sunblock
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Medication if needed.
  • Hair tie – Hair must be tied back during lessons

Welcome! Bienvenido! Bienvenu!

Prokite Mexico offers lessons in proficient English, Spanish and French, let us know in advance so we can secure the right instructor for you! 

November – May

This is the best time of the year for kiteboarding here in Riviera Maya.

The average wind season offers at least 5 “kiteable” days a week, with winds blowing between 12 to 25 knots.

December- February

This is peak season, our busiest time of year, we advise booking in advance to secure those important dates.

June and July

There are a few days without wind, but if your up for an adventure we know a few sports where the wind is still alive and kicking in the Yucatan. 

Absolutely! After you have finished your lessons with us, we will put together a package.

Fancy learning with your own equipment? why not buying before coming, worldwide shipping is available 

It is best to make a reservation, although, we can normally schedule you within a few days if you decide to drop in.

Our busiest season is Dec 15th – Feb 1st. During this period you will want to reserve ahead of time.

Camouflaged By Nature


Chiringuito Tulum is an exclusive and peaceful site on the Mexican coast.


Our spaces are designed to be sunlit, open and warm. The light-colored surfaces and spacious interiors were the key to giving guests that feeling of lightness and tranquility.


Its marked Mediterranean style is subtly combined with Caribbean construction elements. Chiringuito Tulum was born out a simple, but powerful vision—build an icon of Mediterranean culture in the Caribbean. For us, the Mediterranean is much more than a color palate and building materials—it is a feeling and a way of life. Though architecture, design, and food, we have created a beautiful beachfront boutique hotel. Our public spaces encourage gatherings amongst families, friends, and lovers. Our guest rooms bring a sense of respite and peace.


We transferred the concept of this experience to Tulum. Over time our passion for good food and design led us to hospitality.

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