Picture yourself on beautiful warm turquoise crystal clear waters along the Caribbean coastline with sunlight across palm trees, your kite, and an infinite white sandy beach. You have the choice between waves on the reef, freeriding or kite foiling depending on the day, and all this nearby a natural world UNESCO Heritage called Sian Ka’an! Combine this picture with great and stylish hotel accommodation on the beach, or within mangroves or nearby downtown, local and international food (so many options to choose from ), the drink of your choice with exotic flavors such as mango, pineapple, or passion fruit and so many activities to do: swimming/snorkeling/kiteboarding/paddleboarding and diving in underwater sinkholes, a natural formation called the cenotes, visiting mysterious ancient Maya civilization ruins or incredible natural areas, ATV and zip lines tour or in the jungle tour for the adventurous ones… this sounds like paradise, it has it all and it is actually the case! Tulum Mexico is a unique spot and you certainly heard of it once!
If not be aware this little Mexican town represent a relaxing holiday full of adventures that can fit the expectations of everyone, families, couples, friends, kitesurfer or not. This is why you should consider this eco-chic getaway with laid back atmosphere, plenty of stylish accommodation, for every budget, and activities for the entire family. Not just in watersports but also in discovering culture, beautiful beaches, nature, and excellent gastronomy. The trip represents a short flight from the USA or Canada to Cancun International airport then you have a 1hr30 easy drive to reach Tulum. You have to come down here and visit at least once!
Nearest Airport - Cancun
kiting Season - Nov - May
Kite Size - 12m twin-tip - 10m surf - 8m foil
Wind Strength - 12-18 Knots
Equipment rent : Core kiteboarding available on kite spot
Water wear - Rash guard and shorts
Wind Direction - side onshore - onshore
Water - Choppy, cristal blue, strong shore break,
Time of traavel from airport - 74 miles 1:30 Hour ride
Covid 19 Measures - Masks at entrance & public spaces, gear sanitization,
Wind & Weather Conditions
“The endless playground” is a kiteboarding adventure hosting the most versatile conditions to learn kiteboarding, improving your kitesurf skills, and shredding … from coral reefs to wildlife with turtles, you name it, a kitesurf dream location! The kitesurfing season runs from November to May-June with variable winds from North to South. kiteboarding hosts some of the best “southeast” winds with over 15 knots all season long meaning the peninsula invites Side onshore winds making the waves rise and glide across the Mexican Caribbean coastline. The average kite size is 12m with a twin-tip or 10m riding a surfboard. This all depends on riding style and ability. East and southeast wind, side-onshore, and onshore winds prevail from mid-February to the end of May, increasing the temperature and creating a constant warm breeze from 10-18 knots making kiteboard in Tulum an endless water sport.
This location is ideal for welcoming all rider abilities beginner, intermediate and advanced. The water conditions are sometimes challenging for beginners since some days we can have a big shore break and lacking proper independent & advance techniques to overcome waves can be frustrating for some. If this is your case private kitesurfing lessons are advised at a professional iko school so we can give you all the key pointers to practicing and developing new skills to perfect and enjoy a fun session on the water.
These weather conditions are excellent for our famous downwind sessions, from virgin areas in Sian-kaans biosphere to magical sessions in front of the Mayan ruins. check our downwinder activity here for more info.
The Caribbean breeze offers a variety of conditions to play with depending on which period of the season you would come at.
There are other spots around: more info at our kite spot page
1) the lagoon of Isla Blanca for the North winds and completely flat water ideal for your first water lesson (2-hr drive)
2) El Cuyo small fishing & turn off your cell phone village, offering thermal wind and a great road trip to do from Tulum (2-hr45 drive)
3) Progreso with a strong thermal wind, easy water condition and with Merida just nearby, an excellent option to discover Yucatan and its wonderful capital with colonial architecture and picturesque streets situated (3hr30 drive) from Tulum
just contact let us be your guide and arrange your next kite trip to this amazing kitesurf destination and experience what Tulum and the Riviera Maya have to offer