Rather you are a complete beginner who wants to learn kitesurfing in Tulum or an experienced kitesurfer looking for a nice spot to ride, you need to know a few things to get the most out of your kitesurfing vacation.
1. WINDY SEASON
November to May are the official windy months in Tulum. This doesn't mean you can't have some days with zero wind on this period. But, it is, for sure, the best time to ride.
In case of non-windy conditions in Tulum you can chase the wind going on a kitesurfing trip to Isla Blanca (North Cancun) or El Cuyo (Yucatan). These amazing kite spots are just two and a half hours drive from Tulum.
Despite summer is not the official season, you can have wind and kite. Every year is different, but there is a good chance to have enough wind to start your kitesurfing lessons in case you are a beginner.
2. WIND CONDITIONS
Wind power in Tulum is light to medium (from 12 to 20 knots average). Normally, we ride with a range of 10 to 13 meters kite. Sometimes we use smaller kites, but it is not the rule.
So, if you have kitesurfing experience and want to bring your own gear (at least your kite) choosing a kite in between these sizes should work fine.
3. CHOOSE A KITE SCHOOL
If you are a beginner you should find a kite school with professional certified instructors to teach you. If you are an advanced kitesurfer you should go to a kite school, check in, learn as much as possible about the spot, and specially launch and land the kite with proper assistance.
All schools in Tulum who work with certified instructors are perfect to help both beginners and advanced kitesurfers.
Why you should choose us?
- Because you may want to learn with the number 1 kite school on Trip Advisor, with constant excellent reviews and happy clients;
- Because you may want to learn with carefully selected certified instructors; and
- Because you may want to learn at Ahau Tulum, one of the top kite spots in the area with all facilities at your disposal (restaurant, bathrooms, beach beds, wifi, parking etc)
4. THE PERFECT ACCOMMODATION
Find a hotel that suits your needs and budget. Best scenario would be booking a hotel with a kiteboarding school on its beach or close to one.
Apart from Ahau Tulum
where our kite spot is based, Alaya Tulum
, Tolok Tulum
and Casa Ganesh Tulum
are amazing beach front hotels next or very close to us.
Across the street from Ahau, you can find the beautiful Yoga Shala
place with nice jungle view rooms, delicious restaurant and better prices than the beach front ones.
If you need something very cool, but a little more affordable, you should check out Anastasia Tulum
studios. Awesome location, awesome design and all the amenities for a perfect week in Tulum town. Make sure to rent a car to get to the beach and move around every day. Taking a taxi won't be a cheap solution.
Thanks Giving, Christmas, New Year and Easter Holidays are very busy dates in Tulum. So, you should book your accommodation at least a couple of month in advance.
5. OTHER ACTIVITIES
Balance your kitesurfing sessions with other activities to do with your partner, family or friends who do not kite.
- Go on a paddle boarding tour to cenotes, lagoons or bays.
- Ride Tulum jungle road with a bike.
- Visit some ancient ruins: Tulum, Cobá or a day trip to Chichen Itzá.
- Discover a cenote.
- Float in the Muyil canals.
- Eat well at the fancy and delicious restaurants in Tulum beach.
- Have some fun at night in the coolest bars and cocktails spots.
- Go shopping and find the nicest beach dresses or hats in the nicest little shops.
- Practice some yoga.
- Take a relaxing massage or a Mayan clay treatment in a rustic spa, or
- Just lay down and feel Tulum's magic
Just plan a little. Choose windy season, a professional kite school, a nice hotel and enjoy Tulum at its best.
Please don't be shy. Ask us all the questions you need to plan the best kitesurfing vacation.