Mexico is divided into four sections for kiting, there is Baja California, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean/Yucatan area. This diversity in coastlines makes it perfect for any kind of tourist looking to kite. All areas have great spots, but the most popular and commercialised one is the Yucatan peninsula, where you can find Tulum and Playa del Carmen. If you are looking for a more laid-back and quiet vacation you can easily find this in Mexico as well. La Ventana, in the Baja California area, has that small town vibe that many people look for.
With kiteboarding becoming more popular in Mexico, it is developing into somewhere that holds kiteboarding events. You can find both local and international pros showing off their skills there. It is definitely a favored kiteboarding destination, with its long beaches, warm weather and clear waters. This isn’t the only thing that Mexico offers though; you can explore the Mayan ruins, go cave diving, hiking, mountain biking or rafting to name a few. Authentic Mexican food is also very popular and what better place than Mexico to eat it.
Capital: Mexico City
Currency: Mexican Peso
Winds: 12-25 knots winter; 10-16 knots summer
Kite Sizes: From 9m to 15m
Flat Water Spots: Yes; lagoons
Beach Break Spots: Yes
Wetsuit Needed?: On the west coast and on the east coast when north fronts are coming with great wind
Water Temperatures: 17-29 °C
Uncrowded Waters: Yes
Kiteboarding Lessons Average: 60 - 90 USD Per Hour +/- depending if solo or group lessons and package
Daily Food Budget Average: 11 USD
Downwinder Spots: Yes
For the most part the best season to go kiteboarding is from November through May. During these months you can usually kite 4-5 days out of the week. During their kiting season the wind averages around 12-25 knots, and during their low season it averages 10-16 knots. Some places, like Punta Abreojos and Punta San Carlos, have wind all year long, averaging from 12-25 knots.