KITE CAMP MEXICO
Playa del Carmen
15 – 21 JANUARY 2017

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7 DAYS  from 800 USD

We created a wonderful package, so you dont have to think abut anything more than bikini/shorts you will wear and how to relax from the moment you leave the plane! Its going be a trip of your life. You can bring your friend/partner and get 10% off the camp price, if you bring 2 friends 20% off the price and so on.

THE  SPOT

Kiting in Lagoinha is fantastic – nice wave spots, beach breaks, and great flat water lagoon 3km downwind. Truly a complete menu of different conditions, all at their best, never crowded, and accompanied by perfect steady wind, which blows 18-26 knots, side-on all day in weather conditions of 25-27°C ocean and 26-32°C air temperature. The kite beach is wide and sandy with lots of space to organize the gear in a cultural setting – Lagoinha is a popular day destination for Brazilians.

ACCOMODATION

We choose to stay at Pousada do Sol, because of its great location, close to the beach and the main square, impeccable hospitality and cozy atmosphere.

Their clean rooms feature a TV, fridge, and an air-conditioner. Enric, the proud and artistic owner, takes care of charming details.

Delicious breakfast is served on their garden terrace.

You will feel as at home in this pousada, offering superb comfort and service. Their restaurant has a pleasant Brazilian vibe, where you can taste great dishes, and top notch caipirinhas. There is even a swimming pool for you to relax in, after a great windy day.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

Dedicated to all level kitesurfers. Beginners – Intermedia riders we will focus on safety systems, self rescue, first jumps right away. Advanced clinic for riders who want to progress in unhooked tricks and handle passes such as: raley to blind, blind judge, blind judge 3, kgb, backmobe, 313, kite loop handle passes and so on. In order to have the most effective progression possible we will set the goals together depending on your kite surf level.
It is a 5 star all-inclusive resort. You will be sharing a room with another kite camper. Or for additional 210USD/week you can get private room.
The modern rooms come with flat-screen TVs with cable channels, desks and seating areas. They also feature balconies and minibars, along with coffeemakers. Room service is available. Upgraded rooms add ocean views, Wi-Fi is available (fee).
There’s free parking and a breakfast buffet. Additional amenities include 4 restaurants, a sports bar, 3 outdoor pools, a hot tub and a kid’s pool. There are also 2 tennis courts, a golf course, a gym and a spa.
Transfer from and to the airport is included.
We will make photos and videos of your progression during the camp! So you can see how you improved or simply to show your friends and family.
The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program an introduction to scuba diving. With the help of a professional PADI, learn the basics of security, the basics of the game, will do exercises and discover new sensations.
*only in case if there is no wind or if you prefer to take few days off kitesurf training.
You will get the official kite camp T-shirt, designed only for this camp guests. What a good memories once being back home.
Cozumel snorkeling is truly a sight to behold. In Cozumel Mexico, you’ll find some of the best snorkeling you’ll find anywhere in the world. With seemingly endless coral reefs, dazzlingly clear, warm blue water, you can spend a lifetime snorkeling in Cozumel and never see everything. You can learn to snorkel, or join a fun snorkeling excursion, where tropical fish and other marine life abound. Bring your camera or go pro.
*only in case if there is no wind or if you prefer to take few days off kitesurf training.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights (from major European cities 700-900€)
  • Food and drinks other than breakfast (a delicious meal in Brazil costs about 5€ to 12€)
  • Kiting equipment
  • Travel insurance

KITESURF CONDITIONS

Mayan Riviera costal barrier reef protects the beach from big waves thats why we have flatter water. And in occasion of stronger winds that creates nice little kickers it can be used to perform the tricks. Flatter water is the perfect conditions for beginners, intermediate and obviously advanced riders who can progress faster in a safer conditions. Your hotels beach front in Playa del Carmen got also waist deep water that is the only spot in Playa del Carmen with shallow water for 80-100 meters that provides great conditions to practice your kitesurfing skills and progress in 100% safety very quickly. Flatter water stays all day. It almost to easy to learn there. Our students ride upwind within few days of lessons from complete beginner.
Due to the availability of sparsely populated and flat open terrain, the Yucatan located in eastern Mexico is region of highly directional wind that reflects the influence of the winds coming from Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico.

Also the atmospheric layers over eastern seas of Yucatan creates thermal winds. At the coastal sites thermal winds come predominantly from over the sea.

The best season for kiteboarding is from October till May. It is a period dominated by steady north winds, called El Norte.

Isla Blanca is a unique place where is possible to ride at any wind direction.

The average wind speed is around 16knots, and usually increasing towards the end of the day in the late afternoon. The most commonly used kite sizes 12, with some occasional 14-15, depending on your weight. It is always good to bring big kites for light wind session. But when the north wind kick in (average twice a month for few days) you will need your 9.

Normally the water temperature is about 24C degrees. The air temperature around 30C. We ride there only in a board shorts and bikinis. But you would need a protection from a strong sun. We highly recommend you to buy waterproof sun cream with SPF 50+.

In occasion when north winds kicks you would need your wetsuit. North winds are really common in the winter season.

Normally we dont need a rescue, because the water is shallow and kiting conditions are very safe. But on those rare occasions you need a rescue, we do have a jet-ski and a life guards located in the tower right at the hotels beach.

GENERAL INFO

This package is designed for kiters who have taken lessons before on snow or on water. You want extra help on water, either become a safe and independent kiter, or to start with jumps and rotations. Your coach will adjust the course to your level and your goals. You will make a plan for the week together. We want you to have fun with kiting, feel safe, be hooked on the sport and meet new fun people you can travel with later. We think the most important thing for you is to have fun in the water, get thrill from kiting and meet loads of great people at Playa del Carmen Kite camp in Mexico.

THE EXPERIENCE

We have found the paradise! White sand beaches, warm Caribbean Sea, palm trees, friendly people, fantastic kite conditions for every level, but besides of kitesurfing there are several interesting activities to do with your partners or new friends from the kite camp such as: scuba diving, snorkeling, diving with the sharks, swimming with mantras, sky diving, jet-ski, fishing, go to natural parks, entertainment parks, go to see mayan pyramids, mayan ruins and museums. There are lots of beach parties, pool parties, bars and restaurants in Riviera Maya. It is a perfect place to combine sport, entreatment and relaxation. ​​

GETTTING THERE

The nearest airport in Cancun International. You need to give us your flight details and we will pick you up at the airport. The local currency is Mexican Pesos, but most of the shops also accept US dollars. Be prepared to take cash with you, as little local shops wouldn’t accept cards.

Playa del Carmen is a coastal resort town in Mexico, along the Yucatán Peninsula’s Riviera Maya strip of Caribbean shoreline. In the state of Quintana Roo, it’s known for its palm-lined beaches and coral reefs. Its Quinta Avenida pedestrian thoroughfare runs parallel to the beach, with blocks of shops, restaurants and nightspots ranging from laid-back bars to dance clubs.

Playa del Carmen, now the third-largest city in Quintana Roo, ranks up there with Tulum as the Riviera’s trendiest cities. Sitting coolly on the lee side of Cozumel, the town’s beaches are jammed with super-fit Europeans.

Strolling down Playa del Carmen’s pedestrian corridor, Quinta Avenida (keen-ta; 5 Avenida), is a fabulous game of see-and-be-seen.

The town is ideally located: close to Cancún’s international airport, but far enough south to allow easy access to Cozumel, Tulum, Cobá and other worthy destinations. The reefs here are excellent, and offer diving and snorkeling close by. Look for rays, moray eels, sea turtles and a huge variety of corals. The lavender sea fans make for very picturesque vistas.

With daily cruise-ship visitors, Playa’s tourist center now feels like a mass-tourism destination, but it manages to retain its European chic, and one need just head several blocks west of the main strip to catch glimpses of the nontouristic side of things.​

KITE SURF EQUIPMENT RENTAL

If you find it hard to travel with your gear you can rent the equipment from us. We have got Slingshot, North Kiteboarding, Liquid Force, Best Kiteboarding, F-One kite gear for rental.
kite+board+harness (complete gear) 450$/ week
kite 300$ / week
board 200$ /week
harness 100$ /week

ACCOMMODATION

The best time to arrive is on 15th and leave on 21st January, however if you cant get the flights in those dates it is no problem to get accommodation extra days you need if you arrive few days before or leave few days later.

  • private room in the hotel is 120usd / day
  • private room in the hotel for additional 210usd/week (in case if you don’t want to share the room with another kite camper)

EXTRA CAMP DAY OR TWO

If you got yourself for example 7 days camp, but willing to have one more day you can get it extra camp day for 1/7 price of the camp – 172$ per day. This would include the hotel as well.

The booking fee is 100$
For booking cancelations made by guests up to 14 days before the check-in date 50% refund of the booking fee. Cancellations made made by guest within less 14 days of the check-in date are not eligible for any refund.

Hi! I am Demi. I am your kite camp coach and we will make a plan for the week together. I will adjust the course to your level and your goals.

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TRAVEL INFO

If arriving from the USA you will need to fly to Fortaleza via Sao Paolo or Rio de Janeiro, and flying from European cities with TAP Portugal via Lisbon (costs can vary 700-900 €). In order to save money and fly comfortably, plan ahead and check your options. We will be happy to help in finding the best solution.
Brazil follows a reciprocal visa system, so if Brazilian nationals need a visa to enter your country, it will be necessary for you to have a visa to enter Brazil.

At the time of writing, visas are not required for nationals of EU countries for stays of up to 90 days. Nationals of Australia, Canada and the USA need visas. When in doubt please check with the Brazilian consulate in your country. All travelers must be in possession of onward or return tickets. Make sure you have least 6 valid months left in your passport.

Outside of Fortaleza it is difficult to withdraw money, so it is advisable to get Brazilian reals preferably in the comfort of your home country before arrival or at Fortaleza airport. There are no ATMs in Lagoinha. To withdraw you need to go to Paraipaba, a nearby village.
7m, 9m and 11m kites should cover your needs, for a lightweight or female riders, kites should be one or two sizes smaller.Don’t forget a surf board, if it forms part of your collection.

High sun factor and sunblock for the lips are essential, which is not the case for neoprene. We, however, prefer a shorty or a thin neoprene jacket to a lycra, as even though the ocean and air temperatures are high, it can get a bit chilly after spending many hours on water in the company of strong winds. The choice is yours.

Standard European plugins.

Besides free wi-fi on the square up to two hours daily, there are two internet cafés. Most pousadas offer wi-fi connection free of charge. Do not expect high speed internet here.

Expect to spend around 20 € per day for meals.

Small bars and restaurants around the square offer snacks, skewers, pastel and the typical “arroz e feijao” (rice and beans), caipirinhas etc. at very affordable prices.

If you are looking for a nice dinner out, Pousada do Sol has a great restaurant, where one portion feeds two people, as well as Viva Mar at the beach.

You will find açaí, a delicious tropical fruit snack, at Kite Point at the beach, or Book Café inside the pousada Mar A Vista.