Continent
North America
Country
Mexico
Next Big City
Cancun
Next Town
Playa del Carmen
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Shop, Repair, Rental, Rescue, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
Swimmers, Ships, Wave breaker
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Tide independent

No rocks, no reef. Leave the priority to boats (this is a scuba diving area) and other water crafts. Avoid pass on top of the newly installed wave breaker, it could get shallow. This area is marked by orange buoys.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
January, February, March, April, May, July, August, December

This a mile long white sandy beach with tropical jungle as a background. When not using your kite, please keep it parked the closest to the jungle to keep the traffic area free.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, May, November, December
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
NNE, NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE, SSE
Main Direction:
NNE, NE, SE

The best season for kiteboarding at the Sandos Playacar kite beach is from mid November to end of May. At this time of the year expect about 13-18 knots average mostly from NNE to NE, which is a perfect side/sideonshore wind. During the summer bring your biggest kite and lightwind boards. At this time of the year wind is coming mostly from SE.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Long walk

There is no direct public access to Sandos kite beach. Either walk from Playa del Carmen downtown, about 35 min, or contact the local kite school to get a pass and go through the Sandos Playacar Resort.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, License

Special kite zone. Don't kite in front of the hotel. Please follow the locals rules for kiteboarders and beachgoers, there is a sign at the beginning of the beach or ask the local kiteboarding school about regulations in this area.

Nightlife

The best night life in Mexico is only 5 min away by taxi, to Playa del Carmen downtown. We recommend the 12th street between 10th avenue and the beach.