Continent
South America
Country
Colombia
Next Big City
Cartagena
Next Town
La Boquilla
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, School, Shop, Shower, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
No information
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
Tide independent

Light chop but protected from large chop and waves by bay. The kite zone is upwind from the center.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Super wide beach, miles long. Sandy beach. Save spot for beginners.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March
Wind Type:
Trade
Best Direction:
N, NNE
Main Direction:
N, NNE

The wind usually starts blowing in mid December and provides excellent sideshore conditions until about June. Later then June there are still many kiteable days, just not as many as during the peak season. The worst kiteboarding months in Cartagena are September, October and November. During these months you can count on about one rideable day per week. The typical day here can be described in the following way. It starts out with little wind until about 11am when it starts blowing at around 7 knots. It increases steadily until just before sunset when it can blow between 20 and 25 knots. The wind direction will start straight onshore, but shifts as the wind-speed increases and slowly turns until it blows sideshore.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

By taxi: ask to be taken to the La Boquilla. Approximate taxi rates: from center of Cartagena: CO$6000 (US$ 3.00). From Boca Grande: CO$9000 (US$ 4.50). From airport: CO$6000 (US$ 3.00). By bus: take the bus marked 'Crespo' or 'Boquilla' (CO$700 -$1000 (US$ 35-50 cents).

Extra information

Rules
Zones

Only rule is to kite upwind from the Kite Center. No licenses are required.

Nightlife

Cartagena is the spot to party. Gorgeous girls that love to dance, tons of nightclubs, and cheap. The party starts at around 11pm and often ends after sunrise at an "after party" spot.