Continent
North America
Country
Mexico
Next Big City
Cancun
Next Town
Isla Holbox, Chiquila
 
Type:
Ocean, Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, Camping, School, Shop, Rental, Rescue, Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Ships, Fishernets, Buoys, None
Quality:
Crystal clear
Best Tide:
Low tide

There is a gentle current from NE 100m from sand bank when the tide is rising. There are no big waves so this spot is the ideal beginners spot with flat and shallow waters. Sandy bottom.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Shells, Trees, Cars, None
Beach Users:
No information

Weather

Spring:
Shorts
Summer:
Shorts
Fall:
Shorts
Winter:
Shorts, Shorty, Normal

In December it can happen that there is some rain but from January up to August there is no rain anymore. In December and January the temperature is between the 24-30°C and from February up to August it is between 30-35°C. During the year the water temperature is between 22-28°C. In winter a shorty can be useful on colder north wind days. Normally just shorts.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, March, April, May, December
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
N, NNE, NE
Main Direction:
N, NNE, NE, ENE, E, ESE

Usually wind all year. The best wind you have from December till August. During this time the wind is blowing between N and East (most of the days NE which is sideonshore from the right). In winter every two weeks there is a Northerly wind that increases till 30 knots. Than it turns a little to Northeast and slowly dies till 10 knots. And this goes on and on. The lagoon next to the beach works best in N, NNE and NE winds. Ene becomes very gusty on the beach and in the lagoon. Beyond the sand bar the wind is still good.



How to get there

Transport
Boat
Access
Short walk

After arriving at Cancun airport and from there you have 3 possibilities: 1. you booked your holiday by a travel agency. In this case the transport will be arranged in the total deal and somebody is already waiting for you to bring you to the island. 2. you booked only a flight. You have to arrange a taxi by yourself from the airport to Chiquila (more or less 70/80 USD) and from there you can take the ferry to Isla Holbox. 3. you booked only a flight and you don't want to spend to much money on a taxi. In this case you take a collectivo taxi to downtown Cancun with destination bus station. This will cost you 9,- USD (please buy the ticket before you go through customs!) At the bus station you buy a ticket to Chiquila for 6,- USD. The bus trip will take 3 hours and there are no extra costs for taking your kitesurf equipment with you. In Chiquila you take the ferry to Isla Holbox (4,- USD). Bus Schedule: Cancun to Chiquila 8.00 am / 12.30 pm / 13.30 pm.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Fees

Permission is needed to Kite on holbox. This can be obtained from one of the kite schools or the mayor's office at a cost of 150 Pesos. Please only kite in the designated areas. North and East of Las Nubes Hotel.

Nightlife

There is only one disco but is always a surprise if its open or not, if it's open then you have to go there. There are a few cantinas where you can get drunk as much as you want, they are funny! Also you can have a drink in the bar of your hotel or in a restaurant around the main square where you can make your own party!