KITESURFING HOLIDAYS - MARGARITA
With humble origins as a quaint fishing village, El Yaque on Margarita has earned a world-class reputation as a premier kitesurfing and windsurfing destination. Near constant winds, warm air and water temperatures and waist-deep flat water stretching 300 yards creates the ideal backdrop for both beginners and experts to hone their skills.
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Designated beach zones separate kitesurfers, windsurfers and swimmers, creating an inviting experience for all. The designated kitebeach remains solely available for kitesurfers, accessible in an easy five minute shuttle boat ride. Find soft sand to launch from and a gently shelving beach with mainly shallow waters with a maximum depth of three metres. The wind is cross-shore, the spot is suitable for beginner to advanced with choppy water and there is rescue cover. There are several well-stocked shops with the latest equipment for sale or rental.
Just a short ferry ride away, it's worth visiting Coche for the super flat water.
WIND & WEATHER:
Air temperature averages 27°C/81°F all year, peaking in September at 31°C/88°F. At night, the temperature only drops four or five degrees.
The general conditions don't get much better than here and it's no wonder people return for their kiting fix year after year with average water temperatures of 24°C/76°F.
INSTRUCTION & CENTRES
Margarita is very well-equipped of the three spots with accommodation ranging from two star posada and guesthouses to luxury hotels and apartments. All within 300 metres of El Yaque and all suitable for families. There's a good amount of eating and partying venues to keep you occupied at night, too. Porlamar is close and has great nightlife and shopping.
Snorkelling in crystal clear waters
Swimming with dolphins
Island boat tours
Porlamar (PMV) : Five minutes from El Yaque
Caracas (CCS): Then fly from Caracas to Porlamar, Margarita. Alternatively fly to Caracas, get a bus to Puerto La Cruz and get a ferry to Margarita.
Hire cars aren't an option. It's ferries, taxis, planes, scooters or your legs in these parts.
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Margarita in Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isla_Margarita