Cartagena de Indias

Kitesurfing in Cartagena de Indias

Cartagena de Indias is a city in northern Colombia located on the coast of the Caribbean Sea. The climate tends to be hot throughout the year, with an average of 30ºC, so its beaches enjoy a warm atmosphere almost all year round, ideal for enjoying a holiday in the sun.

It became one of the most important tourist centers in Colombia thanks to its natural and historical appeal. Impregnated with diverse cultures, for more than 500 years, it has made it one of the most beautiful cities in the Caribbean and the one with possibly the greatest cultural heritage. It is one of the most fascinating and best preserved colonial destinations in all of South America, it is a city full of history among its streets and inhabitants.

The Cartagena de Indias area benefits from the presence of the trade winds on a constant basis especially in the trade winds from December to April.

The main beach for kitesurfing is extensive and free of obstacles. The intensity of the wind is not usually very strong and the direction is slightly on-shore from the right, so everything adds up to make beginners also find an ideal spot to take their first steps.

In addition to Cartagena’s own spot, there is also the possibility of making trips to the Barú islands of 1 or several days to enrich the trip. In this area the wind increases slightly in intensity and the landscape changes to enjoy idyllic blue tones of the Caribbean Sea.

If you want to sail on the coast of this beautiful city, we recommend that you head north of the walled city just before reaching La Boquilla. The time when you will find the most favorable weather conditions for kitesurfing is between December and April. If you travel in any of these months, you will enjoy a wind between 11 and 27 knots


Kitesurfing spots near Cargatega de Indias

Cartagena in Colombia is ideal for kitesurfing from December to April, but also for enjoying surfing, paddle or windsurfing. The wind is blowing between 15 and 25 knots in this period. On the Boquilla spot, 3 km from the city of Cartagena and 1 km from the airport, the wind is blowing side shore, the water is slightly choppy and suitable for all levels, from beginners to expert.

Besides the Boquilla, you can discover other kite spots more magical than each other. Puerto Velero is located less than an hour from Cartagena, in a very pretty bay. The wind can blow up to 35 knots on this shallow flat spot (1m50 of water almost everywhere), the freestylers will be filled just like the beginners to progress in complete safety. Santa Veronica, also less than 1 hour from Cartagena and 5 minutes from Puerto Velero, is the wave spot for kitesurfers of a good level, the wind is side on shore and the waves go from 1.50 to 3 meters, enough to start and progress in waves!

Very exotic, the Isla Baru spot is 40 minutes by boat. This small island reserved for good levels offers a flat spot and another kitesurf spot with choppy water. The landscapes are very changing, wild or urban, fishing village atmospheres on the beach or fiestas in Cartagena, there is something for everyone! In short, you have understood, Colombia is a gold mine of kite spots but also an exotic and warm destination that will make you want to come back!