Costa Rica is perfect for enjoying water sports: it has a fantastic kitesurfing & windsurfing spot located in the bay called Bahia Salinas, on the north pacific coast in the Guanacaste province, the sunniest and driest side of Costa Rica. Around this bay there are very beautiful and little-unknown beaches perfect for snorkelling after an epic kite session. The bay is also home to an island (Isla Bolanos) with a white beach and turquoise water, famous because it is an important nesting spot for birds. You can also enjoy half mile of reef with complete flat water. Here it’s common to kitesurf among giant turtles and pelicans. You have plenty of space around you to kitesurf surrounded by untouched nature!Kite surfing is an incredible experience! You can fly on the water up to 10 meters (30 feet) high and easily plain, stopping at all limitations due to metereological conditions or to the sea: you can always enjoy yourself, jumping and realizing acrobatics. ….but this sport can be dangerous if people try to attempt it without knowledge!! A course is really suggested to avoid risks and frustrations.
OUR SPOT:
  • We chose the best located spot at Copal kite beach:
  • the more upwind and safer area
  • Launching/landing spot also with high tide
  • private car parking a few meters behind the launching spot
    We have the only spot at the kite beach without the necessity to walk with the kite gear
  • 600 feet long flat water at the reef (slightly upwind from our spot) for freestyle
  • 1.5 mile away from Bolaños island
  • 4/5 feet high wind waves, downwind the kite beach for wave riding

MORE INFO’S:

  • The kite beaches Papaturro and Copal are almost 2 km long without “shore break” waves, so there is more space.
  • The Hotel is only 250 mts. away from the kitebeach Papaturro and a free shuttle take you to Copal beach twice per day. You can also drive with your car through our private entrance, or walk along the beach for 17 minutes. Our school base is there, in the upwind (east) side
  • There are no people or boats around you to worry about There are maximum 20 kiters in the water at the same time.
  • The water is fairly flat, choppy only with more then 20 knots.
  • The wind is Side on Shore which is very friendly and safe for kite surfers.
  • This place is one of the best spot in the world as far as number of windy days in the year!
  • At night, after dinner we’ll hang out together at the Restaurant area, listening music, watching videos and the pictures of the day. Tomorrow will be another windyday…!!

Check our information about the kitesurfing lessons that we offer !!!

WIND CONDITIONS:

As any place in the world, a kiters need to know a good forecast web site of the spot.
We usually check 3 of them that are the most accurate for Bahia Salinas:

VERY IMPORTANT! Add 70/80% more to the WINDGURU forecast cause they don’t take in consideration the Venturi effect and the thermal wind.

The reality is that there aren’t bad wind months and the spot is basically kiteable all year around. Only during the hurricane season on the Caribbean (June-October), the wind can turn off some days, especially in September and October. Wind blows 320 days per year

The windiest months of the year are January, February and March. Note that in these month wind can be up to 35/40 knots for a couple of days per week!

The less gusty months are November, December, April, May, June, July, August when wind average is 20 knots
The less crowded months and the best for learning are November, April, May, June, July, August