Soaring up to 60 feet over “The Wind Capital of Riviera Nayarit,” few water sports compare to the thrill of Bucerias kiteboarding and windsurfing.
Thrill-Up Your Getaway with Bucerias Kiteboarding and Windsurfing
Aptly known as “The Wind Capital of Riviera Nayarit,” Puerto Vallarta’s laid-back neighbor to the north is a hotspot for wind sport enthusiasts from around the world. Surely you’ve seen them before – surfers riding the wind and waves by sail, kites carrying boarders high into the sky over your favorite beaches. Whether you dream of joining them, love the sport, or just enjoy watching riders perform, kiteboarding and windsurfing in Bucerias is like no place else on the planet.
Flip & Fly Up to 60ft Over Banderas Bay
If zipping across the water at over 50mph, soaring 50+ feet in the sky when you really catch a wave sounds fun to you, you’re going to need to start somewhere. That’s where kiteboarding lessons come in handy. Covering everything from properly securing your harness and foot straps to executing the perfect back flip, these schools are the most renowned in the region for all skill levels:
- Pacific Paddle (Lazaro Cardenas 86) – Their $550 “Zero to Hero Package” is a 6.5-hour accelerated training you can stretch over 2-3 days. Essentially, it takes you through all three levels of training they offer: Ground School ($140), Jet Ski Assisted Kite Lessons ($220), and Advanced Kiteboarding ($220).
- KITE MEXiKO (Calle Francisco I. Madero 132b) – Affiliated with the International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO), lessons here are extremely in-depth. For example, the $510 Basic Kiteboarding Course is 6 hours, stretched over 2-3 days. They offer an introductory Kiteboarding Taster for $170, as well as higher levels.
Ride the Wind & Waves
Not quite as extreme as its high-flying sister sport, windsurfing is a unique blast all it’s own. Combining elements of sailing and surfing, it’s a special way to hit the water, opening the gateway to a pair of distinct sports. Lessons are available in two experience levels for $110 each at Surf Mexico.
Don’t Miss the 8th Annual Festival del Viento
Attracting hundreds of the world’s best kiteboarding athletes, no event in the world will amaze and inspire you to take to the air yourself quite like this three-day competition. Expect world records and great times for all.