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Kite Season in Costa Rica

Kite Season in Costa Rica

The Kite Season in Costa Rica starts in November and last until May. The best months to kite or high season are form mid December to end of March, during this time the chances of getting wind are almost 100%. Being one of the windiest spots in the world if not the windiest as we describe on this post.

Kite Season in Costa Rica

During the other months November, April and May it is considered mid season. The wind is not as reliable as in high season but it is still very good. The wind is also a bit lighter. You can see the wind stats: here.

For the rest of the time it is considered low season. It is rainy season and the wind is very inconsistent.


So are you planning your winter kiteboarding trip?! Don’t wait any longer to book it with us with the BEST accommodation with TV, AC (which is very important), restaurant, pool and beachfront.

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Self Rescue

Self Rescue

This is something every kiter should know how to do. While you are learning with us you will be safe and supervised, but there is a time when you will have to ride on your ow right? We teach you to ride on a safe way, but we always have to be prepared for the unexpected, what if your gear breaks? or if the wind dyes and you are far from the shore?

Well, you can learn how to execute a self rescue on this video:

We recommend it on the following scenarios:

-The leading edge has had a puncture and is completelty deflated

-OR, the wind has turned off-shore

-OR , the Wind has completely stopped


Costa kite instructors will teach you how to do it with real gear on the beach!!



Kiteboarding: Rights of way

Kiteboarding:Rights of way

Once a students become independent, by this we mean that he is riding with no supervision, it is essential to know the rights of way. This is often unknown by many kiters on the beach, but is very important to keep harmony and avoid incidents.

These are the main rights of way rules:

  • Always respect beginners and students on lessons, keep security distance.
  • In case you meet on the same way:
    • Upwind kiter -> kite high
    • Downwind kiter ->kite low

Check this video out for a more graphical explanation of the rights of way:

You can laso check the video here.

To learn more about rights of way, do not hesitate to contact us, the best kiteboarding school in Costa Rica!!!



Kiteboarding Salinas Bay

The best spot to kiteboard in Costa Rica and Central America is Salinas bay. Situated north-west of Costa Rica and just a few miles from the Nicaraguan border. Thanks to its proximity to Nicaragua Volcano and lake , this bay gets consistent strong winds form November to May. The wind is almost warranted during those months with an average of 95% windy days.

Kiteboarding is not so popular among locals although it is growing little by little, that is why the beach is not crowded as other spots. At Salinas bay we will found a maximum of 20-25 kiters in the water, so we do not have to worry about other riders.


Something different about this spot is Bolaños island. It ir right in the middle of the bay. It is a rocky island with clear turquoise water, you can find many riders there enjoying its nature and flat water.

The most used kites are 7-8m. Our kiteboarding school (Costa Kite), normally teaches beginners with 5m, so that they feel safer.

If you want to do kiteboarding in Costa Rica, do not hesitate and contact us. We will help you with any additional services, such us: transfers, acomodaron, rentals…

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Sunset Salinas Bay

Sunset salinas bay

The season is coming to and end and so is the day, we wanted to share with you this pictures from yesterday sunset, hope you like them!!


sunset kids

Kids having fun

sunset costa rica

Amazing shot


sunset jobo

sunset salinas bay

If you wanna enjoy this sunsets with us, come and join Costa Kite team for your vacations!! Are you going to miss this??

Kiteboarding is our passion and we will teach you all you need to become an expert. Al our instructors are IKO certified and will guide you on a safe and fun way on the process of becoming an independent kiteboarder!!

Plan your vacations and contact us as soon as posible!!


La cruz


A place to live

La Cruz is 60km north of Liberia (Capital of Guanacaste region) and 20km south of Peñas Blancas, were the Nicaraguan border is.

The name of La cruz (“the cross” in english) is becas eof an incident that happened centuries ago. The mules used to carry the cattle form Nicaragua to Esperanza, and one of the mules was so exhausted he it reached the top of the hill that died. It was buried there and a cross was placed on that spot. After that, that cross was a reference point to let the mules take a break, before they could continue there way to Esperanza. That stop made some people settle there and that is how this town was born.

la cruz

One of te most visited spots of La Cruz are its beaches, surrounded by the breathtaking Salinas Bay. This beaches remain unspoiled and natural. They are mostly enjoyed for wind addicts, mostly kiteboarding, on the windy season, November thru May.

Right on the middle of the bay is Bolaños Island, a natural reserve, where you can spot all kind of birds.

The island can be visited by boat, or if you are willing to become a kiteboarder we will ride with you to the island.

Costa Kite will teach you all you need to become an independent kiteboarder. If needed we will also help you with the accommodation.

Great wind forecast this week!!

Great wind forecast for the whole week

The week looks amazing, we will have steady 15-20 knots wind. Much nicer than the 30/40knots we have had lately.

So finally a chance for our 9 an 10s to get out on the water!!

wind forecast Costa rica

Check the wind forecast whenever you want here: windguru

Come and join us on the best kite spot in the world, where wind is guaranteed!!

If you are an expert we welcome you to join us and if you are a beginner our IKO instructors will be happy to teach you the best sport ever!!

Come to Costa Rica!!

Start kiting!

Start kiting! It is Friday!! get out of the office!

It is Friday so it is time to start kiting, get out of the office and come to the beach. Wind conditions look very nice as usual for the weekend, so it is time to start kiting!!

start kiting

We are waiting for you in the water! Book your course now and get to know this amazing sport with Costa Kite team, the most profesional and fun team in Costa Rica!!

We are passionate about kiteboarding!!

I am kiting

Kiting is a fun and complete sport. You will be able to be un touch with nature while working out with out even noticing it.


Teaching kiteboarding experts

Teaching kiteboarding experts

Have you ever thought of becoming kiteboarding expert? If you wanna become an IKO instructor, Costa Kite can make it happen for you!!

We do certificate IKO assistant instructors! contact us for more details.

kiteboarding experts

With this certification you will be able to:

  • Teach up to one student under supervision.
  • Work at IKO affiliated Kite centers.
  • Eligible to take the Pre ITC online course.
  • Eligible to register for the Instructor Training Course (ITC),

Because we love teaching not only people new to the sport but also others who already know and want to become kiteboarding experts.

Check more details on IKO web:

We are located in Bahia Salinas, Costa Rica.

Strong wind

Strong wind in Bahia salinas

There are some days when we have very strong winds in our beautiful bay (Bahia Salinas) in the Pacifican Costa Rica . That is why we have these great 5m kites.

Our instructors have been able to test how these small kites behave and they are available for rent and lessons.

Here are some shots of the great session they had on strong wind (more than 40knots)!! Nothing can stop us!!

Strong wind

Strong wind Bahia Salinas

Come and join us for kiteboarding lessons in Costa Rica!! Contact our kiteboarding school in Costa Rica in Bahia Salinas, the best school in Latino America.