Kite Spots in Costa Rica
Best places for kiteboard and kitesurf in Costa Rica
Costa Rica offers wonderful beach and lake locations to enjoy both kiteboarding and kitesurfing. Although there isn’t year-round kiting, you’ll be able to find spots most of the year, with excelent wind conditions October through May. Check out some of the top spots below and visit the Travel to Costa Rica page to learn more about traveling to kiteboard in Costa Rica.
These spots offer the best combination of wind, water, and launching areas. They’re never really crowded, but offer a combination of equipment services, ammenities, and local kiters that make them fun and safe.
Kiteboarding around Costa Rica
Costa Rica has plenty of beaches on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. During the windy season, October through May, your best bet is to head to Lake Arenal or Bahia Salinas. But, don’t be afraid to try some of these lesser known kite spots during the off-season. You’ll likely be the only kiteboarder out there and you’ll have fewer hours of wind, but it could be the right combination for a one-of-a-kind adventure as you pioneer these beaches.
There are multiple kitesurfing spots on the western/Pacific side of Costa Rica, starting at the north with Salinas, down Guanacaste to MalPais, on to the Central Pacific Jacó, and further south. More Pacific kitesurfing information…
No permanent setup here, but certainly enough white sand, waves, and intermitent wind for kitesurfing on the eastern side of Costa Rica.