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.

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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.

Kitesurf Guanacaste, Bahia Salinas

Bahia Salinas & Playa Copal

Our top spot for kiteboarding, Bahia Salinas offers strong winds, mild waves, and a great bay for beginners with plenty of room for advanced kitesurfers. Share your ride with whales, turtles, and astonishing views…

Read more about Bahia Salinas…


Kitesurf Lake Arenal

Lake Arenal

Well known and a favorite among windsurfers, Lake Arenal is a great place for kiteboarders. Two seperate launch areas and incredible lake & volcano views…

Read more about kitesurf in Arenal…

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.

Kitesurf along the Pacific Coast >>>

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…

Most of these spots are pretty raw and are only ‘spots’ because we’ve caught some kiters out there. Don’t expect much of a setup or other kiters out there.

Jacó Kiteboarding in Costa Rica >>>


Kiteboarding in Jacó is not a regular occurence, but you can explore options here.

Kite the Caribbean >>>

No permanent setup here, but certainly enough white sand, waves, and intermitent wind for kitesurfing on the eastern side of Costa Rica.

No permanent spots on the Atlantic coast, but tons of beach, sun, and wind to try it out.

Top Kitesurf SPOTS

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