For us this our second Kiteboarding paradise (after Sandos Playacar PDCK’s home spot!). The Mesoamerican Reef, the second largest in the world, protects the bay from nasty choppy waves. This spot is perfect for beginners due to the shallow and flat water, making it very simple and quick to recover the kite board. The beach has a lot of palms so the beach provides a lot of shade and feels very natural. Punta Nizuc is one of the best places in Mexico to practice kite surfing because of the excellent combination of those factors. There are toilets and outside showers to rinse off for beach visitors. The beach is formally open from 9 am to 5 pm. There is a parking lot right at the beach front, but be carful not to leave valuables in your car as the parking is not always safe.
We organize trips to Punta Nizuc on a daily basis. We will pick you up and drop off from and to Playa del Carmen downtown with our van. The trip is only a 40 min drive from Playa del Carmen. It is an amazing spot with the best kite conditions where we do our kite camps and coaching as well. It is a completely different spot compared to our Playa del Carmen base. It’s almost too easy to learn there! That’s why most of our students who start as complete beginners can ride within a 3 hour of lesson.
Season: October – May
Best months: January, February, March
Riding Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Wind speed: The average wind speed is around 12-20 knots. Once a month 2/3 days straight of North wind blowing 25 to 35 knots.
Wind Direction: works on an east/south-easterly wind direction. The best wind direction is Southeast – ‘sideshore’.
Beach: a small beach with palm trees, sometimes there can be a little bit of ‘Sargasso’ – sea weed, but just by the shore.
Water: shallow water which is quite flat but can get a little choppy in stronger winds. It is possible to walk 200 meters inward towards the sea from the shore without hitting deep waters.
Facilities: Rental, Shower, Toilet, Parking, Shade
AVERAGE AIR TEMPERATURE
This slice of natural paradise is just 20 kilometres from Holbox Island and 2 hours from Playa del Carmen or 2.5 hours from Cancun. It is located on the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula in the National Park Ria Lagartos. The drive is interesting passing some small Mayan villages and fields with palms and ceiba trees dotting them.