The island of Saint Martin is located on the eastern side of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Saint Martin belongs to Leeward Islands in the West Indies where the northeastern Caribbean Sea meets the western Atlantic Ocean. In 1648, this small island was divided into two nations, France and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. St. Martin is the north French part of the island with Marigot as its main capital. Collectively, the two territories are known as "St-Martin / St Maarten".
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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is considered to be the center of kitesurfing in the entire Caribbean, due to constant winds during the whole year and the abundance of kitesurfing schools. Dorado beach is one of the best spots along the entire coast that offers excellent conditions for this exhilarating sport.
The swell sizes usually start from less than 1 m/3 ft and hold up to 2.5 m/8 ft. The best wind direction is from the north, northeast and the ideal period to visit the spot is from October to July. The beach is suitable for both the novice and experienced kiter. Keep in mind that Dorado is great around high tide, when the water is clean and shallow. If you don’t have previous experience or wish to brush up your skills, then you should visit one of the many kite-surfing schools, located close to the spot.
Last but not least, if you find yourself in the area, do not miss the opportunity to visit one of the many sites of interest in San Juan, especially the Catedral de San Juan, which is the second oldest cathedral in the Western Hemisphere. Note: be careful of rips.
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