The Turks and Caicos Islands lie in the Lucayan Archipelago and are a British Overseas Territory consisting of eight islands: West Caicos, Providenciales, East Caicos, South Caicos, North and Middle Caicos, Grand Turk and Saly Cay. Only East and West Caicos are uninhabited. Apart from a superb tourist destination, they are also well-known as an offshore financial center. The climate of the islands is classified as marine tropical, providing relatively consistent temperatures throughout the year.
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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Playa del Carmen, Yucatan Peninsula, Quintana Roo Mexico
The wind direction is to the North, North-East and South-East. As for the wind’s strength, it ranges from 8 knots/15 kph to 24 knots/45 kph. The winds are pretty strong during the period, lasting from December to April, which is the best season for kite-boarding.
The types of kite-boarding that can be performed are freestyle, speed and of course bump and jump. It is definitely a feasible kite-boarding spot for boarders of any level of ability. Beginners could have the chance to take some lessons on the beach and catch up with a good kite-boarding level. Experienced kite-boarders prefer to kite at the north end of the tourist zone of Playa del Carmen.
The waters are very clear and clean. There are also some shallow areas near the shore that you have to be careful. The climate in Playa del Carmen is tropical. That means pretty high temperatures during all year round. More specifically the temperature averages from 23.8°C/75°F-29.4°C/85°F while the water’s temperature averages at 26.1°C/79°F. Rainfalls are usual phenomenon during the hurricane period that lasts from September to November.