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Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in Playa La Playita, Holguin, Cuba

Skill Level:
All
Best Wind Direction:
Northeast
Best Period:
December-April
Cuba nestles at the crossroads of the Caribbean. Whether you are a nature lover or a culture vulture, it is certain that Cuba will enchant you with its unparalleled beauty. Havana is the capital city of Cuba and the largest one in the Caribbean with many places of historical interest, including castles, museums and cathedrals. The climate here is classified as tropical, with an average temperature of 69.8 °F/21 °C in winter and 80.6 °F/27 °C in summer.

Gibara, also known as “The White Town”, is a beautiful, coastal city in the Province of Holguin. The town boasts excellent architectural and historical heritage and the people of the town are very friendly and polite.

Playa La Playita is a sandy beach, located close to Gibara, providing great conditions for a number of watersports. It is a good kitesurfing spot that accommodates both the beginner and advanced kiter. The ideal wind direction is from the northeast and winds usually blow between 10-12 knots/18.5-22.2 kph. The average water temperature is around 27 °C/80.6 °F in summer and around 24 °C/75.2 °F in winter.

Note that you can find flat and choppy waters with small waves inside the reef. In addition, the best period to visit the beach is from December to April. Finally, the location provides museums, cozy hotels and restaurants with great seafood and other delicious dishes.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Havana
793km/493.2mi, 9h 56mins
Head north. Slight left to Via Blanca. At the roundabout , take the 3rd exit towards Via Blanca. Continue towards Carretera Central de Cuba / Paso Superior. Continue to follow the Carretera Central de Cuba. Slight left at Vía Blanca. Stay left. Turn right Autopista Nacional. Turn left into the Autopista Nacional. Turn right at the Abel Santamaría. Turn left into Agapito Moya. Take the first right turn. Turn left at the Félix Varela. Sharp left at Carretera Central / Carretera Central de Cuba / CC. Turn left toward Carretera Central de Cuba. Continue straight Carretera Central de Cuba. Turn left to stay on Carretera Central de Cuba. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit. Turn right. Go through one roundabout. Turn left. Slight right toward Carretera Puerto Padre - Victoria de Las Tunas. Turn left at Carretera Puerto Padre - Victoria de Las Tunas. Go through one roundabout . Continue to Circunvalación. Continue towards Carretera Puerto Padre - Victoria de Las Tunas. Continue towards Carretera Puerto Padre - Delicias. Slight left at Carretera Puerto Padre - Victoria de Las Tunas. Turn left toward Carretera Gibara. Slight left at Carretera Gibara. Slight right to Ronda de la Marina. Continue along Ave. Rabí. Turn right. Slight right.
BY CAR FROM Holguin
65.3km/40.6mi, 1h 17mins
Head southeast on Narciso Lopez to Frexes. Take the first turning right into Frexes. Take the first turn right into Morales Lemus. Turn right at Avenida Cajigal. Continue towards Carretera Gibara. Sharp left to stay on Carretera Gibara. Sharp right to stay on Carretera Gibara. Turn right to stay on Carretera Gibara. Slight right to Ronda de la Marina. Continue along Ave. Rabí. Turn right. Slight right.
BY AIR
Jose Martí International Airport,
802km/498.8mi 10h drive
BY AIR
Frank País Airport,
80.4km (50mi) 1h 37mins.
BY TRAIN

The main train operator in Cuba is Ferrocarriles de Cuba that serves all the provincial capitals. Unfortunately, the official website does not exist.

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Schools

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BOOKING REQUEST
Kiteboarding Discovery Plus Course Level 1 – 6 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone.

 

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375
2 person / 305€ - 3 person / 265€ - 4 person / 240€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Course Level 3 – 12 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind, Bodydrag with a board, Theory of water starting, Evidence departure from the water, Self Rescue. Departure from the water kiteboarding short distance, Change direction, Kiteboarding in all directions.

 

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610
2 person / 510€ - 3 person / 480€ - 4 person / 450€
Kiteboarding Discovery Course Basic 2 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite.

 

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145
2 person / 115€ - 3 person / 85€ - 4 person / 70€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Course Level 2 – 8 hrs, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind Bodydrag with a board Theory of water starting Evidence departure from the water.

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460
2 person / 400€ - 3 person / 360€ - 4 person / 310€
Kiteboarding Discovery Course Level 1 – 3 hrs, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air.

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195
2 person / 175€ - 3 person / 130€ - 4 person / 110€
SUP Rental, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

SUP Board – 1 hr – 23€

SUP Board – 2 hrs – 37€

SUP Board – 4 hrs – 55€

SUP Board – 1 day – 70€

SUP Board – 2 days – 90€

SUP Board – 3 days – 125€

SUP Board – 4 days – 150€

SUP Board – 5 days – 175€

SUP Board – 6/7 days – 200€

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23
Surf Course Basic 6 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: Once the technique is learned, you can try how emotional is riding a wave at the time you learn the balance and upwards managing techniques of your surf board.

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170
2 person / 140€ - 3 person / 110€ - 4 person / 90€
Kiteboarding Discovery Course Level 1 – 3 hrs, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air.

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195
2 person / 175€ - 3 person / 130€ - 4 person / 110€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Plus Course Level 2 – 9 hrs, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind, Bodydrag with a board, Theory of water starting, Evidence departure from the water, Self Rescue.

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495
2 person / 435€ - 3 person / 405€ - 4 person / 375€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Plus Course Level 2 – 9 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind, Bodydrag with a board, Theory of water starting, Evidence departure from the water, Self Rescue.

 

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495
2 person / 435€ - 3 person / 405€ - 4 person / 375€
SUP Rental, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

SUP Board – 1 hr – 23€

SUP Board – 2 hrs – 37€

SUP Board – 4 hrs – 55€

SUP Board – 1 day – 70€

SUP Board – 2 days – 90€

SUP Board – 3 days – 125€

SUP Board – 4 days – 150€

SUP Board – 5 days – 175€

SUP Board – 6/7 days – 200€

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23
Kiteboarding Discovery Course Level 1 – 3 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air.

 

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195
2 person / 175€ - 3 person / 130€ - 4 person / 110€
Kiteboarding Single 1 hr Course, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level.

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85
2 person / 80€ - 3 person / 65€ - 4 person / 60€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Course Level 3 – 12 hrs, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind, Bodydrag with a board, Theory of water starting, Evidence departure from the water, Self Rescue. Departure from the water kiteboarding short distance, Change direction, Kiteboarding in all directions.

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610
2 person / 510€ - 3 person / 480€ - 4 person / 450€
Kiteboarding Discovery Course Basic 2 hrs, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite.

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145
2 person / 115€ - 3 person / 85€ - 4 person / 70€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Plus Course Level 2 – 9 hrs, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind, Bodydrag with a board, Theory of water starting, Evidence departure from the water, Self Rescue.

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495
2 person / 435€ - 3 person / 405€ - 4 person / 375€
Kiteboarding Discovery Course Basic 2 hrs, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite.

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145
2 person / 115€ - 3 person / 85€ - 4 person / 70€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Course Level 2 – 8 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind Bodydrag with a board Theory of water starting Evidence departure from the water.

 

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460
2 person / 400€ - 3 person / 360€ - 4 person / 310€
Surf Course Mini 3 hrs, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: During this course you can learn the water safety technique and how to impost a wave ride.

 

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110
2 person / 90€ - 3 person / 70€ - 4 person / 50€
Kiteboarding Single 1 hr Course, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level.

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85
2 person / 80€ - 3 person / 65€ - 4 person / 60€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Course Level 3 – 12 hrs, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind, Bodydrag with a board, Theory of water starting, Evidence departure from the water, Self Rescue. Departure from the water kiteboarding short distance, Change direction, Kiteboarding in all directions.

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610
2 person / 510€ - 3 person / 480€ - 4 person / 450€
Kiteboarding Single 1 hr Course, Havana
/ Cuba, Havana

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level.

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85
2 person / 80€ - 3 person / 65€ - 4 person / 60€
Kiteboarding Discovery Plus Course Level 1 – 6 hrs, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone.

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375
2 person / 305€ - 3 person / 265€ - 4 person / 240€
Kiteboarding Discovery Plus Course Level 1 – 6 hrs, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone.

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375
2 person / 305€ - 3 person / 265€ - 4 person / 240€
Kiteboarding Intermediate Course Level 2 – 8 hrs, Cayo Guillermo
/ Ciego de Avila, Cuba

Description: At this level, you will practice various skills on land that will transfer to the water for the next level. Skills covered include assessing the wind and the physical location, using the safety systems, managing proper equipment set-up, and first control of the training kite. Controlling Trainer Kite on air. Landing and takeoff Kite Position of the Kite in the window, Relaunch the Kite from the water, Basic body rag in both directions, Advanced management of a kite end power zone. Bodydrag in downwind and upwind Bodydrag with a board Theory of water starting Evidence departure from the water.

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460
2 person / 400€ - 3 person / 360€ - 4 person / 310€
SUP Rental, Guardalavaca-Holguin
/ Cuba, Holguin

SUP Board – 1 hr – 23€

SUP Board – 2 hrs – 37€

SUP Board – 4 hrs – 55€

SUP Board – 1 day – 70€

SUP Board – 2 days – 90€

SUP Board – 3 days – 125€

SUP Board – 4 days – 150€

SUP Board – 5 days – 175€

SUP Board – 6/7 days – 200€

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