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 Punta Las Marias, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is considered to be the best destination for kitesurfing in the entire Caribbean, due to constant winds and the abundance of kitesurfing schools. Punta Las Marias, located close to San Juan, is the most popular kitesurfing spot on the island. The beautiful sandy beach attracts surfers, windsurfers and kitesurfers all year long.
The swell sizes usually start from 1 – 1.5 m/3 – 5 ft and hold up to 2.5 m/8 ft. The best wind direction is from the east and the ideal period for waves is from October to July. In addition, the average water temperature is 28°C/82.4°F, which means that you can leave your wetsuit at home. The location is suitable for both the novice and experienced kiter.
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 and shops, that are available close to the spot. Finally, after a long day on the beach, you should indulge yourself in the excitement of the nightlife of San Juan. Note: be careful of urchins and rocks.
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