Kiteboarding / Kitesurfing in El Cuyo, Yucatan Peninsula, Yucatan Mexico

Windy Period:
November till July
Skill Level:
Wind Strenght:
10-25 kn/11.5-28.7 mph
El Cuyo is a charming fishermen village, situated on the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. On this hidden paradise, the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea mingles with the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico. El Cuyo is only 2 hours driving from Cancun and two and a half hours from Merida, the capital of the state.

This small village has something special to offer both to locals and foreign visitors. The spot lies next to Rio Lagartos National Reserve, which is internationally famous for the pink flamingos, that come to the area for reproduction. In addition, you can find sea turtles, about 250 different bird species, an amazing wildlife full of coconut trees and lot of peace! Other than that, El Cuyo is also a great kitesurfing and kiteboarding spot, especially for beginners, as it offers shallow waters, side shore wind and wide beaches.

As for the more technical features, the wind is coming from the north, northeast and east and usually starts in the afternoon. The spot provides with winds blowing from 10-25 kn/11.5-28.7 mph. Keep in mind that, the windy season is from November till July. The average temperature of the water is about 26°C/78.8°F. Last but not least, if you are interested in kiteboarding lessons or rent kite equipment, Kitesurf Vacation will definitely help you in order to become an independent rider!