The Mexican Peninsula just below California is one of the most beautiful and unique places in the world. It’s also known for being one of the best places to kiteboard (also known as kitesurfing). Our luxury hotel in Baja California knows exactly where to go and can help you get started. Learn more about this amazing watersport, and book your vacation with Casa Tara Retreat today!

What Is Kitesurfing?

Kitesurfing is an action sport where you maneuver a kite to harness the wind’s energy, moving you across the water. While you’re strapped into a board (similar to wakeboarding), the kite catches the wind and propels you as you glide through the water. Even though kitesurfing or kiteboarding is usually thought of as a watersport, it can also be done on snow or even land in certain places.

Kiteboarding Basics

  • Kite: The kite uses the wind to propel you across the water.
  • Bar and lines: The bar is connected to the lines of the kite, which helps you steer.
  • Harness: The harness is a safety measure that adds security and comfort.
  • Leash: When you fall into the water, the leash keeps you attached to the gear so the kite doesn’t automatically blow away or the bar goes missing.
  • Board: Slide your feet into the board bindings.

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Kitesurfing in Baja California

La Ventana Bay is considered one of the best places in the world to kiteboard. This is because it’s between the mainland Baja Peninsula and Cerralvo Island, As a result, a wind gap (or window) is right by the bay, blowing consistent, strong, and steady winds. With the vast and beautiful beaches of the bay, beginning kiteboarders can launch and land with ease. The waters are easy to navigate, and aren’t super choppy.
Because of these conditions, Baja California is one of the best places to learn kiteboarding, or to continue honing your skills. And what’s more, you can take lessons with Casa Tara Retreat! The incredible views, the perfect waves, the colorful kites — kitesurfing with Casa Tara Retreat offers a view that can’t be beat.


From mid-October to April are when you can expect the strongest and most consistent winds. It’s a great time to get away from the coldest parts of the year and try something new! And in one of the best places in the world to kitesurf, you can’t ask for a better experience than with our luxury hotel in Baja California.

Try Kitesurfing With Casa Tara Retreat

Our mission at Casa Tara Retreat is to make sure you have the best experience possible at our luxury resort. We know the best places to kitesurf and we even offer lessons at our luxury hotel! In addition to kitesurfing, we also can provide you with information on kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, mountain biking, hiking, whale watching, and so much more. Make your next vacation an unforgettable one — book your stay today with Casa Tara Retreat in Baja California!