As you in all probability know there are various the reason why I consider that kitesurfing is likely one of the greatest hobbies for digital nomads. Top-of-the-line issues concerning the sport is that it permits you to experience amazing places all over the world, and they are typically far off the crushed path. Add the truth that even in windy season you’ll typically have to wait for the wind to return to you, there’s nonetheless a great deal of time to get things carried out without lacking out on the motion.
As many individuals have requested me about other great spots to go kitesurfing around the globe, I assumed I’d put together an inventory of some of my favourites.
Here is a brief evaluate of a number of the locations the place I’ve been kitesurfing while working online – So you recognize the place to go your next workation 😉
- 1 Cape City, South Africa – One of the best metropolis to work and kite
- 2 Boracay, Philippines – Paradise seashores and a very good base
- 3 Dahab, Egypt is the new Mecca for kitesurfing digital nomads
- 4 Florianopolis, Brazil – Lovely beaches and nice infrastructure
- 5 Playa Copal, Costa Rica – Off the monitor and great to focus
- 6 San Andres – Colombia – Caribbean kiteboarding vacation spot – A brief flight from Medellin
- 7 Sri Lanka – Kalpitiya – Off the monitor in Sri Lanka
- 8 North East of Brazil
- 9 Zanzibar – Africa at it’s greatest
- 10 Tarifa, Spain – Europe’s kitesurf mecca
- 11 Have you been traveling and working from totally different kitespots all over the world? Share your favorite spots in the comments under.
Cape City, South Africa – One of the best metropolis to work and kite
Cape City isn’t just top-of-the-line cities to work remotely (imo), however it’s additionally a world class vacation spot for kite surfers. What’s even better is the wind often only starts within the afternoon, which means you’ll have a great deal of time to get your work executed within the morning before you enjoy the amazing view of Desk Mountain whereas kiting one of the lovely spots on the planet.
Nevertheless, take into account that the wind can get extraordinarily robust with waves of as much as four meters, so it’s not likely a newbie’s spot. In the event you’re not an experienced kitesurfer there’s a lagoon in Langebaan (100 km north of Cape Town) that could be very appropriate to study the sport once you’re in the area.
When to go: November till the top of March are the most effective months to escape the winter in Europe, and benefit from the amazing kite surfing and the town at it’s greatest. TIP: Take a look at a number of the greatest hostels in Cape City for digital nomads.
Boracay, Philippines – Paradise seashores and a very good base
Boracay in the Philippines was the primary place I visited on my digital nomad adventures. It’s an amazing island and ‘White Beach’ is likely one of the most lovely seashores on the earth. In case you walk to the opposite aspect of the island (400 meters ;-)) you’ll get to the primary kite seashore referred to as Bulabog.
There’s a great deal of lodging proper on the seashore and it’s one of the few locations on the planet the place the space between your workplace and the sea is just 10 meters. Saying that, Boracay can typically get very crowded, however it’s nonetheless an amazing place to choose as a base from where you’ll be able to explore other elements of the Philippines.
When to go: The primary windy season is between November and February
Dahab, Egypt is the new Mecca for kitesurfing digital nomads
Nothing will get more exotic than a kitesurfing workation in Dahab, Egypt. This quaint, picturesque little town on the southeastern coast of the Sinai Peninsula was formerly a Bedouin fishing village for a whole lot of years. As we speak it is a diving and kite browsing mecca for adventurous travelers whereas nonetheless retaining it’s Bedouin appeal.
Whether or not you’re just beginning out or are a hardcore kitesurfing junkie, Dahab is the right workation destination for you. The quite a few lagoons supply calm and tranquil seas to study and get your kitesurfing stripes. It’s a protected and understanding setting for newbies who come from around the globe to see how they truthful on the still seas. For the professionals and avid kitesurfing fanatics, Dahab’s coast presents a number of thrilling kitesurfing hotspots to get your pulse racing and to see simply how good you actually are. If skimming alongside the top of the ocean isn’t your vibe then take it down a notch and go under the floor – Dahab has a few of the greatest dive spots on the peninsula too.
Dahab is perfectly suited to cater to digital nomads. All the charming cafes and eating places have reliable and respectable WI-FI of as much as 5mbs which is under no circumstances European normal however you’ll be able to nonetheless stream movies, Skype, make and take calls and hearth off emails over a hazelnut latte. Cellphone reception is sweet, and there are many places to stay, from lodges to co-living alternatives. Coworkinn Dahab is an amazing concept and provides digital nomads unimaginable co-living and co-working spaces. They have cultivated a exceptional community and group of like-minded nomads having fun with all that the town has to supply. They host weekly events to get newcomers and veterans alike on the same page, corresponding to free Arabic classes, group markets, film nights and humanities and crafts evenings.
It’s tremendous low cost, too. The 2011 power-shift in Egypt resulted in a dramatic droop in tourism to the nation as many really feel it is unsafe within the aftermath of the shift. This is in fact not the case in Dahab as it’s predominantly house to modern-day Bedouins, the hippies, and digital nomads. However, the 2011 revolution has resulted in a comparatively low price tag hooked up to the whole lot within the city – which is nice for nomads who have to regulate the price range when travelling to distant locations.
Because of the town nonetheless being relatively unknown on the digital nomad and ‘off the beaten track’ traveller circuit, Dahab at present has struck the right stability between being populated and being touristy. It’s a perfect mix of hustle and bustle with calm and chilled. So even when you aren’t a wind junkie travelling together with your kiteboard or a deep ocean cave explorer and like to easily swim within the cool refreshing water after a day of distant working, Dahab has the right chilled vibe that makes it straightforward to go to and keep for some time.
When to go: Within the winter December/January/February you’ll be able to anticipate as much as 50-60% wind days
Florianopolis, Brazil – Lovely beaches and nice infrastructure
When individuals speak about kitesurfing in Brazil they’re often talking concerning the area in the north east (3000 kms north of Florianopolis). What most individuals overlook although is that Florianopolis in the south also has over 240 wind days a yr.
Despite the fact that I’ve only been there for less than 4 days I used to be very impressed with the destination and someday I need to return for a longer interval. The island has an amazing infrastructure, 42 beaches, a vibrant environment, good surf and a thriving nightlife as properly. That’s why the ‘Ibiza of Brazil’ can also be recognized for having a number of the highest quality of life in the country and why I consider that it’ll grow to be a particularly widespread destination for digital nomads over the subsequent few years, regardless that it’s not the most cost effective place to stay.
When to go: September till November are one of the best months however as a result of it’s geographical region Florianopolis gives good wind virtually all yr spherical.
Playa Copal, Costa Rica – Off the monitor and great to focus
Very close to Nicaragua you’ll find one of the windiest areas in Central America. Just like Kalapitiya in Sri Lanka, this place can also be comparatively unknown to vacationers, however a terrific place to focus and get issues executed when your not on the water. Regardless that the area could be very remote, the Wi-Fi labored extremely nicely at Blue Dream resort the place I spent a couple of weeks working and kiting last yr.
When to go: It’s windy virtually all yr around in Playa Copal but the perfect months to go are from November to April.
San Andres – Colombia – Caribbean kiteboarding vacation spot – A brief flight from Medellin
It prices you lower than 100 Dollars to fly to the Caribbean Island of San Andres from the digital nomad hotspot of Medellin in South America. On the one hand, it is best to know that San Andres is a little bit of a package deal holiday island for Colombians however then again, the water across the island is amazing and it’s undoubtedly one of the lovely locations I’ve been kitesurfing.
In the event you happen to go to San Andres, additionally attempt to make a trip to the nearby paradise island of Providencia, not for the kiting however for the Reggae and laid back vibe you’ll find there. The internet works nicely on San Andres, but it is advisable to just remember to ebook the correct accommodation to get it in the event you don’t need to find yourself working from an Web cafe, which are scarce.
When to go: The perfect time to go is between December and March. Attempt to avoid Christmas time when the island get’s means too packed, convey an enormous kite and you’ll have a very good time.
Sri Lanka – Kalpitiya – Off the monitor in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka alone is an amazing workation destination. The nation has pristine beaches, amazing food and a great deal of issues to do inside a really small radius, and you may kitesurf right here too.
Kalpitiya is 2 hours north of Colombo and is relatively unknown to vacationers, but the flat-water lagoons are getting increasingly widespread with kitesurfers from all all over the world. Also there’s not so much to do when the wind isn’t blowing – good to actually focus in your work whenever you’re not on the water.
Getting to Sri Lanka is usually much easier than you assume. When you’re working from Chiang Mai or Bangkok for example, it’s attainable to get there for less than $100 with a finances airline. One thing else to note is that many factories manufacture their gear in Sri Lanka, and also you’ll be capable of rating extraordinarily good offers so that you will easily save the money that you simply spent on flights.
When to go: The primary windy season is from Might till October when the wind blows virtually 24 hours a day.
North East of Brazil
The region within the Northeast of Brazil around Fortaleza might be top-of-the-line places on the planet to go kiting. There are such a lot of amazing spots that it’s arduous to only mention one. It all is determined by your preferences, but no matter you are looking for you’re more likely to discover it here. It’s good for freshmen and the water is so warm that you would be able to go kiting in boardshorts.
Once I visited I stayed in Pipa, Tibau do Sul, Sao Miguel do Gostoso, Jericoacoara, Ihla do Guajiru and Cumbucco. Wi-Fi isn’t an issue round the whole region, except in Jericoacoara which may make your life as a digital nomad a bit troublesome. Go, work, kite and experience the region for your self and you’ll have the time of your life!
Zanzibar – Africa at it’s greatest
Do you need to mix Safaris with work and amazing kite periods in crystal clear waters? Then Zanzibar must be very high in your listing. I haven’t truly been kiting in Zanzibar but I’ve visited there twice prior to now, and Paje seashore (where all the kiting happens) is a merely amazing vacation spot. What’s also necessary is that once you’re in Zanzibar it’s comparatively straightforward to guide your tickets to another location.
When to go: There are two kite seasons per yr in Zanzibar. One is between the middle of June to the top of October and the opposite lasts from December until the top of February.
Tarifa, Spain – Europe’s kitesurf mecca
I’ve written quite a bit about Tarifa already, it’s the destination for our next workation and one of the windiest locations in Europe. What I like most about Tarifa is that it’s not just about kiting however the town also has a very good infrastructure as nicely, this is good if you want to stay for a longer time period. Tarifa has so much to supply that you simply don’t have to be a kitesurfer to enjoy the city and discover the encompassing space of Andalusia.
When to go: The wind in Tarifa is sweet virtually all yr spherical. The perfect months to study kitesurfing are April to the top of June and September to November, when the weather is sweet and the seashores aren’t too crowded.
I hope this small choice of workation destinations helps you with making your choice on the place to go subsequent. You’ll find that an entire new world will speak in confidence to you once you’ve taken the time (1-2 weeks) to study this amazing sport. If you want to start kitesurfing together with other location unbiased webworkers be a part of us at the Tarifa Workation Camp.