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Summary

At this kitesurfing retreat, you'll enjoy a quiet and magical stay lounging on the beach and watching pastel-colored sunsets from your balcony. From the quaint posada, you can walk down to the beach, launch your kite, and enjoy the consistent wind perfect for downwinders.
Kitesurf conditions

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Wind: Moderate

Spot: Small waves, Choppy

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The water temperature is between 26°C-29°C (79°F-84°F). The wind blows year-round with more consistency during the wind season (between December and June). During clear mornings, you can typically expect 10-18 knots of southerly onshore wind. After 12 p.m., the wind often changes to 15-25 knots of northerly onshore wind. Waves tend to be very small. The beach is over 100 meters wide, leaving plenty of space to launch and land kites safely. Kitesurfing equipment is also available for rent.

Trip characteristics

Accommodation: Hotel

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Suitable for: Solo traveler, Group, Family, Non-rider

English Spanish

Ambience: Relaxed, Lively Bars

Experience Type: Collective

Food: Breakfast

Available Options: Vegetarian, Vegan, Special diets

The Destination

This Colombian kitesurfing posada is committed to protecting and honoring the unique environment that surrounds them. The hostel is set among natural vegetation where you can wake up to ocean views while you enjoy a fresh cup of coffee. The architecture looks like it belongs in Cartagena. The building was made from eco-friendly, non-invasive, and autochthonous materials from the Caribbean region of Colombia. The hostel is located in the quiet town of La Boquilla -- a neighborhood that is much more charming than it may seem at first glance. The hostel is close enough to cultural and historical sites like Cartagena's Walls and San Felipe de Barajas Castile, yet is also tucked away from the tourist crowds. Coming home to your room from the busy city of Cartagena will feel like a peaceful retreat. This experience makes a great home base for exploring the popular landmarks of Old Shoes, the Serrezuela Bullring, Pegasos's Wharf, Bolivar Park, the Gold Museum, Palace of the Inquisition, and much more. The Rafael Núñez International Airport is just 3.5 kilometers away. The restaurants of Del Pasaje Paisa, Hotel Sonesta, the Holiday Inn, and Exito Market are all within walking distance in the daytime.

The Experience

When the wind is blowing (which is often), you'll spend your days kitesurfing along the expansive beach just out front of La Boquilla, the neighborhood home to Posada Kalea.

When the wind is down, you can also standup paddle, swim, fish, do yoga on the beach, kayak, ski, wakeboard, paramotor, and venture out on the Hobie Cat. When you're hungry, you can head back to shore and sample traditional Colombian fare at the local restaurant. At the end of the day, unwind with a cocktails from the nearby bar. The hostel understands the needs of kiteboarders and caters specifically to the kiteboarding lifestyle. Days are packed with action and nights are reserved for pure relaxation. Many kitesurfers believe that this is one of the best value kiteboarding experiences in Colombia.

Activities in nearby Cartagena

  • City Tours
  • Historical Center Tour
  • Convento de la Popa Tour
  • Bicycle Tour
  • Yacht Dinner
  • Aviary Tour
  • Cartagena Tandem Skydiving
  • Shopping Tour
  • Scuba Diving Courses
  • Diving Double Immersion
  • Local Markets and Gastronomic Tour
  • Snorkeling
  • Private Boat Rental
  • Emerald Tour
  • Museum Tour
  • City Sightseeing Bus – Hop On Hop Off
  • Rosario Islands, Playa Blanca, Oceanarium with Lunch Tour
  • Playa Blanca with Lunch Tour
  • Rumba in Chiva Nocturna – Live Music
  • San Felipe Castle Tour
  • Tierra Bomba and Palmarito Beach Private Island
  • Full Day Tour to Santa Marta
  • Medical Mud Bath in The Totumo Volcano
  • Audio Guide Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Indoor Surf Simulator ... and More!

Accommodation

Thanks to its location, all of the rooms at Posada Kalea have a spectacular sea view. All rooms also have a mini bar, snacks, satellite TV, private bathroom, and mosquito net. You'll fall asleep to the sound of palm leaves swaying in the wind and be able to smell the salty air from your balcony. Friendly housekeepers tend to the rooms daily. Each guest is served a fresh cup of Colombian coffee every morning. There are three types of rooms available: The Family Room hosts one double bed and two bunk beds. The Double Room is great for couples or friends and has one double bed. The Dormitory is a wonderful way to make friends and has six single beds.

Bed in 6-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room

Dormitory room with 6 single beds in cabin acomodation. Private bathroom, balcony with seaview and hammock.

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Double Room Private

Private double bed room with private bathroom and beachview balcony.

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Family Room Private

One double bed and one cabin single bed for 2, with private bathroon, seaview balcony and hammock.

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Food: Breakfast
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