Peru is an incredible country! With stunning wildlife, and incredible culture throughout. Paracas, around 4 hours from Lima, is one of the most wind reliable kitesurf resorts we offer. Even in the lowest wind period of May- July there is still around 60% kiteable days ! In high season from September to March a kitesurf holiday to Paracas will leave you exhausted from kiting every day !
Paracas is a very unusual place, on one side of the resort it is quite dirty with litter washing up on unremarkable beaches. However, on the other side (where our hotels and kiting area is) is stunning. This is the upmarket area with heavy investment in luxury homes and hotels in the last 5 years reflecting in soaring land prices. This side or Paracss boarders a huge nature reserve which is home to 1000's of birds including huge flocks of pelicans and flamingos. On our visit in 2015 we found ourselves kitesurfing through a sea of birds with seals and dolphins making the odd appearance, all set against a backdrop of beautiful and huge sand dunes. This really is a very special place!
Planet Kitesurf are a Peru kitesurf holiday specialist having travelled extensively around the region. We would strongly recommend combining you Paracas kitesurf experience with at least some days site seeing, especially an overnight visit to visit Machu Piccu. Please call us now for expert advice on this superb destination. We can offer amazing value for money in superb accommodations here.
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"My experience in Paracas far exceeded my expectations ! The hotel was amazing, the people where very friendly and the kitesuring was some of the best I haev ever had. Thank you !"
You can kitesurf in Paracas all year but the best wind is September to March (the Peru summer) when it is 99% reliable. Even in the lowest winter months of May to July there are still around 60% kiteable days with around 22 c air temp.
The main kitesurfing zone in spot in Paracas is Santo Domingo bay where you will find perfect, safe learning conditions directly by our chosen hotels! The bay is U-shaped which is ultra safe combine with the cross shore winds, as no matter what happens you will always end up back on the beach. The water in the bay is mainly shallow enough for you to stand, which makes learning and teaching very easy!
The flat water in the bay is perfect for freestyle and speed (there is a huge speed strip ate one part of the bay which is fantastic fun). For the more advanced we can arrange for trips to a number of wave spots along the coast in the nature reserve, from small waves up to waves that would satisfy the most experienced wave rider.
Paracas is an good destination for a family kitesurf holiday as there are plenty of good quality accommodation right by the spot, some even with kids clubs, such as the Double Tree. There are loads of interesting activities which a family can enjoy together, such as boat trips, and seeing the vast wildlife.
Peru itself is a great place to take children and teenagers, as they can experience a country with incredible culture, and a different way of living. The outstanding beauty and unusual animals that can be spotted will be equally as entertaining.
The evenings in Paracas are generally chilled out and mellow. There are lots of beach front restaurants in the small town El Chaco, next to Paracas, where you will also find some lively bars. Lots of the hotels in Paracas have great restaurants open to the public. La Hacienda also has live music on a friday night, along with a charming restaurant.
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