Mũi Né is a beautiful, palm lined beach-town situated in Phan Thiet; Southeast Vietnam.  Mui Né’s

beach is famous for its resorts, Hotels and kiteboarding. The coastal town with its luxury beach fronts attracts thousands of tourists each year.

Vietnam is rich in culture and traditions. Vietnamese is the dominant language used by the locals, however Chinese is also spoken by some proportions of the population and the system of Confucianism is followed. Vietnamese are collectivists and this trait can be visibly perceived in their daily lives. Family comes first & individual follows that.  Vietnamese people hold a high regard for loyalty, family, seniority, respect and duty.

When you are in Mui Ne, make sure that you are well versed with the basic dos and dont’s of the locals. Public display of affection, touching someone’s head and above all finger pointing are considered absolutely horrendous. Use proper form of address while greeting people and avoid any confrontation and disrespect. Feel free to wear shorts at the beach but avoid being clad in the attire while roaming around the town or the city. Crossing your arms on your chest is also considered quite rude. Whenever you are asked to dine at someone’s home, make sure that you appear at their doorstep with some present. Be deferent in your dealing with the elderly on the table, let them sit first and wait to be shown to the table.

Other than Mui Ne, you can visit its nearest city Ho Chin Min, which would be of particular interest to you if you are a history zealot. The city with its war museums and French colonial history displays holds great appeal for history enthusiast. Trekking in Sa Pa, the relics of Hoi An, island resorts of Phu Quac, Beaches of Nha Tang,  Boat & caves of ha Long bay and the port city of Da Nag are essential when you are in Vietnam.

Vietnamese cuisine is as rich as their traditions. The distinctive flavors of all the dishes are savoury.  The most interesting factor about Vietnamese food is their adherence to the five element correspondence; where the chefs use spices, organs, colors, senses and nutrients. You will come across noodle soup, Chao & shrimp in almost every Food Street & restaurant. Vegetable dishes and mouth-watering sauces are also a must for any tourist. CNN has also catalogued 40 hot dishes from Vietnam.  Pho, Cha Cha, Bahn Xeo and Cao Lau are on the top of this list. Tasting Ga Tan, Nom hoa chuoi, Ca phe trung, Com rang, Bo bit tet will be a once in a life time experience.

For Kitesurfing, nothing beats the exotic yet peaceful beach of Mui Ne. Surfers call it their surfing Mecca in south east. If you are a kitesurfing fanatic the best time for you to visit the town is from November to March. Our kitesurf Camp is from November to March and our instructors are readily available to guide you.

The town is full of full service kite renters, shower storage, kite repairs and shops. Mui ne is your dream destination to give your ktesurfing adrenaline a rush in a perfect warm and sunny winter destination.

About Canary Islands, Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura, second largest of the Canary Islands, just off the African coast falls under the political domain of Spain – and is the perfect place for surfing and vacationing. Fuerteventura has to its honor the claim of being a biosphere reserve, being titled thus by the UNESCO in 2009, and the title does justice to the breathtaking beaches and waters that await the eager tourists there. Fuerteventura is a home to all kinds of surfers. Surfers are seen surfing all round the year. The north coast offers the steadiest surf that can satisfy almost every type of surfer be it a beginner or an adventurer.

A volcanic eruption that dates back to some 20 million years set the stage for the surfacing of Fuerteventura, thus making it the oldest of the Canary Islands. But – worry not – for the last recorded volcanic activity on the island occurred between some 4000 to 5000 years ago. Volcanic activity aside, there have been other things going on on the island ever since: such as surfing, boating, fishing, vacationing, and a booming bout of tourism. The typical xerophytic vegetation of the island has little impact on its sandy beaches and sapphire waters that will have few equals in the world. The fauna, too, is notable in its variety of vultures, wild cats and dogs, butterflies and moths, geckos, and a mirage of migratory birds that the island is host to.

Adorned in the South with its crystal clear beaches, fine sand dunes in the North, and lastly (yet not the least) sturdy winds in the West make it almost too perfect a location for windsurfing. Add to this, in the North-East a small fishing village called Cotillo, and its rural grandiloquence far outdoes its size. There are spots, too, for those who love snorkeling in the Northern beaches, which are far and few, and called “lakes” by the locals – yet no less beautiful than the rest of the island. The entire island is, in short, a paradise for vacationers and for windsurfers.

The food is simple and basic, correlating with the conditions of the island, and exquisite at the same time, again correlating with the island. A hot pepper sauce known as the mojo is served with either the pappas arrugadas – a dish made from potatoes – or with the puchero canario – a sort of meat stew – in addition to many dishes prepared with mainly seafood that includes mussels, fish, limpets, etc is all the rage on the island. Seafood comes practically handy – and very, very tasty – when one tries the sancocho, a stew made from fish caught off the coast. It is to be found that over at Fuerteventura, the people simply love goat. Yes, they use beef and pork now and then yet it is the goat that they absolutely love: mutton is the classic non-oceanic meat, goat milk is fairly used, and the majorero cheese is made from goat’s milk and is simply tantalizing to the palate – having won quite a number of awards to its praise.

The local cuisine merely adds as a cherry to the cake for vacationers, the cake including an exotic coastline, azure waters, and a range of water sports including surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, fishing, swimming, diving and snorkeling.