Spain, Tarifa is known as the surfer’s paradise in Europe. It lies in the south most part of the coast of Spain.
With a population of approx. 11380 people this place holds the status of a sanctuary for surfing fanatics. The Town holds a variety of attractions. Tarifa beautifully blends the cultures of Arabic and Spanish in itself. The wind of Tarifa is the deity of surfer but what brings other people to this place is it‘s culture. The local population of Tarifa is a mix of multiple nationalities and cultures as well.
Windsurfers, mainly from various European countries, have been visiting Tarifa since 1980’s and many of them stayed to set-up businesses and raise families there. This is how Tarifa has a magnanimous blend of Spanish, Italian, French, German, Dutch and English, and most of these speak at least two different languages. Most of the people in the town earn their livelihood from beach sports.

Tarifa offers mouthwatering delicacies when it comes to food. Tortillita de camarones is a typical tapas dish from Cádiz, is a dish that must be tried by every tourist. It is made by mixing different flours with prawns, onions and parsley. Pescaíto frito, Salmorejo, Arroz almadrabero are some other traditional plates that are normally found on the tables of every tapas bar in Tarifa. Its gastronomy and tapas come with a variety of tastes.
The hills around the town hide many romantic, secluded houses. These town houses give a beautiful view across the Straits of Gibraltar to Morocco.
The general vibe of Tarifa is quite laid back and the town has a historic appeal. The castle which is the most famous monument in Tarifa, and the construction of it dates back in centuries. Other attractions in Tarifa include: Alameda (a beautiful avenue for strolling), Plaza de la Ranita (town square with a fountain), Castle of Guzman the Beauneo, Miramar Gardens, Jerez Gate and Santa Catalina castle. Port, shopping, theatre are also some of the other things you can do while you are in Tarifa. The nightlife in Tarifa is absolutely beautiful. You can go whale watching, Wind surfing, Bird watching, horse riding, scuba diving and take Morocco trips.
If you are going for kite surfing make sure you visit Tarifa around June-July through October-November.

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.

About Canary Islands, Lanzarote

The Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean are famous for the tourist attraction they gain during the vacationing seasons. To the Far East of these islands lies Lanzarote, a paradise on Earth. Like most of the other Canary Islands, Lanzarote has its origins in a volcanic eruption that took place centuries – in fact, 15 million years – ago, with the splitting of the American and African continental plates. Quite the historical origin! To add to its brilliance, Lanzarote is yet another one of the Canary Islands to be titled a biosphere reserve by the UNESCO. Add to this the fact that it is the first-most inhabited of the many Canary Islands and you have an absolute treasure on your hands.

The climate is tropical, the land is rocky and adorned with the peaks of the Famara, and to top it off, a smoothly curving bay, a picturesque coastline, an exquisite cuisine and ethereal local surroundings. A constant, dry wind covers the island, making its conditions tropical and just the right type of windy for vacationers. Windsurfing, kitesurfing, paragliding, swimming, diving, snorkeling, fishing, sailing, boating – the list of the island’s many fun activities goes ever on.

The restaurants in Lanzarote are many and the food plentiful and extremely pleasing to the palate. Not only this, but tourists revel in the diversity Lanzarote has to offer: Italian, Spanish, French, Chinese – to summarize, not only continental and local but a diverse range of food is ready to be consumed over at the island. However, if you do visit Lanzarote you must settle for the local and the traditional, for a taste of the local cuisine that is different and refreshing to the tongue. Take a break from your usual – after all, what are vacations for? The traditional and local cuisine is generously laden with fish caught off the very coast. The Sancocho Canario, a dish made from dried fish and wrinkled potatoes; and the Pescado a la sal, basically baked fish are two of the most popular among the locals. These are usually served with the mojo, a hot pepper sauce that gives your tongue just the right amount of tang it needs on a windy vacation. Not just fish, but mutton and beef – usually exported from Argentina – also dominate the island’s priority list, and therefore you’ll find beef, mutton and vegetable stews in abundance. The Puchero and the potaje are two such stews made from beef, chickpeas, lentils and various vegetables. Thus despite the fact that the food in Lanzarote is – as with the other Canary Islands – a fishy business, there is however space for other ingredients to fit in.

A good meal must be followed by a good bout of sight-seeing, and in that capacity too the island isn’t lacking. From the Crater in El Golfo to Hacha Grande, a rocky mountain in the south of the island, and from the Malvasia grape vines to Papagayo beach with the graceful curve (for real beaches have curves!) – Lanzarote has you all buckled up.

About Bahia Salinas, Costa Rica

Bahia Salinas is a bay located in a corner of the ever so popular Costa Rica – and it’s a great place to visit, especially if kite surfing is the plan. It’s all the better, in fact, had you been planning on catching the wind, known to be the 8th windiest place in the wide world. Bahia Salinas boasts, during the months of November to May, an average 22knots+ wind 24/7 that is sure to make you gravitate around the bay for your vacations. A reef that blocks chop results in mostly flat water conditions and an island adorned with snow white sand in the middle of the bay adds to the overall luster of the place. As regards the weather of Bahia Salinas, it is mostly enveloped by a cozy warmth, as is the water and the land, yet you will remember it’s a windy bay at that on grounds of which at times stronger currents of wind mix up with the regular, resulting in a relative coolness of the surroundings – which isn’t unpleasant in any way. If there’s one place that perfectly converges nature, culture and guarantees you a good time – it’s Bahia Salinas, and all that it has to offer.

Kite surfing requires, foremost, two things: a sturdy wind and a nice, smooth, sandy beach. Luckily for you, Bahia Salinas is blessed with both and thus serves as a prime spot for kite surfing. Its rural location in Costa Rica adds to its charm and grandeur. Kite surfing isn’t the only thing this windy bay has to offer you – in addition to the sport aforesaid you are at leisure to trample with kayaking, boating, and fishing; and even mountain-biking. The Santa Rosa National Park, located nearby, houses around 250 species of exotic birds. The bay itself is a treasury of wildlife.

A rental car, if hired, is a well-thought of idea so as to keep up not with the surfing but with the local festivities and the rural goings-on. The beaches and hotels, while have their urbane charm, are not worthwhile if the localities are ignored. The currency – which is something to bear in mind – is that of the colon (colones plural) and 500 colones are roughly equal to 1 USD. The food is exotic and relatively expensive – with each bite being worth each penny. For breakfast the classic Costa Rican Gallo Pinto: a regular Costa Rican breakfast with rice, black beans, fried plantain, beef, scrambled eggs and sour cream. Sounds good? Almost Chipotle-good, that is. Gallo Pinto isn’t the only dish the bay’s exquisite and exotic cuisine has to offer. To refresh yourself in between the meals – here comes Costa Rican junk food! – They have Bocas, light bites that aren’t too overpowering; these include the chimichurri and the black bean dip, etc. The Bocas are served with tortillas or crevice and are too heavenly to totally dismiss – even on a diet.
Thus endowed with grandiose natural embellishments and with its rich culture, Bahia Salinas is sure to land as your dream destination for kite surfing.

Africa, Cape Verde ~ Sal Island is one of the best water sports holiday destinations close to Europe. Just a short flight in winter time and you can enjoy awesome conditions for kitesurf, windsurf, surf & scuba diving. Best time of the year for wind sports is from December until April.