AlexandreBorges wrote:Could you explain better how to kitesurf in Cartagena is? And what about San Andres?
Is it easy to buy equipment around? Are they a good deal?
Do you think in Panama, this kind of equipment would be under a better deal than in Colombia?
Not sure about Panama.
Cartagena has a couple of good spots. The main place is called La Boquilla. Good winds, hot water, long stretches of unpopulated beaches.There are people here kitesurfing from all over the world. Some nut cases kitesurf right in front of the historic city, but that's not for everyone. It's all about rocks and waves and, impressing the tourists.
The thing here is Cartagena is that you have to catch the trade winds, december to march, generally. Otherwise, as I said, you must travel up north to Cabo de la Vela.
In Cabo de la Vela you'll find a couple of kitesurfing schools. Cabo has no electricity and the facilities are pretty basic. You can rent a hammock and/or small rooms and have succulent fish and lobster meals arranged, with local Wayuu ladies/families. The Wayuus are the indigenous ethno-linguistic group who inhabit the region.
I haven't seen any kite shops in Cartagena. Although, you could buy used equipment from the schools. And, they say that they can help you get new stuff as well, since, I guess, they have ties with distributors. I prefer saving a few $$$ and buying online (I've ordered things from the US or Europe, via amazon or other sellers, and had no problems) or get my stuff when I'm out of the country.
By the way, today is a great, windy day, 16-20 kts, choppy waters. I'm off to the beach now !!
I hope this helps!