Are we talking about the same "La Pared"? We took a drive down ther and getting safely across the mountain pass down to La Pared was at least 30-45 min driving. Then the conditions!! O myyyy, horrific waves, breaking all over the place. For my limited skills of waves if was a big NOOOO, NOOO to go out in that "Water-Hell". It would certainly have killed me kiting there, no kidding!
Not sure what road you took, but it should not take you that long.
When where you there? I can get a bit sketchy in the Winter with big swell, but in the summer the conditions are pretty good and suitable for a wide range if skills.
I personally would not recommend Novices to go to the Lagoons at Cotillo.
It's basically like kiting in a tiny pool that is surrounded by razor-sharp Rocks and upwind of a road and usually occupied by wannabe Pro kiters who have no regard for their own or anyone else's safety.
Also it is officially prohibited to exercise any watersports there. It's only tolerated in the Winter months.