I’m currently planning a trip around the world for approx. 1 year. I’ll start around Sept/Oct 2014 in South/Central America. I’d like to start with a destination where I can combine kitesurfing and learning Spanish. Therefore, wind probabilities play quite an important role
I will only book one flight in advance to have more flexibility, but I would like to have a bit of a clue at least in the beginning of the journey what the option could be.
I don't really need waves... Therefore: Good wind, a nice country, sun, friendly people, water, and maybe some palm trees is more than enough for me to start the trip with
I don't need excessive nightlife, but also don't wanna be completely on my own
What I have in mind so far (after checking several wind statistics):
- Ecuador (Sept-Oct), incl. trip to Galapagos
- Brazil (Nov-Dec) (no Spanish, I know :p)
- maybe Costa Rica (Dec-Jan)
- Colombia: (Jan-Feb)
...thinking out loud...
…probably traveling south (Chile, Peru, Argentina) maybe without kite surf equipment
…Hawaii (after April)… incl. kite surf equipment ….
…Asia…. we will see...
Does anyone have some (other) recommendations for kitesurfing in Central/South America (or Caribbean?) in combination with Spanish lessons (50-50) around Sept/Oct?
Anyone with experience in Ecuador: Santa Marianita (or Manta)? Or Montanita? Malaria and Dengue can be a problem as well around Manta in Ecuador?
Anyone with experience spending a longer time (1-2 months in DomRep)? Crime rate, too crowded during high season etc......??
Anyone who did something similar and wants to share some experience and/or recommend good contacts (accomondation 3-6 weeks, language schools, etc)?
Thanks for sharing some thoughts!