I know there’s a lot of info about kiting in Varadero on the forum, but there seems to be some inconsistencies, which is why I elected to make a new post. Specifically some posters were saying kiteboarding is not allowed in the hotel zone, but when I contacted the Royalton Hicacos and Amelia Los Americas, they said that kiteboarding was permitted, but the Royalton said you had to be in the ‘free zone’. I assume this means I need to find an uncrowded spot on the beach where I would have room to launch and land.
I’m just wondering if anyone can share recent experience kiteboarding in Varadero and whether I need to be concerned about any restrictions. I would hate to book my vacation (for next March) only to find that kiteboarding is prohibited.
Also, for now the Royalton is the front runner because the price is better. However, if the Amelia Los Americas offers some advantage as a kiteboarding location (or vice versa), I would like to know this. I prefer to ride waves if possible, as long as they aren’t too big.
PS: I’m not looking at the Cayos because my wife and I also want to make a day trip to Havana.