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Las Terrenas Kite Beach

Flat Spot

Water: Crystal Clear

Beach: Sand

Level: beginner

Description of Las Terrenas Kite Beach (Dominican Republic)

Las Terrenas Kite Beach is a top draw for kitesurfing aficionados, inviting them to indulge in the thrill of the sport in the Dominican Republic, alongside the renowned spot of Cabarete. From December through September, it offers an enticing array of conditions that cater to both seasoned riders and newcomers alike.

At the heart of Las Terrenas lies El Portillo, the main spot where side-shore wind conditions prevail. Here, a delightful fusion of trade and thermal winds creates an ideal setting for dynamic rides on the waves. Typically, the wind begins to pick up around 1 pm, reaching its zenith as the sun begins its descent, with the breeze persisting until approximately 6 pm.

With wind speeds averaging between 15 and 20 knots, riders are treated to optimal conditions for kitesurfing. Moreover, the bay, partially sheltered from prevailing wave directions and bolstered by the surrounding reef, offers extensive stretches of flat water—a haven for beginners honing their skills and enthusiasts of freestyle and wakestyle maneuvers alike. Whether you're seeking the thrill of the ride or the serenity of gliding across calm waters, Las Terrenas Kite Beach is the place to go kiting, for an unforgettable experience.

Spot characteristics

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Beach Type


Water Quality

Crystal Clear

Tide Influence

Tide independent

Suggested Equipment

Lycra or shorty in winter months


The beach is nice and sandy but the Reef surrounds the lagoon and in a few spots there are stones to watch out for.

Other info

Samana Peninsula has a lot to offer in terms of lush nature. Tropical jungles with waterfalls, amazing white coral beaches, and great snorkeling spots can make a no-wind day still an amazing one. Worth to mention the seasonal whale pass between the months of January and March. Accommodations are mostly available close to Punta Poppy, while close to the El Portillo spot they are limited to a few luxury villas and condo.



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Closest City

Las Terrenas

How to get There

El Portillo Lagoon is located in the eastern part of the city. To get there, first, take Calle 27 de Febrero. This road runs past the beach, and the views are amazing. You will feel the Caribbean atmosphere immediately! The parking space is a wild spot under palms 10m from the lagoon. The entrance is opposite to the new construction project: BLU (google it). The spot is on the right side – go 250m upwind. If you don’t have a car or motorbike, you can get here by taxi or moto taxi.



Wind Conditions

Wind Range

From 15 to 22 Knots

% of Windy days per month

Main wind directions

Forecast on windy.com

Local Kitesurfing Schools

Following you can find links to the page of the kitesurfing schools which operate on this spot. From there you can contact them through our form or directly via email or phone (if it was provided by them on the page).

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