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El Cujo

Chop Spot

Water: Crystal Clear

Beach: Sand

Level: beginner

Description of El Cujo (Mexico)

El Cuyo is a fishermen’s village situated in Yucatan, Mexico next to the Rio Lagartos National Reserve. It is only 2 hours drive from Cancun or Tulum, and 2.5 hours driving from Playa del Carmen and Merida. The Spot is characterized by turquoise blue shallow waters and white sand beaches. In the surroundings, you can spot marine birds and pink flamingos, sea turtles, and a small lighthouse above Mayan ruins. Wind averages between 10 and 25 Knots and even when forecast isn't great you can find kiting conditions due to thermal effects.

For further info you can read the related blogpost:

El Cuyo: the new Kite Mecca to go kiting in the Yucatan Peninsula

"An impressive thermal effect of the flat of Yucatan, grants this spot with incredibly steady winds."

Spot characteristics

Spot Type


Rider Skill



Few people on the spot

Beach Type


Water Quality

Crystal Clear

Tide Influence

Tide independent

Suggested Equipment

Lycra to protect from the sun. Occasionally a shorty in the winter season.


No relevant dangers on the spot. Occasional bystanders and of course pay attention when riding close to the peer. Avoid disturbing fishermen's activities.



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Closest City


How to get There

From Cancun: Cancun-Villadolid, exit 180D to Qroo 5 to Kantunilkin, then follow for Colonia Yucacatan. In colonia Yucatan follow for El Cujo From Playa del Carmen: take 305D and when reached the Cancun-Villadolid follow the same directions From Tulum: head for Coba on the 109 until Ignacio Zaragoza, then follow for Popolnah an then Colonia Yucatan to El Cujo


The spot has many accesses along the long beach. El Cujo is truly a kitesurfing paradise, with shallow waters, steady side shore wind, wide and empty beaches, ideal for downwinders, and beginners.

Wind Conditions

Wind Range

From 12 to 25 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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