Coche Kite Sports

Venezuela | Margarita | Coche and Los Roques

Coche Kite Sports

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Kitesurfing Venezuela, Margarita, Coche & Los Roques

AVERAGE COSTS

Beer: 10VEF
Restaurant Meal: 20 – 60VEF
Accommodation: 100 – 400VEF p.p.p.n.

USEFUL CONTACTS

Planet Kitesurf Holidays

PLANET KITESURF

www.planetkitesurfholidays.com

+44 (0)1273 921 001

info@planettravelholidays.com

ION Club Kiteworld Magazine

ION CLUB
www.ion-club.net
+49 (0) 881 92 54 960

Coche Kite Sports

COCHE KITE SPORTS
www.cochekitesports.com
cochekitesports@hotmail.com

Venturi Kite Center

VENTURI KITE CENTER

www.venturikite.com

info@venturikitecenter.com

Play Los Roques

PLAY LOS ROQUES

www.playlosroques.com

info@playlosroques.com

Los Roques Paradise

LOS ROQUES PARADISE

www.losroquesparadise.com

info@losroquesparadise.com

THE LURE

Situated off the northern coast of Venezuela, Margarita is home to regular kiting conditions and neighbours the idyllic island of Coche and the Los Roques archipelago. Between these spots choose to ride crystal clear flat water, waves and different wind directions depending on your preference.

 

Kitesurfing Venezuela, Margarita, Coche & Los Roques

Kitesurfing Venezuela, Margarita, Coche & Los Roques

Los Roques / PHOTO: Toby Bromwich

Isla de Coche 2016 - Kitesurfing in Venezuela

THE SET-UP

There are at least 13 different spots around here, these are the main three:

 

EL YAQUE, ISLA MARGARITA

This fishing village has designated beach zones separating kitesurfers, windsurfers and swimmers. Launch from soft sand and a gently shelving beach with mainly shallow waters and cross-shore winds. El Yaque is very well equipped with lots of schools and shops to take lessons or rent gear from.

 

COCHE

Barely seven miles long and four miles wide and eight miles south of Margarita, expect super-flat waters from the consistent offshore winds that create absolutely insane freestyle conditions. Rescue cover from Coche Kite Sports. Get to Coche by ferry from Punta de Piedras or by boat charter from La Isleta or El Yaque.

 

LOS ROQUES NATIONAL PARK

The world's largest marine reserve archipelago is protected by the Great Barrier Reef, with flat water and waves to be found in and around the islands and beaches facing different directions. Shallow water drops to three metres at its deepest and rescue cover can be hired in advance. Day trips to the island are popular.

 

Kitesurfing Venezuela, Margarita, Coche & Los Roques

Kitesurfing Venezuela, Margarita, Coche & Los Roques

WIND, WEATHER & WATER

Steady trade winds blow November to June, strongest from February to April. Wave season starts in November through to March/April. Air temperatures average 27°C / 81°F all year, peaking in September at 31°C / 88°F. Water temperatures average 24°C / 76°F.

ACCOMMODATION

Plenty of accommodation and price ranges in El Yaque, all in walking distance of the beach. Three main all-inclusive hotels between a 30 second and five minute stroll from the kite spot on Coche. Apartments at Playa Punta and several cheaper posadas in the capital, San Pedro.

 

TRAVEL AGENTS

Planet Kitesurf Holidays specialise in luxury tailor‐made kitesurf holidays worldwide. Through its team of highly experienced kitesurf travel professionals, the company offers expert impartial advice, backed up by full ATOL and TTA financial protection. Planet Kitesurf belongs to the Planet Travel group, a market leader in active holidays since 2000.

www.planetkitesurfholidays.cominfo@planettravelholidays.com / +44 (0)1273 921 001 /

 

ION CLUB with 21 Wind - and Kitesurfing centres at 12 destinations, ION CLUB are one of the leading companies in this industry. Also offering Surfing, Stand Up Paddling and Biking. Sustainability is one of ION CLUB's core values as they believe that we have a real responsibility for the natural environment - the place where we practice our amazing sports - and for the local societies in which we are allowed to operate and play.

www.ion-club.nettravel@ion-club.net / +49 (0) 881 92 54 960 /

SCHOOLS

COCHE KITE SPORTS teach all levels on butter flat water with Headzone radios from November - July. Also: landboarding, buggying, a fully stocked kite shop, rescue, storage, snack bar, WIFI, air compressor, snorkeling, fishing, horse riding and day trips. Partners with Venturi Travel.

Languages spoken by instructors: English, Spanish, German and Russian.

www.cochekitesports.com / cochekitesports@hotmail.com / +58 414 794 2133 / +58 414 542 8296

Coche Kite Sports

PHOTO: Coche Kitesports

 

ION CLUB teach all levels from their full North Kiteboarding centre with around 20 boards and 50 kites at El Yaque. Located in the Jump 'n' Jibe hotel, you only have a few metres from your bed to your board. Restaurants and bars next to the centre. Also offered: surf trips, video clinics, Coche excursions and SUP.

Languages spoken by staff: English, German, French, Spanish and Dutch.

www.ion-club.net / travel@ion-club.net / +49 (0) 881 92 54 960

TRAVEL AGENTS

Planet Kitesurf Holidays specialise in luxury tailor‐made kitesurf holidays worldwide. Through its team of highly experienced kitesurf travel professionals, the company offers expert impartial advice, backed up by full ATOL and TTA financial protection. Planet Kitesurf belongs to the Planet Travel group, a market leader in active holidays since 2000.

www.planetkitesurfholidays.cominfo@planettravelholidays.com / +44 (0)1273 921 001 /

 

ION CLUB with 21 Wind - and Kitesurfing centres at 12 destinations, ION CLUB are one of the leading companies in this industry. Also offering Surfing, Stand Up Paddling and Biking. Sustainability is one of ION CLUB's core values as they believe that we have a real responsibility for the natural environment - the place where we practice our amazing sports - and for the local societies in which we are allowed to operate and play.

www.ion-club.net / +49 (0) 881 92 54 960 / travel@ion-club.net

NO WIND

Surfing, wakeboarding, hiking, cycling, kayaking, SUP, snorkelling, diving, shopping, casinos and historical sites. El Yaque is a better option for singles or lively couples, although kids are welcome at happy hour. On Coche: powered watersports and local style fishing.

GET AROUND

Everything is close by on Margarita. Taxis are reasonable and there are many. Buses are a slightly longer, stickier ride. Max distance between any spot is 45 minutes by car. On Coche there are bikes, taxis, buses and quads for transport.

 

CURRENCY

Venezuela Bolivar (VEF): £1 = 10VEF / €1 = 8VEF / $1 = 6VEF
ATMs in Margarita and on Coche – be aware of lurkers. No ATMs on Los Roques.

FOOD & DRINK

Small 'bodegons' mainly selling drinks and snacks in El Yaque. Bigger supermarket is a 25 minutes taxi to 'Sigo'. Food served beachfront in El Yaque and at some larger hotels. Happy hour usually 5pm to 7pm and 'party time' kicks off about 10pm, although it's pretty chilled. Porlamar / Pampatar have more restaurants, bars and clubs. Hotels on Coche offer simple nightlife and is great for kite families wanting to relax.

 

AIRPORT

Caracas (CCS) Simon Bolivar international airport has a connecting flight to Isla Margarita Porlamar (PMV) which takes 35 minutes. El Yaque is five minutes from the airport. Get to Coche by ferry from Punta de Piedras or by slow boats from La Isleta or fast boats from El Yaque.

 

TRAVEL AGENTS

Planet Kitesurf Holidays specialise in luxury tailor‐made kitesurf holidays worldwide. Through its team of highly experienced kitesurf travel professionals, the company offers expert impartial advice, backed up by full ATOL and TTA financial protection. Planet Kitesurf belongs to the Planet Travel group, a market leader in active holidays since 2000.

www.planetkitesurfholidays.cominfo@planettravelholidays.com / +44 (0)1273 921 001 /

 

ION CLUB with 21 Wind - and Kitesurfing centres at 12 destinations, ION CLUB are one of the leading companies in this industry. Also offering Surfing, Stand Up Paddling and Biking. Sustainability is one of ION CLUB's core values as they believe that we have a real responsibility for the natural environment - the place where we practice our amazing sports - and for the local societies in which we are allowed to operate and play.

www.ion-club.net / travel@ion-club.net / +49 (0) 881 92 54 960

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