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Holbox Kiteboarding School by Casa Las Tortugas

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Address: Mza 1 Calle Igualdad Lote 2, Holbox Island 77310, Mexico
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+52 984 875 2129
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HOLBOX KITEBOARDING SCHOOL is the only watersport center on HOLBOX ISLAND....

HOLBOX KITEBOARDING SCHOOL is the only watersport center on HOLBOX ISLAND. We are open all year around. Our main watersport activity is Kiteboarding, but we also do paddle boarding, windsurfing and wakeboarding. If you think Holbox is boring, just visit us at Casa Las Tortugas and we will prove you otherwise.

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Incredible experience

Having wanted to try the sport for years I found myself in the perfect location to try it out. I did the 9 hour beginner course and they had my up and sailing by the end. Mitch... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 February 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Having wanted to try the sport for years I found myself in the perfect location to try it out. I did the 9 hour beginner course and they had my up and sailing by the end. Mitch my instructor was very helpful. Great experience!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

I had been watching kiteboarders on the lakes of Minnesota for the past couple years and I couldn't wait to learn the fundamentals of the sport. I signed up for the 3 Day beginners course and Cathy was my instructor. Aside from putting my wet suit on inside out and backwards the first time, there were no major hiccups during... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

These guys really know what they're doing. Really professional team and all extremely helpful. My teacher George was extremely encouraging and polite and made the whole experience easy to understand.Really got the bug to do this back home now that Ive had a few lessons however Im sure it won't be half as pleasurable as kite boarding along the beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

I did the taster course with a good friend of mine. We learnt how to control the kite, understand the security procedures and to better work with the wind. We didn't get on the board but we had the chance to let our body be pulled by the kite in the water which is a lot of fun! We did... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

Great experience! Thanks Ana! I enjoyed it so much and you gave me so many handy tips. Really relaxed and joyful. I am going to continue kiting. I just loved it. Thanks!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

I have always wanted to give Kiteboarding a go, so when I saw the school I stopped in to get some info. I spoke with Johnie and his excitement and passion about the experience is contagious. He had me working with George the next day who was very knowledgeable and obviously really enjoyed what he was doing. They are also... More 

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New Amsterdam, Guyana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

I had kitesurf lessons from Holbox kiteboarding school. It was really worth the money and the lessons were a lot of fun.katie and jonny really love what they do and it shows in their lessons. I liked the faxt that they took really care of your safety and had a lot of patiente to explain everything step by step.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

I came to Holbox without the intention of kitesurfing, but when I walked by the shop the energy and vibe got me interested. After talking to Jonny I signed up for the beginners course. And after the first day thanks to my great instructor Cathy I went to bed with a huge smile and lots of excitement for the following... More 

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Jugglerjon, Manager at Holbox Kiteboarding School by Casa Las Tortugas, responded to this review

We are really happy that you enjoyed your lessons and progressed so quickly. Would love to see future photos of your kiteboarding progression. Thanks for the review :) HKS Team More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

I really wanted to learn to kitesurf while I was in Holbox for four days, unfortunately the wind only cooperated on my last day. If you are planning on kiteboarding while you're in Holbox I would recommend planning around the wind, so talk to Cathy and Johnny at the start of your stay and they will let you know when... More 

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Shanghai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

Kiteboarding has long been on my wish list to learn - its not the most approachable sport as you need good wind conditions over 3 days to get the basics down. Holbox was a last minute trip and we didn't pre-arrange lessons. We stayed at Casa las Tortugas and after a quick chat with the reception, John showed up to... More 

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