Isla Blanca Peninsula

Kitesurfing Playa Mujeres, Mexico

Ikarus is a kiteboarding school and camp located near Cancun on the tranquil Isla blanca Peninsula. We teach an array of lessons, from Level 1 Kiteboarding for beginners, right up to Level 3 kiteboarding for the independent kiteboarder wanting to improve his skills, and advanced lessons of any level for kiters who want to learn new tricks. All our lessons take place on the stunning Isla blanca beach, thanks to its excellent flat, shallow water and wind conditions that make for safe and easy learning.

Location by Ikarus Kiteboarding

Packages at this location

DISCOVERY PROGRAMME KITEBOARDER LEVEL 1 Kitesurfing

On this three-hour discovery programme, you’ll be taken through the steps of kiteboarding. This begins with setting up the equipment, learning the theory and safety behind the sport and understanding flying techniques. Your instructor will teach you how to pilot an inflatable kite, hot to perform a water-launch and the art of body dragging! This package is suitable for beginners only. This lesson is private however semi-private lessons are available for $225pp and group lessons are $195pp.

Here at Ikarus we’ve set up our own Kite Camp and hotel, it features four ensuite bedrooms each boasting two twin size beds and a large camping area for tents and RV’s. The house and campsite is located just 20 minutes north of Cancun in the Chacmuchuch lagoon Natural Reserve. We’re passionate about the environment and sustainability so all our power is self-generated using solar and eolic systems, don’t worry we produce hot water! Facilities on site include a swimming pool, playground, restaurant, bathrooms and showers and a private beach.

There’s no strict itinerary to this lesson, and it depends entirely on how quickly you pick up new skills. However, the below is a list of things you’ll be able to do by the end of the course.

  • Carry and set up the lines and kite.
  • Determine the wind direction and upwind and downwind (windward, leeward).
  • Fly a small kite (inflatable, stunt kite, foil.) on the wind window edge and maintain it close to the ground.
  • Know how to stop the kite power in case of a problem by releasing the bar. Be aware that the kite leash must be worn at all times, before kite launching and until landing.
  • Be aware of the area where the kite can fall downwind to the pilot.
  • Recover the kite on land.
  • Position the kite on request from 9 to 3 o'clock on the wind window edge.
  • Launch a kite with an assistant and choose the right angle to the wind.
  • Fly the kite in the power area without crashing it.
  • Twist and untwist the lines while the kite flies.
  • Recover a kite and secure it on land.
  • Land a kite with the help of an assistant.
  • Fly a kite hooked to the harness.
  • Pilot hooked to the harness with one hand.
  • Activate the harness release system or quick release located on a leader line.
  • Perform a downwind course by body dragging and using the power of the kite.
  • Re-launch a kite from the water.
  • Wind the lines in the water and recover the kite.
  • Perform a self-rescue in deep water.
  • Launch a kite alone on land.
  • Identify potential wind obstacles creating lift or downdraft and be able to define the wind direction. Understand that practice with onshore wind is dangerous.

November – June.

Lesson price includes rental of full kiteboarding equipment, equipment insurance and boat or waverunner safety support.

Intermediate Programme Kiteboarder Level 2 Kitesurfing

On this three-hour intermediate programme, you’ll learn how to stand up on the board, improve your kite piloting with power and be able to kite pilot with one hand. You’ll also work on body dragging upwind. This package is suitable for those who’ve achieved their Level 1 kiteboarding status. This lesson is private however semi-private lessons are available for $225pp and group lessons are $195pp.

Here at Ikarus we’ve set up our own Kite Camp and hotel, it features four ensuite bedrooms each boasting two twin size beds and a large camping area for tents and RV’s. The house and campsite is located just 20 minutes north of Cancun in the Chacmuchuch lagoon Natural Reserve. We’re passionate about the environment and sustainability so all our power is self-generated using solar and eolic systems, don’t worry we produce hot water! Facilities on site include a swimming pool, playground, restaurant, bathrooms and showers and a private beach.

There’s no strict itinerary to this lesson, and it depends entirely on how quickly you pick up new skills. However, the below is a list of things you’ll be able to do by the end of the course:

  • Define if the practice area is safe for practice.
  • Set up and check the equipment alone (kite, line, control bar).
  • Go away from the shore (with side-shore and side-on-shore wind) while body dragging, go downwind and come back to the shore.
  • In the water, pilot a kite with power from one side of the wind window to the other, passing by the power area. The pilot must be able to perform while piloting the kite at different heights from the water.
  • Perform the previously mentioned exercise while piloting with one hand.
  • Know the water start theory: board and body positioning, kite piloting.
  • Recover the board in deep water and position the feet in the foot-straps and keep the position while flying the kite.
  • Stand up on the board and ride while moving the kite up and down.
  • Tie the board leash alone.
  • Set up a 4 line kite alone and check that it is properly done. Obligatory at this point if it hasn't been done before.
  • Fly 4 line kite.
  • Activate the safety systems of a 4 line bar (power loop, leash).
  • Adjust a four line kite while using the power loop.
  • Adjust the trim system of a 4 line kite to avoid it to fly backwards or to adjust the power.

November – June.

Lesson price includes rental of full kiteboarding equipment, equipment insurance and boat or waverunner safety support.

INDEPENDENT PROGRAM KITEBOARDER LEVEL 3 Kitesurfing

On this three-hour independent programme, you’ll learn how to ride upwind, perform transitions and tackle your first jump if you’re ready for it! You’ll also continue to practice managing your equipment, improve your kite control and maintain power. This package is suitable for those who’ve achieved their Level 2 kiteboarding status. This lesson is private however semi-private lessons are available for $225pp and group lessons are $195pp.

Here at Ikarus we’ve set up our own Kite Camp and hotel, it features four ensuite bedrooms each boasting two twin size beds and a large camping area for tents and RV’s. The house and campsite is located just 20 minutes north of Cancun in the Chacmuchuch lagoon Natural Reserve. We’re passionate about the environment and sustainability so all our power is self-generated using solar and eolic systems, don’t worry we produce hot water! Facilities on site include a swimming pool, playground, restaurant, bathrooms and showers and a private beach.

There’s no strict itinerary to this lesson, and it depends entirely on how quickly you pick up new skills. However, the below is a list of things you’ll be able to do by the end of the course:

  • Know the right of way rules.
  • Ride away from the shore and come back to the shore.
  • Edge on the heel and toe side to change the course.
  • Accelerate by edging down and moving the kite.
  • Stop by edging.
  • Be able to keep an edge.
  • Ride away from the shore and come back to starting point. Ride upwind.
  • Constantly ride upwind.
  • Recover the board without the leash, by body dragging upwind.
  • Ride a twin tip. Optional if it has been done before.
  • Switch of direction.
  • Know the theoretical approach to jumps.
  • Perform a small jump and land it.

November - June.

Lesson price includes rental of full kiteboarding equipment, equipment insurance and boat or wave runner safety support.

About the location

Accommodation

Here at Ikarus we’ve set up our own Kite Camp and hotel, it features four ensuite bedrooms each boasting two twin size beds and a large camping area for tents and RV’s. The house and campsite is located just 20 minutes north of Cancun in the Chacmuchuch lagoon Natural Reserve. We’re passionate about the environment and sustainability so all our power is self-generated using solar and eolic systems, don’t worry we produce hot water! Facilities on site include a swimming pool, playground, restaurant, bathrooms and showers and a private beach.

Location

Ikarus Kiteboarding Centre is located on Playa Mujeres beach on the Yucatan Peninsula, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The centre is just under an hours drive north of Cancun and Cancun International Airport. The windy season runs from November to June here and it’s fast becoming a popular kiteboarding destination.

Food

We have a restaurant - Cafe open from breakfast to dinner. Beside our restaurant are there a few fisherman restaurants for fried fish and ceviche.

Activities

Our primary activity at Ikarus is kiteboarding, though we do also have standup paddleboards and kayaks to rent.

Amenities

  • Lessons

  • Guides

  • Instructors/Coaching

  • Equipment Rental

Available activities