El Coche, Playa La Punta in Venezuela

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  • Water Conditions: flat
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General Info:
The location and the Village


Venezuela, officially titled Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a tropical country on the northern coast of South America. It is a continental mainland with numerous islands located off its coastline in the Caribbean Sea. The republic won its independence from Spain in 1821. Venezuela borders Guyana to the east of the Essequibo river, Brazil to the south, and Colombia to the west. Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, St. Lucia, Barbados, Curaçao, Bonaire, Aruba, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the Leeward Antilles lie just north, off the Venezuelan coast. Its size is 916,445 km² with an estimated population of 26,414,816. Its capital is Caracas. click for larger version

Isla de Coche (Coche Island) is one of three islands forming the Nueva Esparta State of Venezuela, located in the Caribbean between Isla Margarita and the mainland. The other two islands are Isla Margarita, the main island of the state, and Cubagua, the smallest. click for larger version


The seasons and Accommodation info


The best months to go to El Coche are from Januari-June. There are only two hotels on Isla de Coche. click for larger version


Possibilities besides kiting


Besides kitesurfing you can:
-You can do all kind of watersports
-The island is 4km long, so easy to discover

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-Play tennis/pool
-Do a trip to Isla Margarita
-Learn how to dance with instuctors


Climate


The climate on Isla de Coche is tropical. The air temperature on Coche Island is 28°C-32°C the whole year round. It rarely rains so its very dry. click for larger version


Spot conditions:
The beach


The beach is 2km long and offers a large and safe launiching and landing area. There are no obstacles on this sandy white beach. The beach in front of the all inclusive hotel is reserved for day tourists. Boats and Jet skis around. Make sure you get rescue info before you go on the water, since the wind is offshore. Inofficially the South part is for windsurfers and the North part for kiters. click for larger version


The water conditions


Because of the offshore wind conditions the water is flat. The first 15m are shallow. The water itself is crystal clear and the watertemperature is 25°C all year so you never need a wetsuit.

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The wind conditions


The main direction of the wind is northeast wich is offshore on Play la Punta. The wind is very constant and steady. These trade and thermal winds blow the whole day force 5-6. The best months are January-June.

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Facilities


Al facilities you need are available on the spot, like toilets, showers, rescue etc. click for larger version


Downwinder and trip possibilites


Because of the offshore wind there are not a lot of downwind opportunities. But it is possible to kite from Playa La punta to El Yaque. click for larger version


Travel info


The nearest airport is Porlamar in Isla Margarita. The nearest town is San Pedro. The trip from the airport to Coche Island is short. You can take a taxi to El Yaque beach and take a power boat to Coche Island. This boat will drop you on Playa La Punta. From there you can walk to one of the two hotels on the island.

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Links


Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venezuela

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coche,_Venezuela


Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO5LGQb7cO4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqax4BsycBk


Schools:
http://www.cochekitesports.com


Info:
http://www.cochevenezuela.com

http://www.cochekitesports.com

General Info:
The location and the Village


Venezuela, officially titled Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a tropical country on the northern coast of South America. It is a continental mainland with numerous islands located off its coastline in the Caribbean Sea. The republic won its independence from Spain in 1821. Venezuela borders Guyana to the east of the Essequibo river, Brazil to the south, and Colombia to the west. Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, St. Lucia, Barbados, Curaçao, Bonaire, Aruba, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the Leeward Antilles lie just north, off the Venezuelan coast. Its size is 916,445 km² with an estimated population of 26,414,816. Its capital is Caracas.

Isla de Coche (Coche Island) is one of three islands forming the Nueva Esparta State of Venezuela, located in the Caribbean between Isla Margarita and the mainland. The other two islands are Isla Margarita, the main island of the state, and Cubagua, the smallest.


The seasons and Accommodation info


The best months to go to El Coche are from Januari-June. There are only two hotels on Isla de Coche.


Possibilities besides kiting


Besides kitesurfing you can:
-You can do all kind of watersports
-The island is 4km long, so easy to discover



-Play tennis/pool
-Do a trip to Isla Margarita
-Learn how to dance with instuctors


Climate


The climate on Isla de Coche is tropical. The air temperature on Coche Island is 28°C-32°C the whole year round. It rarely rains so its very dry.


Spot conditions:
The beach


The beach is 2km long and offers a large and safe launiching and landing area. There are no obstacles on this sandy white beach. The beach in front of the all inclusive hotel is reserved for day tourists. Boats and Jet skis around. Make sure you get rescue info before you go on the water, since the wind is offshore. Inofficially the South part is for windsurfers and the North part for kiters.


The water conditions


Because of the offshore wind conditions the water is flat. The first 15m are shallow. The water itself is crystal clear and the watertemperature is 25°C all year so you never need a wetsuit.


The wind conditions


The main direction of the wind is northeast wich is offshore on Play la Punta. The wind is very constant and steady. These trade and thermal winds blow the whole day force 5-6. The best months are January-June.


Facilities


Al facilities you need are available on the spot, like toilets, showers, rescue etc.


Downwinder and trip possibilites


Because of the offshore wind there are not a lot of downwind opportunities. But it is possible to kite from Playa La punta to El Yaque.


Travel info


The nearest airport is Porlamar in Isla Margarita. The nearest town is San Pedro. The trip from the airport to Coche Island is short. You can take a taxi to El Yaque beach and take a power boat to Coche Island. This boat will drop you on Playa La Punta. From there you can walk to one of the two hotels on the island.




Links


Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venezuela

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coche,_Venezuela


Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO5LGQb7cO4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqax4BsycBk


Schools:
http://www.cochekitesports.com


Info:
http://www.cochevenezuela.com

http://www.cochekitesports.com