You should know this when you plan your
trip to Santa Veroncia
The kitespot in Salinas del Rey might look and feel remote. But it’s very accessible due to it’s location between the colombian tourist-capital of Cartagena and the capital of the region of Atlántico, Barranquilla.
The best time to visit Santa Veroncia for kitesurfing?
Wind is constant first 3-4 months of the year.
How do I travel to Santa Veronica?
Via Barranquilla or Cartagena. From Barranquilla there is a local direct bus. From Cartagena there are various buses going to Barranquilla that will stop along the highway as it passes Santa Veronica. From there you can get a tuk-tuk/carro-coche.
What kitesize should I bring ?
Depends on your size and board but a man should be able to kite all days pretty much with a 7 and a 9. Go down a meter or two depending on your weight.
What hotels and apartments are suited for kitesurfers?
Check our sisterwebsite SantaVeronica.com for list of recommended kitehostals and apartments.
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Kitespot: Salinas del Rey, Colombia
“The most windy costal region of Colombia is the Atlántico. It’s at its strongest, yet very gusty, close to Barranquilla and weaker as the wind reaches Cartagena . Located in between is the village of Santa Veronica with the kitespot named Salinas del Rey.”
“Key to the spot in Santa Veroncia is the bay at the send of Salinas del Rey. The shape of the bay creates a unique spot with both flat areas and waves with clear shapes and flats between the sets. It’s also an excellent base for large range of downwinds, lasting from 30 minutes to six hours.”
“The flat and shallow areas in the bay are popular for those learning to kitesurf. It’s a safe spot to learn as both wind and waves bring any kiter back to the sandy beach. There are no obstacles inside the bay.”