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  • Juan Kush Avatar
    Juan Kush

    excelente atención, excelentes equipos, ambiente muy agradable. personal muy profesional, super recomendado.  - 27/02/19

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    Pablo Cueva Costales

    The first time doing Kite and I learned from a great teacher. Javier teaching was great with professionalism, taking special attention to safety instructions. The equipment used was in good shape (almost new).  - 17/12/18

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    Fabian Haage

    Ich habe einen Kurs über 20h bei Javier und seinem Team gemacht und rundherum begeistert!

    Hier bekommt man Qualität gepaart mit einer tollen Atmosphäre, einem idealen Spot für Beginner zu einem unschlagbaren Preis. Zudem lernt man mit dem neuesten und... read more  - 11/06/18

  • fabioi947

    5 star rating Kite lessons Perfect place to learn how to kite! Really friendly owner (Javier) and good teachers. We stayed here for a week and felt like home! Also good burgers and kebab. highly recommend this place! Thanks for everything!  - 21/11/19

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    Nina C

    5 star rating Best value excellent instructors I have learnt the technical basics of kiting very well here, thanks to my awesome instructor Mike. Vibes were good on the kite school, nice place to stick around.  - 06/12/18

    AlexjtBush

    5 star rating Excellent Kiteboarding Training I am an coming to kiteboarding later in life. Though I am relatively fit, learning kiteboarding can wear you out quite quickly. Combining control of the kite, control of your body and the board can be quite challenging.

    Javier,... read more  - 15/12/19

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    Dani Pérez de Mendiola

    Javier is simply an extraordinary instructor. His methodology, his experience and above all his patience (I'm not a very skilled person in other sports) made the course simply amazing. I never thought I could practice kitesurfing and Javier made it... read more  - 26/03/18

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    tomsT9313HK

    5 star rating Perfect place to learn and enjoy Kite surfing First of all I have to say Javier and his guys are like a family. The clear focus of this school is to get you into kite surfing and enjoy this sport.

    The school has really new equipment and if you... read more  - 10/01/19

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    Aliel Msic

    Absolutely adore the school. Amazing instructors, great vibes! I'd recommend it in a heart beat! <3  - 03/06/18

  • guy r

    5 star rating Kitesurfing in ecuador I came to santa marianita to learn how to kiteboard from zero.

    My instructor was javier, the head instructor in kiteecuador and he was an amazing teacher. He speaks great english, has a lot of experience and seems to really like... read more  - 15/12/19

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    Matias Matute

    Excelente escuela de kitesurf

    Excelente escuela se las recomiendo tienen instructores muy capacitados y varios equipos nuevos 2018 que siempre están a disposición para que puedas aprender de la mejor manera y Javier es una excelente persona habla muy bien inglés... read more  - 07/05/18

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    Beat Siegenthaler

    Amazing Kiteschool with a great owner and instructor! Very cheap rental and excellent equipment ????  - 04/08/18

  • Micha Kir Avatar
    Micha Kir

    Looking for a Kite Spot in Ecuador a Friend recommended Javier´s Kite School in Santa Marianita. It was one of our best decisions to go kiting there. After very good instructions of how to handle the waves we could enjoy... read more  - 23/04/18

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    Dennis Dinelle

    The day I decided to take kiting off my bucket list I followed the wind and landed at this hidden gem Santa Marianita in Ecuador. Javier at Kite Ecuador took me on as a student. He practises... read more  - 02/04/18

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    Susana Giler

    El Kite como deporte es una experiencia Inolvidable llena de Adrenalina y Armonia al mismo tiempo! Y el profesor y su equipo de trabajo sin lugar a dudas el mejor! 100 por ciento recomendado!  - 28/03/18

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The Kite Ecuador team in action! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJYJ7Lw7g40   The wind has been great this week, and the sun is shining!  The conditions couldn't be better, so what are you waiting for?  Message us today and [...]

Welcome to KiteEcuador.com, the top-rated Kitesurfing School in Ecuador!

Our school offers Kitesurfing and Kiteboarding lessons, along with SUP (Stand Up Paddle) and Surfing lessons! We are located on Playa Bonita, Santa Marianita, on a beautiful and quiet 1.7km stretch of sandy beach, the best place to learn to Kitesurf!

So… What is kitesurfing?

Kitesurfing is a fun and adrenaline filled sport of gliding, jumping, riding and flying with the elements of nature, the wind, the ocean and the sky! Learning to kiteboard is an adventure that can be enjoyed by students of all ages. It might look intimidating at first, but kiteboarding is a sport that can be learned by any active and willing person! Three to four days of instruction in good conditions, and you will know the basics! With a few more days of practice, you will be riding across the water with ease.

For more advanced kiters, you can learn foilboarding! This is the latest craze in the Kitesurfing world. We recommend that you be comfortable riding up-wind and landing small jumps before learning to ride a foil board. Our foil-boarding lessons are the perfect next-step for adrenaline junkies.

Why chose Kite Ecuador?

Our head instructor is Javier Negrete, and he has been kiteboarding the waves of Santa Marianita for more than twelve years. He is well-known for his love of teaching and his methodical and easy to follow teaching plans. Our students frequently note Javier’s attention to safety and his ability to make them feel comfortable while learning to Kitesurf.

Kitesurfing and Kiteboarding lesson packages are available starting at $70 (cash/PayPal) for a two-hour introductory class. If you love it, you can upgrade to our 8 or 12-hour free ride independent courses that will get you up on the board and well on your way to becoming an independent kitesurfer. You will be IKO certified and able to rent kitesurfing gear at any IKO school in the world to enjoy.

If you are already a kitesurfer, Kite Ecuador offers gear rental packages from $15/hr. We have brand new (2018) top of the line equipment from North Kiteboarding and ION. We have kites from 9 M to 18 M available, so we have you covered whether the wind is light or very strong. We offer rental packages from 1 hour to 7 days. If you need a refresher course before hitting the water on your own, we have assistant instructors and supervisors available starting at $10 / hr. They will help you set up your gear, launch the kite, and help you ride upwind if you’re not yet able to do so on your own! They will also give you some tips to improve your ability.

During the low-wind season (only 2-3 months here in Santa Marianita) you can learn to Stand Up Paddle! This is a fun sport that can be practiced anywhere in the world. You can learn in just 2 hours, and enjoy the calm water in the mornings while watching the birds dive for fish! SUP is great exercise, as it involves arms, legs, and core muscles. People of all ages can learn and enjoy Stand Up Paddling, and SUP can be practiced year around.

Surfing anyone?

If you’re a surfer, the instructors at Kite Ecuador can take you on an adventure. Santa Marianita’s waves aren’t the best for surfing in general, but we can show you the best places to go closeby! Our favorite is San Mateo, where surfing can be enjoyed most of the year!

Where to stay in Santa Marianita?

We have partnered with the best hostels, hotels, and guesthouses on the beach, and can offer accommodations starting at only $10 per night for a dorm! Private rooms start at $20 per night, and FREE accommodations are available with some of our lesson and rental packages. Please message us for details. Our partner accommodations include the Villa at EcuaBlue, VillaKite Hotel, Hospedaje Don Willy, and Donkey Den Guesthouse.

Volunteer with Kite Ecuador

If you’re traveling on a budget, you can consider applying for our Volunteer program! The volunteer program at Kite Ecuador and Shawarma & Shots Restaurant and Bar offers travelers the chance to trade their skills for a place to stay, or a tab at the restaurant and bar. We are always looking for help, so if you are coming to the area write us to see if we have any opportunities available. We can always use help with bartending, serving, sales on the beach and surf and sup instruction/guide. You may be qualified to train as a kitesurfing instructor, so you can keep traveling while making money teaching this great sport. Volunteering is a great way to extend your vacation when the budget is getting low!