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  • 880jocelynh

    5 star rating Excellent School to Learn Kite Surfing! I had an absolute blast learning how to kite surf from Lucas and Javier. They are both very patient and knowledgeable instructors and make you feel prepared and comfortable as they lead you through each step of the process. Highly... read more  - 20/12/19

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    Bejan Douraghy

    I would highly recommend this school to any advanced or beginner kiter. The instructors are all highly qualified and knowledgeable.  - 21/01/19

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    Nate TheNomad Allen

    Awesome location for kiteboarding. Javier always brings his A-game to the beach when he is teaching or supervising!!! Fantastic place with great vibes. Visited twice in the last 4 years and planning on coming back for a third time already 😀  - 29/03/18

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    Moncho F

    5 star rating Epic Kitesurfing Experience in Ecuador Javier is an excellente coach and there is an amazing community here ! Everyone should learn the sport, you will always have a great time !  - 14/12/18

    Rupert P

    5 star rating Shawarma Restaurant Fabulous hamburgers and french fries! Will return to try the shawarma wraps. Great owner and staff—a must stop while in Santa Marianita!  - 08/12/19

    _alinkakorytko

    5 star rating Volunteering at KiteEcuador It was my first time working as a volunteer through Workaway. I really enjoyed working with Javier. Javier explained to me how to get there and showed me the working place and the dorm. Though I stayed there only... read more  - 24/12/19

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    Beat Siegenthaler

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

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    Ivan Städler

    I spent several weeks with Javier and his crew. He had the patience to teach me all about kitesurfing 🙂 And he really knows what he's doing. Safety first! He speaks Englisch fluently, but is also willing to let you... read more  - 09/04/18

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    Ladislav Ullrich

    I took three days course and at the end I was able to drive kite by myself. Great experience, everything from theory explained in details, properly trained/practiced step by step. Many thanks to my instructors Javi and Pen.  - 18/12/19

  • 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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    Timo Lehner

    Ich komme seit Jahren immer nach Santa Marianita, um bei Kite Ecuador zu Kiten. Es ist immer eine tolle Erfahrung mit dem Inhaber Javier und seinem Team. Das Equipment ist vielseitig und in Top Zustand, man kann Klassen nehmen oder... read more  - 27/07/18

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    Eduardo Diaz

    Kite Ecuador is awesome. Javier and his crew create a great atmosphere; extremely professional while keeping it laid back (as a kiteboard spot should be!). They are all knowledgeable instructors and use top quality and brand new equipment! As a... read more  - 07/01/19

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    SIDNEY E

    5 star rating FUNNY WINDY SPOT Great school and beatiful Spot in Santa Marianita manabi coast ....

    Great staff...Javier instructor's Boss is best teaching option....

    Returning soon...Thanks  - 07/12/18

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    Jocelyn Hellested

    I had an absolute blast learning how to kite surf from Lucas and Javier. They are both very patient and knowledgeable instructors and make you feel prepared and comfortable as they lead you through each step of the process. Highly... read more  - 20/12/19

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    Diego A

    5 star rating Great Kitesurfing School (Best in Town)!!!!! Lessons are pretty complete and comprehensive. All instructors have a great expertise with the topic and excellent kiters. All equipment is brand new with great quality and durability. The most valuable aspect of the school is that everyone can learn... read more  - 04/12/18

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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!