Overview of Puerto Plata Kite Surfing
Puerto Plata Kite surfing is growing in popularity. With regular good strong winds, you will often see kite surfers out on the water. Kite surfing is a relatively new sport starting around 1995 and now it is taking off in Puerto Plata on the north coast of the Dominican Republic.
I was staying in Puerto Plata for a month having found a base to work which had decent internet so getting down to the beach daily to watch the kite surfers was always a nice way to spend a bit of the day.
The Malecón, Puerto Plata
The Malecón, which literal translation means pier, is the seaside boulevard that contains many white sandy beaches. Here you will see people enjoying their morning exercise and to the northern end, at Costa Rica Beach, when the winds are blowing, you will see kite surfers out enjoying the waves.
Here you will find a range of different bars and restaurants which cater for all tastes. Almost all of them have a good internet connection and are peaceful places to soak up the sun. If you want to sit out on the beach, there are deck chairs for hire.
You will also see Neptune’s Statue, a 22 foot tall bonze statue which weighs almost 5 tonnes, perched on the island as the guardian of the harbour and talisman for the community. Since being installed on the Island in 1971, several issues have befallen the mighty god having fallen over several times and other mishaps. But, since 2013, he has stood firm and makes an impressive sight for all to see.
You can see other kite surfers out to sea or on the other side of the port beyond the Fort de San Felipe, which is another great viewing point for the kite surfers.
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