Qi Palawan Kiteboarding brought kiteboarding to the El Nido area back in 2012 and has been operating a kite center since 2013. Qi Palawan Kiteboarding is located within Qi Palawan Resort, a small eco-resort one hour from El Nido town center this The resort is located in north-eastern mainland Palawan, a village called San Fernando. It is the only proper hotel and kite shop in the area.
With just eight hotel rooms on a kilometer of beach, Qi kiteboarding Palawan offers uncrowded kiteboarding. The hotel has upscale accommodations and gourmet food, a billiards table, a small pool, large yoga deck and spa. And, the location is only one hour from El Nido town where there is plenty of shopping and bars.
The flat waters and sandy bottom are perfect for learning or advancing your skills. Winds are moderate (12 to 20 knots) cross on-shore most days. Of course, Qi Palawan has its heavy days where everyone has to breakout the small kites, but there are other places to go for the strongest winds. With exception of extreme wind days, the water is flat with a small wave on the outer reef for the advanced riders.
The season goes from November to March with December to February being the prime months.
Kitesurfing El Nido itself might be possible in Habagat season, But El Nido can not really be considered a Kitesurf Spot.
Qi Kiteboarding Palawan is a one hour drive from El Nido. You can fly directly to El Nido with Airjuan or AirSwift. Otherwise, it is necessary to fly to Puerto Princesa and take a public or private van to El Nido. Alternatively, you could fly into Coron and use the ferry from there to El Nido. This is often (especially during the Kitesurfing season) a rough ride, but there is the option to break it down and do some kiting with 250k in Coron on the way.
The resort is a remote destination without any other tourist facilities in the immediate area. However, they do offer bicycles to guests for exploring. There is a nice beach bar and museum in the neighbouring community, 7 kilometres away. Inland tours to waterfalls and archaeological sites plus trips to the town center of El Nido can also be arranged.
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