We began the Ikarus Project in 2002, the same year we opened up in Playa del Carmen IKARUS SURF SHOP the first Kite shop in México. A year later we started with the first Kite School in the South-East region of Mexico.
After opening schools in Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, Tulum, Xpu-Ha and Cancún, we realized the importance of teaching in the absolute spot with the ideal conditions of shallow flat water , wind suitable from any directions , lot of space and the only place with this characteristic and where people really learned to Kite safely and much more efficiently and quickly was at Isla Blanca. Ever since we are located only there.
You can stay in one of our 10 rooms:
1 room with king size,
2 rooms with 2 full size beds,
3 rooms with 1 full size bed + 1 single bed and
4 rooms with one full size bed and 2 single beds.
All rooms have a private bathroom, hot shower, free WI-FI, fan.
(sorry NO Air conditioned),
We generate our own electricity with a solar system you can also Camp in one of our tents (or in your own), or sleep in a hammock “Mexican style”. Camping, RV and eco-travelers welcome….
best winds starts in jan and ends may.
Windy Season nov to june
Nov to march is called (TEMPORADA DE NORTES) winds are affected by north fronts coming from north america … , winds from the north can be strong (35+kts) and cold (3/4 full wetsuit suggested). especially the first 2 days , first wind come from N-W , than from the NORTH then switch clockwise ..N-E, EAST, S-E, and losing usually power and getting warmer , until another north comes in.
Normally nice warm south-east wind blows the days before before the north comes. we normally use 8mt ,12mt, 15mt kites for average 70 kg rider
During wimter oct to march some days temp can go down to 12 grades celcius with north winds and winds from 12 to 30 kts but can be strong as 45 kts s
When south east temp can be from 18 to 27 and wind 12 to 25 and up to 30 kts with gust some days
STING RAYS are often around, if you get stung you need to submerge your foot in very hot water to neutralize the poison of the protein injected , for about one hour. Is very painful but usually pain disappear after one-two hours.
SCORPIONS there are scorpions around as in all mexico, the one in this area are not very dangerous the stung just is little painful and can produce cotton-mouth and light buzzy effects
SNAKES we have few around but they are mostly boa they are harmful.
CROCODILES lives in remote areas of the lagoon, be sure not to end up far away downwind when off-shore , in many years we didn t see many
MOSQUITOS at sunset they can be very annoying, during the day if there is now wind we can have no-see-hum, tiny mosquitos.
TRAFFIC POLICE they are hiding to get you speeding the limit, be careful
Activities and facilities
One must have done is go to the Cancun downtown. There you can do several things like vistit the ancient Mayan ruins of El Meco, go taking a dinner or lunch at La Habichuela or partying in the Yaxchilan Avenue.
From CANCUN AIRPORT
the cheapest way is an ADO (airport-cancun) bus to downtown (every half an hour) , then from downtown a taxi will cost around 200-300 (15 usd)
Taxis from airport and shared shuttle vans runs from 40 usd to 90 usd
From CANCUN DOWNTOWN
Taxi from Cancun Downtown should cost around 15 usd
Driving, the easiest way is to follow Av. Bonampak all the way towards north, then this same street turns into a road called PROLONGACION BONAMPAK …a drive between the mangrove, leaving on your right side Puerto Juarez and Punta Sam pass Hotel Villas del Palmar until you arrive to a roundabout with the Playa Mujeres Hotels entrance ( A BIG GATE!)
Next right you find a paved road. You follow that paved road all the way with the golf course on your right until there´s a roundabout where there starts a new big paved road. You follow this road until it becomes a dirt road. Drive 3 km of dirt road until you find an IKARUS sign on your left, and a big blue post on your right! You turn left and follow the sandy road few hundred meters until the end, and you’ve arrived! We are on the lagoon side!
From CANCUN HOTEL ZONE
Hotel taxi (expensive), or a taxi on the street (cheaper) or a
Hotel-zone Bus to downtown and then a taxi from there to Isla Blanca should be around 15 usd
If you are driving from the hotel zone. at km Zero turn right and take Av. Bonampak then this same street turns into a road called PROLONGACION BONAMPAK …a drive between the mangrove, leaving on your right side Puerto Juarez and Punta Sam pass Hotel Villas del Palmar until you arrive to a roundabout with the Playa Mujeres Hotels entrance ( A BIG GATE!) Next right you find a paved road. You follow that paved road all the way with the golf course on your right until there´s a roundabout where there starts a new big paved road. You follow this road until it becomes a dirt road. Drive 3 km of dirt road until you find an IKARUS sign on your left, and a big blue post on your right! You turn left and follow the sandy road few hundred meters until the end, and you’ve arrived! We are on the lagoon side!
If you are driving be careful to follow the speed limit (60 Km – 37 Mph) Police with radar checking speed are often on the road.
The PUBLIC TRANSPORT minibus stop in Cancun is at the (EL CRUCERO) corner with Av. Tulum and Av. Lopez Portillo next to the Farmacia CANTO. You take the minivan White and red that says Isla Blanca….minibus .schedule should be 7 am, 11 am, 4 p.m. and back half an hour later if you take a taxi, just say Isla Blanca almost at the end,, 1 km after Cabañas Pirata Morgan (now Cabañas Playa Blanca) . Just in case you miss it after 1 mile the dirt road ends on the beach and you cannot go further.
From ISLA MUJERES You can take a taxi from the dock of Puerto Juarez or the minibus coming from El CRUCERO will pass by 7,10 am, 11,10 am, 4, 10 pm
From PLAYA DEL CARMEN – TULUM Take a bus to Cancun and a taxi from Cancun bus station to Isla Blanca.
PRIVATE BEGINNER LESSON PACKAGES - from 195 USD per person / 2 hours
SMALL TENT Ikarus Ecological Hotel - 15 USD per night (one person with shared bathroom and shower)
HAMMOCK Camping - 10 USD per night (one person with shared bathroom and shower)
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