La Vega de Pupuya Kitesurfing Holiday and Travel Guide

La Vega de Pupuya

Chile

Why Visit?

La Vega de Pupuya is s a kitesurfing and windsurfing paradise, and if you like waveriding, you won't find a better place than this. We're not far from the capital Santiago, and there are loads to see and do around here. La Vega de Pupuya is a quiet village, home to a mix of locals and riders from all over the place to enjoy our ocean. We are also close to some of the best wineries in the region. So you can chill in the hot tub at night and enjoy our clear skies!

Wind and Weather

Even though we are located in central Chile, we get a lot of wind; cold wind, so if you are close to the beach and directly in the wind, make sure you bring a jacket; once you are out of the wind, you can sit around it your swimsuit and enjoy the sun; when it's windy, it's always sunny! You can kiteboard all year round here, but the best months are between August and January, with winds ranging from 20 - 30 knots and 15 - 25 knots for the rest of the year.

As the wind is cold and strong, we often see women riding 5m and 7m kites, and the men use 9m kites all year round.

Getting Around

La Vega de Pupuya and Matanzas are within walking distance so that you can go back and forth quickly. Everyone is generally extraordinarily hospitable and accommodating and will offer you a ride to the beach or back home.

Food and Drink

You'll be spoilt for choice here in La Vega de Pupuya! You'll find fancy restaurants and local homemade meals. There is also a store where you can buy everything you need if you'd instead cook at home.

Please make sure you try a local drink called Piscola and a cocktail called Pisco Sour... both of them are an explosion of happiness for the night, but I am not responsible for the next day's hangover!

Nightlife

There are two delicious restaurants called La Lobera and Márola in la Vega de Pupuya that I would recommend. They open at 13:00 and close around 22:00. If you walk to Matanzas, a few more are similar. During the summer months and long weekends, there is also a nightclub called Nenazo that stays open until 4:00.

No Wind?

We've got loads on offer! You can go mountain biking in one of the three big bike parks, surfing or SUP, kayaking, horse riding and more. If you don't feel like doing sports, you can visit the winery or the little rescue zoo or relax and enjoy the view with a glass of wine or a Pisco Sour!

Internet

A couple of restaurants and hotels offer free Wifi.

Accommodation

25 Nudos Lodge offers excellent accommodation for cabins with up to 4 people! All the houses have kitchen appliances, electric bbq, a private terrace, a jacuzzi and a mind-blowing view! 25 Nudos Lodge is in front of the beach at La Vega de Pupuya. In front of the best wind spot, you can walk directly to your best wave to ride.

Additionally, there are Air BnB in the area too.

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By Mario Valdebenito
Mario Valdebenito is the owner and CEO of 25 Nudos Lodge at La Vega de Pupuya in Chile. He created this lodge to share this slice of paradise with others - Life is too short to spend it unhappy!

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Where are the Best Kitesurfing Beaches in La Vega de Pupuya?

There are two restaurants in the area and you could easily end up spending the whole day here. This is a wavy spot though so keep that in mind.

  • Wind: south-southeast
  • Waves: 1.5m - 4m
  • Shorebreak: Left and Right direction, sand at the bottom

This spot is more secret because it's only accessible from the sea as you're not allowed to drive there. This is one of the perfect waves spots around.

  • Wind: south-southeast
  • Waves: 1.5m - 6m
  • Shorebreak: Perfect Left direction, sand at the bottom

This spot has a nice beach, a lot of stores which sell food, clothes and a couple of hotels. This spot can get a little gusty at times, though.

  • Wind: south-southeast
  • Waves: 1.5m - 3m
  • Shorebreak: Perfect Left direction, sand at the bottom

When is the Best Time to go Kitesurfing in La Vega de Pupuya?

The windy months to go kitesurfing in La Vega de Pupuya are January, August, September, October, November, December

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