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Port Barcares Activities

Kitesurfing

Kitesurfing is a basically flying a kite whilst attached to a surf board - we can’t offer much more adrenaline than this – the air time looks amazing and the tricks extreme.  Recognised in 1998 with only 30 enthusiasts, kitesurfing is the quickest growing sport ever. However, it doesn’t come without its dangers hence a week learning the sport in warm water and sun, within a beautiful setting is obviously a good starting block for beginners. For those that have had the opportunity to become proficient / experienced kiters, then a week fine tuning your technique in this fantastic location is one not to be missed.

Port Barcares offers a sheltered lagoon where you can become proficient in launching your kite and learning to control your direction. The bay area is world renowned for kite surfing so needs no introduction.

Windsurfing

Port Barcares is a windsurfing paradise. With shallow water and more than 280 days of wind per year, it's no surprise that Port Barcares is one of Europe's best known areas for windsurfing, and is perfect for both beginners and experts alike.

The windsurfing spot is known as La Coudalére and is around a 10 minute walk from the UCPA centre. It's ideally located to take advantage of the prevailing winds and the shallow water and sandbars in the water allow the perfect place to rest, or to learn your first beach start! 

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Testimonials

  • The food provided was up to a very good standard for all meals with a soup starter available every dinner followed by two or three hot meal choices, a salad bar and a variety of tasty deserts and fruit.
    Richard J
  • One click and you’ve booked everything. No searching around for lessons, ski-hire etc. And the best thing is you can keep adding people to your group.
    Anna R
  • All UCPAs are very friendly and sociable. The bar and dining areas are open with big tables, encouraging people to sit together and get to know each other. This makes it very easy as a solo traveller.
    Anna R
  • The lessons are brilliant with fun instructors who know how to give everyone individual instruction and to party when its time to party.
    Asim A
  • Action Outdoors set up a personal group page and as a group leader, I did’t have to worry about taking everyone’s payments. Each group member is responsible to pay their own way through the group page directly to Action Outdoors. Win!
    Asim A
  • The food offers great variety, choice (several options each night), quantity (as much as you want) and quality is decent.  Cheese and yoghurts coming out of your ears, packed lunch option, afternoon tea and cake and you can drink your own wine at dinner.
    Anna R
  • I love the system at UCPA where you can go as a group of friends, but still spend a full day out with other people right at your own level. 
    Amelia S
  • Imagine moules mariniereier, steak (cooked how you like it) and paella just to name a few options during our week and you get a picture of how well fed you will be at UCPA.
    Elliot B