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Activities in Dakhla

The thin, sandy peninsula of Rio de Oro provide fantastic beaches and shallow, wide lagoons. Being well exposed to the Atlantic, Dakhla receives good, persistent wind throughout the year, as well as as an annual average temperature of 25°c.

Activities  

Dakhla is a specialist kitesurfing centre. The popular lagoons are all within a short distance of the centre. Other possible activities include yoga, stand up paddle boarding, desert excursions and so on!

Kitesurfing

Famous for it's kitesurfing and wind based sports, the centre in Dakhla specialises in kitesurfing. Dakhla is one of the most wind sure destinations with more than 330 windy days a year on average making it an all year round kitesurfing spot. The lagoon is surrounded by desert and has a unique playground where you can kite surf amongst the flamingos and dolphins. It's flat lagoon one one side makes learning very enjoyable and it's wavy side can give those more experience a bit more of a challenge! 

Surfing

There are several surf spots around Dakhla; La Sarga, Point d'Or, Arish and Foumbouir. Foumbouir is the most famous as it often hosts the surfing (+ kitesurfing) world championships regularly. The ideal time to surf in Dakla is from October to April. 

Participants are split into groups based on ability and all are welcome, from complete beginners to experts. You can use your free time throughout the week to explore the town or practise some other sports such as SUP or yoga.

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Testimonials

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Having never used UCPA before I was not sure what to expect but the week I spent there was absolutely fantastic and I genuinely can’t wait to go back.
    Richard J
  • Alongside the excellent equipment, lessons, food and accommodation, the thing that brings me back year on year is the atmosphere, as made by the people who go to UCPA.
    Elliot B
  • The UCPA has its own bar which is slightly cheaper than anywhere else in the resort. It has a pool table, comfy seats and a good atmosphere. 
    Ron H
  • The quality of the equipment is second to none and the ability to easily swap things over if they’re not quite right is so useful. 
    Amelia S
  • 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