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Address: | Autopista Sur, Sector Punta Hicacos, Varadero, Cuba
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Awesome first Kitesurfing experience

I booked a private lesson at CaribbeanRiders KiteSchool (Darien Team) Everything is professional, safe and customer oriented. My instructor was Julio. He is a really good... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2016
Claudia092016
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Drummondville, Canada
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Drummondville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I booked a private lesson at CaribbeanRiders KiteSchool (Darien Team) Everything is professional, safe and customer oriented. My instructor was Julio. He is a really good teacher: helpful, encouraging, patient and friendly. So much fun! Highly recommended!!! Muchas gracias!!! Claudia

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Caribbeanriders K, General Manager at CaribbeanRiders KiteSchool, responded to this review

Thanks tu your opinion we will be the best instructors every day, regards More 

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I´m a kiter and researched where to go in Varadero and where to rent equipment. Darren has by far the most stuff in boards and kites and is super relaxed about the whole thing. In addition, he gives some tips, helps out etc. This is the go to place for kites in Varadero.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I met with Darien and his Team in Varadero in Juy 2016 when practicing first time kiteboarding. I came with my equipment and researched prior that the folks have school in Varadero and found them. Every minute of the practice with them was very valuable and in a matter of a short time I learned more than I read, watched... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

I was there out of season in June and found that the kite school moves from their 'summer' season pitch by the Memories hotel and runs out of their home base, 5306 "Torres House", 53 street, Varadero town. Tel +5352772388. Darien is very friendly and attentive to your needs and once on the azure blue, crystal clear waters there is... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

I am 55 yrs old and if these guys can teach me, they can teach anybody! I took my first kitesurfing lessons with these guys last spring break (2015). I had never kited on water before and by the end of my lessons, I was able to kite on water. I was so impressed with CaribbeanRiders school that I decided... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Beware.... you will have way more fun than you expected!!! My family and I (21,22,48 and 49 years) did the addiction course over our holiday. Charlie and the gang coached us over three days with an exceptional level of skill and enthusiasm. This is a first class operation that I would recommend to anyone. This was all of our first... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

I had the most amazing time in Cuba - first time there and Darien ramirez and carlos casola were awesome. I had taken lessons elsewhere before but I really improved over the three days I was in Cuba - the beach, the location and the water were OUTSTANDING and make me want to go back there in a hurry. Conditions... More 

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Caribbeanriders K, Gerente at CaribbeanRiders KiteSchool, responded to this review

Hello friend, thank you for your comment and for the qualification, it was a pleasure to have been your instructor and we feel very grateful to have us chosen to increase your level in the kitesurf. Welcome to this Cuban family that if god wants it will be here to assist you. Thank you a hug More 

Niagara Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

After looking into kitesurfing for a few years I finally contacted CaribbeanRiders on my trip to Varadero. I met up with Charlie and although the were very booked (I failed to book with them in advance) he managed to fit me in on the first day of my holidays. He was a great instructor, we spent some time on the... More 

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Genie40
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Darien is the best kite surfing trainer I have ever had and I've been trained with little wind by 3 other instructors previously, he is strong, quiet, very honest, resourceful and extremely patient, he got me past the frustration of water start and I cannot recommend him highly enough as I'm now flying over the waves, feeling about 12 years... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

The Caribean Riders Kite School Varadero After windsurfing for thirty plus years, I decided to move into the 21st century and take up kitesurfing. Late fall 2014 we headed to the Exumas, bahamas to check out the pristine shallow waters and takes some kite lessons. There was a private instructor who runs a small operation, expensive and always seems rushed... More 

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