Situated just 40 minutes coming from the town of La Paz, capital of Baja California Sur, La Ventana is actually a fishing village in the Sea of Cortez which has gorgeous beaches and spectacular sunsets perfect for experience of nature, in which the intense blue of the sea as well as its dry deserts encompassed by the nearby mountains, like the Cerralvo Island, enable us to appreciate the natural splendor of this place.
Having crystal clear, aqua blue waters, a spectacular mountain background in the heart of the desert encompassed by cactus forests, it’s a location like nowhere else. The kitesurfing season in La Ventana, Mexico starts around November till March- an ideal compliment into the Northern kiteboarding season. In the season you’ll find numerous Canadians and Americans chasing after the wind while it goes south and getting away the cold winter.
In between November and March, wind knots favor kite and windsurfing, conducting significant global tournaments, an entire show of sails and kites across the bay. Alternative activities which could be done are freediving, as well as snorkeling; Cycling or having a walk along its beaches is really soothing; During the night, it’s quite common to see bonfires in which visitors and locals delight in living with each other as well as contemplate the stars.
On the village there are plenty of typical food in its little restaurants, beautiful marketplaces, and bars, in which they provide from regular dishes of the area to a few global cuisine, also, for a comfy stay you can find rustic hotels, apartments, and houses for rental, and also just like camping and glamping, the newest trend in lodging, an ideal blend in between camping outdoors as well as enjoying the conveniences of the hotel.
La Ventana is a huge L-formed bay with side onshore winds making sure whatever happens you’re always taken back in the beach and not to the sea. This will make it an extremely ideal place for newbies and a safe spot for all of riders. Water is flat/choppy in which the wind blows side shore and close to the end of the bay once the wind begins to blow onshore small waves will form.
The temperatures are warm and sunny although it becomes cold during the night. The water temperature is cooler compared to all those in southern Mexico- a 4/3mm wetsuit is advised on the early/late season and for the period of mid-season, a shorty or 3/2mm is enough. The wind speed differs in between 7m-12m kites.
NO WIND ACTIVITIES
Yoga is really a common no wind activity, classes are scheduled for about 150 pesos. Take pleasure in stand up paddleboarding, kayaking or snorkeling during the mornings prior to the wind picks up and also the water remains to be flat, rent a mountain bike or participate in a mountain bike tour, take a stroll and discover the cactus forests or unwind and get a good massage.
Get a day visit to La Paz in order to swim together with the whale sharks or have a surf in El Cerrito. Todos Santos is actually a brief drive and the place to find the well-known Hotel California having small shops, cafes as well as local artists. La Ventana doesn’t really have much nightlife, unwind and get a drink along with other travelers following a long day in the water and get an early night for one more windy day.
WHERE TO STAY
Budget travelers could stay in camping grounds or a better choice in accommodation directly on the kite spot. La Ventana is the ideal holiday spot for kiteboarders newbie and experienced. The relaxed and friendly environment could make you feel at home along with like-minded tourists and friendly local people. Enjoy a week, a month or perhaps the entire winter to have an incredible holiday.
You’ll find so many kitesurfing schools in Mexico to select from, a lot of which provide storage right on the kite spot so that you don’t need to bother about leaving behind your gear in the vehicle.