For families to single travelers looking for a winter kitesurfing holiday, La Ventana, Mexico is one of the best places in the Pacific North West. Its warm water, sandy beaches and consistent wind has made La Ventana one of the most popular kiting spots in North America and placed it in the top ten destinations to kiteboard in the world. Our wind season is from mid October to April.
Where to Stay
Our school operates out of Baja Joe’s hotel. This laid back resort is located in the heart of La Ventana and is near all the action. Perfect for kiteboarding, the awesome beach front location is the best spot to launch and land from. Baja Joe’s has everything you need, from the best coffee in the morning to micro brew in the evening. You will never want to leave.
House Rental and Camping
Want to come with your family or a bunch of friends, stay awhile. There are a number of home rentals in La Ventana. Check out La Ventana Bay Properties. You can also camp in La Ventana from $8 to $15/night. Some campsites have community kitchens, hot showers, etc. Camping is first come first serve.
What to Bring
For your lessons all you need to bring is your sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, your wet suit (We suggest a 2 to 4 mil suit) and booties. We supply the rest of the equipment.
How to Get to La Ventana
There are two international airports close to La Ventana. La Paz is the closest and is a 45 minute drive away. This airport is a little smaller and does not have as many flights as San Jose del Cabo. San Jose is about 2 hours away from La Ventana and is bigger and has more flight options. This is the best airport to fly into if you are coming from Canada.
From both airports you can rent a car (Make sure to check their insurance policies and fees when booking), take a taxi or ask your hotel to arrange a shuttle for you. From San Jose, you can take a bus to La Paz and then taxi to La Ventana.
Or you might decide to make it a road trip and drive south. The Baja Highway 1 has a lot to offer with its gorgeous scenery.
Bring some US dollars and Pesos with you. It is not always easy to get cash in La Ventana and not all stores and restaurants take credit cards.
Forecasts do not always take thermal winds in consideration. Add about 10 mph to the forecast.