What to do and see in La Ventana, Mexico: The Best Places and Tips

January 8, 2018 Enedina Augsburger

La Ventana is a small fishing village on the shore of the Bay of La Ventana south of La Paz on the eastern side of the Baja California peninsula in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. The village was founded in the early 1940s by the La Paz pearl diver Salome Leon. When pearl diving became unprofitable, Salome brought his large family by burro over the mountains from La Paz to the Bay of La Ventana to found the village. Many of Salome's descendants continue to live, fish, and work in the village.
Restaurants in La Ventana

1. Nomad Kitesurf School

Corredor Isla Cerralvo s/n | El Teso, Casa Tara Hotel, La Ventana 23232, Mexico
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5 based on 32 reviews

Nomad Kitesurf School

We are a smart and avant garde water sports center. We offer to teach you basics and advance technics either from one of the nicest Beaches in Baja California or from a Jet Ski. Following IKO (International Kiteboarding Organisation) standards and using the latest and brand new Neil Pryde and Cabrinha gear we offer a variety of deals to safely turn you in to an independent kiteboarder. Our Kitesurfing School is located at Casa Tara, the best Spa Hotel in La Ventana / El Sargento. La Ventana / El Sargento is located on the eastern side of Baja California South over the shores of sea of Cortez. Considered one of the world's top kiteboarding destinations, La Ventana is In fact rated #1 kite destination by Discovery Channel. This place offers perfect conditions to learn kiteboarding, with consistent north winds that blow almost every day during the winter / spring season. ​ If you are serious to lear kiteboarding we will help you to reach your goals!

Reviewed By AnaLaura B - España

I took several lessons from Jose and his wonderful team of professionals, and I truly experienced great progress in my previous skills. I was really amazed by their local knowledge, their patience and their detail-oriented explanations. As well, La Ventana is an unparalleled spot to...MoreAna Laura, Thanks so much for such a great feedback. We would be happy to see you back soon. This is much appreciated. Best of luck and hopefully see you again soon!!

2. Planeta Libre Expediciones

Carretera a El Sargento | Km10 Local 1, El Sargento 23232, Mexico
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5 based on 3 reviews

Planeta Libre Expediciones

Reviewed By Witt A

Several friends went with Sylvia and crew to swim with sea lions and whale sharks and learn about the geology, history and biology of Espiritu Santu and environs. A fabulous day long trip that was a highlight of being in Baja. And the lunch was superb!

3. Evolution Kiteboarding

Corredor isla Cerralvo km 10.5, La Ventana 23237, Mexico
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Evolution Kiteboarding

Evolution Kiteboarding team's primary goals are to help reduce the frustration level of learning kiteboarding and to accelerate the learning curve. All of EK's kiteboarding lessons offer one-on-one instruction for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. This formula, which has proven extremely successful, allows instructors to tailor each kiteboarding lesson to individual learning rates and needs. As a result, EK students become independent kiteboarders more quickly and safely. EK distinguishes itself from other kiteboarding schools in La Ventana by having a flexible team. We understand that this is your vacation, we are here to work around your travel plans. Just let us know what you need from gear to lessons to supervision and we will provide you with the most professional and accommodating service in Baja. EK staff and instructors look forward to working with you and making this experience safe and fun, helping you discover a real kiteboarding passion! "Evolve with us"

Reviewed By Geoff P - B.C

I chose sea-doo assist for the calming effect of having someone near you. It was fantastic the instructor was very good and I progressed quickly. I would recommend these guys but also spending the money on sea-doo assist because it can significantly reduce your learning curve.
The instructor quickly realized my kite had a few small holes and my bar needed adjustment so they set me up with thier gear for a couple days while they fixed mine even though I had paid only for lessons not gear.

4. Rancho Cacachilas Mountain & Bike Hub

Carretera Principal | Corredor Isla Cerralvo, El Sargento 23232, Mexico +52 612 348 7758
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5 based on 4 reviews

Rancho Cacachilas Mountain & Bike Hub

Provides opportunities for exceptional outdoor adventures, led by our knowledgeable guides, visitors can learn about the cultural, mining and natural history of the Sierra Cacachilas. Hiking, mountain biking, day tours, camping, overnight trips, wine and cheese tastings and organic gardening activities are examples of ways that guests can choose to explore the working Ranches of Rancho Cacachilas.

Reviewed By MyKidsDad_1 - Rockville, Maryland

My friends and I had a great experience hiking with these guys last week. We met them at a bicycle store and loaded into the vans for an amazing drive into the mountain preserve outside La Ventana. We then went on a hike through the...MoreThank you for all your kindness! We enjoyed having you at the Ranch for that hiking experience, and will make sure our tour guides know all those great compliments. We really appreciate your review.

5. Elevation Kiteboarding School

Calle Gilberto Aviles Aviles, La Ventana, Mexico
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Elevation Kiteboarding School

Our lesson program follows the guidelines set by the International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO). Our school is in it's 11th year of operation with the majority of our instructors with us for over 6 years. Our instructors are experienced, IKO certified and insured. We offer lessons in English, Spanish and French. We offer watercraft assisted lessons with our instructors beside their students on the water to offer better support and instruction. We use the latest North Kiteboarding gear on the market to make sure your learning process is as easy and safe as possible. Our lessons range from beginner to advanced and teach students of varying ages, children to senior adults. For ladies, we offer several woman's camps throughout the kiteboarding season. Our Mission is to take our students to the next level of kiteboarding while creating an amazing and lasting experience.

Reviewed By auntydaff - Vancouver Island

Kiteboarding is not for the timid. This was my second women's camp where I was hoping to progress more than I did. I am not sure if this was my lack of skill or lack of attention and time on the water but I did not achieve my goals. I think I need the private gentle approach lesson next time! The school is run by very positive people who do try and cater to a large cross section of skill levels! Perhaps the warmer climes of Mexico would suit me better next time!

6. Girl On A Board Kite School

Third building on the left when you first enter, La Ventana 23232, Mexico
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Girl On A Board Kite School

Girl On A Board Kite School is an all female team (with one male instructor in Mexico). Our Mission is to empower everyone through sport. We focused on hiring instructors who love to teach and who also want to create an atmosphere that is welcoming, safe and fun! Our teachers are all professionals and have all been certified to teach through IKO international Kiteboarding organization. To ensure o

Reviewed By Risilda L

I traveled all the way to La Ventana as the Girl on the Board School was recommended to me and my time was waisted as the school and organization did not run properly. I went there as an experienced kiter and my only Mission was to get on the board. The owner Nicole and Her un certificated instructors would kiteboard instead themselves than teach. Unacceptable experience

7. Playa Central Kiteboarding

Beach south of the main camp., La Ventana 23232, Mexico +52 918 398 0114
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Playa Central Kiteboarding

Kite boarding school with great instructors and safe, progressive methods. We are smack on the beach and have great wind from October through May. Jessica is our lead instructor and we have a great team ready to teach you and your family to kite board. We offer great kite lesson packages and organize kite camps through out the year. Learn to kite board at Playa Central, the big yellow building on the beautiful beach of the La Ventana Bay.

Reviewed By Flo F - Boracay, Philippines

i came to la ventana looking for a place where i can do storage for my gear. after being denied at other places i walked in here and they told me i can even leave my stuff for free. at no other kitespot anywhere in the world i had storage just for free. after that i started hanging out at playa central and saw that this is the spot to meet people in la ventana. great breakfast, awesome for happy hour and always something going on at night. kite school is using new equipment every year and the instructors are super friendly and very professional.

8. Planeta Libre Expediciones

Corredor Cerralvo Km 7, La Ventana 23232, Mexico
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Planeta Libre Expediciones

We are an outdoor responsible tourism company that promotes connexion and understanding of nature and Mexican culture, by means of the practice of innovative philosophies that pursuit a balance between the human activities and the planet we inhabit.

Reviewed By fionasmithkenya - Liverpool, New York

Planeta Libre have a very flexible approach and are happy to help out with transport,organising trips etc which is particularly useful if you are a single traveller. I was hoping to go on a snorkelling / sea lion trip from La Ventana where I was staying. However there were no trips running so Sylvia from Planeta Libre was super helpful in organising transport and a trip from La Paz at a very reasonable cost. She also lent me a wet suit at no extra cost which was great as the sea was cold ! She is really knowledgeable about the flora,fauna and history of the area and is very much into doing things in an environmentally sensitive way. I would really recommend using this small local company.

9. Palapas Ventana

La Ventana, La Ventana, Mexico
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Palapas Ventana

Reviewed By Kitesurf24 - Hood River, Oregon

"The time of my life". If you want to have the perfect location up the beach away from the party, but close enough to partake in what you want. This is you're place. I truly have friends and family in La Ventana because of the the culture that Palapas Ventana has within it's beach resort experience.
I look forward to seeing you down there!!
Dustin Lee

10. Baja Kite and Surf

Main Campground, La Ventana, Mexico
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Baja Kite and Surf

Reviewed By James S

Really was one of the most incredible weeks. Norm and his son, Handsome Dave (he truly is Majestic), took care of us beginning to end. When starting to kiteboard, lessons are an absolute must (for safety, etiquette on the water, familiarity with the equipment...) These were not my first lessons, but were by far the best to date.
Kiteboarding can be a very dangerous sport, unlike a lot of other groups in the area, safety really was their first priority. The lessons were appropriately paced and guided towards performance ensuring steady improvement. Although we were in the water for over 3 hours a day, we likely spent even more time off the water with them, because they were just such nice guys. They took us under their wing and were able to introduce us to the local life throughout the week.They were kind, patient, and made us feel like we were part of their community.
They are IKO certified instructors and, from what I can tell, they really do love what they do. Without a doubt I will be back.

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