is a sampling of what guests have been saying about Ventana...
"I just got back from a week in
La Ventana. It was awesome - 5.5, 5.5,5.0, 4.7, 4.7, 4.7 The
4.7 days were a lot like an epic ebb day at Third ave. (San Francisco)
This was a great winter fix. We stayed at Ventana Windsports
which I highly recommend. Beautiful beach, great equipment and
awesome sailing conditions. If anybody wants more info on this
place let me know.
My wife and I spent a week at
Ventana Windsports between Christmas and New Year's. It's a beautiful
place with all the comforts of home (flush toilets, refrigerator,
hot showers, great food), but none of the annoyances, and plenty
of wind. Steve keeps about several quivers of sails rigged and
in a bodega on the beach, right next to a big rack of about 35
boards in any range you could ever need. Sailing literally out
of his backyard/beach (no car racks, no rigging, no lugging gear
down to the water) - that's the way a vacation should be! On
the calm days, my wife took beginner lessons (she's learning
quicker than I did!) and I went exploring in one of the kayaks.
Overall, it was a great vacation and we hope to go back next
- David St. John
"When it comes to winter in Baja I have camped and sailed at San Felipe, Bahia Los Angeles and Juncalito, Cabo Plumo has huge breaking swell and an incredible shoreline and but unreliable wind. Los Barriles has bit stronger wind and swell and more social life but it lacks the beauty of other sites and it has no thermal wind for those days El Norte fades. La Ventana has the best combination: Big swell with no cross chop, the most reliable winter wind, the most spectacular sailing scenery and prices like the old days in Baja. What I like about it is the amazing clean lines of big swell and the very steady winds. Typically you just use one sail during the day. In the morning you can really catch fish, kayak, or dive in calm conditions while watching the wind line slowly getting closer to shore. Then when the wind line reaches the beach, rig and sail . How's this for a recommendation: Once I sailed there I bought land there!"
- Mike Godsey
iwindsurf forecaster, Baja & Gorge migratory creature
"Our experience at Ventana Windsports
went way beyond any previous description or expectation! The
plentiful five star meals, use of top flight water and wind equipment,
Stephen's unique cabana designs and overall resort layout were
all superb. The big difference to us though, was the courteous
staff. These folks are totally professional, taking care of our
family's needs with big smiles, while allowing all guests relaxed
use of the entire facility as their own. We were fortunate enough
to truly connect with the staff and other guests in a way that
will ensure friendships for years to come. Yes, we will certainly
be back next year!"
"I wanted to loop back to you and
let you know that we had a great stay at your place and would
definitely come back and recommend it to others. The staff was
very helpful, the beach is amazing; the cabin was just right
and the gear all rigged and ready to go was sweet (you don't
need any more gear!) What can I say, it's a Windsurfer's paradise.
I was fortunate to have near perfect sailing conditions with
high winds for 4 of my five days and a week later am still healing
my blisters and raw hands from too much fun. The SUP boards and
kayaks were a big hit with my non-sailing family members and
really nice to have access to on those glassy mornings. The hot
tub and fridge full of beer was the icing on the cake. Thanks
and hope to be down again next winter."
- Tom Gandesbery
"Thanks for a wonderful time in
Baja. We all had a great time and will surely return! You have
a tremendous staff, one that is polite and hard working. A special
thanks to Edgar and Kenny for all their hard work and effort
to make our trip one to remember. They are a big reason why we
- Ryan Brevard
"I wanted to write and say what
an amazing time we had and how much I love your place. Kenny
and his staff do an outstanding job with the meals, and making
everyone happy and comfortable. Molly's yoga in the morning is
an extra bonus. I can see why Christina loved it here, and am
sorry I missed the year before. Thank you for having a vision
and making it a reality. Although the construction of your new
restaurant was sometimes a little loud, it had little affect
on our fun. I will be back for sure, and try and pick up where
Christina left off in spreading the word of how great Ventana
Wind Sports truly is. Congratulations on the birth of your triplets!
Parenthood is certainly the journey of a lifetime."
- Patricia Martin Bunch
"If you want to go where life's
warm and slow, go to Baja. If you want fantastic wind for kiting,
go to La Ventana. If you want the place to relax well, eat amazing
food, lounge in the shade and watch the kite/air show or sit
in the hot tub after you get out of the water, go to Ventana
Windports. You can feel the care and hard work that Esteban and
crew have put into creating this place over the years. You'll
not find another like it anywhere."
- Christopher deCharms
"Chip's wife here! We were so incredibly
happy with your place. Nothing could've been better. The location
was perfect for the event, the place is beautiful and we cannot
say enough about the food. Thank you so much for having us. We
now know where we'll be staying when we come to La Ventana again.
Everyone was very friendly and we look forward to meeting you
next time we're there."