We can either set up a shuttle for you, from and to the airport, or you can check our local ride-sharing site, https://www.theventanaview.com/travel-board/, or you could rent a car. In general most of the rental cars stay parked, unused, outside the resort for most of our guest’s stay. But if you decide you want to do some sightseeing or exploring it is nice to have a car, and some of the local dining spots are more than walking distance away.
We don’t have a specific recommendation for a car rental agency but have heard good things about BBB and Cactus agencies.
Check with your credit card issuer as you may be able to decline the insurance the agencies offer. (Visa Gold or Platinum, for example, will act as the primary insurer for cars rented outside of the US.)
You will need cash for your taxi if you are getting one and for local incidental purchases. There are some cash-only restaurants, and we offer discounts for cash on lessons and rentals.
You can use dollars at the local stores but probably best not to bring large denominations as they may not have much change. We can also exchange Pesos for USD at the office. There is a locking safe in room for cash and valuables. We take Visa, MC, Discover, and AMEX for your resort purchases and check outs.
Most days you will be quite comfortable with a swimsuit or shorts and T-shirt. A sweatshirt or windbreaker is sometimes nice for cool and windy days. Nights can sometimes be quite cool, especially in December and January. “UGG” or similar fleece boots are great to slip into after sailing.
Long pants and a pile jacket or heavy sweatshirt are good for night and early morning lounging as the temperature does drop at night and it can be quite cool – even down into the high 40s in the coolest months (mid-December to end of January.)
The sun is intense: bring a hat and waterproof sunscreen, preferably SPF 30 or higher if your skin is fair.
We usually have some rocks in the launch area (it is constantly changing!) but many locals and guests still sail and kite barefoot from the sandy beach. We do have a good selection of booties for guest use and also a selection of wetsuits and harnesses. You may want to bring your own wetsuit and get the rest from us.
Our water temps never get below mid 70’s even in the middle of winter (Jan & Feb) so generally a shorty or spring suit (long legs/short sleeves) is fine, 3mm/2mm thickness. BUT if you are learning to water start or body dragging with your kite (i.e. spending more time in the water) you may want something thicker than that. In the fall and late spring usually all you need are a pair of shorts and maybe a 1mm neoprene top.
During the winter months of December – mid February, the daytime air temperature varies from 65°F to 80°F degrees with a water temperature of 70-75° minimum, warmer early and late season.
Late spring, summer, and early fall can offer some incredibly beautiful and quiet times in La Ventana. There’s bathtub-like water, great underwater visibility for snorkeling or scuba, excellent fishing, SUP, and good but intermittent winds. Combine all that with lower off-season pricing and you might want to consider an off-season visit!
From mid-October to April/May, La Ventana offers great conditions for a Baja California windsurfing vacation: warm water, good wind, and a variety of sailing sites well-suited to anyone from beginning waterports to freestyle experts.
A 45 minutes drive, La Paz Airport has the advantage of being closer to La Ventana. Unfortunately, the only direct flight to La Paz is from LAX.
Travelers who live in southern CA also have the option of taking the trolley or Uber to the border, walking across, and getting a taxi to Tijuana airport. From there you can fly directly to La Paz. In La Paz, taxis to La Ventana are available at the airport or get in touch with us and we can set up your taxi
The taxi service costs around $120 USD for round trip for 1-3 people, plus $10 per extra person.
Airlines that serve Los Cabos (SJD) include: Unites, U.S. Air, Alaska, American, and Aeromexico (Delta).
The drive is about 2 hours. You can get to La Ventana by rental car or taxi. If you are taking a taxi, make sure you tell the driver that it is NOT “LAS VENTANAS,” (which is near Los Cabos) but LA VENTANA (which is near Los Planes/La Paz). Be sure to have a price agreed on prior to getting on board.
We work with preferred taxi companies to get you a better rate than what is readily available from the airport. Round trip cost is around $260 USD for up to 3 passengers, plus $10 per extra person for up to 10 passengers.
There is also a webpage about whats happening locally and they also have a travel section.https://www.theventanaview.com/travel-board/
Daily shuttles from LV to the SJD airport at 9:00 and 11:00am, from airport back to LV at 1:00 and 4:00pm, $45 per person
From Las Paz Airport
Drive out of airport and turn right, you will be on Hwy 1 heading toward La Paz.
From Los Cabos Airport
Set odometer to zero as you come around the overpass at SJD airport and merge with Hwy 1 heading towards La Paz. Km markers are as follows:
Home Stretch Directions
Approx 146km is the first speed bump coming into town of La Ventana. Continue another couple hundred meters / yards where road dips down you will see our lighted sign on the right for “Coyas/Ventana Windsports.” Turn right on the sloping dirt road at the sign and then bear left on frontage dirt road to parking area near solar panel parking structure.
You are here! The office is just inside the gate to the right.
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