TRAVEL INFO

Travel Info FAQS

Will I Need A Rental Car During My Stay?

We can either set up a shuttle for you, from and to the airport, or you can check our local ride sharing web blast, 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 dinner spots are more than walking distance away.

We don't have a specific recommendation for car rental agency just check prices or book online.

For rental cars, we have gotten the best rates by negotiating directly at the airport. If it is a peak vacation time all the cars may be reserved and you will want to make your reservation early. Usually you can rent an economy car for around $200 for a week including insurance.

A mini van will cost around $400 and a big van or SUV around $600.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.)

How Much Cash Should I Bring?

You will need cash for your taxi if you are getting one and for local incidental purchases. Check with your kitesurf instructor as they may want to be paid in cash. 

Do The Stores Accept Dollars?

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 and Discover for your resort purchases and check outs.

What Type Of Clothing Should I Pack?

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 few loaner wetsuits and harnesses. You will most likely want to bring your own wetsuit, harness, helmet and booties.

Typical Wetsuit Needed For Kiting or Windsurfing?

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.

LOCAL FORECASTS

Seasonal Weather Conditions


Temperature:

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 snorkel 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!

Wind Conditions:

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. 

GETTING HERE

Flight Information


Las Paz


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 Las 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.

Los Cabos


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 local web blast where visitors get ride shares together. Visit Ride Share Website.

We are working with one of our taxi companies to get daily shuttle going from/to La Ventana, more details soon.

GETTING HERE

Driving Directions


From Las Paz Airport


Drive out of airport and turn right, you will be on Hwy 1 heading toward La Paz.

  • When you get to the whale tail monument bear right at the signs for La Paz Centro/ Los Cabos and you will be on Blvd Las Garzas (also called Blvd Agustin Olachea)
  • Turn right on Blvd Luis D. Colosio. Continue out of La Paz – turns into Hwy 286 to SJ de Los Planes.
  • Pass the Pepsi & Coca Cola bottling plants.
  • You will head up the mountains then drops into the Los Planes Valley, where you will have your first view of La Ventana bay.
  • Turn left at El Sargents, a paved road that is around 30 minutes from La Paz.
  • Follow the Home Stretch directions from here.

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:

  • 68km; pass the town of Los Barriles; Stay on Hwy 1 for .86 km;
  • Pass through town of San Bartolo (lots of speed bumps) stay on Hwy 1. for 114 km;
  • Drive through mountains and passed km marker 155 (white sign) and into town of San Antonio.
  • Pass a Pemex gas station on the left. Stay on Hwy 1 for 100 yards
  • Turn Right at paved road with lots of signs/ads for La Ventana/El Sargento.
  • Follow paved road and signs to Los Planes (you are now on the paved cut off road which connects San Antonio to Los Planes).
  • 136 km; Arrive at T intersection near Los Planes, turn left towards La Paz.
  • Continue for approx 3 km.
  • Take the first right (after the roadside shrine.) You’ll see numerous signs for Coyas/La Ventana/El Sargento businesses. Follow Home Stretch directions from here.

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 in front of the pink rock wall.

You are here! The office is just inside the gate to the right.

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