Baja's Boutique Adventure Resort

Activities

Activities

Aside from our main activities, like Kite Boarding, Windsurfing, Stand Up Paddle and Mountain Biking, there’s LOTS to do around here!

Calm your mind with Molly Kissinger’s morning yoga, 6 days a week.

Sightseeing/snorkeling trips to Isla Cerralvo or various Sport Fishing trips can be arranged for those so inclined. Trips to swim with the Whale Sharks can be arranged too!

Veronica & Cynthia offer great Swedish and Sports massages at our Massage Pagoda, on-site. There is great local hiking, and hot tubbing is always an option.

Morning Spanish lessons with Sergio can be set up upon arrival or prior by contacting Sergio directly. Visit www.spanishwithsergio.net

Surf the web on our Wi-Fi coverage. This year the service is scheduled to be upgraded to fiber optics so there should be faster speed.

Besides campfires and hot tubbing under the countless stars, there's nearby nightlife (some of it walkable) like cantinas with open mic’s in La Ventana. A short drive away is La Paz and its great bars, night clubs, and discos along the waterfront esplanade. Taxis can be arranged locally. Besides all that, there's always a good book and a hammock under a palm tree waiting for you.


Windsurfing

Windsurfing

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 waterstarters to freestyle experts. The north wind here is more consistent than other Baja locations due to the Venturi effect created by Cerralvo Island to our east, and the thermal suction from the rising hot air from the desert peninsula to our south. The wind usually starts in late morning, light at first; typically building to 15-25 mph in the afternoon. It usually blows all day with calm mornings and evenings for other activities or relaxing.

Then there are the epic days of the big Nortes; these days are peppered throughout the season and provide great high-wind sailing and swell for those who are up to it. There are even a few spots for the wave sailors on those big days.

Sailing conditions are uncrowded. Our location is in the best area in La Ventana with a big, sandy beach to launch from and negligible shore break most of the time. There are some rocks in the launch area, but many local sailors still sail barefoot. During the months of December, January, and February you probably want a full suit with short sleeves (3mm/2mm), especially if you get cold easily. For early and late season sailing a shorty or spring suit is fine. We have a limited selection of rental wetsuits and harnesses. Bring gloves, booties and a helmet if you want them for sailing or kiting.

Windsurf and Stand up Paddle gear is available onsite from our beachfront watersports center. Ventana Windsports guests have priority on rental gear but we have lots available for walk ins as well.

Offsite windsurf rental also available... contact us for details.

Equipment Rental

We offer top-quality windsurf and SUP gear from Fanatic, JP, Exocet, RRD, & Chinook. We feature sails from Severne, and custom sails from Northwave. Sail sizes range from 3.2 to 7.5 in wave or RAF slalom styles. All equipment is rigged and ready in our bodega on the beach.

If the wind changes, just switch to the appropriate sail and board. All of our sails are on RDM (skinny) carbon masts if appropriate for the sail. Our guests have priority on the gear but we also provide rentals on a walk-in basis. Ventana Windsports is in an ideal location for beginners in that we are close to the beach downwind (in case you break down or just can't get back upwind!) Our location is in the best area in La Ventana with a long, sandy launch and negligible shore break most of the time.

Windsurf equipment rentals:
2 hours or less $45USD/Daily $65USD
5 or more days $45USD/day

* Boards and sails can be swapped during rental period as desired. All gear is rigged and ready.

Multiple day discounts do not need to be consecutive. All prices include IVA tax. Pay w/cash (U.S. or Peso) or credit card (visa/mc). Guests and daily renters are responsible for loss or damage to equipment. We do not have insurance available and expect you to treat the equipment as though it were yours. Use implies acceptance of responsibility for any gear damage. All prices are in US dollars and include VAT, Pesos taken at current exchange rate. Renters must sign risk waiver and provide credit card prior to rental.

Instruction

Windsurfing is a subtle sport that demands a combination of balance and finesse. It can also be a very long and frustrating road when you are trying to learn on your own.

Qualified instruction can really shorten the learning curve and keep you from establishing and reinforcing bad habits. Lessons can be the best investment you make for improving your sailing ability.

We have Bernardo Fontana on site to provide instruction in Spanish or English and also 2 pro sailors (Tyson Poor and Wyatt Miller) are available locally for lessons, November through February.

There are some rocks in the launch area, but many local sailors still sail barefoot. We do have a good selection of booties for guest use. We also have a few loaner wetsuits but recommend you bring your wetsuit and harness.

During the months of December, January, and February you probably want a full suit with short sleeves (3mm/2mm), especially if you get cold easily.

For early and late season sailing a shorty or spring suit is fine. Bring gloves and a helmet if you want them for sailing or kiting.

 


Stand Up Paddle

Stand Up Paddle

La Ventana Bay is a great place to participate in Stand-Up Paddle (SUP.) We have a large fleet of boards and paddles available for our guests as well as rentals for non-guests. Conditions can vary and offer a little bit of something for everybody. Mornings are usually flat and glassy-- great for paddlers of all ages and abilities. Or, take a long paddle with a race board, stretch out your arms and go for some speed!

In the afternoons, when the wind is up, it's a blast to do a downwinder with the wind and swell at your back. We can run you up-wind with a shuttle and have boards that are specifically suited for going down wind. There are rare mornings when the surf comes up and you can paddle down to the break in the corner of the bay and catch easy longboard-style waves.

As far as boards go, we have a large variety of shapes and sizes; from boards sized for kids all the way up to 14' race boards and downwind boards. Come on down and give it a go!

Non-Guest SUP or KAYAK rental:
2 hours or less $20USD/Daily $50USD
5 or more days $35USD/day

*Ventana Windsports guests may use SUP and Kayaks without charge.

Guests and daily renters are responsible for loss or damage to equipment. We do not have insurance available and expect you to treat the equipment as though it were yours. Use implies acceptance of responsibility for any gear damage.

All prices are in US dollars and include VAT, Pesos taken at current exchange rate. Renters must sign risk waiver and provide credit card prior to rental.

Upwind shuttles for SUP or kite are available:
To Campground: $5.
To Hot Springs: $10.
2 rider minimum.

 


Kiteboarding

Kiteboarding

Kiteboarding magazines consistently rate La Ventana as one of the best places to learn and train. From mid-October to mid-April there's warm water and consistent wind suited for beginners to experts.

The north wind here is more consistent than other Baja locations due to the Venturi "pinching" effect created by Cerralvo Island to our east, and the thermal suction from the rising hot air from the desert peninsula to the south. (The peninsula also is a landing spot for beginners who've drifted downwind.)

Around late morning the winds begin, light at first, and typically building to 15-25 mph in the afternoon. It usually blows all day with calm mornings and evenings for other activities or relaxing.
You can launch on the wide beach right in front of the resort.The winds are side shore, and there's an air hose on the beach to get your kite ready quickly. Onsite gear storage is in our beach bodega.

For an extra fee, we’ll shuttle you upwind for a downwinder:
To Campground: $5.
To Hot Springs: $10.
(2 rider minimum)

Instruction

Nat Lincoln | (775) 721-1132 | edgekiteboarding@yahoo.com

Nat Lincoln opened his Edge Kite School in La Ventana and the San Francisco Bay Area in 2003. He offers experience with customized service and support. 

Edge is available, by appointment, for 1-on-1 and 2-on-1 kite instruction for all abilities: Total beginners to directional and hydrofoil lessons. Additional services include supported downwind kite adventures and ATV kite pickup and support. Kite rental equipment is available to qualified riders and adventure trips to other Baja destinations can be arranged.
 
Molly Kissinger | 541-399-3198 | molly.kissinger@gmail.com

Molly Kissinger is your Baja-Gorge kite connection for more than a decade. Providing professional and customized teaching techniques to help you become a safe and independent kiteboarder.

Molly uses more than a decade of experience, IKO certification, top of the line equipment, ATV support, two-way bluetooth communication and more than 20 years of fitness and wellness experience to help you discover the warrior athlete in you!

http://www.mollykissinger.com/

Osvaldo Ramirez ( Ozzy)

ozzybajasur@yahoo.com.mx
Cel: (044)612 15 12994
WhatsApp: +152 612 151 2994
FB Ozzy Laventana Elsargento
L.line: 612 1140268

 


Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

There are now many miles of trails that have been built by intrepid seasonal residents as well as some of the locals. There is a trail network a few miles to our north, up past El Sargento, and another just to our south. Click on the link below and zoom in and out to see locations and trail difficulties. Most of the riding is fast and not too technical. Keep an eye out for cactus on the sides of the trails; long sleeves are a good idea for this reason, as well as for sun protection.

Check out our mountain bike videos. They give a good idea of the riding conditions.

We have a fleet of new GIANT Hardtail mountain bikes, ready to ride on all of the great trails near La Ventana/ El Sargento. Sizes from XS to XL in the Talon, XTC, and Tempt models with 27.5" wheels...

Mountain Biking Baja - Bikes are supplied with helmet, water bottle, & flat kit. There are loaner backpacks for your hydration bladder/ extra stuff. Bikes come with flat pedals but we are happy to put on your clipless pedals if you bring them and your shoes.

Extra water bottles and gloves are available for purchase at the office.

Non-Guest Bike rentals:
2 hours or less $45USD
Daily $65USD
5 or more days $45USD/day

Multiple day discounts do not need to be consecutive. All prices include IVA tax. Pay w/cash (U.S. or Peso) or credit card (visa/mc)

Guests and daily renters are responsible for loss or damage to equipment. We do not have insurance available and expect you to treat the equipment as though it were yours. Use implies acceptance of responsibility for any gear damage.

All prices are in US dollars and include VAT, Pesos taken at current exchange rate. Guests must sign risk waiver and provide credit card prior to rental.