- Pros & Cons at a glance
- General Infos (Wind, Water Temperature and Water Condition)
- How to get to La Ventana
- Getting around in La Ventana
- Kitesurf Spot details in and around El Sargento and La Ventana
- Where to stay in La Ventana or El Sargento
- Where to eat and drink in La Ventana and El Sargento
- (Half) Day Trips from La Ventana
- Annual Kitesurf Events in La Ventana
Pros & Cons at a glance
General Infos (Wind, Water Temperature and Water Condition)
Best Wind: November – March
Water Temperature: Shorty/Long Wetsuit
Water Condition: choppy, waves
Beginner friendly spot? yes
- it is not too crowded
- the bay is huge so you’ll have enough space even if you don’t stay upwind to make your way safely back on the beach
- the kite schools have jet skis to pull you out if anything happens
- the wind is pretty consistent and not very gusty
How to get to La Ventana
Flying to La Paz
Flying to Los Cabos
Finding cheap flights from California to Mexico
Driving down from California by car
Getting around in La Ventana
Hitchhiking through La Ventana
Rent a bike
Kitesurf Spot details in and around El Sargento and La Ventana
A typical windy day
How to read and judge the wind forecast for La Ventana
Should I go to El Sargento or La Ventana?
As I mentioned above, it doesn’t make such a big difference whether you’re kiting in El Sargento or La Ventana.
The spots are equally good although it can get a bit more crowded down in La Ventana, if you go in right at Casa Verde, Playa Central or Baja Joe. Which makes sense since those are the kite schools and spots where most people enter.
Kite schools and kite storage
The atmosphere at the spot
Where to stay in La Ventana or El Sargento
Where to eat and drink in La Ventana and El Sargento
My favorite restaurants
- Mariscos El Cone: My favorite seafood in El Sargento! I don’t know whether to recommend you the Shrimps with Garlic, the Ceviche, Sashimi or just all of them. The Guacamole is huge, super yummy as well and all of it at reasonable prices.
- Casa Tara – La Moringa: Incredibly yummy health food with lots of options (e.g. even gluten-free pasta and guilt-free desserts like the raw chocolate cake or key lime cheese cake). I can recommend everything but the salads were my favorite as well as the fish with the roasted cauliflower puree. Make a reservation because the place might be packed at night. Whatever you choose, make sure to take the cauliflower puree as a side dish just to try it (if it’s not in your dish included anyway).
- The Taco place (don’t remember it’s name): There is also a simple but yummy Taco place which looks just like a hole in a wall and is super crowded at night, it’s when you’re going from Baja Joe in the direction to La Ventana on the left side of the street. You’ll see it, it’s always packed.
- Baja Craft Coffee roasters: (6:45 – 2pm) My favorite coffee place, just for the variety of sweet treats and the view. They serve coffee with normal milk (soy, almond or coconut milk for the vegans) and have lots of good cakes (the cheesecake was super yummy)! It closes at 2pm.
- Baja Joe: (7am – 12pm, 4 – 6pm) Yummy coffee and sweets. If you’re wondering why it’s closed from 12 until 4: the owners obviously love to kite as well 😉
Weekly Farmer’s Market
- at Baja Joe’s rooftop yoga deck: Mon, Wed, Fri at 8.30 with Kay Kay (my favorite yoga teacher in La Ventana!) or Tue, Thu, Sat with Sarah at 7.30 (costs 150 MXN Pesos)
- at Casa Tara: the yoga space is incredible! The current schedule with numerous classes a day can be found on their website (cost 150 MXNpesos or 1000 MXN Pesos for a 10-pack)
- at Casa Verde’S rooftop yoga deck: Mon, Wed, Fri at 8 am Wellness Yoga with Molly / Tue, Thu, Sat at 8.30 am Vinyasa Flow. (cost 100 MXN pesos)
- SUP board, especially in the mornings the light is incredible
- rent a mountain bike and go for a tour
- beach walk along La Ventana’s long bay
- snorkeling or kayaking
- Farmer’s Market on Thursday at La Ventana Grande (turquoise wall)
- Holistic Health event on Sunday at La Ventana Grande (same location as farmers market). Get a chiropractic treatment, thai massage, reiki or go to a yoga class (from 8am – 3pm).
- have a massage (e.g. with Baja Wellness Massage) or pedicure
(Half) Day Trips from La Ventana
1 .Swimming with the whale sharks in La Paz
(1 hour drive) Drive to La Paz and go swimming with the whale sharks. You could also easily do it in the morning and be back by lunch when the wind starts to pick up. Or take a stroll through the port and marina afterwards and shop some grocery in one of the big supermarkets in La Paz.
Photo Credit: Cora Szabo
2. Visit Bahia de los Suenos for some chilling or kitesurfing, then watch the sunset from the lighthouse
(30 min. drive) Just chill at a beautiful beach and have some good food in a nice location: drive up to Bahia de los Suenos and spend a day just relaxing and beaching at the beautiful resort there (you can enter it if you just say you want to go to the restaurant). In the end the wind even picked up (onshore) after all so we had a great kite session all by ourselves. To top it all of, dive over to the lighthouse to watch the sunset.
Photo Credit: Sabine Egger
3. Todos Santos, the Hotel California and Surfing in El Cerrito
(1.5 hour drive) The Hotel California in Todos Santos. That song by the Eagles accompanied me on endless roadtrips and finally I had a chance to see that hotel that the Eagles sung about.
The town of Todos Santos is super cute:
- lots of artisan work (lots of touristy stuff as well, but still)
- cute little streets with small shops, partly homemade stuff
- nice little cafes (our favorite being taller 17, a tiny cafe with incredibly yummy sweet treats, some of them also gluten-free)
- have some fresh juice or smoothie from the huge selection of El Papayon
- shop in one of the surf shops in town
If you’re there for the whole day, drive over to one of the surf spots e.g. El Cerrito and rent a surfboard there.Photo Credit: Cora Szabo
Annual Kitesurf Events in La Ventana
> You’re all giddy with excitement for your next kite trip – but wondering what you’ll need to pack for your adventure?
Here is my huge resource list with all the tips, links and apps I use on my kitesurf travels. Also check out this article to get some tips on the best way to pack and travel with kite luggage.