Kitesurfing in La Ventana Mexico
La Ventana is a beautiful and unique destination on the southern tip of the Baja California Sur. With crystal clear, turquoise waters, a stunning mountain backdrop in the middle of the desert surrounded by cactus forests it is a place like nowhere else. The kitesurfing season in La Ventana, Mexico begins in November until March- the perfect compliment to the Northern kiteboarding season. During the season you will find many Canadians and Americans chasing the wind as it moves south and escaping the cold winter.
La Ventana is a big L-shaped bay with side onshore winds ensuring that no matter what happens you are always blown back to the beach and not out to sea. This makes it a very suitable location for beginners and a very safe location for all riders. The water is flat/choppy where the wind blows side shore and near the end of the bay when the wind starts to blow onshore small waves will form.
The temperatures are hot and sunny though it gets chilly at night. The water temperature is colder than those in southern Mexico- a 4/3mm wetsuit is recommended in the early/late season and during mid-season, a shorty or 3/2mm will do. The wind speed varies between 7m-12m kites.
There are many kitesurfing schools in Mexico to choose from many of which offer storage right on the kite spot so you don’t have to worry about leaving your gear in the car.
BSTOKED KITESURFING EXPERIENCES IN MEXICO
No Wind Activities
Yoga is a popular no wind activity, classes are held for around 150 pesos. Enjoy stand up paddleboarding, kayaking or snorkeling in the mornings before the wind picks up and the water is still flat, rent a mountain bike or join a mountain bike tour, go for a hike and explore the cactus forests or relax and have a professional massage.
Take a day trip to La Paz to swim with the whale sharks or go for a surf in El Cerrito. Todos Santos is a short drive away home to the famous Hotel California with small shops, cafes and local artists. La Ventana doesn’t have much nightlife, relax and have a drink with other travelers after a long day on the water and have an early night for another windy day.
Where to Stay
Budget travelers can stay in campgrounds or even better in accommodation right on the kite spot. La Ventana is the perfect holiday destination for kiteboarders beginner and advanced. The laid back and friendly atmosphere will make you feel at home with like-minded travelers and friendly locals. Spend a week, a month or the whole winter for an amazing holiday.