La Ventana has often been named the new ‘Tarifa’ or ‘Cabarete’ due to its amazing conditions and weather for kitesurfing. With thousands of tourists flocking to this kitesurfing paradise every year, this beach offers the perfect experience with its intense blue waters of the Sea of Cortez, incredible views of Isla Cerralvo and stunning desert surroundings.
This incredible spot was first found by a group of windsurfers in 1985 and has since become a kitesurfing Mecca, with La Ventana having been crowned by the Discovery Channel as the number 1 kitesurfing spot in the world! What is so incredible about this location is that there are constant steady and strong winds, particularly during the cold season between October and March, and kite-surfers can often enjoy a constant cross-shore wind that makes it very safe as well. Yet if you are a beginner do not fear; the strongest wind comes at midday and will die down at around 5:30PM, allowing learners to make the most of the perfect learning conditions in the morning.
For tourists, a major attraction of La Ventana is the beautiful Isla Cerralvo, which is easily accessible by boat. This uninhabited island is situated 10 miles off shore in the Sea of Cortez, and offers incredible sandy beaches and flat lagoons. For snorkelers, the island waters are also home to some incredible marine life. Kitesurfers can enjoy riding in an almost untouched paradise, allowing for an unforgettable experience. When returning to La Ventana, more experienced riders may take up the challenge to ride the 10-mile crossing on their board, but this is not for the faint hearted!
If you are looking to kitesurf for the first time, or if you are looking for expert tips on improving your riding, you’re in luck! There are many kite schools dotting the entire beach, allowing you to have the perfect learning experience in paradise. You will benefit from using the latest kite and from on-water radio-assisted teaching, all under the supervision of fully qualified IKO instructors.
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In the evenings after a good session on the water, tourists can enjoy a fine selection of restaurants and bars, relax under the stars with a bonfire on the beach, or for those looking to have a wild time, you can have the fiesta of your life at the beach Full Moon Parties! La Ventana is hosted by a welcoming and friendly Mexican local community, making your stay an incredible experience.
La Ventana is also home to annual kitesurfing events, attracting pros from all over the world. If you plan your visit during January, there is a high chance you will overlap with the annual La Ventana WindFest. This is a fantastic opportunity to see some incredible talent on the water, and let the professionals show you how it’s done! At the end of the event, it closes with a large after-party, exhibiting some of the hottest upcoming bands and DJs from La Paz, giving you an unforgettable experience.
However, if kitesurfing is not your thing, there are plenty of other exciting things to do in this region. There are a vast amount of water sports and water-based activities on offer, such as windsurfing, snorkeling, diving, kayaking and whale watching. La Ventana is also famous for fishing, with its locals saying that it is one of the most abundant fishing spots in the world! Away from the water, the fascinating scenery offers mountain biking with incredible trails and fantastic trekking routes. Whatever your preference, La Ventana will be able to cater to your touristic needs!
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