The Premier Winter Wind & Water Sport Destination
DownWinderInn has 6 rooms in a garden setting conveniently located near great launch beaches. Each room has a queen bed, storage shelves, personal refrigerator, coffee maker, and complete bathrooms with hot showers! Roof tops are available for relaxation and eye candy. Enjoy the fabulous sunrises, sunsets, or just star gazing like you have never seen.
La Ventana is a small Mexican fishing village located on the Sea of Cortez just 35 minutes from La Paz, Baja California. Discovered by windsurfers 15 years ago, La Ventana has become the perfect kitesurfing spot thanks to its steady winds from November to March and to its L-shape sandy beach with sideshore winds.
Other activites includes worldclass spearfishing, diving, snorkeling, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking and more…
The village has several taco’s stand, restaurants, local bars and small stores that sell basic food items. Different options for accomodations are available, from camping to bungalows or house rentals.
Access from the USA is easy with Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines offering new non-stop flights from Los Angeles to La Paz International Airport (LAP). Other options include flying to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) and take the 2h scenic drive to La Ventana.
Enjoy the long, steady winds of La Ventana Bay and endless reaches. With arrangement, transportation to the beach and pickup is available.
Baja La Ventana Windsurfing & Kiteboarding Lessons & Training
In La Ventana, several operaters have Kiteschools right from the main beginner’s launching area south of the campground.
Quiet time starts at 10 pm
The best season for the wind is November to March when the wind usually blows daily from 11:00AM to 5:00PM at 15-20 knots.
Water temperature is around 70 degrees F during the winter, but because of the wind, a full wetsuit (3/2 or 4/3) is generally recommended. From March to November, a
shorty is more than enough.
Water is usually flat to little choppy with a occasional swell breaking in front of Palapas Ventana, La Camaronera reef or La Bufadora reef.
Launching Areas: There are 3 main launching areas
Hot Springs, North of Town.
Beach Near Joe’s.
Sea Of Cortez Nature Preserves – Birds, Fish, Whale & Dolphin Watching
The Sea of Cortez is home to one-third of the world’s whale and dolphin species over 500 species of fish, the islands provide habitat for more than 200 bird species and host breeding colonies of sea lions and turtles. The area is especially rich with rare cactus, plants and wildlife including the black tailed jack rabbit, which only lives here.
Cerralvo Island lies about 9 miles off our shore, the island combined with the steep mountains behind La Ventana/El Sargento creates a natural wind tunnel making La Ventana Bay one of the premier winter wind water sport locations in world!
Downwinderinn is located in El Sargento, which is next to La Ventana, both of which are located on the Bay of La Ventana, in the Sea of Cortez. Together the two towns span about 5 miles, so rental gear, restaurants, markets, etc are always nearby. The primary industry is fishing. The fisherman set out in their boats each morning against a sunrise backdrop. The primary language of the village is Spanish, but the locals are used to dealing with travelers.
The two locations swell to 300-500 travelers during the windy winter months to play in the beautiful warm waters and take advantage of the predictable wind. There are about 8 markets, 9 restaurants, 1 bar, 2 building supply stores, 2 Laundromats, a tortillaria and a water purification facility, and a local gas station.