Visit Beautiful La Ventana BCS. La Ventana is a small Mexican fishing village located on the Sea of Cortez just 35 minutes southeast of La Paz, Baja California, Mexico. La Ventana was recently declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It offers ocean-blue scenery in contrast to the arid desert landscapes. You will be charmed by the beautiful views of the bay, the island Cerralvo and the scenic sierras, the variety of plants and cacti, the colors of water, and of course the warm friendliness of the Mexican people who live here. Local activities range from watersports, snorkeling, kayaking, diving, fishing to just relaxing on the beach. 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 side-shore winds. La Ventana is the ideal kite destination for kitesurfing, from beginner to enthusiast. Learn how to kite or challenge your skills under the perfect conditions that the Gulf of California offers you. Visit all of The Best Beaches of the Sea of Cortez here, or visit us on Pinterest.
La Ventana Weather – When to Visit
The best time to visit La Ventana is in November when temperatures are hot, and weather is still dry, but hotels are more affordable. Temperatures will be in the low 80s, just a bit warmer than the average 75°F you could experience during high season. High season in La Ventana is in December. The Christmas week (December 20th to January 3rd) and the Thanksgiving week (November 20th – 28th) are also popular dates and these times will be crowded with elevated hotel rates. Kite season is November thru March.
La Ventana Beach
One of the best beaches for kite surfing. Other activities include kayaking, biking, freediving, snorkeling and paddle boarding. It is pleasant to take walks on the beach, sunbathe, or take bike tours through the wild corners of this Baja California beach. The waters of La Ventana are crystal clear and that allows great visibility, which guarantees us to be able to contemplate the rich local biodiversity.
At night tourists like to make bonfires on the beach, to sing guitar in hand, or just enjoy the stars. It is a very romantic beach. You can enjoy dinner at one of the many local restaurants, where the best specialties of the region or some dishes of international cuisine are served. Many of these places feature live music and serve delicious ice-cold beer. The atmosphere is soothing, fun and addictive. In the morning it is also an excellent experience to visit the Farmers Market and acquire handicrafts created by the locals.
Best La Ventana Restaurants
Radaroma $11 – 30
Nicely cooked fish are exactly what many guests taste here. The high ratings of this restaurant would be impossible without the well-trained staff. Fast service is something clients agree upon here. Telephone: 624 145 0884 Web: Radaroma
Mariscos El Cone $10 & Under
The varied menu based on Mexican cuisine is what you are offered at this restaurant. Try nicely cooked prawns, tuna and ceviche. Mariscos El Cone has good margaritas among its drinks. It’s always a pleasure to rest and have a meal here because of the fabulous service. Telephone: 612 103 7196 Web: Mariscos El Cone
Playa Central $11 – 30
Visit this place and discover Italian cuisine. This bar should be recommended for nicely cooked pizza margherita, laing and fish. Come here and have delicious margaritas or good beer. You can enjoy live music in the evening. Telephone: 612 114 0267 Web: Playa Central
Nomada Organics El Sargento $11 – 30
Serving perfectly cooked pasta, salads and sandwiches is the feature of this bar. It is good to try delicious juice, smoothies or coffee. The terrific service is something these restaurateurs care about. Come here for the enjoyable atmosphere. Telephone: Web: Nomada Organics El Sargento
La Moringa Restaurante
You will enjoy its food, especially perfectly cooked taro, salads and avocado toasts. The positive aspect of this restaurant is that the staff is accommodating. Fabulous service is something visitors like here. Telephone: 612 114 0477 Web: La Moringa Restaurante
Best La Ventana Bars & Pubs
Hotel Todo Bien & Villas
The friendly staff reflects the style and character of this bar. Fine service is something clients like here. Telephone: 612 114 0158 Web: Hotel Todo Bien & Villas
This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine. To taste nicely cooked fish, coconut shrimps and shrimp tacos is a truly nice idea. Good margaritas or delicious beer are among the most popular drinks at Las Palmas. Telephone: 612 114 0393 Web: Las Palmas
San Siro Ristro.Pizza.Bar
Delicious pizza and great drinks. Telephone: 612 159 0241 Web: San Siro Ristro.Pizza.Bar
Mexican food is good at this place. You will hardly forget delicious margaritas that you can order. They also have wonderful service. Telephone: 612 183 2602 Web: Baja Grill
Visit this place and discover Italian cuisine. This bar should be recommended for nicely cooked pizza margherita, laing and fish. Come here and have delicious margaritas or good beer. Telephone: 612 114 0267 Web: Playa Central
My girlfriend and I love beach destinations, we’ve been in many of the more known beaches in Mexico and I had no idea about this beautiful place. It just goes to show how big a country is and how wonderful the internet is to explore it haha. I appreciate the food recommendations and can vouch that November is a great time to travel, as well as January and February, forwarding this to her, thank you!
You are very welcome Victor. Yes, I have been during that time, and that is best time 🙂
I was searching for new travel destinations to visit on our next family vacation, and we were thinking of visiting Mexico that is how I found your article review on the best travel destinations to Mexico. Have visiting toured many beaches in California, the west coast beaches are beautiful and the beach in La Ventana sounds like the best spot to enjoy our next family vacation. .Thanks for your help.
La Ventana is not in California 🙂 It is in Baja California which is part of Mexico below Tijuana, which is also part of the Baja. I have been to many beaches on the Baja, as I have probably been there at least 10 times. LOL
I’ve not visited this resort, but I feel like I’ve been there. Your decretive details make it vivid and mouth watering. I firat heard about La Ventana from a friend who said this quiet little fishers’ village apparently had nothing special a few years back.
Today, thanks to the natural conditions of its beautiful bay, La Ventana became a famous worldwide spot for kitesurfing… and it seems the trend will keep on the rise.
Terrific information in this post.
Thank you, and for taking the time to leave me comments. I am glad you enjoyed.
I am going on my honeymoon at a beach so this is great information i plan to look more into. My first opinion on this is that you know exactly what its about and well laid out on staying on topic. I love the video’s they are so breath taking, another thing i love is that you put up great deals for airfare and hotel stays also the package deals! All of the ratings and the activities you can do while you are staying and another thing is beach gear you make everything right there in the palm of your hands. I could go on and on its just a great site!
I am so glad you enjoyed Johanna. Please let me know if you need any additional information.
I think it is very interesting to visit La Ventana BCS and the acticle have just
rised an intrest in me ,because I would love to do what the author said can be
done on La Ventana BCS like riding bikes and walking around the beach, and
the information about the available hotels and that november is the best time
to visit is great .I would like to ask if there are any disadvantages of La Ventana BCS
Great, if you need any additional information, please let me know. I would be happy to help plan 🙂
The scenery is great in that place summing from the pictures. But when I was reading through article and came to cousins, I was super excited to see that there are a lot of fish restaurants. For me, it is the best choice to pick from when it comes to fish restaurants.
It is so convenient to see that I may check flights and room availability asap when I just read through an article. The map gives a good insight on what is the location and that is very important for me, to find out what is the surrounding of that place.
You are very welcome. All of the Baja is beautiful, and La Ventana is particularly wonderful. I have driven there from Cabo, and find it to be a lot less crowded and a bit cheaper. You will enjoy~!
Thanks for your article. It’s my dream to visit this wonderful place.
I’ve heard that The village of La Ventana was originally founded by a group of French hippies in the 1970s. The hippies were searching for a place to escape the cold winters of Europe, and they found the perfect spot in Baja California Sur.
The village of La Ventana is located on the coast, and it has beautiful beaches and stunning views. It’s no wonder why the hippies chose this spot to set up camp.
Today, La Ventana is a popular tourist destination, and it’s known for its kiteboarding school, which is the largest kiteboarding school in the world. The school offers lessons for all levels of kite boarders, from beginner to advanced. The instructors are all experienced riders who are passionate about teaching others how to kiteboard.
The school offers a variety of lessons, including group lessons and private lessons. They also offer rental equipment and a variety of accessories, such as boards, kites, and wetsuits.
Thank you Bob, for sharing a bit more information on beautiful La Ventana. Yes, kite surfing is popular here. I prefer to stick to my paddleboard but either way, the experience is wonderful.
La Ventana is just beautiful and breath taking! I never had any ideas of how many spots in the world are so amazing and people don’t even know about them! Well, it definitely changes from usual European holidays destinations like Marbella and Ibiza. Are all the hotels five stars? What is the hotel that you would recommend to families?
No the hotels are not all 5 stars, but they are all ranked over a 9 out of 10 which makes them just as great in my opinion. The best hotel for families, in my opinion, is the Ventana Bay Resort. Some of the other choices are just better for couples.
Hi, thank you for reviewing this Beach and showing its attractive features and more specifically what a visitor should expect to find, and enjoy at La Ventana beach. As for me, I would love to see and perhaps also learn to kitesurf!! You do not leave a prospect guessing at what time of the year is more convenient to visit La Ventana beach. Certainly, November to December is a perfect period to have a season out with loved ones. Thank you too, for the efforts you undertook to collect all the important contacts of Hotels, Bars, and Restaurants, just in case I decided to visit, I cannot fail to make bookings through these contacts. Thanks once again for this post.
You are very welcome. Sounds like you have all the information you need and are ready to visit Beautiful La Ventana BCS Mexico.
You will find me at mariscos del cone sipping my margaritas!!! Thanks for the great recommendations. Our vacation in November is sure to be special now that we found your website! I will not be kitesurfing myself but boy would it be neat to see all the kites hanging above the water. I also can not wait to check out the local farmers market! Should I be concerned about bringing any sort of foods back into the states over the border? Thanks for your help!
And that is where I would end up at the end of the day as well! Love them margaritas! You won’t be able to take any of the food from the farmers market over the border back to the states. If something is prepacked, that is fine. The U.S. is pretty strict on not allowing anything not packaged. And sometimes they will ask for a receipt, depending on what you want to take home.
Your website is really informative. I’ve only heard nothing but positive things about the La Ventana. The hotels all look wonderful, especially Ventana Bay Resort, which I have heard about from friends. Especially if you are wanting to Kiteboard or learn how to, as they have instructors right at the hotel. I’m ready!
Sounds like you are already planning your vacation to beautiful La Ventana. Please let me know if I can answer any questions.
La Ventana looks to be right up my alley. It has been well over 5 years since I last took a road trip away from my home here in Houston. And longer since I visited anywhere dry like that. I’m ready to get out and about and travel again. Your site is very informative about food and hotels as well, so I will bookmark your site for reference here very soon when I make those travel plans a reality!!
Great Robin, and yes I lived in Texas so I know how humid it is LOL. Well I am in Florida now, so not any different for sure. It is always fun to visit a beach in a different county for the culture, and of course I’m a foodie, so the food and the beaches always get my attention!
My sister actually stayed at the La Ventana Resort in 2020 and she loved it here. I’m in the middle of planning a vacation and this just sealed the deal for me. I’ve only continued to hear really great things not only about the resort but the location in general. This hotel has amazing views and every room is beachfront. Some have their own decks while others you open the door directly onto the beach. In addition to that, everything is within walking distance. I’ve heard the kites are beautiful, the staff is great, and there are so many activities nearby to engage in such as hiking, spearfishing, etc. I’m so excited to try some of the restaurants and bars you’ve recommended. Thank you!
Wow, sounds like you will have a wonderful time! And yes, that is a great resort. Please come back when you are are ready to book 🙂