Vela Baja

Vela Baja, Los Barriles: Hours, Address, Vela Baja Reviews: 4.5/5

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Vela Baja Is Open From November 21 to April 15 each year, we offers gear rental, qualified instruction and guiding for a range of exciting action sports including windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, mountain biking and freediving.
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stan a
Fullerton, CA37 contributions
Since I am now old enough for medicare, it seemed like the right time to try a new sport and learn kite control. The 0 to Hero lessons were excellent with Patrick. HIs energy and tips were extremely helpful . It was reassuring to have him attached to my harness and providing immediate feedback and instruction. The focus on safety was greatly appreciated. Would recommend Vela Baja to anybody wanting to pick up this very invigorating and entertaining sport.

I used to windsurf for years, but I can see this is much more fun.
Written February 6, 2022
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USA21
Boston, MA10 contributions
Couples
Patrick, Neil, Peter, Quen, Patricio, Phoebe and Pilar, plus all of the wall captains and water watchers - the very best! This was our 6th time to Vela BCS and every time it’s better. The team is highly skilled, excellent with instruction and is there to make you a better waterman (and woman)- maybe even a better person! They have the latest gear so don’t feel like you need to haul all of your stuff. We even checked them out in Rhodes in Sept- might head back to BCS in March!
Viva Vela Baja!
Written January 14, 2022
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Peter F
Ojai, CA3 contributions
The gang at Vela is awesome. Neil and Peter run a great show. They are friendly and engaging and super helpful in everything kiting and all the other activities they offer. Patrick is a great instructor as well. Can't go wrong with these guys.
Written January 2, 2020
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Mollyzacho
Frederiksberg, Denmark10 contributions
Solo
The atmosphere and the vibe here is amazing. I hung out at vela everyday for 2 months. Can't wait to go back!
Written April 23, 2017
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Summit1109
Lake Tahoe (Nevada), NV9 contributions
Solo
Karl at vela resorts was great. Playa del sol is a fantastic hotel. Kite surf and mountain bike staff was nice but at the same time the most self serving group I have ever seen. Was told I had to work around their schedule as they were leaving for the season soon. 2 days no wind so I would mountain bike. Asked twice for a guide and was told to download trail forks app and take a bike. No way. Kiteboarding instructor had other people and wanted to do all 6 hours in 1 day because he was packing to leave. Book with Karl again...yes. Playa del sol hotel yes. Vela kiteboarding.....never
Written March 13, 2018
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We are very sorry for your poor experience at Vela Baja. Thank you for your comments as they help us identify our shortfalls and address them The issue was that your stay was actually AFTER we had officially closed for the season and thus our ability to provide our normal excellent customer service was severely restricted. We have this resolved this issue by being more specific about our official opening and closing dates for the season. For 2019 to 2020 these will be 15th Nov to 20th March. During these dates clients can expect the same high level of service on each and every date. Outside of these dates we will be closed for business altogether.
Written July 30, 2019
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1oldcoot
Seattle, WA13 contributions
Couples
The sailboard and sup equipment is high quality, and the facilities (opportunity to shower, stash clothes) were fine. There are very friendly volunteers (Rod and Bev) who watch the sailers on the water. The actual employees were a bit indifferent, maybe jaded or 'too cool for school'. On our last day they warmed up and were friendlier.
I would go back next time, for the quality of the boards, sails, and the convenience. Next time I would sign up for the sports package, with bike rentals as well. While we didn't rent bikes this trip, the bikes looked very well maintained, with two levels of mountain bikes available.
Written January 22, 2018
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Joshua G
2 contributions
Family
Eric and the whole team at Vela Baja were terrific. We enjoyed our stay in LB and they helped us make the most of it with biking and other activities, but in particular in getting our 13 year old up and (almost) riding. They were patient and thorough in their kitesurfing instruction and dealt with our son's understandable hesitations such that he finished strong and keeps asking when we will go back. Thank you!!
Written January 16, 2018
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Cecilia A
Mexico City, Mexico5 contributions
Family
If you want to be at a great spot for windsurf, you should visit Vela Baja. Great place, great food, great equipment. But best of all is the staff, they treat you as if you were part of their family, making everything for you to have a wonderful time. Excellent for kids and adults. The sunrises are amazing, and don´t miss the bonfire nights!!
Written September 26, 2017
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shredbetty61
Detroit, MI4 contributions
Solo
I've been coming to Vela Baja for seven years. It has high-performance windsurfing gear, SUPs, kayaks, and mountain bikes. The staff and guests are very friendly and I have long-term friends there now. The hotel has a beautiful beach and ocean side view with whales, dolphins and rays. The hotel staff is very accommodating and friendly. The rooms are basic but very clean. I highly recommend Vela Baja!
Written June 15, 2017
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BabaVelo
Washington DC, DC1 contribution
Family
We went to Vela Baja for the first time during the Xmas holidays of 2013. It left so spellbound that we returned in 2014 and 2015. The location itself is a paradise and great spot for windsurfing but what gave us even more satisfaction was the center and the people who worked there. They have a very professional staff that takes care of the all details and also makes you feel safe because you know they are always looking out for while you are in the water. And this was important to us because our son aged 11 at the time could windsurf for 5-6 hours a day. And each year we returned it felt so warm and hospitable. They have fantastic gear and all in great condition. Their MTB tours are fantastic as well. Well mapped out courses both scenic and challenging. We loved it and we would surely go back at the earliest.
Written May 31, 2017
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