Just back from my 4th stay at Ventana Bay Resort. I have fished all over Baja for 15 years and I discovered this jewel several years ago. For fishing the La Paz area I used to stay in La Paz and endure the brutal 45 minute drive each way to get to my favorite fishing grounds and have dried up burritos for breakfast, fish on Pangas with no sun shade, and then bounce around in the van on the way back to the hotel. I was beat up at the end of the day to say the least.
Now I enjoy my bungalow with a view of Isla Ceralvo, stroll down to the restaurant at 5:30 for a full breakfast with hot coffee, pick up my lunch, nice sandwich on fresh bread, fruit, snack, and drinks, and then meet my Panga Captain in front of the resort on the beach. I am fishing in a few minutes after getting on the Panga.
Returning in the afternoon, I leave my fish with Fabio who cleans them, vacuum seals and freezes the fillets for my trip home. We keep a few fillets for dinner. The resort can provide dinner but we usually end up at Las Palmas where they cook the fish to perfection.
The bungalows are very, very clean, comfortable and tastefully decorated in Baja style. AC works great, I have drinking water furnished, a small refrigerator in the room for cold beer, and WI-Fi access for my Ipad or computer so I can post my biggest catch of the day on line to make my friends jealous.
On our day off we can enjoy a kayak, SUP, snorkeling, or biking. The resort has all the equipment. They specialize in kite-boarding during the winter months and Mr. Bill is trying to build up his fishing season clientele and is offering great deals to bring in more people.
One tip - you gotta make it to the town of El Triunfo and eat at Café El Triunfo. Some of the best food in Baja - pulled pork sandwich on fresh baked bread is one of my favorites.
The area is definitely Baja! No bars, no loud music, no nightlife, just the serenity of the old Baja! First time I had ever seen a Cardinal in Baja.
I'll be back in October for some tuna fishing!!! See ya soon Bill and Dari.
Here is a link to some of my pictures -
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- Ventana Bay Resort is a full service hotel located on a quiet beach in La Ventana near La Paz Baja Mexico. On site activities include windsurfing, kitesurfing, kayaking, mtn biking, fishing, diving, snorkling and SUP. Resturant and bar services open daily. ... more less
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