My family stayed at the Ventana Bay Resort for 6 days at the end of 2013 into 2014. We had a fantastic time. First, the staff is amazing. Tony is the general manager and he does everything to make your stay a delight. Bill owns the place, but Tony runs it. There are six of the nicest woman that cook and do housekeeping. The 3 meals a day are great. They have the best food in the area. I loved breakfast with the sun rising and drinking my coffee. The rooms are not fancy, but are very clean. Each room has a water jug of drinking water. The shower is not too strong, but hot.
If you are a kiter, then yours dreams have come true. The wind comes up at 11:00am and cranks until 5:00 when it starts to get dark. We rented the NorthSails equipment and it was in excellent shape. Marty is the kite instructor, and he is really great with teaching the kids and the adults. He gave lessons to my 16 and 14 year olds and to my wife. 5 Stars for Marty. What a great guy.
We were there for the new years eve party. Amazing food spread and good drinks.
Things to know:
They preferred to be paid in cash, but do take credit cards. There were two nights where dinner was not served, so ask ahead of time so you can book a dinner somewhere else. We went to the Coya restaurant which is pretty good. Of the six days we were there, 4 were good kite days and also had calm enough seas for my wife to paddle board in the morning. The mountain biking is great, but if you are a casual biker, its not that great. Definitely take a trip to Jacques Cousteau island to kite in flat water, snorkel at the sea lion colony, and then kite all the way back across the bay.
Nice Staff, great atmosphere, kiting and outdoor activities, awesome food. Ask for Tony's margarita.
The kids room with 3 beds does not have any electrical outlets. A bit of a problem in the digital age with iPads, laptops, etc.
If you are a non-kiter, then you need to be comfortable with reading on the beach, taking long walks or mountain biking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ventana Bay Hotel La Ventana