Kirk’s offers everything: stand up paddle boarding (sup), kayaking, kite boarding, and windsurfing, all with up to date and well serviced equipment. There is also ample equipment for the number of guests, so no waiting in line for someone to return your favorite board.
I have been traveling to La Ventana for many years, usually camping in my van, and have found it to be one of the most consistently windy places in the winter and Captain Kirk's Resort is perfectly situated to take advantage of it. Kirk’s was a huge step up in accommodations for me. The lodging is spread out over a large area. I loved the feeling of space and privacy, as well as the spectacular views of La Ventana Bay. For those who love sunrises, La Ventana offers some of the most spectacular in the world (see photo).
The beach is essentially private, since it is some distance from the campground and other tourist facilities. Our group included both windsurfers and kitesailors – we had a ball.
The grounds are gorgeous, well kept, natural and inviting. All the facilities were clean, cute, charming and very private and quiet. The wifi worked perfectly. Bars/restaurants are down the road in each direction within easy walking distance.
Each morning Kirk serves a communal breakfast of fresh fruit, bagels, hard boiled eggs, coffee/tea etc. The communal area has a refrigerator and the gas stove, so you can have group lunches or dinners.
Kirk and Kitty are great fun and easy to be around. Kirk is also a great source of information regarding alternative places to go during the infrequent times when the wind is not blowing. Overall, my expectations were greatly exceeded.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Captain Kirks is La Ventana's most beautiful resort and hotel. It is truly sublime, with spectacular views of La Ventana Bay and the surrounding mountains in a botanic garden setting. Private beach access and lots of activities including swimming, snorkeling, mountain biking, stand up paddleboarding (SUP), kayaking, fishing, scuba, kiteboarding, and windsurfing. Or just relax, read a book and watch the incredible variety of bird species right on location. ... more less