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“Down to earth introduction to Baja”
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Palapas Ventana
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in La Ventana
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 28, 2012

Great for an introduction to kite boarding or as support for a visit to La Ventana. I stayed at a house nearby and came here several times.. Equipment, the restaurant, and internet cafe are all great... Best is the attitude and positivity of the staff, where English is spoken.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 19, 2011

This is a great place to stay, not only it has all the infrastructure you need for kitesurfing ( good beach, a place to store your gear, water to rinse it out), but best of all they have staff waiting on you, to help you launch and land! Better still a downwinder per day is included ! The downwinder is a must do, they take you up to a beautiful beach and you have a 5mile run from there.

They offer food too, breakfast and lunch! and i was a bit skeptical that it would be any good, as the price for the casita is in the same range as elsewhere... I needed not have worried, breakfast is great, and lunch it is a proper hot meal not some quick sandwich... made things very easy, no downtime from kiteing preparing something for lunch or looking for a quick bite somewhere...

The casita I stayed in had it's own private bathroom, plenty of space and a nice deck with direct views of the sea from your hamac... amazing... They are simple, decorated with taste and very clean and have everything you need, including a little fridge.

Tim the owner is a very nice guy, always ready to help and seems to be very involved with the local community, and organizes many events (kitesuring, paddle) where the profits are towards local schools... it feels good to support someone that gives back to the local community.

If I come back to la ventana i know where i'm staying, highly recommended!

Stayed: December 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 8, 2011

My wife and I want to thank Tim Hatler and his staff at Palapas Ventana, are trip was booked and airline tickets purchased when Hurricane Irene slammed our island and home in Eleuthera Bahamas three days before we to leave. Sending an E-mail to Tim I simply stated due to Irene we would not be making the trip thinking that was the end of the money we had sent to Palapas Ventana. Instead we received an e-mail expressing concern for the well being of the local Bahamains and my wife and I. Would we like a full refund or a credit to be used at our convenience. As an airline pilot and world traveler this type of personnel touch is a rarity in todays world were the bottom line is more important then customer care.
Hat's off to Tim and his staff we are looking forward to spending time at Palapas Ventana and meeting everyone.
David and Tricia Ferguson
Eleuthera Bahamas

Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 2, 2011

The palapas are very clean and comfortable – surprisingly cool inside. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The restaurant serves good food and free Wifi. I only wish our unit had a bathroom – not all the palapas come with their own bathrooms.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 8, 2011

Very nice place and Tim and staff do everything posibble to make your stay easy and fun. Good food at the restaurant and very clean rooms whith awesome service, very pleased with occommodations and service.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 6, 2011

I came here for an 8 day stay solo to kitesurf. The guys who run it are fantastic ( they are a family) and bend over backwards to help with arranging all kinds of activities, including swimming with whale sharks in La Paz !! Breakfast and lunch were good ..... they even provide a packed lunch if you are away, how great is that ?

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 1, 2010

Palapas Ventana is for those who want to experience Baja. Laid-back and comfortable, casitas are roomy & clean and have AC (a must in August!) with cute shaded front porches to relax in your hammock. We are there for water activities, so went out on pangas for fishing, snorkeling, and diving. When not out in the boats you can check out their great reef right off the beach, kayak, stand-up paddle... so much to do!

The staff is friendly & has patience & understanding with gringo spanish. We liked that our panga captains were local fisherman, proud to set up our dive gear if we wanted, super knowledgeable about the local waters & happy to help our 11-year-old daughter catch her first (& second, & third...) fish!

Even if the delicious on-site restaurant isn't available for dinner, the staff is super knowledgable about good spots in La Ventana & El Sargento, gives you an opportunity to get out and check out the local scene.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Palapas Ventana

Address: La Ventana km 9.0, La Ventana 23232, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > La Ventana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in La Ventana
Price Range: $98 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Palapas Ventana 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family-run, small bed and breakfast for active people who love water sports in a small Mexican town with a laid back atmosphere. If you like to kiteboard in Nov - March or scuba dive, spearfish, and fish April - October, this is your spot! We've got killer home cooked, real Mexican food and will spoil you while you play and check in for some hammock time. ... more   less 
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