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Here is a summary of the windsurfing and kitesurfing resorts along the East Cape of Baja. Since the resorts and vacation rental units often change their rates and plans, we’ll let their web pages do most of the talking.
LOS BARRILES, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Vela Baja Vela has an international reputation for great service and equipment. Their operation at Los Barriles is top notch. Most customers fly into San Jose del Cabo Airport and take a taxi to Los Barriles. Vela is in front of the Hotel Playa del Sol with direct access to the launch. Vela will set up accommodations and everything you need for a great windsurfing trip.
Vela: Playa del Sol: “With the best launch in Los Barriles, this hotel is home base for our center. Features include an ocean view restaurant plus new upstairs bar w/ satellite TV overlooking the resort as well as oceanfront palapa bar right in the middle of the action, and large outdoor terrace surrounded the heated pool. Oceanfront, Poolside, and Garden view rooms are available. All meals, taxes, and access to our Vela Sporting Program are included in our packages.”
Vela: Palmas de Cortez: Just 300 yards downwind from the Playa del Sol, this larger hotel offers a pool, Jaccuzi, tennis and racquetball courts, 9-hole golf course plus driving range, oceanfront dining room and poolside swim-up bar. Choose from Poolside, Oceanfront, Garden rooms, and spacious 2 Bedroom oceanfront condos. Access to our Vela Sporting Program are included in our packages, but no longer includes meals.”
Web Site: http://www.velawindsurf.com/baja.html
Phone: (800) 223-5443 or (831) 461-0820
Fax: (831) 461-0821
Martin Verdugo’s Beach Resort is the famous windsurfing RV park on the beach at Los Barriles. The resort offers a few on-the-beach rooms, abundant RV parking, and camping packages. It is crowded here but there is a large cadre of regulars who consider this place a winter home. The palapa bar on the beach is a great addition.
East Cape RV Resort is situated on 5-1/2 acres in the heart of Los Barriles, directly behind the Otra Vez Restaurant. The park includes a beautiful stand of palm trees and we have planted over $30,000 in planting materials that line each of the oversized sites, which also include 4 pull throughs. Located 1,000 feet (girl feet) from the beach, straight down Ocean Drive. Dubbed by guests as having ‘the best bathrooms in the Baja’.
LA VENTANA, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Kijote’s Coffee, http://freakdogcoffee.com/, a long time La Ventana favorite is now located at 2 locations. In La Ventana it is located at the Casa Verde Resort just south of the campground on the street that runs parallel to the beach. The second location is near El Sargento just south of the microwave towers and the baseball field on the west side of the road. Both locations have a large selection of coffee drinks, iced drinks, teas, bagel sandwiches, cakes, cookies and much more. See their web page for a full menu.
Pro-Windsurf La Ventana
Top US Pros Wyatt Miller and Tyson Poor offer Vacation Rentals + Windsurf Equipment + Instruction. Their 6 adjacent 1 Bed/1Bath apartments and 1 Single bedroom/full kitchen home are locate less than a minutes walk from the water in south beach La Ventana. They provide the latest Naish Windsurf Equipment and SUP’s all rigged and located feet from the water at their beach access. Their location in south beach offers the closest spot to the local surf break and the onshore wavesailng at the buffadore (Blowhole). Being long time La Ventana veterans Tyson and Wyatt know how to maximize their fun using all La Ventana has to offer and they are on hand to help you pick out the best activities for the days conditions.
Ventana Windsports This is a classy and intimate place with creative architecture and incredible home made food served three times a day. The rental gear is top quality with lots of new boards and sails. There is an excellent sailing instruction program with video feedback. The lush landscaping and the giant hot tub make this a great place for couples or small groups.
This beach side resort now has 4 classy casitas for rent and a restaurant/bar and internet cafe. They cook you breakfast and lunch this year as part of your stay and for dinner you can use their restaurant or walk to any of the great restaurants in town.
The casitas have fantastic views spread around a spacious property filled with indigenous plants. From the beach you can kite or windsurf away from the campground crowds. In front of the resort are the best reef waves in La Ventana. Casita prices include breakfast & lunch. There is secure beach storage for your gear. For kiters they launch and land you and give you downwinder shuttle service. Also included is snorkeling gear, kayaks, and small sailboats. Palapas Ventana is a full service resort and offers SCUBA certification, diving and kayaking trips to Cerralvo Island, fishing trips for Yellowtail, Tuna, Dorado and Wahoo. They also offer guided hikes to rock art sites and tours to Todos Santos, Miraflores, and La Paz. The resort also has espresso drinks and long distance phone service.
Website at http://www.palapasventana.com or call us in Baja at 011526121140198
CASA DE MARIA
Casa de Maria is a private, quiet home right on the beach. It has a large well equipped kitchen, two bedrooms and one and a half bath. The outdoor patio has a wood burning fireplace, great for entertaining or a romantic evening, watching the moon rise over the sea of Cortez. Satellite tv and radio and internet keep you connected or head out on one of the two kayaks. There are sand toys and a fenced yard for children. A great vacation retreat for only $150 per night or $1000 per week.
web site www.laventanacabanas.com
Mokie’s, it’s not just wind!
This beachside resort provides your own private beachside house, cheaper than a hotel room! Mokie’s beachside accommodations offer a unique and private Baja experience. Guests enjoy their own house in a natural desert setting on a private 4 acre beachfront property, providing a different experience than most hotels and resorts in the area – at a lower price. Rental also includes use of a beach front terrace with wet bar, beach front gear shed and private launch. Mountain bikes and kayaks are available for rental. Mokie’s is ¼ mile from the nearest restaurant and 1 mile from gear
rental. Mokie’s has something for everyone, and it is not just wind!
contact – email@example.com
Captain Kirk’sis located on the beach 1/2 mile upwind of the crowds at the campground, and is adjacent to the best breaking swell in La Ventana Bay. Lodging options include a beautiful brand new 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house, and roomy luxury casitas with high ceilings, all with spectacular views of the water and surrounding mountains. For the budget minded, there are also private housetrailer/cabanas with the same great views. Captain Kirk’s has a well deserved reputation for great rental and demo gear, as well as expert kiting and windsurfing instruction, beach assistance, and a friendly relaxing atmosphere.Web Site:http://www.captainkirks.com/
Phone: (310) 833-3397
Fax: (310) 833-3781
Pelican Reef Pelican Reef Resort has top notch accommodations with great views. The beach deck has spectacular views and was the feature photo in a 2003 Windsurfing magazine article. The atmosphere is great. Right off the launch there is some of the best back-side wavesailing in the East Cape when the swell is up.
Web Site: http://www.pelicanreef.info
Phone: 949-933-9466 or 011526121140066 (Mexico)
KurtnMarinas KurtnMarinais laidback place located in the heart of the village of La Ventana
on an uncrowded stretch of sandy beach.
This season features 2 new casitas with bath as well as new hookups for the
R.V. spaces of any length with a great view of all of La Ventana Bay. Tent
spaces are on a grass lawn. There is a large palapa with full community
kitchen and social area. The old woodfired brick oven turns out faboulous
home made pizzas on a regular basis. Internet access is one of the many
amenities. Kite instruction and equipment rentals are available very close.
Baja Joe’s is on the beach south of the campground. The beach here is crowded with lots of people, kites and ATVs. The accommodations are made are low cost bunkrooms and individual cabins surrounding a common courtyard with profuse tropical landscaping. Accommodations share bath houses and a new out-door kitchen. Baja Joe’s also has 7 rooms next to the beach, with private bath and a shared kitchen. Also there are the big RV cabanas, with a bedroom built outside the trailer so that the trailer is your kitchen and bath, a patio connects the two for a private feel. Baja Joe’s new store has basic kiteboarding and windsurfing supplies and offers great deals on kites and accessories and you can demo anything they sell.
Web Site: http://www.bajajoe.com
SAN CARLOS, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Check out Solo Sports for San Carlos wave sailing trips.
Web Site: http://www.solosports.net/