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Destination Overview: La Ventana is an idyllic fishing village that enjoys significant kitesurfer migration from BC, Canada, Oregon, Washington, and California. It's probably safe to say this is one of the most popular holiday kitespots in the winter for west coast Canadians and Americans. Thanks to kite tourism, this town has grown and flourished.
La Ventana is a kitesurfing paradise where the desert meets the sea. With crazy marine wildlife, great diving, sports, and spearfishing options… there are tours and adventures around every corner. This is also a place where you can still walk on the beach at night, no plastic washes up, and it's one of the safest areas in Mexico. There are miles and miles of stellar launches with no open ocean and no currents, an excellent spot to push your limits and progress, or come down as a beginner kitesurfer.
If you're looking to kite foil or try out a new kitewing, La Ventana is a top kite foiling destination. Home to both the La Ventana Classic and the kite foil Gold Cup, the foil friendly setup draws thousands of kitefoilers every year.
Best beginner kitespot: Playa Central is the main kitesurf launch where you can find tons of beginner support.
Best flat water kitespot: Choco Lake now has a slider park during the season; great butter flat water here.
Best wave kitespot: The Wave ranch down by the bufador at South Beach is your best option; however, La Ventana is definitely better known as a foil spot than wave spot.
Notable downwinders: Epic downwinders starting at Hot Springs or Rasta Beach and ending at Playa Central or South Bay.
Significant wind patterns: North cold fronts that push in the wind, thermals, and a venturi… that's why this is a kite mecca!
After-kite food & drink recommendations: Playa Central as a bar, Las Palmas for local food, Casa Tara for a fancy dinner with wine, and gourmet vegan meals.
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Current wind and weather forecast at La Ventana. To see best months to kite foil, freeride kiteboard, and for big air, see “season overview” at top. You may have to slide map up to see kitespot.