Looking for Windsports in Baja? Visit Captain Kirk’s Windsport Resort in La Ventana
“Don’t beam me up Scotty, I want to stay!”
That’s the feeling one gets after visiting Captain Kirk’s in La Ventana, a boutique beach central lodging in close proximity to some of the world’s best windsurfing and kiteboarding. Captain Kirk and his wife Kitty have been running this unique windsport resort in southern Baja (Baja Sur) since 1993, offering a fresh alternative to the traditional seaside vacation. This is NOT your typical Mexican resort, with crowded swimming pools and beaches patrolled by insistent vendors; it is, rather, a secluded property set near a quiet, pristine beach, with beautiful botanical gardens and gorgeous views, overlooking the dazzling blue waters of the Sea of Cortez.
La Ventana also happens to be one of the most consistently windy spots on a notably windy coast (from November through April, anyway), and guests at Captain Kirk’s have ready access to world-class kiteboarding, windsurfing and stand up paddleboarding.
The team at this premier windsport resort provides expert instruction, essentially teaching everything from “ride the wind 101” to more advanced techniques, with detailed performance analysis available for experienced “lords of the wind.” A complete inventory of new and used equipment is available, and every dollar spent on lessons and rentals qualifies guests for the Baja Bucks customer rewards program.
If the kiteboarding and windsurfing are world-class, the sportfishing and diving are merely spectacular. The local waters are teeming with big fish, and the resort’s panga guides take guests out for dorado, yellowfish tuna, striped marlin, roosterfish, wahoo, sierra, and other denizens of the deep. After reeling in your limit, it’s considered de rigeur to cook up the catch back at the Clubhouse Cocina, although area restaurants are happy to take care of the task for a nominal fee (about $5 U.S.). Snorkel and dive aficionados, meanwhile, can let the Captain set them up with a top local dive master for an unforgettable underwater adventure in the Sea of Cortez, with up-close-and-personal looks at what Jacques Cousteau once referred to as “nature’s aquarium.”
Lodging at Captain Kirk’s is spacious and spread out, so that each guest has a feeling of peace, privacy and seclusion. Accommodations are available to suit every budget, and include a charming selection of casas and casitas, all of which feature air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and views of La Ventana Bay.
The resort boasts several common areas, such as the Clubhouse, Captain’s Deck, and Bath-house, and Continental breakfasts are complimentary. Try starting the day with Kitty’s delicious breakfasts – different every day – that vary from her famous waffles, to huevos rancheros, egg burritos, French toast and huevos Mexicanos. Fresh fruit, yogurt, cold cereals, toast, orange juice, and tea and coffee are available, too. Cooking facilities are available for lunch and dinner, and guests may also explore local restaurant favorites like Las Palmas, Adelita’s and Bandito’s Sushi and Sports Bar.
For the first three weeks in March, Captain Kirk’s will be hosting a “Spring Cleaning Yoga Retreat” with Body Soul Movement gurus Federica Clemente and Joshua Gefroh. The retreat will focus on improving mental, physical and emotional health, and in addition to yoga, also features African dance, meditation, and other enlightening pursuits. All-inclusive packages are currently available – accommodations, healthy food, and morning and afternoon classes included – for this unique opportunity to experience light, beauty, and clarity in one of Baja’s most beautiful locations.
Special offer for Baja.com readers!
March visitors to Captain Kirk’s can also take advantage of a special “4 nights for the price of 3” accommodation package, perfect for maximizing sun and surf and even romance in this secluded seaside paradise. One thing is guaranteed. After the final night, you’ll be begging Scotty not to beam you up.
How to get to Captain Kirk’s: Just fly to Cabo, rent a car, and it’s less than a two-hour drive, with well maintained paved roads the whole way. Or you can fly to La Paz, which leaves only a 45-minute drive or shuttle ride (but airfare and rental cares might be a bit more expensive. At your request, Captain Kirk’s will arrange a door-to-door airport shuttle. The guest must pay the driver directly $70 USD with cash, ($140 for Cabo) each way, per group (up to 4 people, $10 per extra person. 8 maximum). He will meet you outside baggage claim with a “Captain Kirk’s” sign and take you directly to your lodging at the beach. For a good tip, he’ll make a quick stop in La Paz at the Walmart so you can stock up on any special items you may need for your stay. Otherwise you can just go to any of the local La Ventana mini-markets or restaurants that are near our resort.
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