• Feb
    11

    The Bedroom Community of La Ventana, BCS, Mexico

     

    A few weeks ago, we needed a diversion. We’d been traveling a lot and we wanted to explore some of the outlying areas. One of the places I’d been told about was La Ventana, roughly a 45 minute drive from La Paz. One day we decided to go there. As it turned out, the drive down there wasn’t 45 minutes, more like an hour and a bit, from where we live in La Paz.

    On the way out, even though I had a GPS, it wasn’t entirely accurate and I managed to get lost, just before the turnoff and wound up on a back road somewhere. Luckily for us, a truck driver saw that we were having difficulties, pulled over and told us how to get back to the highway, which would join up to where we wanted to go.

    We eventually found our way and settled in for the trip. In one area road became quite narrow, bumpy and had a lot of twists and turns. I really had to pay attention since it was demanding driving. Eventually we came out at the top of a high pass and wound up on a long sloping road traveling down towards La Ventana.

    It was a really long trip on that road and it almost felt like we were descending on a flight path into an airport. The scenery was lovely and there was much to enjoy. At the bottom of the road there was sharp left to take us to La Ventana.

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    When we arrived and began to explore, we were surprised. The town was essentially one long road with houses dotting the landscape and several trailer parks on the water. On the left side of the road, a few houses and the odd business. Not much if you’re wanting a place with lots of restaurants, etc. You won’t find that here. There is the odd place, like the place above, but not much else.

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    You will find unusual beaches, some that are really rocky and the odd gem, like the shot above. One thing about the Sea of Cortez. The water is amazing, often blue like the Caribbean, which I really love.

    According to some of my sources, La Ventana is town with a population of roughly 1,000 people, a bedroom community, and is a great spot if you like kite surfing, windsurfing, kayaking and other water sports. That was immediately evident when looking at the various trailer parks.

    Initially, we thought La Ventana would be a great alternative to La Paz, but after spending some time there, we gave it a thumbs-down. Not enough services and amenities for us.

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