Kiteboarding and Windsurfing
November–March is the season for kiteboarding and windsurfing in Baja. The two main destinations for these sports are Los Barriles, on the East Cape, and Bahía de la Ventana, southeast of La Paz. Which one you choose depends on your level of experience and what kind of post-recreation scene you prefer.
La Ventana generally provides more consistent conditions and a safe place for beginners to learn, with rustic accommodations (camping or casitas) in a more remote setting. The stronger winds at Los Barriles appeal to advanced kiters and sailors. Los Barriles also is more developed as a tourist town, with a broader mix of accommodations and restaurants.
You can take lessons and rent gear at either destination.
© Nikki Goth Itoi from Moon Baja, 9th Edition