Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Palapas Ventana Fishing, Diving, Paddling

We packed up and left Conejo on Monday for the beautiful, warm waters of La Ventana.

La Ventana is just about 30 minutes south of La Paz on the Sea of Cortez. It's been growing relatively fast in recent years. I like it because it still feels like a small Baja escape.

In the winter La Ventana is known for the howling wind that stretches down the coast, bringing 2-3 foot waves for premium Kiteboarding and Windsurfing. In the summer La Ventana is a great place for warm-water diving, spearfishing and panga fishing. While we were there we caught a Marlin, Dorado, Wahoo, Rooster Fish and some sleep.

Just a week after we left, Tim Hatler, co-owner of Palapas Ventana, speared a world-record 73lb Rooster Fish!

Palapas Ventana has turned out to be my favorite place to stay in Baja. Tim and his Mom, Karon, have created a "wife-friendly" resort in an ideal spot. If you've ever traveled through Baja before, you know what I mean by "wife-friendly!" For all the info about Palapas Ventana check out their web site, it has a ton of pictures.

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