La Ventana

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La Ventana
La Ventana is located in Baja California Sur
La Ventana
La Ventana
Location in Baja California Sur
Coordinates: 24°03′01″N 109°59′20″W / 24.05028°N 109.98889°W / 24.05028; -109.98889Coordinates: 24°03′01″N 109°59′20″W / 24.05028°N 109.98889°W / 24.05028; -109.98889
Country  Mexico
State Baja California Sur
Municipality La Paz
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2010[1])
 • City 255
 • Urban 0

La Ventana is a small fishing village on the shore of the Bay of La Ventana south of La Paz on the eastern side of the Baja California peninsula in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. The village was founded in the early 1940s by the La Paz pearl diver Salome Leon. When pearl diving became unprofitable, Salome brought his large family by burro over the mountains from La Paz to the Bay of La Ventana to found the village. Many of Salome's descendants continue to live, fish, and work in the village.[2]

Wind conditions[edit]

La Ventana Bay (Bahia de la Ventana) is famous for consistent north winds that blow from November to April, . A combination of El Nortes (northerly fronts) and local thermal winds make it possible to kite almost every day during the winter season. La Ventana is considered one of the world's top kiteboarding destinations.[3]

Other activities[edit]

During the summer months La Ventana offers good fishing and diving opportunities. In addition, the following activities are available year-round:

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 census tables: INEGI Archived 2013-05-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Baja California's Rugged Outback by Michael E. Long, from National Geographic Magazine, October 1972, pages 544 to 551
  3. ^ Trinidad, Erik (September 7, 2011). "The World's Top 10 Kiteboarding Spots". DNews. Retrieved 2016-05-14. 

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