Along the captivating coastline of Baja California Sur are the charming towns of La Ventana and El Sargento. These towns are absolutely incredible, and, while El Sargento is as much of an idyllic destination as La Ventana, today we’re focusing on the latter.

Whether you’re arriving from the bustling city of La Paz or the vibrant hub of San Jose del Cabo, your journey to La Ventana promises some unforgettable experiences. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s start building your itinerary for your next vacation.

Things To Do In La Ventana

playa aguq hot springs beach in la ventana

La Ventana is a hot spot for kite surfing and other wind sports, drawing large crowds of kite surfers and outdoor enthusiasts. But besides this, what else is there to do in La Ventana? Well, quite a bit actually!

Hikes and beach walks

La Ventana is filled with picturesque views and tons of places to hit the trails (or the sand) for an invigorating hike. From strolling along beautiful beaches like Playa Central or the Hot Springs beach to hiking in Punta Gorda or through the forest in South Beach, there are plenty of chances for outdoor exploration. Just remember to take all of your hiking gear with you!

Mountain biking

Listen up, adventure enthusiasts! La Ventana boasts some world-class mountain biking trails catering to any skill level, so you can enjoy an exciting day on the trails regardless of your experience – or lack thereof.

If you’d rather not tackle these trails alone, there are plenty of guided tours available. They can help you navigate the rugged terrain and show you everything La Ventana has to offer.

Stand-up paddle boarding

In the early mornings, before the wind picks up, the waters of La Ventana are calm and serene. In other words, they’re perfect for a stand-up paddle boarding session while you enjoy the sunrise (and get an intense core workout!).

If you’re staying at any of the major hotels here, chances are you can arrange a session directly through them. Just be sure to enquire about it before you book your accommodation!

Isla Cerralvo visit

When you’re feeling up to a day trip, be sure to head over to Isla Cerralvo. This island has guided tours that allow you to explore its pristine beaches, snorkel amongst the local marine life, or unwind and enjoy a beachside picnic.

With so much to see and do, you’re going to want to block out a full day of your itinerary for this one!

Snorkeling at Punta Gorda

One of the most popular spots in all of La Ventana has to be Punta Gorda. With snorkeling accessible from the beach, you can experience marine life encounters with local fish, like parrotfish, while wading through the crystal-clear waters.

Don’t forget that there are also some pretty incredible hiking trails here, too! So, if you want to round out your day with a hike, be sure to come prepared.

Where To Stay In Ventana

The entrance to the Ventana Bay Resort.

La Ventana has a range of diverse accommodation options, from quaint and inexpensive to luxurious and all-inclusive stays.


One of the most popular types of accommodation for most tourists is the upscale resorts. With stunning oceanfront views, premium amenities, and more, there’s no wonder that the resorts here are always packed with guests!

One of our top picks for a resort stay when you visit La Ventana is the Ventana Bay Resort.

Boutique hotels


One of the first boutique hotels you see on entry to La Ventana is Hotel Changomango. It’s a POD Hotel offering compact, efficiently designed rooms or “pods” that provide basic amenities in a significantly smaller space compared with a traditional hotel room. These Changomando hotels cater to travelers seeking budget-friendly, convenient, and minimalist accommodations. The pods usually include a bed, lighting, and sometimes small storage areas and electrical outlets. Facilities like bathrooms and dining areas are often shared among guests. Pod hotels are popular among solo travelers, backpackers, or business travelers seeking a simple place to sleep without the extra frills of larger hotel rooms.

Hotel Changomango La Ventana Transfers

At Changomango, you’ll discover the perfect blend of a hostel’s social environment paired with luxurious amenities typically found in upscale hotels. There is a dynamic community atmosphere with coworking spaces. Once the day is over you’ll enjoy the privacy and comfort of your POD room. Changomang is located at the entrance to La Ventana, BCS, a renowned hotspot for kiteboarding enthusiasts, this destination is celebrated for its clear, crisp waters and consistently windy conditions, making it a paradise for adventure sports lovers in BCS, Mexico. SJD offers quick direct transfers to Changomango Hotel from Los Cabos Airport.
Changomango offers more than just accommodation; we provide a complete experience. Engage with fellow travelers in our common areas, participate in local activities, or simply relax and enjoy the unique cultural and natural beauty of La Ventana. At Changomango, every stay is designed to be memorable, combining the fun of a social hostel with the refined comforts of a boutique hotel.

Hotel TodoBien La Ventana

If you’re looking for a more intimate experience (perhaps on a romantic getaway or honeymoon), then you’ll appreciate the vast selection of boutique hotels in La Ventana, BCS.

Two of our favorites are Todo Bien Hotel and Ventana Blue Hotel & Restaurant, both of which offer stylish accommodations with plenty of character and personalized touches.

Vacation rentals

Vacation rentals are always a popular choice for families, long-term stays, larger groups, and digital nomads. This is usually because they’re more spacious and allow for self-catering, which can help keep your travel budget low.

Usually, websites like Airbnb or VRBO offer a diverse range of properties to choose from, with the option to tailor your accommodation to meet your needs and preferences. Pro Tip: get on private groups in Facebook for the La Ventana and El Sargento area. These groups usually have lots of locals with knowledge and, give you the ability to read up or ask questions. 

It’s also worth mentioning that vacation rentals are usually scattered around the more popular attractions, so you won’t be far from the action.

Hostels and budget accommodation

Baja Joe's

Are you on a budget? Then perhaps you’ll want to check out a local La Ventana hostel or campground. Hostels like Baja Joe’s Vacation Paradise offer comfortable dormitories with beds, private rooms, and communal spaces where you can relax and connect with like-minded travelers. You’ll also find amenities like hot showers and more to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible.







Getting To La Ventana

Traveling to La Ventana is a breeze, with various transport options available to suit different preferences and budgets. One convenient choice is SJD Taxi service.

We can handle everything from your VIP airport shuttle service to La Ventana to taking you to and from tourist attractions and activities on your itinerary. And booking with us couldn’t be easier! You just need to book your shuttle in advance for a smooth and seamless journey to La Ventana. We offer online booking options, which allow you to book your shuttle with ease.

Of course, there are some other transport options available. Firstly, there are rental cars if you prefer the flexibility of having your own vehicle. However, this can be a costly option and eat into your travel budget quickly!

On the other hand, you could always opt for public transport. Just remember to take the necessary safety precautions when taking public transportation, such as being vigilant about your belongings and not having any valuables on display.


What are some budget-friendly things to do in La Ventana?

La Ventana Sign BCS

La Ventana offers several affordable (and sometimes free) activities if you’re a budget-conscious traveler.

You can enjoy hikes and beach walks along the stunning coastline, explore the town’s vibrant local markets, or take a self-guided tour of nearby attractions like the Sierra de las Cacachilas mountains. Additionally, snorkeling or paddle boarding can be great activities since the rental equipment is usually affordable from local providers.

Another one of our favorite things to do is to head out and explore some local eateries. If you know where to go, this can be pretty affordable, too.

Pro tip: Try out some tacos al pastor or other street food to delight your taste buds and leave you wanting more!

Are there transport options for exploring nearby attractions?

One convenient way to get around La Ventana and its amazing attractions at your own pace is by using SJD Taxi. We’re here to provide you with reliable and comfortable transport between various La Ventana locations and other popular destinations like Cabo San Lucas or San Jose del Cabo.

Whether you’re planning a day trip to explore the sights and sounds of nearby cities or seeking outdoor adventures in the surrounding wilderness, we’re here to help. And when it’s time to go home, our airport shuttle service is the way to go.

Can you swim in La Ventana?

A view of the Baja coastline near La Ventana.

While La Ventana is known for its stunning views and crystal-clear waters, swimming conditions can vary depending on the weather and sea conditions. The Sea of Cortez offers excellent opportunities for swimming, snorkeling, and plenty of other water sports during calmer weather. This is especially true in sheltered areas like La Ventana Bay.

Still, it’s important to exercise caution and be mindful of strong currents, waves, and marine life when swimming in the ocean. Remember to always swim in the designated areas, follow safety guidelines, and heed any warnings from local authorities to ensure a safe and enjoyable swimming experience.

Final Thoughts

La Ventana is one of the best towns in Baja California Sur, with plenty to see and do. And you can’t forget the incredible accommodations scattered around (with some right on the beaches). No matter what you’re after, La Ventana is sure to deliver.

From beach lovers to nature enthusiasts and thrill-seekers, there’s something for everyone here.