Located just a 1 hour drive north of Cabo San Lucas, Vela Baja has always been a favorite winter get-away. From mid-November through early March Baja's famous "El Norte" winds sweep the Sea of Cortez attracting active-lifestyle visitors like to you from around the world, taking advantage of the ideal conditions when best suited for different levels of ability. The home base of our operations is the Hotel Playa del Sol, right on the coveted beachfront in the heart of Los Barriles. beachfront location, beautiful gardens, upgraded rooms, swimming pool, and all the gear plus coaching from our staff.
Windsurfers will have the most fun after mastering a confident waterstart, with the exception of calm light-wind periods that may not always be present. Kiters of any level can learn in "real-world" conditions, with rolling swells in deep-water to serve as your proving grounds ... soon to become your playground! All lessons are taught on-site in front of the center and school. You'll start on the wide beach with a trainer kite to give you a clear understanding of the power of the kite. After that, the body-drag lesson will introduce you to a larger kite with a focus on safety, de-powering, launching and landing, relaunching, and safety release. Those skills are necessary for you to get a board on your feet, and ride!
You'll find plenty of latest sails, kites, boards, foils, and more all ready to launch. Other toys including seas kayaks, snorkel gear, a helpful and friendly staff, and plenty of the relaxed Baja atmosphere that our guests return for every year. To keep everyone busy on no-wind days / light-wind mornings (plus non-windsport enthusiasts) we maintain a high-end fleet of full-suspension mountain bikes with miles and miles of guided or self-guided trails to explore, all a short pedal away from your room. All this a short taxi from the SJD "Los Cabos" airport.