Ventana Bay Resort
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When you stay at Ventana Bay Resort in El Sargento, you’ll be near the beach and within the vicinity of La Ventana Campground and La Ventana Beach. This beach hotel is within the region of Punta Arenas Lighthouse.
Make yourself at home in one of the 12 air-conditioned guestrooms. Rooms have private patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include complimentary bottled water, and housekeeping is provided daily.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with onsite massages or make use of the other amenities, which include complimentary wireless Internet access.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Ventana Bay Resort. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
How to Get There
My wife and I stayed at Ventana Bay Resort for seven days in late December, including the Christmas holiday. The resort is a visual delight, with unique dome-topped buildings, colorful tilework and masterfully-executed stonework. All this is beautiful, but the stars of the show are the blue ocean water, green mountains, and Cerralvo Island (aka Jacques Cousteau Island) offshore, which changes color in the shifting light.
While the resort is a great place to just relax, the focus of most of the guests (or one (plus) of each party) is kiteboarding. During our stay, the wind was robust and the kites were out from mid-morning to late afternoon. The on-site kiteboarding school features cutting edge equipment that customers can rent or use in lessons. I was a complete novice, but kiting instructors Marty and Roberto helped me make rapid progress. They were highly skilled, patient, and fun to be around.
We ate most breakfasts and lunches at Cisco's, the on-site restaurant. The food was high-quality, mostly Mexican, and delivered with a smile by Carla and the excellent staff. The restaurant does not typically serve dinner, but there were two exceptions during our stay, "Mexican Meal" on the 23rd and a Christmas meal on the 25th. Both were outstanding. It was a pleasure to enjoy margaritas served up by the multi-talented kite instructors and meet other guests and local visitors at these events.
A special shout-out to Toni, the manager who keeps the resort running efficiently, and who offered great recommendations for dinner at local restaurants. All of the staff were wonderful and we appreciated their efforts to make our stay enjoyable. Adios, amigos--see you next time!
It was very new experience. In this place you will find something very special:
Peaceful place, perfect beach, silence, beautiful nature, no people, absolutely personal service.
Huge hug and respect to Antonio! He will care about you on highest level!
My friend and I spent a week here, taking kite surfing lessons, enjoying the beach and snorkeling. The resort is beautiful, the equipment excellent, the teachers are very experienced and skilled. Marty was able to teach this 54 year old non athletic man kiting proficiently by end of week. Wind every day in November. Eat all your meals here, the ladies cooking are nice and the food all homemade, fresh and excellent. The rooms are clean and the beds comfortable with great showers. The view of the bay, island and beach is beautiful.
VBR is at the North end of the La Ventana, in the town of El Sargento. What you get from that is a quiet, beautiful stay away from the relative "crowds" in the southern part of town. If you are looking for the party, tv, lots of bar activity etc. this is NOT the place for you. If, instead, you are looking for access to a beautiful section of beach front and water, with super fresh and tasty onsite breakfasts and lunches, as well as access to bikes, SUP, kayaks etc. and clean, nicely appointed rooms, then this is the spot.
We knew we wanted to explore the EXCELLENT mt. bike trails every day and they are a five minute ride from VBR. We chose to stay at this end of town because of that. Despite riding 5 days, we left much of the well maintained trail system untouched; guess we'll just have to go back!
Bill, the owner, and Marco, Tony and Carla do an excellent job of making you feel immediately at home. They offer different meal options at different times of the year. TIP: Commit to breakfast and lunch there every day! The food is THE BEST in town and is made fresh and super easy. You can then spend your evenings exploring the modest selection of restaurants in town. Be prepared for dinner to take a long time. We started bringing card games....
One note: Wasn't aware that use of the resort equipment involved additional daily fees. They were fair and modest and well worth it. But just something to ask about.
We enjoyed a week-long stay at Ventana Bay Resort at end of March. This hotel is idyllic with its stunning view of the Gulf of California, its comfortable and clean bungalows, well kept grounds, and super friendly and helpful staff. Dinner isn't always offered at VBR, but all the meals that we had at the hotel were absolutely delicious!
We came with our 19 year old son and initially, we were nervous that he was going to get bored because of the hotel's remote and quiet location as there is no nightlife in El Sargente or in La Ventana. However, even he ended up loving his stay at VBR and he agreed that he was happy that he caught up on much needed sleep. My husband and my son very much enjoyed their kiteboarding lessons with Marty, flying their stunt kites at the beach, and we all liked that we could borrow mountain bikes to explore the area. I loved my daily Spanish lessons with Paty who lives not far from VBR and I relished a couple of in-room massages.
We flew into Cabo and rented a car which was great because it allowed us to go for some of our lunches and dinners to La Ventana and we also took a day trip to La Paz. We rented the car from Cactus Car Rental which I can highly recommend.