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La Ventana Stories: Salomé León and the Founding of La Ventana - The first village of La Ventana consisted of a group of palm-covered shelters in the current campground. Current residents who were born there remember it as a tranquil place to grow up. Today’s story looks at the early life of Salome Leon, founder of La Ventana. Read on…
Sketch of La Ventana in the 1940s by Louise Spradley
Sketch of La Ventana in the 1940s by Louise Spradley
All Things Reptile - (by Chance Stevens) - The Black-Tailed Brush Lizard (Urosaurus nigricauda) is a camouflage, adaptive and sneaky reptile that likes to live in trees, rocky areas and, as its name suggests, brush. This is a relatively small lizard that always seems to assume you can’t see it, making it one of the easiest to catch and one of my personal favorites. 
Interestingly, at the Sol de Mayo waterfall, I have seen a Black-Tailed Brush Lizard living on a rock next to the river. As I approached, it jumped into the water and swam to the nearest rock. That was the first lizard I have ever witnessed swimming, and willingly, no less! I find this very impressive.
The diet of these lizards is quite wide as they will eat most bugs and other invertebrates as long as they are small-ish. According to my best resource (Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California by L. Lee Grismer), these reptiles are active all year round. However, in La Ventana I did not see them at all from the time we arrived in December until early March but, once they were out, they seemed to be everywhere. 
If you want to talk or walk reptiles, email And check out the new All Things Reptile page on the website, an archive of all of the reptile stories posted in the newsletter.ÔĽŅ
Black-Tailed Brush Lizard
Black-Tailed Brush Lizard
MasViento Wind Forecast - (Today: Sunny. North wind 22-26 mph) No ASCAT winds were available this morning, but all of the latest numerical model forecasts show a surge of north wind will make it to our area today. Infrared satellite loops indicated sunny skies ahead for today, so we will also get a solid thermal boost. The north background flow will ease a bit tomorrow, and although increasing high clouds will partially dampen the afternoon thermal, we will likely still see a windy day. Friday may be a down day as the background north flow weakens further and high clouds stream in. Wes - daily forecasts: MasViento.
Pickleball Update - We are now two-thirds of the way towards funding the Tango Azul Pickleball Resort, and can’t wait to get started with construction! The sooner we reach our membership goal, the sooner we start building, and the sooner we start playing pickleball! If you are on the fence, please reach out and let us answer any questions you may have: The complete development plan, with a comprehensive FAQ can be found here: Tango Azul Pickleball Resort.
Farmers Market - The market is on! Every Thursday, located on the main road, Corredor Isla Cerralvo, just a few blocks north of Club Cerralvo.
Community Action
No M√°s Basura - No Recycling Day tomorrow 14th of April due to ‚ÄúOperation Semana Santa‚ÄĚ.¬†Next Recycling Day will be the 21st. Same location.¬†
Easter week/end 2019 NMB operation and it's local kids. Taking care of proper usage of porter pottys as well as distributed bags and a little speech of the importance to keep our towns beaches clean.
Easter week/end 2019 NMB operation and it's local kids. Taking care of proper usage of porter pottys as well as distributed bags and a little speech of the importance to keep our towns beaches clean.
This year NMB will put 30 porter pottys along our bay. 40 trash/recycling cans and we have about 30 kids from Thursday to Sunday to ‚Äúpatrol‚ÄĚ our beaches in an effort to keep them clean.¬†Thanks to all of the businesses¬†and individual donations to make this happen!
We have drivers for them, but on Saturday we are going out on boats and are still short one. Fuel will be on us! Do you have a panga and some time between 8-11am to take some kids out to distribute bags? They will visit the camps along our bay. Please get in contact with us! Thank you for being part of the change! Your NMB team 
Donation Acupuncture & Support the Community - This Friday Brittany of Meili Medicine will be offering community-style acupuncture at Casa Tara. 100% the proceeds will go to Fundación AZUL Cerralvo A.C. 
Casa Tara Retreat is providing the space free of charge to ensure all donations go to the foundation. Thank you!
Fundación AZUL Cerralvo A.C. helps children and adolescents with disabilities. They provide services including but not limited to orthopedic devices, wheelchairs, a diaper pantry, medical studies, & medicines. They also provide services to low-income people in the community.
The suggested donation is 30-60USD or 540-1080MXP. Come heal your body, mind, & spirit while supporting the community. Must RSVP to book. Limited bookings available. Friday 15th starting at 3:30pm in yoga shala. Hope to see you there!
Events & Activities
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Health & Wellness
The complete calendar of yoga and other wellness classes and retreats is featured on the Health & Wellness page.
Movement Class - Join us for a 1-hour low impact mobility and basic yoga class. A mental and physical form of exercise for flexibility, mobility, & balance. Great for beginners, all are welcome. Tuesdays 6pm - Mobility Class (200mxn - Discount if you walk to class) Brisa del Mar RV Park (up the hill from Playa Acceso #9). Thursdays 5:30pm - Basic Yoga (by Donation) Community Garden (behind Tortilleria). Contact me with any questions.
Eat & Drink
Check out the most comprehensive list of Restaurants, Cafes and Bars, with maps to help you discover them all.
Rancho Cacachilas - Enjoy a casual rustic pizza night with a gourmet touch! Saturday April 16th. Delight your senses with our delicious wood-fired pizzas prepared by our Chef Iván Pimienta with the ranch’s artisan sourdough, our special tomato sauce and fresh ingredients collected from our orchard. Accompany this delicious dinner with wine, cold beer or our traditional welcome cocktail. It will be a warm evening around the campfire to admire the beautiful starry sky. Get your tickets here.
El Anzuelo Restaurant - at Palapas Ventana is hosting Taco Tuesday Movie Night every Tuesday. Complete with a full taco bar and a new release on our projector. Join us Tuesdays - Palapas Ventana, KM 9 - 200MX
El Torote Street Food - For Samana Santa and Easter we will have Fish Tacos and Tortas de Pastor, in addition to our traditional tacos.
The Ventana View Business Directory has over 150 listings for local businesses and services. What can you find in the directory? See all of the categories. Announcements:
Palapas Ventana - Scuba dive in Jacques Cousteau’s playground! We have 20 years of local experience, licensed private covered boats, multilingual guides who know the best spots, and lunch/water on boat. We are prepared to show you the #bestofbaja underwater! Certification offered too! +1-310-594-DIVE or
Casa Tara - Sunset Sessions 7-9pm Avatara Acoustic at Casa Tara.
Rancho Cacachilas Adventure Hub - Rental Fleet Clearence! Some of our rentals are ready to go! Ask about our clearence bikes. Seize this opportunity and get yours before they run out! We are renewing our bike fleet, so we have good quality rental bikes of different sizes ready to sell. To request special information about the bikes and their specifications, write to:
The Ventana View Classifieds is your 24/7 lost & found and swap meet. Post your own available/wanted or lost/found, and it shows up on the site immediately, will stay up for two weeks. Go here now to see it in action and learn how it works! New listings this week:
  • Wetsuit (Shawn)
  • Go Foil for winging (Corky)
  • House-sitters for summer 2022 (Valeriya)
  • Inflatable SUP (ROB)
Real Estate & Rentals
The self-service Real Estate & Rentals section is where you manage your own rental and real estate listings. Add photos, and edit your listing as you like. Learn more and submit your listing here.
Ride Sharing & Travel
The Ventana View Travel Board is where you coordinate with other travelers.
  • Need a ride¬†to or from the Airport? Want to share a shuttle?
  • Looking to Caravan¬†up and down the Baja peninsula?
  • Need transport¬†for you or your stuff to or from La Ventana?
  • Or can you offer¬†a ride for people or stuff?
New Rideshares
New Travelshares
  • Southbound Apr 2022:¬†Ride for Stuff.¬†A small birthday present for a friend‚Äôs daughter hoping to get it out of Portland will compensate (Kevin Viney)
In Case of Emergency
Bookmark the In Case of Emergency page. Numbers to call and how to call them if you need help. We depend on the entire community to help keep this often changing information up to date. Email us with feedback, suggestions, corrections.
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