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🌅 The Ventana View - 15 junio 2022

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  • Piano Concert/BBQ buffet at the blossoming “Le Jardin”, San Bartolo. Take a scenic drive, visit one of the most unique and picturesque places in Baja Peninsula and hear one of the finest pianists in the world perform timeless classics of J.S.Bach, F.Chopin, L.van Beethoven, R.Schumann, G.Gershwin, A.Beach. Saturdays, 2:00 pm. Admission: 25US. Reservations:
  • Mango Blossom Music, Arts and Culture Festival in two locations over the course of many days. El Triunfo Tea Room/Piano Museum (June 17, 19, 22, 24, 26. From 12:30 to 4 pm).  Bartolo at “Le Jardin” (June 18, 20, 21, 23, 25. 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm). Classical Piano Entertainment and Sunday Brunch Style organic BBQ buffet for you to enjoy Italian, Brazilian and European cuisine. Reservations:
  • Have old solar hot water panel 4’ X 10’ currently in Hood River area. Want it transported to La Ventana. Will pay 200 coconuts. At 5 coconuts/gallon, 20 mpg on highway this equals 800 miles of free gas. good deal for someone.
  • As Chance Stevens notes in the previous Ventana View, the Olive Ridleys have begun their laying season. This photo is of a attempted nest near the hot springs a few days ago. It is fortunate it did not succeed as the next day car tracks covered the nest. It would likely have been destroyed. Please encourage people to not drive on the beaches especially in the months to come.
La Ventana Stories - La Ventana Bay Beach-Sand Dynamics (by Gary Strachan) Ocean beaches the world over change with the seasons and long-term weather events. La Ventana Bay beaches have these same dynamics but with less wave action. Beach sand comes and goes and is related to weather events and currents. Around La Ventana Bay, there will be years of no sand, and in other years there will be a significant amount of sand on the beaches. People who have spent their lives in La Ventana can testify to these decade-long changes. They might recall that 20 years ago, a beach had mostly rock boulders and just a small amount of sand near the bluff base. But they also remember when they first came here around 1987, the same beach was twice as wide as it is now. But no data was written down by anyone involving dates, amounts, etc. Read on…
All Things Reptile - (by Chance Stevens) Western Leaf-Nosed Snakes (Phyllorhynchus decurtatus) are interesting, small and harmless snakes that inhabit sand dunes and desert landscapes with creosote bushes. They are strictly nocturnal. These little snakes — and I mean little! 12 to 20 inches (or 30 to 50cm) as adults — are very specialized and have a fascinating diet of mostly lizard eggs; however, they will also eat geckos, other lizards and sometimes bugs.
When I found my first and only leaf-nosed snake so far, a few of my friends and I had been watching the sunset at the Bufador south of town. It was getting dark and my friends headed home, so it was just me and my dad. As we were getting ready to go, I proposed the idea of driving slowly down the road with a spotlight to try to find a nocturnal snake. Begrudgingly, we set off kind of slowly down the road. 
After a few minutes —I had seen a few beetles but nothing too interesting — we headed onto a large, wide sandy road and my dad took the opportunity to speed up, saying “There will not be any snakes here.” Well, as luck would have it, there was a juvenile Western Leaf-Nosed Snake right in the middle of the road. I yelled “SNAKE! STOP!!! SNAKE!!!!!” To my horror, we went directly over it. 
My dad stopped a little way up the road and I leaped out of the car. Luckily for the snake — and my dad — the snake was fine and had not been hit. Since then, I have gone out to the Bufador at night probably 10 times and have not seen a single other snake, so I guess I just got lucky.
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.
Community Action
No Más Basura - Hello to all! No Recycling Day tomorrow! Thursday June 23rd we will wait for you between 8-10am. West side of where the Farmers Market was located.(Old location) 
Thank you for being part of the change! Your NMB team
Events & Activities
  • 19: Kermesse at El Minero - El Triunfo (10am)
  • 17-26: Mango Blossom Music, Arts and Culture Festival - San Bartolo and El Triunfo. (see announcement above).
Ongoing Weekly
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Health & Wellness
The complete calendar of yoga and other wellness classes and retreats is featured on the Health & Wellness page. Announcements:
Flow Fluently Dance Studio - Discover your natural ability to dance at Flow Fluently dance studio! Open classes are Mondays 7pm and Thursdays 9am. Cost:Donation.
  • Class: Start with explorative exercises, developing fluid movement and feel-good dancing! You are building your abilities to always be inflow and feel free on the dance floor. 50 min.
  • Dance: Freedom dance party! Explore your creativity, develop your skills, and let it flow. 50 min.
Come for one or for both! Let’s dance! Or schedule a private lesson with Michael! Learn more about private instruction and lessons here. Contact Michael +1-425-359-9857 or schedule at
Yoga with Clara - Have you tried Yoga or Meditating and it wasn’t for you? Join the crowd. However there are many different types of yoga. Here’s a couple links to clear the muddy waters. Maybe I’ll see you in class.
Saturday, June 18th - 7pm Yoga (Sleep) Nidra, La Ventana - 250mxn - Reservations Required 
Saturday, June 25th - 7pm Restorative Yoga with Sound Bath, La Ventana - 250mxn - Reservations Required. Clara +52 613-129-3150
Eat & Drink
Check out the most comprehensive list of Restaurants, Cafes and Bars, with maps to help you discover them all.
El Minero de El Triunfo - Kermesse at El Minero de El Triunfo! Join us next Sunday, June 19th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at El Minero. Enjoy a different Sunday having fun exchanging tickets for special dishes from El Minero and Toto Frito, Cocktails from our Toggle cellar, and entrance tickets at a special price to the Museo Ruta de Plata. More info here.
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 diving season is heating up at Isla Cerralvo, not to mention freediving & spearfishing! Meet our guides here. We are Legal, Local and Legit, with 20 years of exploring the best spots at Isla Cerralvo and beyond.
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 all listings! New this week:
  • Lost: Prescription sunglasses w headband (Ronald Czarnecki)
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?
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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.
Please read our policy regarding content submitted related to COVID-19.
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