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🌅 The Ventana View - 4 mayo 2022

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FYI - Questions - Help
What’s Happening in La Ventana? Let us know if you have something to share or questions for the community.
  • Ventana View Announcement - We are transitioning to the slow season and will be sending the newsletter every two weeks, from now until October. Enjoy your summer!
  • Salsa night - Every Tuesday in May! @ Tony’s Pizza! 6pm happy hour. 7pm lesson. 8-10 Social Dance. Come join us and enjoy dancing, great drinks and pizza!
All Things Reptile - (by Chance Stevens) The Speckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii) is one of several species of rattlesnakes that inhabits the area around La Ventana, living exclusively near rocky areas. They eat mostly rodents, and sometimes birds and lizards. 
Rattlesnakes are ambush predators, meaning they will lie in place for days on end, waiting for prey to pass by. Most of the time, their ambush spots will be in rock crevasses or “hidey-holes.” They are semi-nocturnal in the winter, and fully nocturnal in the summer. 
Rattlesnakes are one of the most feared and unjustly killed groups of snakes. Being venomous, people are scared of them and may act on those fears, which is the reason they are in decline. Yet, like many other venomous snakes, if you leave them alone you are extremely unlikely to be bitten. And it’s pretty easy to leave them alone if you just pay attention: they like to live hidden in rocks, so they are hard to find in the first place, and their rattle serves as a warning to be cautious. The majority of rattlesnake bites - over 90%! - happen because people either are not paying attention and accidentally step on them, or are trying to catch or kill them.
If you are bitten, the best thing to do is stay calm and find the nearest place with anti-venom, typically at a hospital. In La Ventana, the closest hospital with anti-venom is in La Paz. Being bitten hurts a lot but most snake bites are not fatal. Ideally, you should get anti-venom as quickly as possible; for rattlesnakes, you have at least three hours.
Rattlesnakes are beautiful and impressive snakes that are more scared of us than we are of them. Many good people already know not to harm these magnificent creatures. If left alone, humans and rattlesnakes can live in harmony like we once did long ago.
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.
MasViento Wind Forecast - My last forecast for the season was Apr 26. Thanks again to all of you for the kind words along the way! See you in October. Wes - daily forecasts: MasViento.
Farmers Market - The market is over for the season.
La Ventana Pickleball - Want to hear some great news? Tango Azul Pickleball Resort (Phase 1) is 70% funded! Thank you very much to all of our Founding Members who have demonstrated their excitement, love of the game and trust in us by getting onboard! We are only two months into this launch, and look what we have accomplished! We have been contacted by 14 other picklers who are planning to join soon, so we are very close to closing Phase 1 Founding Memberships. 
Please note that Venmo released news that they will begin charging 1.75% transaction fees on May 23rd. If you were planning to join and use that service, you can save yourself 57USD by sending your funds before then. As many people in our Baja community head north, please keep encouraging your friends to join. We have gotten where we are today mostly through word-of-mouth and through friends pushing their fellow picklers to commit to their future health and enjoyment. 
Please let me know if you have any questions, comments or recommendations: You can also follow our progress on Facebook - La Ventana Pickleball
Community Action
No Más Basura - Our next Recycling day will be tomorrow Thursday 5th of May. We are waiting for you between 8-10am same location. 
Did you know that a small battery can contaminate 600,000 liters of water? Did you know that the place where we dump our community’s trash is above a body of water whose neck is about 20 feet deep? That’s why it’s very important that you don’t throw the batteries in the trash, we send them to a confinement center where they won’t cause harm to the environment. Your weekly donations are used for the proper recycling of batteries which is very important to environmental health. 
Thank you for being part of the change! Your NMB team 
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. Announcements:
Basic Yoga Classes with Clara - Great for beginners. Tuesdays 8am - (200mxn. Discount if you walk to class) Brisa del Mar RV Park (Up the hill from beach access #9). Thursdays 6:30pm - (By Donations) Community Garden (Behind Tortillera in El Sargento). Whatsapp 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.
La Tuna - We want say thank you to everyone. We’ll close our doors for around 15 days, for remodeling and maintenance. Will be back on may 15 with our especial open table for weekends all summer.
Taqueria El Rizo - We offer our services from Thursday to Sunday from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. such as: Tacos asada, pastor and tripa; as well as nachos, quesadillas, mulitas, tortes, vampiros, papas rellenos, etc. Each of them with corn and flour tortillas made by hand.
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, we are prepared to show you the #bestofbaja underwater! Certification offered too! +1-310-594-DIVE or
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:
  • Wip Forward Impact Vest (Paul)
  • Roof rack pad (LornaL)
  • Found sandals (Louisa)
  • Perra (Patrick)
  • Flysurfer Soul 12 M Kite - V1 (Lisa)
  • Flysurfer Soul 8 M kite - V1 (Lisa)
  • Italian cypress plants (Rod)
  • Axis Foils Red Standard Length Fuselage (Charles)
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
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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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Edie & Chris - Corredor Mar de Cotez, El Sargento, BCS 23232 Mexico