ūüĆÖ The Ventana View - 9 febrero 2022



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What’s Happening in La Ventana? Let us know if you have something to share or questions for the community.
  • Banorte has a relatively new process for paying annual fido fees remotely and by credit card. First email I saw from Banorte on this new payment method was dated Aug 2021.¬†Has anyone tried it? How well did it work out?¬†Thanks.¬†idakiteman@gmail.com
  • Housesitters Available - We are Rachida & Doug, available to house¬†sit your home any time. We live in El Sargento and will be staying in town most of the low season, searching for an alternative place to live while our casita is being planned & built. Experienced house sitters with well trained dog, and can provide references. Speak Spanish & would be happy to help with work around the property, if needed. Send us a message, and we look forward to meeting! rachida.khadar@gmail.com
  • Housesitters available - I‚Äôm Gabvyi, I work in Baja Joes at the bar, I was in charge of the mezcaleria last season and I have worked in some other places (Casa Tara, Chilo Chill) where you may have references of me and from a lot of people, I arrived 5 years ago and it is my home , this summer we are looking to housesit, we can take care of your plants or other pets, my partner also works with Todd and my little pomeranian/chihuahua Lua, we are hardworking, honest and reliable people, please feel free to stop by at the bar in Baja Joes to talk a little more about it. gabvyijimenez@gmail.com
Observing the Reef - Triggerfish are an interesting fish. I love the way they swim, and nap right on the sea floor in the middle of the day. They are a popular eating fish, often referred to as ‚ÄúChochito.‚ÄĚ Fish¬†populations fluctuate, right now where I snorkel, adult triggerfish are rare to see. It is my hope this population rebounds soon! Here‚Äôs some¬†bonus triggerfish footage to go along with the longer triggerfish video. William¬†desertplayer@hotmail.com
La Ventana Triggerfish (click image to see video)
La Ventana Triggerfish (click image to see video)
All Things Reptile¬†by Chance Stevens - The¬†Orange-Throated Whiptail¬†(Aspidoscelis hyperythra) is a slender, harmless and graceful lizard with a beautiful blue tail and sometimes an orange neck. Its Spanish name is Huico (pronounced ‚Äúwee-ko‚ÄĚ).
The whiptail is extremely fast and relatively small, growing up to around 2.5 inches, not including its frequently very long tail, which is composed of segments and is sometimes longer than the lizard itself! When being attacked by a predator, the tail can break off at any one segment to confuse the enemy and help the lizard escape. The tail grows back over time. Its diet is mostly termites but also sometimes cockroaches, spiders and moths. It is more active during the summer months. In the winter, in La Ventana we mostly see juveniles and occasional adult females, but rarely adult males. 
This striking local resident is diurnal and prefers relatively dense vegetation but can be readily observed in dry grass fields and frequently yards. During warm, sunny or overcast days, however, they can be seen foraging in the leaf litter. Unlike many human residents, whiptails seem to prefer low or no-wind days. 
If you want to talk reptiles, email chancestevens123@icloud.com or text 503-777-1404.
Orange-Throated Whiptail (Aspidoscelis hyperythra)
Orange-Throated Whiptail (Aspidoscelis hyperythra)
MasViento Wind Forecast - (Today: Mostly sunny. North wind 16-18 mph) No satellite-derived winds were available this morning, but all of the latest model forecasts show the surface pressure gradient has weakened substantially, and yesterday’s strong north background flow has dropped to around 10 mph. Infrared satellite loops early this morning showed a few thin, high clouds to our west, but these shouldn’t significantly affect the thermal this afternoon. Similar conditions are expected through the next several days, with a slight bump up in winds possible on Saturday and Sunday depending on the thickness of high cloud cover. Wes - daily forecasts: MasViento.
Farmers Market - The market is on! Every Thursday, located on the main road, Corredor Isla Cerralvo, just a few blocks north of Club Cerralvo.
La Ventana Pickleball - I was pleased to host four amazing La Ventana pickleball players who entered our winter warm up tournament at Club La Huerta in San Jose Del Cabo. Thank you to Paola Masera, Carol Haug, Michael Haug and Nico Sueve. Congratulations to Michael and Nico for winning Gold in dominating fashion during their intermediate men’s doubles tournament. Thank you all for making the trip. Looking forward to seeing more of La Ventana next time. Brian Cretton. Head Pickleball Pro Club La Huerta. brian.cretton@gmail.com
Michael & Nico the Gold!
Michael & Nico the Gold!
Community Action
No M√°s Basura - Lets try this again. Last week, the rain got in our way.¬†Our next Recycling day is tomorrow Feb 10th between 8-10am. West side of Farmers Market.¬†We are still on with the special call out ‚ÄúRecycle - Re-use‚ÄĚ:
  • We are collecting jars for Casa 3 Gacias, located next to the Veggie stand. You can help us to ‚Äúre-use and re-purpose ‚ÄĚ.¬†Please bring all jars with lids you have been collecting. They will be used to hold some yummy content.¬†
Be part of the change! T-shirts and plastic posts for sale. Please wear your masks! Your NMB team Nomasbasuralv@gmail.com 
Local Ambulance Services - After over 3 weeks of waiting to be fixed in the government workshop, our ambulance is still there. But the good news is that our resourceful Lupita Cosio Barrera has managed to get an ambulance on temporary loan from an organisation called Pro-Paramedico so we no longer have to wait for an ambulance to come from Los Planes or La Paz to respond to our emergencies. 
A reminder that Lupita and her whole team are volunteers, operating with almost no funding from government or any other agency. Donations are the only way they survive. Please consider donating on paypal.me/ambulancia247. See the View’s Emergency Services page for more information on the Ambulance. chris.bradley3@gmail.com
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.
Weekly Vipassana One Hour Sit for Students of SN Goenka - Tuesday Eve at 6pm, CasaCone in South Beach. Send email to Matt at mauieagle@gmail.com with any questions. Note: We start promptly at 6pm and sit to a recording of our teacher SN Goenka. This session is only open to meditators who have sat at least one 10 day course in the tradition.
Introduction to Partner Yoga with Samantha Charlton - This Sunday! For yoga beginners, or seasoned yoga practitioners who are new to partner yoga, hosted at Casa Verde. Feb 13, 4-6pm. Learn the foundations of partner yoga with Casa Verde teacher Samantha (www.samirayoga.ca) in a fun/safe environment. Bring your partner! Pairs of friends and all types of partners are welcome. Learn more about Partner Yoga here. Space is limited. Registration and deposit is required. To Register e-mail: r.s.charlton@gmail.com or WhatsApp (Canada) 1-778-676-7657
Eat & Drink
Check out the most comprehensive list of Restaurants, Cafes and Bars, with maps to help you discover them all.
Sandie’s Sweets - Grandma’s old-fashioned recipes. Chocolate Fudge Sundae Cake,Banana Bread, Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, Applesauce Cake, Sour Cream Cinnamon Coffee Cake. Many satisfied customers from years at Farmer’s Mkt. Cell: +1 530 802-3579/ luvbaja@gmail.com
Rancho Cacachilas - Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a 4-course pairing dinner with the main course inspired by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s banquettes, culinary delights from the Pacific ocean, the Sea of Cortez and our signature ranch-to-table ingredients. Extend your gourmet experience spending the night at our Ranch Adventure Camp with breakfast and late check-out included. Menu and reservations here. Or Whatsapp: +52 612 131 0144.
Radaroma - Chef Rub√©n P√©rez offer this February 12 with Stefania de La Paz, Hotel Villa Para√≠so La Ventana and Troubadour Anibal Cota¬†a wonderful evening ‚ÄúEl amor en voz alta‚ÄĚ poems, music, and a special 3-course dinner 3 options: fish of the day, beet pure, quinoa, saut√©ed vegetables and Chile Guajillo reduction, BBQ pork ribs, vegan dishes and chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream. Hope you like it starting dinner 8PM¬†Los esperamos. 6241450884¬†ruben.perez.g.78@gmail.com O Hotel Boutique villa para√≠so
Anzuelo Restaurant - at the Palapas Ventana resort will be showing the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 13th at 4:30PM. Tacos, nachos, wings and our usual fares along with microbrew taps from Baja brewing, come join us!
The Train Room - Come and join us for a Super Bowl Fiesta, Feb 13th at the Train Room Restaurant at the Bay of Dreams. All you can eat and drink during the game. Reservations to: Cristrenes@hotmail.com, WhatsApp 6121075646
The Ceviche Bar - Wednesday, Feb. 9th, 4-8PM, Mr. Fish is bringing a musician from La Paz who will sing salsa and Latin tunes.¬†Update: Sunday, Feb. 13th Live Music by ‚ÄúAvenida Chapultepec,‚ÄĚ with an amazing vocalist from La Paz, Juan Pe√Īa. 5-8PM.¬†
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:
As never seen before Bar el Minero, Toto Frito, Ruta de Plata Museum and Pico Pala are launching attractive Valentine’s day co-brand bundles for you to enjoy a full experience in El Triunfo. Hiking, mountain biking, culture and lunch all together. Valid from feb 11 - 14th.  Learn more about the available bundles and book now https://bit.ly/_eat_ride_love. Whatsapp 6121942093.
Playa Central - Feb. 13, 10AM-12PM, Have you ever considered van life? This Sunday come to the Van Show by Sandy Vans featuring their 2021 Mercedes Diesel Sprinter. If you have a cool van you want to show, you can sign up for a spot by WhatsApping +52.612.114.0267. There are 12 spots open to the public and there will be 2 Sandy Vans showed. Donuts and mimosas when you step into the Sandy Vans. Link to van.
Love and Lust Market at Playa Central. Come eat chocolate, buy scented candles and jewelry, and prepare to celebrate for Valentines Day. Market is set up Feb. 12, 4-8PM, and Feb. 13, 9AM-3PM. 
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:
  • Lost orange Wallet/Billfold (colin)
  • North board (twin tip). (Manon)
  • Lost green slingshot twintip (Russ wahlen)
  • Ocean Rodeo Bar (Elli Weiland)
  • Slingshot chopstick bar (Mike)
  • North kiteboard lost (Jean-Marc)
  • Cabrinha bar orange rasta beach 31/1/22 (Dean)
  • Harness in front of La Moringa Sargento (Moritz)
  • Wakeboard Found (Ben)
  • Let‚Äôs see‚Ķ an airstream, a propane fridge, some e-bikes. Oh ya, some wind-sports gear. Thirty-seven treasures added this week! Go here to see them all.
  • Beginner twin tip board (Cameron)
  • Men‚Äôs full wetsuit Large /extra large (Wing foiler)
  • Dog Kennel (Jim)
  • Airush Wave 2019 - 7M (Ethan Schulz)
  • Beginner Wing Foiling Setup (K)
  • E or fat tire bike (T)
  • Wing gear wanted (Kiterrob)
  • Core Nexus2 11m or 10m Kite (K)
  • Urgent wetsuit woman L (40) (simona)
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
  • Northbound Feb 2022:¬†Caravan.¬†Traveling north Feb 27 or 28 to Sacramento, plan 4 days to Mexicali then brief stop in San Diego before last day to Sacr‚Ķ (Rich)
  • Northbound Feb 2022:¬†Ride for Stuff.¬†Hi VV folks! looking for a ride for a painting from Sara‚Äôs gallery in El Tezo to the bay area , painting is wrapped and ‚Ķ (Esteban)
  • Southbound Feb 2022:¬†Ride for Stuff.¬†Looking for a ride for a sofa bed from Vancouver area to El Sargento. If you have room in a truck or trailer please cont‚Ķ (Gary)
In Case of Emergency
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