La Ventana

La Ventana is a small fishing village on the Sea of Cortez. It is located on the Bay of La Ventana, approximately 20 miles south of La Paz. The tranquil shores of this bioregion look out over Ceralvo Island. The Sea of Cortez was recently declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

‘The mountains and landscapes of this area are home to over 100 species of cactus and its ocean waters are the home to 39% of the world’s total number of species of marine mammals and a third of the world’s marine cetacean species.” UNESCO

The explorer Jacques Cousteau referred to it as the “world’s aquarium.”

Project Azu established La Ventana as a portal in the winter of 2018. La Ventana was chosen based on it’s location on the Sea of Cortez and the water activities that have defined this area. In the last 12 years it has become know as a world class kite surfing destination. It is famous for consistent north winds that blow from November to April. These winds are a combination of El Nortes (northerly fronts) and local thermal winds.  The winds make it possible to kite almost every day during the winter season. It attracts kite surfers from around the world.

The People

Isreal & Latizia are currently building an Eco Kite Center and Kite Surfing School in La Ventana, Baja Sur, Mexico. This interviews chronicle the adventures of their life journey – a transformative and healing journey inspired by the sea.  They teach kite surfing in different countries around the world.

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Interviews Set : Kite Surfing Instructors Israel & Letizia 

 

 

Armando, Alandra and their daughter are decedents of one of La Ventana’s original families.   Armando is the first local Kitesurfing  instructor to build a school in La Ventana/El Sergento.   This is the story of their families journey with their  sea, close to the  land of their ancestors.

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Interviews: Kite Surfing Instructor & His Family Armando & Alandra 

 

 

The Land

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The Sea

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The Wind

Kitesurfing La Ventana

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Underwater Scenes 

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Sea of Cortez 

A World Heritage Site by UNESCO

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