A Little History
Each town has a few families that settled there in the early 1900s and have grown over the past generations. Today most of the mexican families that live there are the same founding families along with their new husbands, wives and children. The number one industry of the town has always been fishing and as of the last twenty years, the town’s economy has begun to grow from tourism.
Although nnewer generations have other occupations, many of the fathers and grandfathers in the towns still fish in from their “pangas” every morning. Even today you will see all the local fishermen heading out to see as the sun rises, off to another day of hard work in La Ventana.
The women of the families who have kids old enoughto go to school have started working at hotels and restaurants, creating a second income for their families. Mexican adults who are young and live in La Ventana might also chose to fish, as their fathers did, but more are deciding to go into La Paz and study or work. It is also common for them to marry at a young age and live with their parents, starting new families of their own in their late teens and early twenties. There are a handful of local guys who have learned to kiteboard and already are employed as a kite instructor at the local businesses.
La Ventana attracts all types of people in the kiteboarding industry, some of the local businesses have hosted annual kiteboarding events and tournaments in town that have attracted people from all over the world to participate, support and. These events have great impacts on the local economy of the towns because of the influx of tourism during the dates and the exposure for La Ventana as a kiteboarding destination. A few examples of these events are the La Ventana Classic Expo & Demo, the La Ventana Race Series, La Ventana Windfest, Kite Foil Goild Cup, Hydrofoil Pro Tour, etc.