You are looking for an exciting, action-packed and hassle free Baja Sur vacation where you can practice, learn or improve your favorite adventure sport in the glorious Baja sunshine and scenery. That’s where we come in. From 15th November to 20th March each year our team of dedicated, experienced and friendly personnel are here with one goal in mind – to ensure your vacation not just lives up to but exceeds your expectations.
Located in the charming village of Los Barriles on the East Cape of the Sea of Cortez, Vela Baja offers the perfect location for a magical SUP or kayak experience. No prior experience is required. Our experienced guides are on hand to show the basic technique and provide any necessary assistance. Formal lessons are also available.
Los Barriles is situated right on the Tropic of Cancer where the foothills of the ‘Sierra De La Laguna’ mountains reach the Sea of Cortez. This spectacularly scenic, sparsely populated region of “sub-tropical thorn forest” boasts unpolluted air and a plethora of natural plant, bird and animal life that thrives in the warm, sunny, arid climate.
Our large fleet of paddleboards come in all styles from well-known brands Neil Pryde, Imagine and Starboard. In addition to the traditional rigid boards, we have a fleet of easily transportable inflatable boards.
All equipment must be returned to the Centre by close of business each day. For safety reasons all material must be checked out and in with a member of staff. Necessary safety equipment is included e.g. board leash and p.f.d (personal flotation device) and assistance in carrying equipment for those who require it.
|Los Barriles Kayak & SUP Rental||Half Day||Full Day|
|Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP)||$40||$60|
|Snorkel, Mask & Fins||$15|
Looking for more outdoor adventure in Los Barriles? Check out all of our activities in Los Barriles, Baja Sur! We also feature standup paddleboard and snorkel tours, mountain bike rentals and tours, kiteboarding and windsurfing lessons and rentals!
We carry SUPs from JP Australia, Starboard and Imagine brands.
We recommend pre-booking to secure priority of equipment versus “walk-up” clients.
We carry a wide range of equipment to suit all shapes, sizes and ability levels in all our rental fleets. We prefer to offer an open pool system whereby the clients have the flexibility to try a range of equipment to suit varying weather conditions.
Personal insurance is not provided. All activities are undertaken entirely at the customer’s own risk. SUP, Kayak, Snorkel equipment are not insurable. Loss or damage will be charged at replacement or repair cost.
The Center is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm seven days per week from 15th Nov to 20th March.
All customers may use the free wifi, outside shower, hotel pool, hotel bar.
There is on-site Cafe Grill Bar with excellent menu and expresso style coffee.
There is an on-site shop which stocks clothing and gloves and other accessories
A weekly beach bonfire is held to which all customers are welcome.
Activities Payment may be made locally in Cash in $USD or Mexican peso calculated at current exchange rate. We offer a 5% discount for cash payment. Payment may be made via Credit Card for minimum transaction amount of $50 USD. Credit Card payments incur a 5% Card handling surcharge.
Good sunscreen (hard to find locally)
Eye glass retainers
Customers are expected to manage the materials they rent by themselves. We will endeavour to provide assistance if required.
Los Barriles is a great little town with a mix of friendly locals and permanent ex-pat residents.
The town retains its charm but has developed sufficiently to offer a good range of services. For example there are
Health Centres including emergency services
Wide range of restaurants and bars
Car rental services
Quad/ATV rental services
Los Barriles is typically very safe and free from both petty and organised crime.
The town is small enough to explore on foot.
Free wifi is widely available.