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Los Barriles Kayak, Paddleboard & Snorkel Rental

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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.

Rental Information

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
Kayak $40
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!

Trail Info

Where to Paddle

The Sea of Cortez is a magical place to paddle and snorkel, and is one of the top things on everyone’s “to-do” list. Our base near the Playa del Sol Hotel is the perfect place to launch, and paddle along the coast towards the rock spot while spotting a tremendous amount of exotic marine species.  Hear the dstant singing of humpback whales and the occasional clap of a mobela ray as it leaps from the water.  Along the coastline, myriad varieties of fish are visible in the crystal clear waters.


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Q What type of equipment is available?

We carry SUPs from JP Australia, Starboard and Imagine brands.

Q Why Pre-book?

We recommend pre-booking to secure priority of equipment versus “walk-up” clients.

Q Do I need to reserve a specific item of equipment?

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.

Q Is equipment or personal insurance included?

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.

Q What are the opening hours of the business?

The Center is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm seven days per week from 15th Nov to 20th March.

Q What other amenities are at the center?

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.

Q How may I pay?

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.

Q What should I bring?

Good sunscreen (hard to find locally)
Eye glass retainers

Q Does somebody provide assistance in fetching and carrying equipment?

Customers are expected to manage the materials they rent by themselves. We will endeavour to provide assistance if required.

Q What is Los Barriles like?

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
Yoga Studios
Saturday Market
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.


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