Tuesday December 11 2018

  Benito Pablo Juárez García is one of Mexico’s most beloved leaders. He was born on March 21, 1806. Today Mexico celebrates his birthday with a national holiday to honor his legacy. Sometimes referred to as the Abraham Lincoln of Mexico, he too came from humble Native American surroundings, found a way to become educated, studied the law,... Read more...
 Baja California Sur has a great number of outstanding beaches with a variety of reasons to make a list of the best beaches in Mexico or even the world. A recent poll in USA Today had local experts nominate their favorite beaches in Mexico and readers voted on these selections. With all the great ways of how the sand meets the Sea in the... Read more...
Baja California Sur has a great number of outstanding beaches with a variety of reasons to make a list of the best beaches in Mexico or even the world. A recent poll in USA Today had local experts nominate their favorite beaches in Mexico and readers voted on these selections. With all the great ways of how the sand meets the Sea in the southern... Read more...
The northern state of the peninsula, Baja California can be divided into three weather regions, the Pacific coastal region, the Inland region and the Sea of Cortez region. With the Pacific Ocean much cooler than the Sea of Cortez these three regions can vary in temperature 30°F or more on any given day. Rainfall and cloudy skies are much more... Read more...
When is the best time of year to visit Baja California Sur?The southern state of the peninsula, Baja California Sur can be divided into three weather regions, the Pacific coastal region, the inland region and the Sea of Cortez region. This is of course a generalization, because like the northern state of Baja California, there are dozens of micro-... Read more...
I first encountered BajaInsider.com while searching for information about the quality of Baja roads beyond the reach of pavement. I needed information specific to two-wheeled travel and not of the motorized kind. You see, my chosen mode of transport for tackling Baja was the bicycle.Background In the late winter of 2012, my partner Sheila and I... Read more...
Back to Part INarrow Roads & TrafficThe most obvious problem with cycling in Baja has to be the triple-threat formed by:1) The prevalence of narrow paved two-lane roads;2) The almost complete lack of shoulders; and3) A fairly continuous stream of high-speed vehicular traffic.  Some states in the US have laws on the books that protect... Read more...
Back to Part IITruck DriversI would be totally remiss in my discussion of Baja’s narrow roads and traffic by not singling out the particular graciousness of commercial truck drivers. As a group, almost all went out of their way to provide us encouragement in the form of huge smiles, a quick honk of the horn or bleat of the jake-brake followed... Read more...
Back to Part IIIRoad SurfacesAs for road surfaces, I’ll start first with a discussion of Baja’s paved roads.  These run the full range, from brand-new four-lane superhighways replete with wide shoulders abutting each lane, to crumbling and skinny two-lane thoroughfares hardly appropriate for two way passenger vehicles, let alone dueling... Read more...
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