Wednesday March 01 2017

Whale watching from la Paz can be the adventure of a lifetime.
The warm, calm waters at La Paz attracts hundreds of whales during migrating season. During December through April, the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez are filled with migrating whales that...
Are Carnaval events an endangered species in Baja?
 When people recall the biggest event in their favorite state in Mexico, it is often Carnaval that jumps to mind. Here in Baja, La Paz in Baja California Sur has the grandmother of the events,...
The Game of Life Logo for Carnaval La Paz 2017
In 2017 Carnaval La Paz will run from February 23 to February 28, 2017, and the theme will be “El Juego de la Vida" or "The Game of Life". Without a doubt Carnaval is the grandest event on the  ...
Carnaval Loreto 2017 Logo
Loreto is in the final preparations for Carnaval Loreto 2017, which will take as its theme "Light and Magic by the Sea", and will be held from February 23-26 and uphold the tradition of Carnaval in...
National Geographic Sea Lion – Photo Niki Swenson
Several expedition ships sail into the Sea of Cortez each year to spend their winters hosting Baja small ship cruises. Starting in November, with routes running through April, these vessels explore...
One of the friendly Gray Whales of Baja close enough to touch (Ritchie)
Gray whale watching season begins in early December along the Pacific coast of Baja California and ends in early April in the same location. In the weeks in the whales will venture as far south as...
How to save on your Baja Small Ship Cruise
 Small ship cruising the coastline of Baja California makes for a perfect winter getaway.  It’s close to home for North American travelers, and the small ship cruise experts at...
Has La Paz become Boater Unfriendly?
Update: As of December 11. 2016 a Mexican Navy vessel was blocking the entrance to Caleta Lobos, the only all-weather anchorage withing 32 miles (or half a day sailing) from La Paz.Water, Water...
The Los Barriles Dog Show
The Baja Kennel Club is delighted to announce that the second Los Barriles Dog Show will take place on Sunday February 26th 2017 at the Hotel Palmas de Cortez from 10.30am.  Information can be...
Festival de Arte Los Barriles March 19, 2017
The 24th Annual Festival de Artes will be held at the "Hotel Palmas de Cortez" in Los Barriles, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Sunday, March 19, 2017. This popular event sponsored by the Asociación de...
The famous Land's End arch in Cabo San Lucas
The latest Travel Warning for Mexico was updated by the US Department of State on December 8, 2016. In addition to the State Department warnings, the Center for Disease control has also released...
A Baja California Sur's Mid-Pacific beach at sunset
If you turn left exiting the main gate at Rancho la Aguja (23.988347, -110.901114), you enter the world of the old Pacific coast road. The old road runs from Todos Santos all the way up to San Carlos...
About the proposed construction of the US/Mexico border wall
There is so much talk, debate and misinformation these days, about this infamous Wal” proposed by President Trump's administration. I wanted to look for more facts and see is building this wall...
A secluded beach along Baja California Sur's mid-Pacific coast.
Human nature prefers named locations, if only for convenience. The Pacific coast from north of Todos Santos to Bahia Magdalena, over 100 miles of glorious, deserted beaches and points, does not have...
Sample image from "los Islotes" Imagery by Luke Inman
 Los Islotes, The Sea Lion Colony at Espiritu Santo receives more visitors than almost any other island in the Sea of Cortez. The Sea Lions appear to have become accustom to human interaction...
The tiger strips on the abdomen of the Aedes aegypti identifies them as the threat
The colder winter months have slowed the increase in the number of new cases in Mexico to a crawl. Statitics still continue to come in for 2016 as the backlog of cases are completed in the Mexico...
Whale watching in Magdelena Bay in Baja California Sur - Jose Pedraza
Magdalena Bay has been called the Jewel of the Pacific, Mexico’s Chesapeake Bay and is often accompanied by adjectives that, if you don’t know the place, border on hyperbolic: amazing, marvelous,...
Sea lions frolicking at Los Islotes just north of La Paz.
Established since 1995, The Cortez Club has become the premier Scuba Diving, Sports fishing and water sports center in Baja California Sur. With its operations based at La Concha Beach resort, it...
The dense undergrowth following a rainy season in Baja California Sur
If you have an interest in Baja, get ready to come visit us as the summer heat is fading and the Sea of Cortez in beautiful for all kinds of recreation. From mid-October through the early part of...
The tranquil blue waters of the Sea of Cortez never seemed more inviting
Springtime is one of the most popular times for North Americans to travel to Baja California Sur. The weather is a welcome respite from the snow and cold of their home towns. Our sunny skies and...
Baja Highway Mex 1 Cataviña Spring crossing
Baja Highway 1 Road ReportI just made the drive from Cabo San Lucas to Tijuana and here is the most recent road report for the Baja Transpeninsula Highway 1 end of September 2015. These photos are...
Rumurosa view of Mexicali
 This road report is for driving Mex 2 from Tijuana to Mexicali and then south on Mex 5 from Mexicali to Laguna Chapala where the highway meets Baja Transpeninsular Highway Mex 1. The drive was...
 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...
The beaches of the Sea of Cortez attract sun worshipers from all over the world
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...
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...
Cabo Yacht Plan B underway
Come and enjoy sport fishing in the Los Cabos area with the Cabo Yacht Club. Based in the Cabo San Lucas Marina, we can handle all sizes of fishing parties and excursions. The Cabo Yacht...
The Cortez Club is a certified provider of visits to the whale sharks in the Bay of La Paz
 Licensed providers of tourist services in La Paz engaged in whale shark tours report a dramatic drop in the number of individuals sighted in the  Bay of La Paz, with just a dozen of the...
The Sea of Cortez remains deliciously warm into November
 As a year-round resident of Baja Sur, fall is my favorite time of year, so I'm getting ready for a little vacation.Usually by the second week of October the heat and humidity that limit the...
A mature Golden Eagles, fledglings have been spotted in the mountains of Baja California Sur
 The Deputy Director of the Biosphere Reserve Sierra de la Laguna in Baja California South,  Victor Anguiano , reported that a rare pair of Golden Eagles has...
Golf on the Baja Peninsula
Golf courses in Baja offer a wide spectrum of the sport with diversity equal to that of the magnificent peninsula and offer a golfer's paradise.Golf is one of the leading recreational activities in...
Map of the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico
The Baja California peninsula is in northwestern Mexico. Its land mass separates the Pacific Ocean from the Gulf of California / Sea of Cortez. The Baja California Peninsula extends 1,247...
Mule rain headed to supply backpackers in the Sierra Laguna mountains
The Sierra de La Laguna is the mountain range located in Baja Sur south of La Paz and on southward towards Cabo San Lucas. It has been referred to as an island due to its isolation from the rest of...
Huerta in San Pedro
Pescadero Baja California Sur is located about 8 kilometers south from Todos Santos which is about 75 kilometers south of La Paz the capital of Baja California Sur. It is about a 45 minute drive...
Gourmet red salmon now available in Los Cabos
Living in Baja California Sur we obviously have great fish available to eat. Whether you like Dorado, Marlin, Red Snapper, Cabrilla, Sierra or Whaoo most is readily available to us depending on the...
With more than 2000 miles of ocean coastline there is certainly a slice of beach for every visitor
This summer may be an excellent time to explore the Baja Peninsula. With spectacular vistas and a history dating back more than 475 years it can be both fun and educational.One of the big rush season...
Never too young to surf
Surfing which many people know started in Hawaii many, many years ago and was the sport of Kings. Since the 60's it had become very popular in California and worldwide. While in it's early years...
Swimming with Sea Lions at Los Islotes, north of La Paz
It all started out at what had to be the most boring New Year’s Eve party on the Baja Peninsula. A group of friends had decided to spend New Year’s Eve camping on the beach, but due to some...
Home to Cabo's Finest Artists. The Golden Cactus Gallery opened in 1997 as a fine art gallery and artist studio, in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Over the years, the gallery's...
Huge Pacific wave rolls into the beach in Baja California Sur
This article on water safety written by Jeep Hardinge; a surfer and Pescadero local, makes some great points on water safety. Please head the warnings and pass this on to anyone who might have an...
Zorro Canyon Waterfall
Santiago a small pueblo in Baja Sur with two great mountain areas to visit, Cañon de la Zorra (Fox Canyon) and Aguas Calientes (Hot Water (Springs) aera). Maps and directions on how to visit...
The famous Cabo San Lucas Arch at Land's End
 On November 15, 2016, the state legislature of Baja California Sur approved a plan of  implementation of a $350 peso per person tax on tourists spending more than 24hrs in the state. The...
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