Tuesday June 19 2018

Bicycle riding along the Malecon in La Paz is a great window into La Paz Culture
Anna Banana Bicycle Rentals and California Bikes have joined forces in a new location in downtown La Paz, just steps from the Municipal Pier and the Malecon. Now offering a selection of well...
1992 Gulf Craft 38' This boat is in excellent condition, owned by the boatyard. It has twin Volvo Penta 6 cyl diesels.$76,000USD
The Sea of Cortez is one of the great winter cruising grounds in North America and Bercovich Boat Works has the sailboat and power boat opportunities to get you out on the water for less. Fall...
Bercovich Boat Works offers railway services to 160 tons.
La Paz was the premier boating destination in the Sea of Cortez when Cabo San Lucas was just a bunch of fish camps on the beach with a tuna factory at the head of the anchorage. Today La Paz offers...
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,...
Theme for Carnaval La Paz 2018
If all goes according to the usual scheduling around Fat Tuesday Carnaval La Paz will run from February 28 to March 5, 2019. Without a doubt Carnaval is the grandest event on the  La Paz social...
Scuba diving peaks in late summer and remains clear well into December
Take a scuba diving trip in the Sea of Cortez that is one in a million experience to some of the best scuba diving in the world! Well it was my 40th last Saturday so I decided my B-day present to...
Isla Espiritu Santos from the air looking back over the Bay of La Paz
Once upon a time, long, long before the first footprint appeared on a beach on the Baja California peninsula, in fact, long before there was a beach upon which a footprint could appear, a cataclysm...
Color enhanced satellite image of Cat 3 Hurricane Odile hours before making landfall
Unfortunately, we needed to amend this article a little, after the passage of Hurricane Odile. Odile was the most powerful hurricane to ever make landfall in Baja, and the most powerful to affect La...
Two of the Garden in the Sea art panels shortly after installation, already with new residents
Underwater art, decorated by nature provides an artificial reef and a way to help rebuild the environment of the Sea of Cortez. A movie has been made about the artist, the project and the...
Giving Shelter Kids their day in the sun in Bajia Balandra
 Ten very well behaved young children, ages 3 to12, had just spent the day aboard ORION on a cruise to Puerto Balandra.  They had  an afternoon of playing, splashing and swimming from...
Has La Paz become Boater Unfriendly?
Water, Water everywhere and no place left to anchor? It seems that the pleasure boater is taking the hit for decades of allowing the natuarl resources of the Bay of La Paz to be abused. In the last...
A few of the 131,800 Suntech solar panels at the La Paz Aura 1 Solar facility
Latin American's largest solar photovoltaic energy project is now cranking out the kilowatts in La Paz. The Aura Solar I installation, near the La Paz airport, now generates nearly 62% of La Paz's...
The struggling Shoppes at La Paz are the most recent contribution to upscale shopping in La Paz
Discovering La Paz as a wonderful place to call home more than 13 years ago this month I wanted to take another look back at the changes and provides the tips on living in Baja California Sur. With...
Map of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
La Paz is the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur and an important regional commercial center. The city had a 2010 census population of 215,178 people, but its metropolitan...
Royal Court of Carnaval Mazatlan 1927
Carnaval La Paz seems to many of the residents and long time visitors to be an eternal event to celebrate spring, an institution in the community. But in 2013 we almost saw the end of the annual...
Cruisers take time to rescue this unique creature in the Sea of Cortez, a Dwarf Sperm Whale mother and baby. La Paz welcomed some unusual tourists last week. Like many they were headed up the...
Swimming with Sea Lions at Los Islotes, north of La Paz
  Notice to Cruisers As of November 2017 private vessels can no longer dispense swimmers at Los Islotes, El Refugio or Roca Lobos. A limited number of annual permits are now issued...
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...
The La Paz Malecon looking north toward the municipal pier
A walkway along the waterfront of La Paz, Baja California Sur provides more than 5 kilometers of beautiful scenery, wonderful people and a taste of what is La Paz. The Malecón is one of La Paz’s...
The sport truck division is one of the most competetive in the race.
The 51th annual B. F. Goodrich SCORE Baja 1000 will run on Nov. 14th-18th, 2018. Traditionally, the course alternates between an Ensenada finish and a La Paz finish, this year the race course will...
The Coromuel Winds in the Bay of La Paz harken back to pirate times
Almost every evening the wind blows from the SSW during the spring and early summer in the Bay of La Paz Coromuel winds area a welcome and unique phenomenon of the La Paz area. These south-to-south...
The manufacture, distribution and sale of Crystal Meth is the product driving the drug war in BCS. The competitors are going head to head for total vertical market integration from vial to vein.
Updated January 22, 2018, For many years the southern portion of the Baja peninsula, the state of Baja California Sur, seemed immune to the drug-related violence that has plagued other parts of...
Hernán Cortés had a fearsome reputation with both the Indians and fellow Spaniards
Each year the City of La Paz, Baja California Sur, celebrates its founding by the famous (or infamous) explorer Hernan Cortez on May 3, 1535. But La Paz hasn't always been the capital of Baja...
Whale sharks are the ocean's largest fish and frequent a number of locations in the Sea of Cortez
Whale sharks - the largest fish in the ocean and return every winter to the waters of the Bay of La Paz. Swimming with these gentle giants can be the perfect end to a dive trip or island outing....
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