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Carport down from Hurricane Odile
Ensure safety and prevent damage by being preparedHurricanes are a serious subject matter to consider, especially if you own a home or condo near the beach in Mexico. These huge violent swirling storms too often bring powerfully destructive winds, along with heavy rains and storm surges, which can lead to flooding and possibly mudslides. It makes good sense...
WestCoast Mexico Insurance for all your Mexico Travel and Living Insurance Needs
West Coast Mexico Insurance Services provides Protection & Service you can Rely on in Baja, Mexico. As Experts in the Mexico insurance marketplace we have done our homework to provide our clients with Mexico insurance policies that have clear deductible options and carriers that have the financial strength to weather a storm. There is a Big difference...
 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 evolution has been as remarkable as the growth of Cabo San Lucas itself. Since its inception, the gallery has been a beacon to other artists and its success a...

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Protests against the dramatic price increase for fuels erupted Thursday across Mexico
Tuesday 10 January 2017 The protests over what Mexicans call "Gasolinazo" the 14-22% price increase for fuel products has begun to fade across Mexico and over the weekend most of the protests across...
Candles lit for Dia de la Candelaria in Mexico
Día de la Candelaria (Day of the Candles or Candle Mass) happens on February 2 and is a Mexican celebration that is a fusion of the Catholic influences and native Mexican tradition.I was first...
The tiger strips on the abdomen of the Aedes aegypti identifies them as the threat
Updated January 3, 2017, The holiday week has to be taken into account when looking t the dramatic decline in the number of new cases of Zika recorded in Mexico over the past week. Reporting of the...
Christmas lights at the La Paz Department of Education in La Paz
On the evening of the 24th of December Mexico slowly shutters the stores, the streets clear and for the most part, the hustle and bustle retires around sunset for the most important night of the...
Currency exchange - changing your dollars to pesos
 Since June of 2014, the pesos has been falling against the dollar, from a long time 12.5:1 exchange rate to crest a 21:1 exchange rate following the US elections in the second week of November...
Candles lit for Dia de la Candelaria in Mexico
Día de la Candelaria (Day of the Candles or Candle Mass) happens on February 2 and is a Mexican celebration that is a fusion of the Catholic influences and native Mexican tradition.I was first...
Gasoline Prices in Mexico
 Hang on to your wallets and grab the Jerry cans before January 1, 2017, as gasoline and diesel prices are going to jump as much as 24% in Baja. Additionally, the price of fuel will no longer be...
Protests against the dramatic price increase for fuels erupted Thursday across Mexico
Tuesday 10 January 2017 The protests over what Mexicans call "Gasolinazo" the 14-22% price increase for fuel products has begun to fade across Mexico and over the weekend most of the protests across...
Importing your vehicle into Mexico
 I have updated this article to reflect the changes in importation of cars into Baja California and Baja California Sur, Mexico. It is now required that the vehicle be of a model year at leat 5...
Working in Mexico
 So you would like to work in Mexico as a foreigner. Many people think it is really hard to get permission to work here in Mexico as a foreigner but it has become much easier over the years....
The Baja peninsula is the #1 foreign destination for RV travelers
BajaInsider.com is proud to announce a new affiliation with MexPro.com the online Insurance site for International Insurance Group, Inc.  IIG is licensed in all 50 US states, and works with...
WestCoast Mexico Insurance for all your Mexico Travel and Living Insurance Needs
West Coast Mexico Insurance Services provides Protection & Service you can Rely on in Baja, Mexico. As Experts in the Mexico insurance marketplace we have done our homework to provide our clients...
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...
Tropical cyclones are the leading cause of home damage on the Baja peninsula
Condo and Home Owners in MexicoIf you own a condo or home in Mexico, or if you are planning to purchase one soon, you’ll want to make careful consideration about obtaining insurance coverage....
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...
 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...
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...
A wordless New York Times cartoon depicting Trump taking over the White House popular in Mexico
Update January 12, 2017 It has been a scary week for the Mexican economy, protests across the nation and the peso setting record lows falling to 22:1 against the dollar. As of the time of authoring,...
The tiger strips on the abdomen of the Aedes aegypti identifies them as the threat
Updated January 3, 2017, The holiday week has to be taken into account when looking t the dramatic decline in the number of new cases of Zika recorded in Mexico over the past week. Reporting of the...
Medical travel insurance can be a lifesaver when abroad
Travel Medical Insurance is becoming more and more popular and necessary for good reason these days.  I had been hearing enough stories of people having severe medical issues only to survive and...
Baja Dogs La Paz...For the love of dogs
Baja Dogs La Paz...For the love of dogsBaja Dogs La Paz Inc. (BDLP) has been a household name around La Paz for close to 10 years now. It is a registered California non-profit 501(c)(3) that started...
Mural showing President Benito Juarez bringing revolution as the first native Mexican President
 The Benito Juarez birthday observations will take place this year on his actual birthday,  March 21, 2016. Schools, government offices, banks and some businesses will be closed, large...
Beware the Doc in the Box & have faith in Public Health
Choosing emergency medical services isn't something most folks take more than a second to think about, until they need it. With the press of providing first aid to someone the first thoughts are...
Section of the original 'tila" image of he Virgin of Guadalupe
December 12th celebrates Dia de Guadalupe, a legendary event that bonded the people of Mexico, and much of the native New World peoples and the Catholic Church in the days of the Spanish conquest.The...
Three Kings
January 6th, the Day of the Kings, Twelfth Night and the Twelve Day of Christmas all culminate in a celebration in Mexico known as Dia de Los Reyes. The event in the Catholic Church in Mexico...
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Home school in Los Cabos is sometimes the only choice for a family where the parents are working and the children are not able to participate in a curriculum in Spanish.  If the children are...
Beachside Handicapped Parking - The fine is $7000 pesos and your US sticker doesn't count
Baja California Sur has begun to crack down on traffic offences. The latest welcome addition to the revenue source for the city is the heavy fine levied on those that park in the blue marked handicap...
Keeping Hydrated in the heat
When you continue to live and work in Baja year round you need to adjust your habits to avoiding heat stroke by keeping the body hydrated. In this article, we will cover the physiology of...
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...
Currency exchange - changing your dollars to pesos
 Since June of 2014, the pesos has been falling against the dollar, from a long time 12.5:1 exchange rate to crest a 21:1 exchange rate following the US elections in the second week of November...
Carport down from Hurricane Odile
Ensure safety and prevent damage by being preparedHurricanes are a serious subject matter to consider, especially if you own a home or condo near the beach in Mexico. These huge violent swirling...
Mexican Family of 4
Recently I saw a breakdown of the cost for Mexicans to live with the basic needs in Mexico and I wondered how do they do it? How do the majority of people in Mexico live with the cost of living so...
Overcoming a Challenge for the Love of Fishing
A family’s recovery after a devastating life changing accident on Mex 1 is the tale of Larry Cooper. His Baja story began with the common denominator of many…a love of fishing. It would be many years...
Poinsettas- Flor de Nochebuena
The Poinsettia with its star-shaped green leaves that turn into a deep red flower at the top has several names and a very interesting history and legend. Euphorbia pulcherrima (literally, "the...
Couple in Infinity Pool
In Baja California and many areas of Mexico, it makes a lot sense to add a pool to your vacation or investment property. This article will discuss a few of the different styles of finishes for the...
Living green in Baja
International Community Foundation Releases Findings on the Greening of U.S. Retirement Destinations in Mexican Coastal Communities The International Community Foundation released the report...
Semana Santa in Mexico
Semana Santa 2016 officially begins Sunday, March 20 and runs through Easter Sunday on March 27. Unofficially, since this is one of the most popular outdoor activity weekends in the Mexican holiday...
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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...
Coco seed pods of the palms in Baja
Palm trees are one of the plants most commonly seen in Baja California second to cactus. Palm trees are found in Baja’s desert like climates where there is water and many times will signify...
Survey of Norther Americans living in Mexico
The following is a reprint of the synopsis of the International Community Foundation's Survey of retired US citizens living in Mexico. The study sought to find how Americans live in Mexico, their...
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