Thursday June 22 2017

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...
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 Content Advertising has been the backbone of the BajaInsider from the inception of our online magazine in 2003. Content Advertising provides you the stage to tell the whole story of your...
Dolphins bow riding an AdventureSmith smll ship adventure
AdventureSmith Explorations small ship tours in Baja California provide a style of excursion the larger cruise ships can't. A small ship expedition in Baja provides a more intimate interaction with...
The tiger strips on the abdomen of the Aedes aegypti identifies them as the threat
Updated June 21, 2017,  There have only been a handful of cases of Zika reported on the Baja peninsula, and since the Secretary of Health's statistics do not report the source of the infections...
The mission in San Ignacio, Baja California Sur
I have had a lengthy love affair with Mexico and my most recent fabulous fling being with the Baja Peninsula. The thought of this wonderful long stretch of varied and much surprising land makes my...
Happy retired couple living in Mexico
With millions of baby boomers reaching retirement age every day, the market for a lovely place to live with the security and services required is growing exponentially.   Many baby boomers...
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...
Loreto is the oldest permanent settlement on the Baja peninsula.
Baja is a beautiful place of variety! The desert, mountain and ocean terrain, along with wonderful beaches, opportunities for adventure, and different styles of hotels can provide the perfect...
Cruise ship in Ensenada, Baja California
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...
Sheila Poettgen. & Kai Mikkel Forlie of 2cycle2gether.com in Baja.
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...
Biking the Baja California peninsula
Narrow 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...
Staying hydrated during periods of physical activity is important in the Baja heat
Truck 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...
Lighthouse on Isla Cedros
How would you like to go back in time to visit southern California, as it was 100 years ago? Imagine unspoiled desert, soaring mountains, and the Pacific teeming with fish, lobster, abalone, elephant...
Donating blood in Mexico
Recently, a member of the La Paz community was taken ill and required multiple blood transfusions in the recover process. Many of the folks in La Paz learned about the difficulties of attaining blood...
The great white shark - Carcharodon carcharias, can be found in the coastal surface waters of all the major oceans.
Isla Guadalupe, Mexico has become the internationally recognized destination for divers seeking unprecedented encounters with Great White sharks /(Carcharodon carcharias.) The 90 square...
Manufacturing in Baja California
Here are some quick economic facts about the Baja California peninsula. made up of two Mexican states, Baja California and Baja California Sur.In Baja California the cities of Mexicali, Tijuana and...
Mexican American Canadian Passports
More and more people are asking about relocating to Mexico these days. To live as an expat in Mexico can be very rewarding and here is an article to help you see if Baja or Mainland Mexico is for you...
Biosferea Bahía de los Angeles
Ready again for another Baja adventure my brother Brian and I and our friend Rick loaded up the truck with sea kayaks, cameras, camping and SCUBA gear and headed south. Our destination was Bahía de...
Driving Baja's Highway 1 south of Loreto
FAQ's About Driving in Baja Questions from Readers BajaInsider.com Veteran Baja Driver Recently a reader posed us this question it is certainly a legitimate question, considering what I too...
Map of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Ensenada is a coastal city in Mexico, the third-largest in Baja California. Lying 78 m) south of San Diego on the Baja California Peninsula, it is locally referred to as La Cenicienta del Pacífico, "...
Map of Mexicali, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Mexicali is the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California, seat of the Municipality of Mexicali, and 2nd largest city in Baja California after Tijuana. The City of Mexicali has a...
Map of Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico
Rosarito Beach is a coastal resort city in the Mexican state of Baja California located approximately 10 miles south of the U.S. border. Its beaches and dance clubs are a popular destination for...
Map of San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico
San Felipe is a town on the bay of San Felipe in the Sea of Cortez in the Mexican state of Baja California, 120 km south of the United States border and within the municipality of Mexicali. It also...
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...
Map of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Tijuana is the largest city in Baja California and on the Baja California Peninsula and center of the Tijuana metropolitan area, part of the international San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan area. As an...
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...
Great white shark in the Pacific waters of Baja California
Mexico’s Baja peninsula is blessed with some of the best scuba diving in the world and yet it remains a relative unknown on the lists of major dive destinations. With the Pacific Ocean to its...
Baja from Space
If you happened to be just about anywhere on the Baja peninsula on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 you are part of this enormous group photo! This image was taken from space on March 9 by the Aqua satellite...
The desert lily of Baja California in bloom
The Desert Lily (Hesperocallis undulata), also known as the Ajo Lily, is one of the most striking of desert wildflowers. It is a perennial with thin undulating leaves that form a rosette from...
The Playas de Tijuana make for a great weekend get-away from Southern California
Tijuana the largest city of Baja and 5th largest in Mexico, borders the U.S. at the cities of San Ysidro and Otay Mesa, suburbs of San Diego, California.  A border where more than 50 million...
Driving infractions in Mexico have become more serious
Driving in the Baja peninsula of Mexico has changed a lot over the last two decades I've been here. Baja's Highway 1 has improved dramatically, with smoother pavement, nearly every arroyo now bridged...
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