Saturday July 22 2017

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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 July 18, 2017,  This weeks data showed the first seasonal surge in new cases in the spread of the Zika Virus in Mexico with many of the new cases in the Puerto Vallerta region. There...
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...
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...
The Pedregal of Cabo San Lucas
Heading south from Guerrero Negro into Baja California Sur, Highway Mex 1 turns east towards the Sea of Cortez intersecting with a couple of roads westward to Bahia Tortuga and Punta Abreojos. The...
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...
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...
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...
Window Tinting on the passenger compartment is illegal in all Baja
Any vehicle operating in Baja California Sur may not have window tinting in the front passenger compartment (front, left or right) greater than 35%.Strict enforcement begins tomorrow. This is...
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  ...
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...
Aedes albopictus mosquitoe that carries Dengue
Every year, following the rains, it is important to clear your property of standing water and drain puddles. The cities usually issue a small packet of chemicals to sanitize tanaco (water cisterns)...
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...
Animated AVN Satellite view of the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Zone for tropical cyclones that could affect the Baja California Penisula
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...
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...
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...
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...
Golfers don’t just visit the Baja, they fall in love with it! Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula is a vacation paradise offering some of the world’s best golfing. From the California border to the...
Hussong's Cantina in Ensenada, Baja California
Hussongs Cantina – Baja's Oldest Bar and the Verified Originator of the Margarita Ever been to Hussongs in Ensenada? (map) Most Baja Aficionados have—at least once in our lives. It’s a rite 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...
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 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas commonly called Cabo in English, or Los Cabos when referring to the city in conjunction with San Jose del Cabo, is a city at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, in the...
Map of East Cape, Baja California Sur, Mexico
The term “East Cape” here in Baja, refers to the lovely and largely unspoiled (comparatively) region beginning just east of San Jose del Cabo and running northward along the Sea of Cortez about 100...
Map of Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Guerrero Negro is the largest town located in the municipality of Mulegé in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. It had a population of 13,054 in the 2010 census. The town is served by Guerrero...
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...
Map of Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Loreto was the first Spanish settlement on the Baja California Peninsula. It served as the capital of Las Californias from 1697 to 1777. The city of 14,724 people and is located on the coast of the...
Map of San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
San José del Cabo is a city located in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, and is the seat of the municipality of Los Cabos at the south end of Baja California Sur. In the 2010 census, it had a...
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 the Baja California Sur Loop, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Beginning in Cabo San Lucas you could do a full day whirlwind tour (we recommend a longer timeframe) of the Cape region, which runs north along the Pacific side to the quaint artsy town of Todos...
Map of Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Todos Santos is an eclectic little town situated on the Pacific Coast of The Baja Peninsula very close to the southern tip. Located about halfway from La Paz to Cabo San Lucas on Hwy 19, this...
Map of Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Todos Santos is a small coastal town at the foothills of the Sierra de la Laguna Mountains, on the Pacific coast side of the Baja California Peninsula, about an hour's drive north of Cabo San Lucas...
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...
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...
Green desert and adobe ranch house between La Paz and Todos Santos
The early season rains have brought the green back to the deserts of Baja Sur. Within days, the thirsty flora of our desert peninsula has began to take on shades of green. Soon the entire desert will...
Interior of the cathedral at Mission San Ignacio
If you wan to see a classic little Baja pueblo oasis in the Vizcaino desert, get off Baja Highway One at San Ignacio and be sure to take the time to visit the main plaza in town. San Ignacio is a...
Street shopping in Cabo San Lucas
Shopping in Cabo or Mexico in general can really be an experience. Many of you who have already traveled deep into Mexico or just over the border have experienced the small trinket shops that sell...
Mountaintop Removal in Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
This has been a growing cry from residents of Baja California Sur concerning the creation of Concordia, an open pit mine in the Sierra de la Laguna. Is this opposition justified? There is a...
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...
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...
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 Theatro in the zocolo of Todos Santos
Todos Santos is located on the Pacific Coast of Baja California Sur, and the name means the city of “All Saints” Todos Santos is an eclectic little town situated on the Pacific Coast of The...
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...
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,...
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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