Wednesday October 17 2018

Hello BajaInsider Subscribers:

Our second Insider Update brings a Tropical Storm Warning for the central portions of the peninsula. Tropical Storm Sergio is forecast to make landfall near San Ignacio on Friday and quickly cross the peninsula to emerge near Santa Rosalia and move into the Sonoran desert. If you are considering driving on Baja's Hwy 1 the end of this week it might be advisable to delay your travels. The same region was saturated last month and flash flooding, road closures and even fuel shortages may be the temporary result of Tropical Storm Sergio.

Tropical Storm Sergio


A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the west coast of the Baja California peninsula from Punta Eugenia to Cabo San Lazaro & the east coast of the Baja California peninsula from Mulege to Bahia San Juan Bautista. 

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area in this case within the next 12 to 24 hours.

Interests elsewhere in the northern and central Baja California peninsula and northwestern Sonora should monitor the progress of Sergio.


With this issue we welcome new Insider Sponsor EcoTours Baja Sur to our pages. Check out the article on their Glamour Camping and Gray Whale Encounters on the famous Laguna San Ignacio. This is a unique adventure during the January to April whale watching period and reservations are limits, check it out now.

We have some events and a holiday coming up and there is a steady stream of returning snow birds here in La Paz, so we also have some articles about driving the peninsula. We highly recommend Mexican Auto Insurance. It is inexpensive and a could be a vacation or even life saver. 

If you are coming down to stay or are on a Permanent Resident Visa our friends at A-1 Auto Imports can help you with legally getting your car to you in Mexico and if you are even bolder, how to move your entire life to Mexico. 

We wish our friends in the central peninsula the best in enduring this tropical storm. Batten down the hatches, secure items in your yard and stay safe in shelter. This one is going to pass very quickly and in a period of just 18hrs it should all be history.  

So without further ado, here are thestories of interest on the

Hot Stuff on the

A hurricane survival kit is a good thing to assemble well before a storm strikes

We took the official National Hurricane Center's recommended survival kit and added some Insider humor. We have a preparedness video from our... Read more

Only a rare few tropical cyclones have threatened the peninsula after October 10

No named level system has made landfall on the Baja peninsula after October 17, since the NHC began compiling records for the Eastern Pacific... Read more

The new $500 peso note is the first of a family of new bills to be issued by the Bank of Mexico in coming months.

In 2018-2019 the Bank of Mexico will be introducing into circulation of the new family of banknotes, the first of which was the denomination... Read more

The friendly gray whale mothers and calves will approach the pangas

Whale watching in San Ignacio Lagoon is an experience that should be on... Read more

Editor's Picks on the

Green desert north of Loreto, Baja California Sur

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The Flag of Mexico

Here is a translation to English of the Mexican National Anthem or Himno Nacional Mexicano.

National Geographic Sea Lion – Photo Niki Swenson

Several expedition ships sail into the Sea of Cortez each year to spend their winters hosting ... Read more

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is not a scary ghost and goblins running in the night Mexican adaptation. The holiday is for honoring, celebrating and... Read more

Sample content advertising pages on the

Content Advertising has been the backbone of the BajaInsider from the inception of our online magazine in 2003. Content Advertising provides you... Read more

The Zika Virus under a  scanning electron microscope

Updated October 16, 2018, The number of new cases testing positive for the Zika virus rose by only 29 persons nationwide and two... Read more

Bisbee Black & Blue Marlin Tournament

The Bisbee Black and Blue Marlin Tournament is just around the corner beginning October 22, 2018 in Cabo San Lucas.

The Baja Ha-Ha Cruiser's Rally begins every year around the first of November in San Diego and ends in Cabo San Lucas. Some call the Ha-Ha a race, the organizers... Read more

Sponsored Articles on the

Sample image from "los Islotes" Imagery by Luke Inman

 The Sea Lions appear to have become accustom to human interaction and high levels of boat traffic with few ill effects. Los Islotes is... Read more

37' Hunter Cherubini Cutter underway in the Sea of Cortez

This classic well maintained 1980 Hunter Cherubini Cutter is cruise ready in the Sea of Cortez. Rugged construction and quick under sail, the perfect Sea of Cortez Cruiser or... Read more

Taking an inflatable ride to shore to go exploreing

Baja California and the Sea of Cortez is truly a year-round travel destination, and the specialists at AdventureSmith Explorations have compiled this guide to help you know... Read more

9 Safety Tips When Driving in Mexico

Driving in Mexico can be an enriching experience if you know the rules of the road. These are slightly different from the US in that there... Read more

Featured Articles on the

Swimming with Sea Lions at Los Islotes, north of La Paz

The Sea Lion Encounters in the Bay of La Paz are on again and one of the most popular activities in the region. Snorkeling and scuba diving at Los Islotes, El Refugio and Roca... Read more

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.... Read more

Anchored on the tranquil Sea of Cortez at sunset

The Sea of Cortez is certainly my main attraction to living in Baja California Sur. And no time of year is better for recreation on the Sea than mid-October to late November.... Read more

Mexican Currency is the Peso

Brightly colored and adorned with strange faces, we used to call it 'Monopoly Money' when ours was just plain green. North Americans can avoid getting short changed and... Read more

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