Saturday June 06 2020

PPE Equipment for BCS Medical Personell
 Currently in Mexico a full third of all confirmed Covid-19 cases are our poorly equipped medical personnel. Here in BCS four members of our brave Hospital staff have died from the virus and...
Homicide Rate in Baja California Sur Second Lowest in Mexico
 Amid all the bad news generated from the COVID-19 pandemic the Governor of Baja California Sur, Carlos Mendoza Davis announced the release of the 2019 crime statistics. Baja California Sur had...
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...
Distribution of COVID-19 in Mexico 06-05-20
 Our statistics and graphics come from the Federal Secretary of Health in Mexico City and are posted there each day after 6PM. State statistics lag behind by sometimes several days.Updated...
The Governor of Baja California Sur Addresses Reopening
 Here is a translation synopsis of the address to the pubic via social media Governor Carlos Mendoza Davis released May 18, 2020. He stressed that all the measurable statistics of the COVID-19...
Message from the US Embassy to Us Citizens in Mexico
Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (May 20, 2020) Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (May 20, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is...
Message from the US Embassy to Us Citizens in Mexico
Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (April 21, 2020)Location:  Mexico Event:  Mexico COVID-19 Update (April 21, 2020) International commercial flight options currently...
The infection curve for Baja California Sur 05-14-20
Perhaps more intelligent as to WHEN to open the state to tourism again is to WHOM to open the doors again.  As a Mexican, businessman, and resident of La Paz for 20 years we're all anxious...
With more than 2000 miles of ocean coastline there is certainly a slice of beach for every visitor
Will this summer may be a time to explore the Baja Peninsula, hopefully the hold of the Corona virus will be gone by late summer.  With spectacular vistas and a history dating back more than 475...
Sample image from "los Islotes" Imagery by Luke Inman
 Los Islotes, The Sea Lion Colony at Espiritu Santo receives more visitors than almost any other island in the Sea of Cortez. The Sea Lions appear to have become accustom to human interaction...
Whale watching from la Paz can be the adventure of a lifetime.
Enjoy Glamore Camping on beautiful Bahia San Ignacion and interact with the famous Friendly Whales. Season Begins January 20 and space is limited.Cick here for more...The warm, calm waters at La Paz...
Green desert north of Loreto, Baja California Sur
 If you have an interest in Baja, get ready to come visit us as the summer heat is fading and the Sea of Cortez in beautiful for all kinds of recreation. From mid-October through the early part...
Mex 5 Rest Area
Road report Cabo to San Felipe (Mex 19, 1, I-5) May 2017Beginning from Cabo San Lucas headed north on highway 19 past Todos Santos to highway one in La Paz. On the way to La Paz and through the city...
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...
Huge Pacific wave rolls into the beach in Baja California Sur
 Baja California Sur has a great number of outstanding beaches with a variety of reasons to make a list of the best beaches in Mexico or even the world. A recent poll in USA Today had local...
The beaches of the Sea of Cortez attract sun worshipers from all over the world
Baja California Sur has a great number of outstanding beaches with a variety of reasons to make a list of the best beaches in Mexico or even the world. A recent poll in USA Today had local experts...
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...
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 December, with routes running through April, these vessels...
Translation of the Covid-19 address of Gov. Carlos Mendoza Davis of Baja California Sur
 This is a synopisis translation on the fly from the address to the people of Baja California Sur from Governor Carlos Mendoza Davis regarding state and personal measures to minumize the effect...
La Paz Malecon at sunset
Several times over the 15 years of the BajaInsider's history I have looked at what has changed since I arrived in Baja to live, now 18 years ago. Here is part one of my reflections on the changes...
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...
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...
Golf on the Baja Peninsula
Golf courses in Baja offer a wide spectrum of the sport with diversity equal to that of the magnificent peninsula and offer a golfer's paradise.Golf is one of the leading recreational activities in...
One of the friendly Gray Whales of Baja close enough to touch (Ritchie)
 Gray whale watching season begins in early December and moves along the Pacific coast of the Baja peninsula and ends in early April as the whale return north. In the weeks in the...
Could Los Cabos become Mexico's Tourist Pot Spot?
The discussion began with an off the cuff remark by the Federal Secretario de Turismo, Enrique de la Madrid Cordero and now has been put forward by the governor of the state of Baja California Sur,...
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...
Aerial view of the new Marina Escondido
Puerto Escondido is the gateway for boaters to the central Sea of Cortez. With dramatic mountain backdrops, great fishing, islands to explore and an abundance of anchorages to discover, the region has...
Danger to tourists in Mexico
 So you're think of traveling to Mexico but aren't quite sure about your security in the country. The US State Department regularly issues travel information on most countries and on August 22,...
Mule rain headed to supply backpackers in the Sierra Laguna mountains
 The Sierra de La Laguna is the mountain range located in Baja Sur south of La Paz and on southward towards Cabo San Lucas. It has been referred to as an island due to its isolation from the...
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...
Mushroom Rock in Balandra at sunset today, restored to its position after the 2005 fall
 The Mushroom Rock in Bahia Balandra has long been the symbol of La Paz Appearing in postcards and countless photos. Sometime in the winter of 2005 the rock was discovered toppled from...
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...
Swimming with Sea Lions at Los Islotes, north of La Paz
The Sea Lion Encounters in the Bay of La Paz are on again. Closed to all visitors from June 1 - Sept 1, this most popular of all La Paz activities cam again be visited. This includes snorkeling and...
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. Prior to what is billed as the Richest Fishing Tournament, the Black and Blue, will...
Hernán Cortés had a fearsome reputation with both the Indians and fellow Spaniards
Unfortunately, in 2020 all Founder's Day Celebrations and concerts have been canceled.Each year the City of La Paz, Baja California Sur, celebrates its founding by the famous (or infamous) explorer...
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 Falls in Baja California Sur
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...
Baby with extreme effects of microcephaly
Updated October 28, 2019 The mosquito season is winding down now across Mexico and the rains of the monsoon season have only brough a little moisture to the lower peninsula this season. Programs...
There is now Uber service in La Paz, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas
Uber has been operating in Mexico for five years and has extended its presence to La Paz, Baja California Sur in 2017/ Uber's arrival in the state, as always, had legal challenges limiting services,...
Isla Espiritu Santos from the air looking back over the Bay of La Paz
 Information for the Gulf of California Islands Flora and Fauna Protected Area Marine Zone of Espiritu Santo Archipelago National Park.The Gulf of California Islands Flora and Fauna Protected...
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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