Saturday November 17 2018

The 200 ton monster travel lift awaits the completion of the concrete piers
 The marine industry in La Paz will take another big step in modernization this fall as Navales Servicos La Paz S.A. de CV brings into service their 200 ton Travel Lift. The new facilities will...
Hwy 5 suffered damage during the passage of a Tropical Depression and a hurricane.
Leaving on October 14th, 2018 the route I planned was from Mexicali south to San Felipe on Mex 5 to Laguna Chapala to join with Transpenisular Highway 1 south to Los Cabos. I had driven north on this...
Dog walking on the La Paz Malecon
 Effective November 12, 2018 dogs are no longer welcome on the La Paz Malecón. Reacting to a specific incident a week earlier and a number of complaints Mayor Rubén Muñoz Álvarez has...
 Traveling through the Sea of Cortez by small ship is a whole new experience of a place you thought you knew. It’s close to home for North American travelers, and the experts at AdventureSmith...
An evening on the large yacht dock at Marina Escondido
 Just in time to host the 2018-2019 Sea of Cortez Cruising season, Marina Puerto Escondido will hold a Grand Opening Ceremony on November 3, 2018. The event will showcase the new 100+ slips,...
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 of 500 pesos, and will be available through the...
Will Mexico become Marijuana friendly?
 The headlines read the Mexico is moving toward the legalization of marijuana for not only medical use, but for recreational use as well. A milestone(d) in this direction came on October 30,...
Moving your Household to Mexico
Are you moving to Mexico from the USA? BajaInsider.com recommends checking out A-1 Auto Transport, Inc. or call 1-888-509-3213 for all your international moving needs.In Mexico, the railway network,...
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The Zika Virus under a  scanning electron microscope
Updated November 13, 2018, The number of new cases testing positive for the Zika virus rose by 175 persons nationwide again this week, which was the single largest one week gain this year. Five...
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,...
The friendly gray whale mothers and calves will approach the pangas
 There are some adventures or vacations that are burnt into the cerebral cortex forever.  Many others, probably most, are enjoyed and soon forgotten.  Whale watching in San Ignacio...
Deaths In Mexico of US Citizens in the first half of 2017
The year 2016 saw a dramatic drop in the number of US citizens murdered in Mexico nationwide, despite the growing number of Americans living and vacationing here. According to the US Department of...
Gasoline Prices in Mexico
As of Monday, October 30, 2017 the third phase of gradual flexibilization of fuels in the country was completed, which on this occasion includes the states of Baja California Sur, Sinaloa and Durango...
President Elect of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
The polls closed in Mexico at 6PM Pacific Time on July 1, 2018 and it was very quickly clear who had won the presidency - leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. (AMLO) Obrador gained a landslide...
Breakfast Rellenos Recipe
 Here is an original recipe for Tropical Breakfast Rellenos from Cooking with Baja Magic Dos, by Ann HazardBrad and Diane from Washington, who are friends of Nina and John, spent a week at the...
The Mexican Presidential Election of 2018
This year, 2018 is an election year in Mexico in which the country will choose a new president for a six-year term. On the Federal level, the country will also choose 64 senators and all 500 Deputies...
Hernán Cortés had a fearsome reputation with both the Indians and fellow Spaniards
Each year the City of La Paz, Baja California Sur, celebrates its founding by the famous (or infamous) explorer Hernan Cortez on May 3, 1535. But La Paz hasn't always been the capital of Baja...
USS Scout to visit Baja waters
Tijuana, BC, September 11, 2018 - The Consul General of the United States in Tijuana, Sue Saarnio visited and gave a tour yesterday for the USS SCOUT vessel that will be in Ensenada, Baja California...
Whale Watching in Bahia Magdalena
  This was my first visit to Puerto Adolfo Lopez Mateos in Baja California Sur. Puerto Lopez Mateo is one of the major winter calving sites of the California Grey whales and a part of a larger...
Only a rare few tropical cyclones have threatened the peninsula after October 10
October 17 marks the statistical end of the Baja Tropical Cyclone Season, but we can never count on Mother Nature to be aware of the statistics. No named level system has made landfall on the...
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