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Carport down from Hurricane Odile
Ensure safety and prevent damage by being preparedHurricanes are a serious subject matter to consider, especially if you own a home or condo near the beach in Mexico. These huge violent swirling storms too often bring powerfully destructive winds, along with heavy rains and storm surges, which can lead to flooding and possibly mudslides. It makes good sense...
The Baja peninsula is the #1 foreign destination for RV travelers
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Color Enhanced Visible Satellite image of the East Eastern Pacific on July 18, 2016
 Report for 18 July 2016 There has been a flurry of tropical cyclones generated in the Eastern Pacific since my last Watch Report, and as most early season storms they moved west into the...
Updated August 24, 2016 This week's statistics show one of the biggest single week jumps as we are in the thick of mosquito season across Mexico now.There remain no reported cases of Zika on the...
Mexican Family of 4
Recently I saw a breakdown of the cost for Mexicans to live with the basic needs in Mexico and I wondered how do they do it? How do the majority of people in Mexico live with the cost of living so...
Third Annual La Paz Moonlight Triathlon - March 12, 2016
More than 1,000 athletes and supporters from around the world are expected in La Paz to participate in the 2016 Moonlight Triathlon, taking place on Saturday, March 12. The event, part of the FMTRI...
May Day in Mexico
May 1st in Mexico is celebrated as International Labor Day. While many countries celebrate May 1st in many ways including the old “Maypole” ceremony here in Mexico it is a day of rest for the workers...
Medical travel insurance can be a lifesaver when abroad
Travel Medical Insurance is becoming more and more popular and necessary for good reason these days.  I had been hearing enough stories of people having severe medical issues only to survive and...
Baja Dogs La Paz...For the love of dogs
Baja Dogs La Paz...For the love of dogsBaja Dogs La Paz Inc. (BDLP) has been a household name around La Paz for close to 10 years now. It is a registered California non-profit 501(c)(3) that started...
Color Enhanced Visible Satellite image of the East Eastern Pacific on July 18, 2016
 Report for 18 July 2016 There has been a flurry of tropical cyclones generated in the Eastern Pacific since my last Watch Report, and as most early season storms they moved west into the...
Traditional costumes for Semana Santa in Uruapan
Pearl on the Rio Cupatitzio (Part 1)As the summer days warm up in Baja California Sur, many begin to look for a fascinating place to visit with a more moderate climate!    Enter the...
The Baja peninsula is the #1 foreign destination for RV travelers
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WestCoast Mexico Insurance for all your Mexico Travel and Living Insurance Needs
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Carport down from Hurricane Odile
Ensure safety and prevent damage by being preparedHurricanes are a serious subject matter to consider, especially if you own a home or condo near the beach in Mexico. These huge violent swirling...
Mexican Family of 4
Recently I saw a breakdown of the cost for Mexicans to live with the basic needs in Mexico and I wondered how do they do it? How do the majority of people in Mexico live with the cost of living so...
Tropical cyclones are the leading cause of home damage on the Baja peninsula
Condo and Home Owners in MexicoIf you own a condo or home in Mexico, or if you are planning to purchase one soon, you’ll want to make careful consideration about obtaining insurance coverage....
Couple in Infinity Pool
In Baja California and many areas of Mexico, it makes a lot sense to add a pool to your vacation or investment property. This article will discuss a few of the different styles of finishes for the...
Updated August 24, 2016 This week's statistics show one of the biggest single week jumps as we are in the thick of mosquito season across Mexico now.There remain no reported cases of Zika on the...
Mural showing President Benito Juarez bringing revolution as the first native Mexican President
 The Benito Juarez birthday observations will take place this year on his actual birthday,  March 21, 2016. Schools, government offices, banks and some businesses will be closed, large...
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...
Section of the original 'tila" image of he Virgin of Guadalupe
December 12th celebrates Dia de Guadalupe, a legendary event that bonded the people of Mexico, and much of the native New World peoples and the Catholic Church in the days of the Spanish conquest.The...
Candles lit for Dia de la Candelaria in Mexico
Día de la Candelaria (Day of the Candles or Candle Mass) happens on February 2, and is a Mexican celebration that is fusion of the Catholic influences and native Mexican tradition.I was first...
Three Kings
January 6th, the Day of the Kings, Twelfth Night and the Twelve Day of Christmas all culminate in a celebration in Mexico known as Dia de Los Reyes. The event in the Catholic Church in Mexico...
Beachside Handicapped Parking - The fine is $7000 pesos and your US sticker doesn't count
Baja California Sur has begun to crack down on traffic offences. The latest welcome addition to the revenue source for the city is the heavy fine levied on those that park in the blue marked handicap...
Keeping Hydrated in the heat
When you continue to live and work in Baja year round you need to adjust your habits to avoiding heat stroke by keeping the body hydrated. In this article, we will cover the physiology 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...
Overcoming a Challenge for the Love of Fishing
A family’s recovery after a devastating life changing accident on Mex 1 is the tale of Larry Cooper. His Baja story began with the common denominator of many…a love of fishing. It would be many years...
Poinsettas- Flor de Nochebuena
The Poinsettia with it’s star shaped green leaves that turn into a deep red flower at the top, has several names and a very interesting history and legend. Euphorbia pulcherrima (literally, "the...
Living green in Baja
International Community Foundation Releases Findings on the Greening of U.S. Retirement Destinations in Mexican Coastal Communities The International Community Foundation released the report...
Semana Santa in Mexico
Semana Santa 2016 officially begins Sunday, March 20 and runs through Easter Sunday on March 27. Unofficially, since this is one of the most popular outdoor activity weekends in the Mexican holiday...
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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...
Coco seed pods of the palms in Baja
Palm trees are one of the plants most commonly seen in Baja California second to cactus. Palm trees are found in Baja’s desert like climates where there is water and many times will signify...
The Peso's Uphill Battle
It has been a roller coaster ride over the first half of 2016 for the peso to dollar exchange rate. The volatility in worldwide currencies began the first of June 2014 and the peso declined steadily...
Survey of Norther Americans living in Mexico
The following is a reprint of the synopsis of the International Community Foundation's Survey of retired US citizens living in Mexico. The study sought to find how Americans live in Mexico, their...
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