Wednesday October 17 2018

Bicycle riding along the Malecon in La Paz is a great window into La Paz Culture
Anna Banana Bicycle Rentals and California Bikes have joined forces in a new location in downtown La Paz, just steps from the Municipal Pier and the Malecon. Now offering a selection of well...
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 when to go to best...
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...
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...
Swimming with Sea Lions at Los Islotes, north of La Paz
 Notice to CruisersAs of November 2017 private vessels can no longer dispense swimmers at Los Islotes, El Refugio or Roca Lobos. A limited number of annual permits are now issued to local...
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...
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...
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
Back to Part INarrow 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...
Staying hydrated during periods of physical activity is important in the Baja heat
Back to Part IITruck 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...
The waters of Baja offer some of the greatest snorkeling and scuba diving in the world
If you’ve ever visited Cabo San Lucas, or even seen pictures of the city, you’re no doubt familiar with the famous Los Arcos (the Arches) that stand majestically at the tip of the Baja Peninsula on a...
The great white shark - Carcharodon carcharias, can be found in the coastal surface waters of all the major oceans.
Isla Guadalupe, Mexico has become the internationally recognized destination for divers seeking unprecedented encounters with Great White sharks /(Carcharodon carcharias.) The 90 square...
AdventureSmith Small Ship Cruises for Baja and Wolrd-Wild
It’s only fitting that when you visit the Sea of Cortez—the body of water that Jacques Cousteau dubbed the aquarium of the world—that you travel by water. There is just so very much to see over a...
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 whales...
AdventureSmith Small Ship Cruises offer a unique level of familiarity with the wonders of Baja.
 Steinbeck and Rickets had six weeks in the Sea of Cortez and spent much of their time exploring, cataloging specimens and taking measurements. Other Baja sailors may have the luxury of spending...
Author Sarah Markworth taking to the trail, horseback in Baja
Take a trip back in time and into the mountains of Baja California Sur by the only means to get there. On four hooves our author sees the back country of Baja California Sur as the original explores...
Kayaking on the Sea of Cortez
Quick, put the fish back in the water!” I yell to Bill. A Botox-lipped fish, called a Burrito Grunt, is flopping around at my feet, covered in sand, fighting for its life.A few minutes earlier, high...
Fishing for the elusive Blue Marlin in the Sea of Cortez
Here are the Mexican Fishing Regulations in English. They are straight forward now and much easier to understand and accommodate. For many years Mexico did not have the infrastructure to police and...
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...
The type of stingray that worries swimmers in the waters of Baja is usually less than 12" across.
Springtime brings increased activity throughout the Sea of Cortez, not only in the form of tourists enjoying the warming waters, but the natural habitants as well. Among those that perfer to share...
With more than 2000 miles of ocean coastline there is certainly a slice of beach for every visitor
This summer may be an excellent time to explore the Baja Peninsula. With spectacular vistas and a history dating back more than 475 years it can be both fun and educational.One of the big rush season...
Scuba diving in the Sea of Cortez, Aquarium to the World
Late-Summer and through late November provide some of the most phenomenal diving to be found worldwide, right here in the Sea of Cortez. Enjoy a first-hand story of playing with sea lions, chasing...
Whale sharks are the ocean's largest fish and frequent a number of locations in the Sea of Cortez
Whale sharks - the largest fish in the ocean and return every winter to the waters of the Bay of La Paz. Swimming with these gentle giants can be the perfect end to a dive trip or island outing....
The Sea of Cortez offers a world of discovery for kayakers
When we first came down to La Paz, I was sitting on the top deck of the Hotel we stayed in, looking over the Malecon (beach front) I saw this guy in a kayak moving at high speed (or so it seemed)...
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