Saturday June 06 2020

Greetings BajaInsider Subscribers:

This is the first edition of the Insider Update this season and we have a feature packed edition for you.

We welcome back sponsors AdventureSmith Explorations A-1 Auto Imports and West Coast Global Insurance.

This evening weather is probably on the minds of all of our readers with interests in Baja California Sur. We will be closely following the potential development of a system about 550 miles south-southeast of Cabo San Lucas. Long range forecasts indicate this system has a very good chance of becoming and tropical cyclone and could move very close to the Baja peninsula by mid week. Follow it here on our Baja California Sur weather page and on our Tropical Watch page.

Without further ado, here are the top stories on the

Hot Stuff on the

Message from the US Embassy to Us Citizens in Mexico

The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions... Read more

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... Read more

Distribution of COVID-19 in in Mexico 06-04-20

Mexico has reached the dubious distinction of passing the 1000 deaths per day mark. With thoughts of reoprning on the 15 of june still in many people's minds the pandemic... Read more

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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. November is considered to be the best time of year to make the trip and 100’s do every year... Read more

Aerial view of the new Marina Escondido

With dramatic mountain backdrops the new Marina Puerto Escondid is the gateway to great fishing, islands to explore and an abundance of anchorages to discover, the region has long been a favorite of cruisers.... Read more

Information on the COVID-19 Virus

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that circulate between humans and ... Read more

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.

Travel Requirements for Visiting Mexico

 The Immigration Service of Mexico has announced that it will be required to present a valid passport of your home nation for pedestrians entering Mexico.

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... Read more

The Hook at Isla San Francisco in the Sea of Cortez

The Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California in northwestern Mexico were inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the Twenty-ninth Session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO in Durban, South Africa.

Insurance for your Mexican Adventure

New Travel MedEvac Insurance: Air Ambulance Worldwide manages the logistics for Travel MedEvac Insurance for all hospital to hospital air medical... Read more

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.  

Military checkpoints along Baja's Highway 1 occur at several permanent and temporary locations

As you travel along Mex 1, it won’t be long before you will encounter a sign indicating there is a military checkpoint ahead. There are a few things you should... Read more

The Mexican American War in Baja  1848-1849

The history of the Mexican/American War of 1846 to 1848 in Baja California is often forgotten. This is due to the fact that the war and most of the more sensational battles were fought in the interior of Mexico.

There is now Uber service in La Paz, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas

After almost a year in service in La Paz, Uber extended service to Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, including the airport in September, 2018.

Poinsettas- Flor de Nochebuena

The Legend of “Flor de Noche Buena” There is also a wonderful legend in Mexico as to how the flower became used to celebrate Christmas. It begins with a... Read more

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.

Whale watching from la Paz can be the adventure of a lifetime.

The warm, calm waters at La Paz attracts hundreds of whales during migrating season. Migrating whales that travel 20,000 miles from the Bering Sea to reach Baja.

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.

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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... Read more

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