Wednesday June 19 2019

Greetings BajaInsider Subscribers:

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

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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

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was sworn in on December 1, 2019 after receiving a landslide victory in July

Back on July 1, 2018 the Morena Party and AMLO won a resounding landslide victory. ... Read more

Beautiful Bahia Balandra - A World Heritage Site just north of La Paz.

Revised achoring restrictions for vessels over 25' are now in place from the more westward point of Mushroom Rock to the point near the fallen rock on the south wall of the bay... 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.

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... 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.

Caravan Migrants in Tijuana being fed by government programs

There are those in the USA that are questioning Mexico's efforts in halting Migrant caravans. Mexico has this little thing called a Constitutional Law, and in it are clear... Read more

Cruise ship in Ensenada, Baja California

The northern state of the peninsula, Baja California can be divided into three weather regions, the Pacific coastal region, the Inland region and the Sea of Cortez region.

Isla Espiritu Santos from the air looking back over the Bay of La Paz

Information for the use of the Gulf of California Islands Flora and Fauna Protected Area Marine Zone of Espiritu Santo Archipelago National Park. The Espiritu Santo Archipelago... Read more

Editor's Picks on the

Whale Watching in Bahia Magdalena

Long time Insider reader and friend has brought us this first hand story and great photo essay of his trip to see the friendly gray whales of Puerto Lopez Mateo. 

Dog walking on the La Paz Malecon

The policy of banning Dogs on the Malecon has been tabled for the time being. The Mayor's edict that dogs should be banned on the boardwalk area on November 12 was referred to commitee for discussion on November 14... Read more

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

Christmas lights at the La Paz Department of Education in La Paz

On the evening of the 24th of December Mexico slowly shutters the stores, the streets clear and for the most part, the hustle and bustle retires around sunset for the most important night of the Christmas holiday celebration, Noche Buena.

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.

The mission in San Ignacio, Baja California Sur

I have had a lengthy love affair with Mexico and my most recent fabulous fling being with the Baja Peninsula.... 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.

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

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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... Read more

9 Safety Tips When Driving in Mexico

Driving in Mexico can be an enriching experience if you know the rules of the road. These are slightly different from the US in that there... Read more

Dolphins bow riding an AdventureSmith smll ship adventure

A Baja adventure has long been known as a paradise for experienced sailors and those... Read more

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

Featured Articles on the

Danger to tourists in Mexico

So you're think of traveling to Mexico but aren't quite sure about your security in... Read more

When is the best time of year to visit Baja California Sur?

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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