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Paraiso del Mar Re-Energized

  By Susan Fogel “We didn’t come down here to start building a short-term project and go home,” Hatfield recalls. “We were emotionally involved. We wanted to make it a place to be proud of and a place to live fulltime with our families. We...

Keeping Balandra Pristine

Local Eco-Club Does Their Part TBC Balandra is definitely one of La Paz’s best conservation success stories. Several years ago, groups of concerned paceños started campaigning to save Balandra from real estate development and private interests. After months of rallies and letters to the government,...

Fang Ming – An Intentional Artificial Reef

The first vessel in Latin America to be sunk intentionally as an artificial reef. On April 18th, 1995, the Mexican Navy impounded a Chinese ship found in its territorial waters, carrying 157 illegal immigrants who had crossed the Pacific Ocean in search of a better life. The...

Christmas Tianguis Have Taken Over Downtown La Paz

TBC Drive with precaution if you are heading downtown in the next few weeks. The traditional La Paz Christmas Tianguis have taken over several blocks of historic downtown La Paz, making driving and parking a little more hazardous. The Tianguis, or open-air street stands, can...

Helping Restore Reef Fish in the Archipelago Espíritu Santo National Park

Only 14 miles from the city of La Paz lies the archipelago known as Espíritu Santo, one of the most beautiful island groups in all the Sea of Cortez. The beautiful landscape and bays make the islands a highly desirable destination for locals and visitors...

What the Construction on the Malecon is all About

TBC In August of 2017, construction crew broke ground on the first phase of remodeling the malecon of La Paz. The malecon is a Spanish word that refers to a paved public walkway by the water. The State Secretary of Urban Planning, Infrastructure and Transport...

Air Travelers to Baja California Sur Increased in First Quarter of 2017

The Secretary of Tourism of BCS announced that just over 875 thousand tourists visited the State in the first four months of 2017. TBC Baja California Sur is increasingly becoming one of the most important tourist destinations in Mexico, the Secretary of Tourism for BCS...

CRIT La Paz Serving the Children of Baja California Sur

TBC I have been asked the same question several times; what is that big orange building in the La Posada area by the beach? The big orange building, shaped as a starfish, is a state-of-the-art pediatric facility that opened its doors in November 2010 to...

Red Tide Alert in the bay of La Paz

There is a red tide alert for the bay of La Paz put into effect by the State Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk (COEPRIS). State health authorities have decided to implement a ban on the consumption of shellfish extracted from the La Paz...

Pay Traffic Tickets Online in La Paz

The new payment method is to make the process easier and up to date. TBC While nobody enjoys paying a traffic ticket, the Municipality of La Paz has launched an online payment system to make the process as pain-free as possible. You won’t find any...