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Last Chance Municipality of La Paz Property Tax Discounts

The City of La Paz has announced its property tax discount program for the month of January 2019. This temporary discount will run until January 31st, 2019. If you pay your 2019 property taxes before the end of the month, in one payment, you will...

Whale Watching Season Has Begun In Baja California Sur

The official whale watching season for Baja California Sur has begun! The season started on December 15, 2018 and ends on May 30, 2019. Populations of close to 2,000 are expected to arrive to the waters of Baja, the regional delegate of the National Commission...

Everything you always wanted to Know about the water in La Paz (but were afraid to ask)

By Alejandra Campos In Baja California Sur, including La Paz, we need to be very careful not to use too much water. The city of La Paz has a population of 272 711 habitants and the highest rate of population growth at the national level:...

The Giant Pacific Mantas are Back!

TBC In one of the most incredible turnarounds in recent times in our increasingly threatened world´s oceans, the story of the giant pacific mantas (Mobula birostris) is one of the most amazing and mysterious. The Gulf of California or Sea of Cortez as it is...

Municipality of La Paz Property Tax Discounts on Now

TBC Do you want to get an early jump on the New Year and pay your 2019 property taxes? The City of La Paz has announced its temporary tax discount program for the remaining months of 2018. This temporary discount will run until the end...

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...