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Mexican Postal Service Issues Pelagic Shark Stamps

pelargic shark stamps TBC Once again, the natural wonders of Baja California Sur will appear on a postage stamp; this time as a Commemorative Sheet of Pelagic Sharks, announced Genaro Ruiz Hernandez, Secretary of Tourism for Baja California Sur. The commemorative sheet will be issued by the Mexican...

Juli Goff; Pioneer, Business Owner, Retiree

Juli, retiree By Susan Fogel “ …I had no idea 18 years ago, how this venture would turn out. It has been quite a ride, a wonderful ride…” So says Juli Goff founder, and now retired owner of Se Habla…La Paz, the premier Spanish Immersion school. While...

Municipality of La Paz Property Tax Discounts on Now

city hall TBC Do you want to get an early jump on the New Year and pay your 2017 property taxes? The City of La Paz has announced its temporary tax discount program for the remaining months of 2017. This temporary discount will run until the end...

Historic Landmark, “La Ramona” Smokestack, to be Restored in El Triunfo

The smokestack, La Ramona. TBC After nearly a century of disrepair, the looming 47-meters tall La Ramona smelter smokestack will receive a makeover, thanks to the efforts of a coalition of local non-profit organizations, the Ejido of El Triunfo and the Mexican government, who recognize the important environmental, health,...

Bio-Ingenieria Internacional

Juan Angel Transviña with  daughters Anahi and Irina. Back in the 70s, Juan Angel Trasviña Aguilar, a young man from Baja California Sur, traveled to Mexico City to study chemical engineering at the national university, UNAM. In those days, chemical engineers usually specialized in petrochemicals, but Juan Angel had a dream. At home,...

Coromuel Beach of La Paz Now a Blue Flag

playa coromuel 7 Coromuel Beach Now a Blue Flag TBC One of La Paz’s most popular beaches was awarded the Blue Flag this summer. Corumuel beach, one of the closest beaches to downtown La Paz, was awarded the world’s leading eco-label for the 2016 season by the Blue...

Tourism Up in BCS Over the Summer of 2015

Visitors to BCS headed to the beaches during the summer of 2016. A recent report in data seems to indicate the positive effectiveness in the promotion and marketing strategies of main tourist destinations in BCS. TBC The indicators of tourism activity recorded in the main tourist destinations in Baja California Sur at the end of the summer...

TIME CHANGE IN MEXICO

time change fall TBC Daylight Savings Time will end October 30th, 2016 at 2:00 am here in Mexico (exceptions below). It will time to move the clocks back one hour! Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on October 30th, 2016 than the day before. There...

Please Respect Disabled Parking Spaces in La Paz

disability parking web TBC The parking spot is right there. You are just going to run in and run out. What is the harm of using it for just a few minutes? Everybody does it. This is Mexico! By parking in a disabled parking space, if even for...

Rescuing Our Reefs and Mangroves

Cleaning the manglares By Pablo Ahuja In July of 2015, several marine biologists were poolside in La Paz, enjoying the beautiful Baja California Sur weather. As usual when you gather marine biologists and beer, the talk eventually turned to how dirty our oceans are becoming, pollution, fishing debris,...