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The Municipality of La Paz has Created the First Tourist Police Force in Todos Santos

TBC In order to provide more security and better attention to those that visit the region, the municipality of La Paz, through the municipality Tourism Department, has formed the first police force that will be stationed in the Pueblo Magico of Todos Santos. They will...

Brace Yourself: The Sales Tax Has Gone Up In Baja California Sur

Brace Yourself: The Sales Tax is Going up In Baja California Sur TBC Expect to pay more in 2014 at restaurants, your favorite department store and even at the gas pump.  As of January 1st, consumers in BCS will be paying 16% tax on most...

HAVE YOU PAID “AGUINALDO” TO YOUR EMPLOYEES?

By Gisela Talamantes Saenz, Attorney at Law with Baja Legal Solutions It is that time of year in Mexico when the “aguinaldo” needs to be paid. Article 87 of the Federal Labor Law establishes the “aguinaldo” as an obligation/benefit, with the objective to grant to...

Whale Watching Season Has Begun In BCS

TBC Whale watching season has formally begun in Baja California Sur with the sighting of at least 30 whales at the Ojo de Liebre lagoon. Isabel Gonzalez, the Director of the El Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve, said that as of December 3rd of this year, the...

What is Buen Fin?

November and December are crazy months here in La Paz.  Christmas shopping seems to be starting earlier and earlier each year and while out running errands the past few weeks, I noticed people are already filling up their shopping carts with holiday goodies. Speaking of...

Municipality of La Paz Busy Cleaning Streets and Repairing Potholes

TBC With the intention of having a cleaner city after the rains of September and October, the Municipality of La Paz has been promoting the  “Clean-Up Days” campaign across the city. Juan de la Peña Salgado, general director of municipal Servicios Publicos (Public Services), said...

Department of Health for BCS will be out in Full Force Against Dengue

*Mosquito larvae control crews and fumigators will once again be in and out of neighbourhoods in La Paz, Chametla and El Centenario as well as the communities of Los Barriles, Todos Santos and Pescadero TBC With the objective of strengthening intensive action against dengue in...

Mayor Esthela Ponce Beltran Opens Visual Art Exhibit in Mexico City

* Painting and sculptures from 8 peceño artists on display. TBC La Paz has the eyes of the world admiring her. “Our municipality is on display for the world to enjoy with this invaluable opportunity to promote our culture and tourist attractions,” La Paz Mayor...

November Long Weekend!

LONG WEEKEND!! 20 de Noviembre – Revolution Day in Mexico On November 20th, Mexico celebrates the anniversary of its Revolution of 1910 to 1920. On this date, in the year 1910, the war to overthrow the dictator Porfirio Díaz, began. General Porfirio Díaz had been...

The Beaches of El Centenario and El Comitan – Ecotourism Destination?

By Victor Martinez de Escobar The towns of El Centenario, El Comintan and Chametla with a little bit of political will could convert itself into the center of eco-tourism development in both the short-term and medium-term as these three communities count on a very valuable...