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Our Cactus Amigos Can Teach us a Lesson or Two!

By Mary Anne Harmer Cactus, Cactus everywhere!   I’m from the Pacific Northwest, a forest and woods gal, but since moving to La Paz, I have learned to admire the majesty of the desert. The stark and quiet beauty creates an awe that defines “mindfulness.” A potent...

Swimming with Sharks

By Nadine York I’ve done it before, at least four times—swim with the whale sharks, that is.   It’s a must-do La Paz experience. So when my friend Rhonda’s visitor from Canada, Sue by name, said she wanted to try it, and Rhonda, also from Canada,...

Why Choose La Paz?

By Heather Borquez With all the choices out there, especially in the Baja, which is a magical and spectacular place on its own, the question still remains, why choose La Paz?  What makes La Paz so desirable to live for the increasing number of North...

Developments in La Paz Give Buyers Plenty of Options

TBC The Real Estate market in La Paz is running full speed ahead and there are several developments in the area that are offering buyers options in new construction with both homes and condos. Here are seven such developments that are causing a buzz in...

La Paz: Something for Everyone

By Victor Granados I have dedicated the last several years of my life to the service of tourism and in between hotels, airlines and restaurants and directly in the attention of visitors, I had been able to gain a certain perspective of what people thought...

The Vacation Rental Revolution: Real Estate in the Times of Shared Economy

By Anabelle Rossell Many years ago I asked my former boss, “Why does La Paz not have more flights coming into town?” I remember he replied, “It´s because the airlines say La Paz does not have enough hotels where to accommodate travelers. Therefore investors do...

Learning Mexican Food Culture

By Russ Ham There are many doors into Mexican culture — music, sports, religion, history, and more — but few offer such immediate gratification as food.  Working together to prepare a meal is an ancient human experience, and Bernardo Aguado Jiménez and Hilda Medina Vargas...

5 Traditional Mexican Christmas Foods To Enjoy This Holiday Season

By Donneley McCann  Christmas is a very joyful, colorful time in Mexico not the least of which is the smell and taste of the customary food and drink.  Here are a mere 5 suggestions foryou to try over the holidays that will add the flavors...

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:...

Expats Holiday Traditions in La Paz

By Susan Fogel Young or old, the year-end holidays have a way of taking over our lives. Memories of Christmas past. The retelling of the miracle oil that lasted for eight days warms our hearts. The images of a perfect Martha Stewart-like holiday assault us....