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Carnaval La Paz 2018 is Here!

*February 8th to the 13th on the Malecon of La Paz TBC As it does every year, La Paz will transform itself into one big, public street party. The traditional Carnaval La Paz will be kicking off on Thursday, February 8th. Organizers are promising a...

Santa Rita Hot Springs in Baja Sur

By Jeanne Walker It is an adventure to get there, but the reward at the end of the road is the Santa Rita Hot Springs! Beautiful pools of clear, cool to hot spring mountain water, cascading and meandering around boulders and various depth pools in...

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...

How to Rescue a Baja Dog

Hundreds of abandoned dogs are finding new homes thanks to dedicated volunteers. Here’s how you can help. By Rebecca MacDonald Spend any time at all in Baja and you see them: trotting alongside the highway, roaming the streets of Baja’s cities and towns, even waiting...

The Powerful Story of Christian Schleifer

By Judy Ristity Pizza – that was what I was fantasizing about as we drove to El Triunfo, but first we’d catch a concert at the piano museum. We never made it to the restaurant. My pizza-related-thoughts evaporated when Christian Schleifer’s fingers made contact with...

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...

HAVE YOU PAID AGUINALDO TO YOUR EMPLOYEES?

By Gisela Talamantes Saenz 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 the employees a sufficient amount of money...

Cement Tiles – A Dying Art in Baja

By Russ Ham “Making these tiles is my passion. It provides for my family, and sometimes it provides me with occupational therapy.” — Gabriel Fausto Alvarez, on making cement tiles (roughly translated). Cement tiles — also called hidráulicos or mosaicos — are seen throughout La...

Municipality of La Paz Property Tax Discounts on Now for 2018

TBC Do you want to get an early jump on the New Year and pay your 2018 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...

A Call to Action

As is often the case when a natural disaster strikes, the people with the least material things frequently lose the most. This is usually the case with hurricanes and earthquakes. Mexico has suffered a rash of natural disasters. We at The Settlement Company® are aware...