Blog Archives

10 Tips on Moving to Mexico

By Heather Borquez You dream of giving up the crowded freeways?  The high prices?  The crazy politics?  The snow, sleet and ice?  The shopping malls? The office? You want to exchange it all … for beaches, margaritas, mariachi music and lowwwwww prices?  Household or gardening...

FANLAP Changes Lives

TBC My name is Craig Siemens and I’m a dentist from Victoria, Canada. I first came to La Paz in 2012 to work on my Spanish at a local language school and fell in love with the town, the ocean and its people.  Since that...

Ramblings: Driving the Baja is Always an Adventure

By Judy Ristity Driving the Baja is an adventure, but a trip not to be taken lightly. It takes planning, lots of it. Alex and I have a “Don’t-Forget-To-Bring” list we’ve been using for over twenty years. Today I added one more important item to...

MAR LIBRE – Still Rescuing Our Reefs and Mangroves

By Tamara Double Mar Libre is a La Paz-based action group of predominantly Mexican volunteers of all ages and walks of life, with a smattering of foreign residents just for good measure.  Their mission is to stem the tide of man-made trash and pollutants that...

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,...

Whales, Whales, Whales

By RJ Archer It’s that time of year, again. The Sea of Cortez (aka Gulf of California) is teeming with sperm, minke, fin, pilot, orca (killer), and blue whales as well as our local whale sharks here in La Paz. On the other side of...

A New Chapter

TBC Local book enthusiasts and readers will be pleased to hear Allende Books, the English – language bookstore in La Paz will remain open. Kat and Bruce Bennett, the owners for the past 10 years planned to close the doors at the end of March...

Building in Baja: A Practical Guide to Building your Dream Home in La Paz, BCS

By Jim and Rebecca MacDonald A hilltop home with panoramic ocean views. A quiet bungalow just steps from the beach. A remote, eco-friendly home powered by solar panels and rainwater. Whatever your vision of a dream home looks like, chances are you can build it...

NEW! BLUE DESERT AiRPORTER SERVICE IN LA PAZ

A new, locally owned ground transportation service began operations in La Paz on January 1st, 2019. Blue Desert Airporter began daily operations in the capital city of Baja California Sur to the San Jose Airport. Serving La Paz to the airport in San Jose del...

2018 – THE YEAR THE WORLD TOOK NOTICE

In November Espiritu Santo National Park was named one of the best managed protected areas in the world by theICUN – the first ever in Mexico and only the second in all Latin America. This outstanding achievement, brought about by the combined efforts of government organizations, users of...