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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...

Celebrity Singer John Davidson Sr. in La Paz!

We are proud to announce Celebrity Singer John Davidson Sr. will be performing live vip shows Friday and Saturday February 1st and 2nd, at 8pm, and Friday and Saturday February 15th and 16th. Showtime is 8pm, doors open at 7:30pm. Location: Casa Del Arbol, a...

Reef and the Parrotfish: Key Players in the Health of the Marine Ecosystem

TBC To most people, the word “reef” probably conjures up images of a coral reef in clear, warm water, densely packed with a huge variety of corals in rainbow colors, and teeming with fish-life. Indeed, that’s how a healthy coral reef should look. Coral reefs...

Meet Three Local Artists: Paola Flores Carvajal, Patricia Del Valle Perez and Daniel Amora Mora

By Russ Ham Visual arts are a cornerstone of Mexican culture, and they are thriving in La Paz. Artists exhibit in the Jardin Velasco and along the Malecón. Established galleries present accomplished artists and new galleries open often. The art of three young paceños who...