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Come on down to Cabo San Lucas Marvin West

Los Arcos in Baja California
© Dr. Ilya Treyger
Cabo San Lucas, at the south end of Baja California Sur, can stand alone, a sparkling seaside gem.

The convergence of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific makes it special. The thought that pirates once used it as a haven adds drama. Yachts anchored in the bay say "this is the place," a thousand miles from U.S. border strife.

There is a full-grown marina, a shopping center, high-rise hotels, fancy boutiques, expensive restaurants and clubs... read more

Liga MAC: Mexicans, Americans and Canadians join forces in San Jose del Cabo Ed Kociela

Photos by Mariah Baumgartle The aroma of chicken over a mesquite grill fills the air on one of San Jose del Cabo's backstreets. Noisy dogs chase each other playfully down dusty, dirt roads nearby. Che... read more

Living well at the Hacienda Beach Club & Residences Darian Day and Michael Fitzpatrick

Swimming pool at Hacienda Beach Club & Residences in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
© Darian Day and Michael Fitzpatrick, 2011
The Hacienda Beach Club and Residences is balanced gracefully on the edge of the Sea of Cortez, on the shore of Medano Beach — arguably the premiere swimming beach in all of Los Cabos. Fringed with the white lace of the surf, its waters, transition smoothly to the aquamarines of tropical greens and blues, then recede into the depths of the deeper blues just beyond the boats anchored offshore. Most special, the Hacienda lays claim to what are probably the most stunning vistas of Land's End, Cabo's iconic rugged outcroppings that mark the end of the long Baja peninsula. read more

Rescuing and releasing sea turtle hatchlings in Todos Santos, Mexico Ed Kociela

Photos by Mariah Baumgartle The sun is setting off the coast of Todos Santos, Baja California Sur and, even though we are in the tropics, we are bundled up in heavy, hooded sweatshirts and jeans to pr... read more

Driving the Baja Highway Ed Kociela

The Baja 1,000 is considered one of the most dangerous, but exciting, races in the world. It winds through mountains and desert in the most remote parts of Baja California with drivers dodging Mother Nature's homespun hazards like rugged dry washes and rapid changes in altitude. They also deal with free-roaming livestock, rattlesnakes and one of the largest concentrations of big, bad cacti on the planet. read more

Beautifully Arranged George Bergin

In the United States those who live on the streets are called homeless, but Martín had a home. read more

The Calling George Bergin

The money kept rolling in because those who saw the boy went away in a state of euphoria. When they returned to their homes, ranches, they would tell their friends and family all about the boy Jesus, the cave. read more

Oasis of Stone: Visions of Baja California Sur Reviewed by James Tipton

Although the Baja coast has attracted thousands of visitors, among them some fine photographers, few have really journeyed to the interior

This exquisite coffee table book is a collaboration between two friends, both of whom are award-winning artists: photographer Miguel Angel de la Cueva and essayist (and poet and musician) Bruce Berger.

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North of Loreto: Mulege and Santa Rosalía, sun, beaches, hotels and history Tony Burton

(To Part One: Loreto and San Javier) Mulegé North of Loreto, the highway leaves the coast until about half way to Mulegé, at which point the Bahía de Concepción (Conception Bay) suddenly comes... read more

Part one - La Paz and El Triunfo: from beaches and baskets to mines, music and marine park Tony Burton

Part 2 La Paz La Paz was almost unrecognizable. I'd enjoyed the small town atmosphere when I first visited it in 1980 but it now has the big city pretensions that I find far less appealing. Despite... read more

Cabo Pulmo: from beaches and baskets to mines, music and marine park (part two) Tony Burton

Part 1 Cabo Pulmo   We arrive in Cabo Pulmo as the sun is setting, relieved to finally find the end of the initially paved, then dirt access road, which has been bounded by barbed wire ever since ... read more

Loreto Bay: the greenest place in Baja, and quite possibly in all of Mexico! Tony Burton

Loreto Bay, a 3-billion-dollar, 6,000-home development in Baja California Sur, may be the most eco- and socially-aware resort project anywhere in the country. Interactive map of Baja California & ... read more

Loreto and San Javier: from sun, sand and snorkeling to museums, missions and mountains Tony Burton

These three towns in Baja California Sur, offer a relaxing alternative to the frenetic pace of life in the pricier and more touristy Los Cabos area. Loreto, Mulegé and Santa Rosalía are very differen... read more

Clickable interactive map of Baja California Sur state, Mexico - La Paz, Loreto, Santa Rosalia, Los Cabos Tony Burton

Clickable interactive map of Baja California Sur state, Mexico: La Paz, Loreto, Santa Rosalia, Los Cabos read more

La Paz, Baja California Sur Richard Ferguson

La Paz is a pleasant, tranquil Mexican city that happens to be on the water. Although tourism is an important local industry, it is not a resort. read more

Baja California Sur - Overview

LOCATION: The state of Baja California Sur is located in northeastern Mexico, on the peninsula of Baja California. It is bordered to the north by the state of Baja California Norte, to the west by the ... read more

Helping the Needy George Bergin

"If you did not have the money to buy such a nice big truck, my goats would still be alive." read more

Introducing Rick Gage: Murder in La Paz and Death Mask of the Jaguar by Murdoch Hughes Reviewed by Allan Cogan

With these two thrillers we find ourselves in the world of hard-boiled private eyes - a la Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler - but with a difference. Both stories are squarely set in Mexico. Murdoch Hughes has created a private eye, Rick Gage, who has given up his former career as a detective in Los Angeles to get away from the stress and violence he experienced there and moved to La Paz. However, with these two books, Rick encounters enough stress and violence to fill any number of careers. But he's a tough guy. He can take it. read more

The Log from the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck Reviewed by Allan Cogan

Back in 1940, just before Pearl Harbour, John Steinbeck and his marine biologist friend, Ed Rickets, chartered a fishing boat, the Western Flyer, in Monterey, California, and sailed down the coast around the Baja into the Sea of Cortez. Their six-week mission was to collect specimens of marine life in the area. They jointly wrote a book about the voyage, largely about marine biology, which was published in 1941. A decade later, Steinbeck himself wrote this more personal book. The result is a mixture of travel writing, journalism, diary-keeping, philosophy, meditation and, yes, there's a lot of stuff about the marine life of the area. After all, the author was something of an authority in that field. read more

Clickable interactive map of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Mexico Tony Burton

Map of the Baja California Peninsula - Baja California, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Clickable interactive Map of the Baja California Peninsula - Baja California, Baja California Sur, Mexico, including Tijuana, Loreto, Ensenada, La Paz, Cabo San Lucas.

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Miraculous Air: A Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico by C. M. Mayo Reviewed by Allan Cogan

Most of us think of the Baja Peninsula as a vast, sprawling, empty, underpopulated space on the Pacific Coast with hundreds of miles of desolate beaches. To a great extent, that's what it is. What Ms. Mayo gives us in Miraculous Air is a beautifully researched account of the history, geography, ecology, oceanography, the folklore, the wildlife and the incredible fishing in this vast area. We read of cave paintings of people who lived in the area some 10,800 years ago. And along the way, we meet a few quite interesting and memorable people. read more

Life goes on in Todos Santos despite the changes Bob Brooke

Down narrow, winding, desert Highway 19, an hour past the last golf course in Cabo San Lucas, lies quiet Todos Santos, a Mexican hamlet with just over 3,400 residents, on the Pacific side of southern B... read more

Cabo! Joyce Wade

It all began last Christmas when my husband and I had a delightful dinner out with his two sisters. One sister lives near us in Southern California and the other was visiting from Seattle. The conversa... read more

All saints adrift in Todos Santos Joe Cummings

Todos Santos is a place people disappear to. Something about the layout -- the way the single two-lane highway through town can take in casual visitors at one end and dispense with them at the other en... read more

A dream in Baja California Sur Wendy Devlin

On a surf-pounded beach in Baja California Sur, I sat with my family of five, in a circle of campers around a crackling bonfire. The flickering flames cast each storyteller’s face in turn with a rudd... read more
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