Monthly Archives: August 2017

Malva: Modern Mexican, Rustic Kitchen

Valle de Guadalupe restaurant layers flavors using only hyper-local ingredients By: W. Scott Koenig The perennial and edible herb malva—known in English as mallow—grows wild in the Valle de Guadalupe and is one of the earliest cited plants in recorded history. Wikipedia credits a physician from the third century BC as proclaiming, “The mallow nourishes,… Read more »

August 2017 Baja Bulletin

baja bulletin

San Ysidro Border Temporary Southbound Closure: Sept 23-25 The San Ysidro El Chaparral border will be temporary closed to southbound vehicular traffic from Saturday, September 23 at 3am to Monday, September 25th at noon. Northbound vehicular traffic will not be affected and pedestrian traffic (both southbound and northbound) will not be affected. Learn more.  … Read more »

Peninsula Picks: 5 Books for Baja Travel

Baja Books

We’re often asked what we recommend for travel resources to Baja California so we’ve put together a list of some of our top picks to make the best of your peninsula road trip adventures. From practical logistics to history and biology, these books will help you take full advantage of the special treasures of the peninsula…. Read more »

A Choice of Adventure Expeditions by Air, Land, and Sea

Baja Motorcycle

Baja offers adventures by air, land, and sea, plane, boat, kayak, motorcycle, ATV, and even by mule. Don’t want to do it yourself? Here’s a roundup of tour operators in every category who will handle it for you, offering really exciting opportunities for your Baja adventure. The season is coming up soon, so start making plans… Read more »

Baja’s Wild Side

Baja's Wild Side

A Photographic Journey Through Baja California’s Pacific Coast Region   Book review by Graham Mackintosh Hiking the Northern Pacific coast of Baja in 1983 I was struck by its wondrous light and astounding beauty. Carrying little film for my point and shoot 35mm camera, I had to consign countless scenes to memory. Sometimes I only… Read more »

August Baja Fishing Report


What a difference a month makes … from “slow” to “go”! The tuna—both yellowfin and bluefin—seen last month finally began to bite in earnest on both sides of the border, offshore and in some cases pretty close to shore. Below the border, offshore yellowfin are far more prevalent weighing in from 15 pounds to over… Read more »