Monthly Archives: January 2019

February 2019 Baja Fishing Report

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We’ve had typical January weather, unsettled with some welcomed rain and even an unusual snowfall or two in Baja Norte. However, it didn’t deter the promised winter yellowtail bite that ran from the Coronado Islands below the border along the Pacific Coast all the way down to Vizcaíno Peninsula. Adding to the remarkable action in… Read more »

January 2019 Baja Bulletin

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  New Prices for FMM Tourist Permits The price of FMM tourist permits increased on January 1st to $558 pesos. The price of prepaid FMMs for Discover Baja members will remain the same at US$37 each. For more information on FMMs, visit our FMM Tourist Permits page.   Uber in Los Cabos Ride sharing service Uber… Read more »

A Mexican Love Story: Don Johnson

By John M. Derby Don Johnson came to Baja, Mexico as a young man and he fell in love with the country. He decided to build a hotel and airfield to attract American pilots who loved to fish in the best fishing grounds in the world. His hotel called Serenidad, provided a landing field for… Read more »

Kayaking Loreto to La Paz

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Part 1: Loreto to Santa Marta By Graham Mackintosh Over the last three years I’ve been kayaking the Sea of Cortez, usually in October and November. I began in Bahía Gonzaga, and the first stage took me to Bahía de los Ángeles. The second, from LA Bay to Bahía Concepción. And last year I paddled… Read more »

Border to Baja Bahia Concepción Road Trip Report

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Follow me home to Bahía Concepción via the San Ysidro border through Tijuana, Ensenada, San Quintín, Guerrero Negro, Cataviña, San Ignacio, Santa Rosalía, and Mulegé. Crossing the Border into Baja December 29, 2018: This was my first time crossing the San Ysidro border since all the improvements. It’s a quick and easy crossing north to south (but… Read more »

The Yellow Brick Road

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By Dave Kelly, co-author of “Hiking Loreto” The Yellow Brick Road is an easy short hike with an optional longer loop, and wonderful views. This hike is just a short drive from Loreto and easy to find. Drive south from Loreto on Highway Mexico 1 past Nopolo and Loreto Bay. As the highway reaches the… Read more »

January 2019 Baja Fishing Report


As the final days of 2018 were winding down, my various social media accounts were filled with reports of cold, windy, and in some cases, wet weather, along with small craft warnings and high surf from the border all the way down the Pacific coast of Baja to Abreojos.   Close to the U.S. border,… Read more »