Monthly Archives: August 2020

September 2020 Baja Bulletin

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  COVID-19 Updates for Baja California -The U.S.-Mexico temporary land border closure was extended and the land borders will remain closed to non-essential travel at least until September 21, 2020. U.S. Citizens and Canadian Citizens have been allowed to cross back north into the U.S. -Mexico has instated a national “stoplight” system allowing certain regions… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: Baja Hidden Gems

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The Baja peninsula is loaded with natural wonders, historical sights, and cultural marvels. From small wine regions to impressive cave paintings and natural waterfalls, there’s lots to explore. Here are some of our favorite—and lesser-known—gems along the peninsula.    The Antigua Ruta del Vino Location: South of Ensenada, BC Why We Love it: The secret… Read more »

Elote (Mexican Street Corn) Recipe

    As we soak up the last of the dog days of summer and the final month of corn season, we’re sharing our elote recipe to bring some of the delicious flavors of Mexico into your kitchen! Elote is a typical street food that originated in Mexico City, and is often served on a… Read more »

Baja’s Cirio Tree

  Just south of El Rosario, a peculiar plant begins to speckle the Baja desert landscape. It’s hard to miss the odd, tall tapered tree with spiny branches that looks more like a drawing out of a Dr. Seuss book than something you would expect to find in the stark desert. The boojum tree, or… Read more »

Culinary Corner September 2020

Baja Featured Again in Season 2 of “Taco Chronicles” Netflix’s popular “Taco Chronicles” show is back with a second season on September 15th. The season will once again feature tacos in Baja California, highlighting Ensenada and La Paz for tacos de pescado (fish tacos). Tijuana’s popular taqueria Tacos El Franc was highlighted in season 1…. Read more »

September 2020 Baja Fishing Report

Just off the 9 Mile Bank in Coronado Canyon, there have been some good bird schools that were mostly on small bonito. Kelps to the south, around the 101 and 425 areas, are beginning to hold dorado but you must find the right one; there are a lot of empty kelps around too. Very few… Read more »

“The Journeys of Harry Crosby” Documentary

    The San Diego History Center needs your help to bring the documentary film The Journeys of Harry Crosby to the big screen. Photographer Harry W. Crosby is a national treasure and a California legend whose explorations and landmark photography have been featured in classic books on the Baja Peninsula. Through his work, Crosby is almost… Read more »

Q&A With Author Paul Ganster

A new book, Loreto, Mexico: Challenges for a Sustainable Future by Paul Ganster, Oscar Arizpe Arizpe C., and Vinod Sasidharan features essays by leading researchers on the history, natural environment, society, tourism, economy, and related challenges that Loreto faces for sustainable development. The threat of mass tourism is heightened by the specter of enormous mining operations… Read more »