Monthly Archives: April 2021

Baja’s Battle over the Birthplace of the Margarita

  There’s no doubt that one of Mexico’s most iconic commodities is the margarita. There are variations on the drink, but it most commonly consists of fresh lime juice, tequila, and controy (Mexico’s orange liquor), served with ice.  When you order a margarita, you can have it blended (liquada) or on the rocks (en las… Read more »

The New Baja California Road & Recreation Atlas

  There’s a new Baja Atlas available and we’re so excited for you to have this invaluable tool for your Baja explorations! The Baja California Road & Recreation Atlas is a gorgeous full-color, large-format atlas that covers the entire peninsula with detailed maps as well as recreation guides that highlight campgrounds, parks, natural wonders, beaches,… Read more »

April 2021 Baja Bulletin

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  COVID-19 Updates for Baja California -The U.S.-Mexico temporary land border restrictions were extended until at least April 21, 2021. U.S. Citizens and Canadian Citizens have been allowed to cross back north into the U.S. and have had no problems crossing south into Mexico from the U.S. -Mexico has instated a national “stoplight” system which… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: Natural Landmarks

Baja California is filled with natural beauty and has some remarkable (and memorable) natural landmarks. Here are a few of our favorites along the peninsula.   La Bufadora Location: South of Ensenada, BC Why We Love It: La Bufadora is a natural geyser that shoots water up to 30 meters in the air. The ocean… Read more »

La Recua Film Premier

Now premiering virtually at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, La Recua – The Mule Pack Train, is a documentary film about early Baja California trail-transport by burros and herdsmen. The film follows Darío Higuera, a 70-year-old traditional saddle maker in Baja California Sur. He has a dream of reenacting the old recuas, merchant pack… Read more »

Cañón de Guadalupe Photo Essay

    By David Brackney Over a span of more than 80 years, the Auto Club of Southern California conducted hundreds of mapping and research trips to the Baja California peninsula, but to the best of my knowledge, the Club had seldom or never sent someone to Cañón de Guadalupe, at least till someone invited… Read more »

Culinary Corner April 2021

Tickets for Sale for Conchas y el Vino Nuevo The 21st edition of Ensenada’s Festival de las Conchas y el Vino Nuevo (Shellfish & New Wine Festival) will take place this year, but in a smaller more intimate format.  The festival will still feature a few days of educational seafood workshops, but the large shellfish… Read more »

April 2021 Baja Fishing Report

      Gail warnings and frigid water temperatures seem to be a familiar litany from the U.S. border down to Bahía Asunción, and this should be remembered as April sashays in.   At the Coronado Islands’ Rockpile, twelve- to twenty-pound yellowtail have been biting, despite the intermittent howling winds. JRI 66 yo-yo iron is… Read more »