Posts By: Discover Baja

Peninsula Picks: Baja Monuments

The Baja California peninsula is full of various monuments and sculptures representing the region’s rich and varied history and culture. Be sure to check out some of our favorite monuments on your next peninsula road trip.   Monumento Mexico at Glorieta Independencia Location: Paseo de los Heroes, Tijuana, BC (map link) Significance: The Mexico Monument,… Read more »

Restaurant Review: Refresquería Sussy

By Jeremy Horne   Refresquería Sussy Calle Puerto Peñasco –  Mar Japon and Mar Egeo Ampliación Segunda Secc, 21850 San Felípe, B.C. Open: Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Closed Sunday   LET’S GO! Located on a relatively sparsely populated stretch of a main street in San Felipe, Baja California is Refresquería Sussy. While… Read more »

Culinary Corner February 2021

Mexico Bans GMO Corn The Mexican government has officially banned Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) corn in order to protect native heirloom corns, bio-cultural wealth, farming communities, gastronomic heritage, and the health of Mexicans. The move also contributes to food security and sovereignty in Mexico. In addition to banning GMO corn grown in Mexico, the ban… Read more »

El Mármol Onyx Quarry

The Baja peninsula is home to many quirky spots and small pockets of history and natural wonder. One of these is the abandoned El Mármol Quarry, located in the Central Desert. While El Mármol literally translates to the marble, it was actually white onyx that was mined here and used all over the world. The… Read more »

February 2021 Baja Fishing Report

    Over the past decades of writing Baja sportfishing reports, I don’t think one of my reports began with bluefin tuna catches and ended with them as well. In the northern sector when weather permitted, locals and visitors alike targeted the schools of bluefin gathered offshore from Ensenada, Colonet, and San Quintín. Many exceeded… Read more »

February 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 February 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 allowing… Read more »

Covid Testing in Baja

As of January 26, 2021, the CDC is requiring all passengers arriving into the U.S. by air to show proof of a negative viral COVID test (a test for current infection) that was taken within 72 hours of flight departure time. Alternatively, travelers may show proof that they’ve had COVID in the past and recovered… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: Hiking in Baja

The natural beauty of the peninsula makes Baja ripe for epic hiking opportunities. But hiking has not traditionally been as popular as one would think. Trails (if there are any) are not well-marked, and there’s not a lot of public information. But that’s changing little by little as a more developed hiking scene is evolving… Read more »

The Present, Past, and Future of Friendship Park

  It’s hard to ignore the rust colored border fence separating Tijuana from San Diego that stretches all the way into the Pacific Ocean. El Parque de la Amistad, Friendship Park, is a binational park with both a Mexico and a U.S. side located along the border fence just east of the Pacific coastline. On… Read more »

Gray Whale Fun Facts

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  1. There Are Three Lagoons That the Gray Whales Migrate to in Baja Laguna Ojo de Liebre in Guerrero Negro, Laguna San Ignacio, and Bahía Magdalena. The whales come to these warm waters every January through April where the shallow bays are ideal for breeding, birthing, and nursing their young calves. UNESCO named Laguna… Read more »