Posts By: Discover Baja

Baja Foodie Finds With Scott Koenig: Restaurante Lunario Shoots for the Moon

Celestial fare on offer at new Valle de Guadalupe restaurant   By W. Scott Koenig     Motivational speaker Les Brown famously said, “Shoot for the moon and if you miss, you’ll still be among the stars.” This holds true for rising culinary star chef Sheyla Alvarado — whose new eatery Restaurante Lunario at winery Lomita… Read more »

2020 Baja New Years Resolutions

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We’re starting off the new year with our top ten Baja resolutions that we think most people can get on board with. How many will you stick to this year?     1. Get Personal With Marine Life Whether it’s a trip to hug the gray whales in San Ignacio, snorkeling with sea lions at… Read more »

January 2020 Baja Bulletin

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  Health Certificate No Longer Required for Driving Pets into Mexico As of December 19, 2019, a health certificate is no longer required to drive a dog or cat into Mexico. The airlines have separate requirements and as of right now, the airport in Cabo is still requiring a health certificate for pets flying into… Read more »

January 2020 Baja Fishing Report

Hopefully, the unusually harsh, stormy weather with record-setting, near freezing temps along with rain and snow in the higher elevations won’t be the norm throughout January. The good news is that the drive down the peninsula should be spectacular as the desert explodes in a profusion of greenery seldom seen. Below the border, the same… Read more »

December 2019 Baja Bulletin

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  Help Support the Firefighters of Valle de Guadalupe After the recent fires in northern Baja that threatened the Valle de Guadalupe, the wine association Provino has set up a fund to help upgrade the equipment and training for the underfunded local El Porvenir fire department. The all-volunteer fire department has been using hand-me-down gear… Read more »

Native Peoples and Native Plants of Baja California

By Michael Wilken-Robertson, author of Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage of the Californias     For over ten thousand years, native peoples have made their homes in the rugged landscapes of the northern Baja California peninsula. Throughout this vast period, the natural environment changed dramatically as cool, moist climates of the late Ice Age gave way… Read more »

Baja Foodie Finds With Scott Koenig: Jungle-to-Table Dining at Acre Baja

Al fresco eatery delights with local ingredients, eco ambience   By: W. Scott Koenig     In the past decade, Baja California Sur’s culinary options have evolved from tourist-friendly eateries and fish taco stands to include elegant, design-forward al fresco farm-to-table dining destinations. Restaurants such as Hierbabuena Hortaliza in El Pescadero, Jazamango in Todos Santos… Read more »

My Favorite Baja Memory

By Peter Jensen   When asked what my favorite memory of Baja is, the questioner usually expects a rambling story of the discovery of a long forgotten shipwreck somewhere along Baja’s 2,000 miles of scalloped coastline or among her many islands. After all, I have been researching, documenting, and even locating many of Baja’s shipwrecks… Read more »

December 2019 Baja Fishing Report

As winter settles in along the West Coast, anglers need to practice the “duck and cover” method of fishing: watch the local weather forecast before planning any last-minute trips. The Coronado Islands and flats and along the shore near the Tijuana Bull Ring usually shake off the winter storms and become fishable in a matter… Read more »