Baja news & stories

Kayak goes missing in Bahia Asuncion, then returned

There’s not a lot of crime here

My kayak, which I foolishly leave at the center-town ramp in Bahia Asuncion, went missing. I have a hard time loading and unloading the bulky thing, and it made it easier to leave the stripped ...

This time Baja 500 warns the selfie takers

Last year's close calls cited in warning video

On June 1, Felipe M., a San Diego offroad photographer, drove down to Ensenada to cover the Baja 500 race for his Baja Sports fanpage. He found a remote spot and parked his vehicle close ...

Still snowing in Baja

“The cold temperatures should’ve ended on March 21”

Some of the Baja 500 and San Pedro Martir Hillclimb racers are concerned about the “weird” weather reported in Baja. On May 23, the Mexico Secretary of Environmental Protection reported 1″ snowfall at the San ...

Ingredients tell a story at Corazon de Tierra

Valle de Guadalupe tale has happy beginning, eight happy middles, three happy endings

The meal started with a platter of shellfish, each harvested off the coast of Baja California, whether on the Pacific or Sea of Cortez side. There were kumamoto oysters, tiny Cortez clams swimming in local ...

The moral dilemma of the chicken on La Rumorosa

Leave frozen food on the side of the highway?

At about 8 am on April 19, motorists ascending La Rumorosa’s windy two-lane road witnessed a truck hauling a trailer plunge down an 80-meter embankment into a canyon. La Rumorosa, a municipality of Tecate about ...

Surfing owes a lot to Baja

Ensenada a mecca for board builders

The Baja Peninsula is a Rorschach test. Visitors see heaven or hell in an arid landscape. Three million-plus citizens see a homeland free of the congestion of their northern neighbors. Surfers see a crooked finger ...

Baja 500 shifts starting place to Estero beach from Ensenada

Pluses and minuses for the La Jolla of Baja

On March 4, Ensenada restaurateurs of the National Chamber of the Restaurant and Seasoned Food Industry organization gathered to discuss their discontent with the announcement that the Baja 500 races — was moved. “No one ...

Green Angels in Baja are truly angels

"We feel safer traveling there than we do in the U.S."

On February 13, Sam Cooper saw a social media post regarding the Ángeles Verdes (Green Angels) -- that reminded him of his "worst and best" trip to Mexico. "Ángeles Verdes saved me too," he said. ...

Free beer at La Rumorosa

Truck accident near Tecate brings out ethical questions

On February 3 at about noon, a white International diesel truck with a trailer full of beer toppled over at La Rumorosa on the Mexicali-Tijuana 2D Highway, about 60 miles east of Tijuana. According to ...

Ensenada begging children ready to run

Just wait till summer

"Their parents force them to beg for money and the children become very insistent,” Max said. “Our tourists will spend less money on the boardwalk, Calle Primera (1st Street) and at the entrance of the ...

If you think San Diego is nirvana...

You haven't been to Bahia Asuncion

When the timing is right— when the sun and moon affect light and tide; when the wind and swell affect clarity — the ocean tilts herself to me, and from my perch just 20 feet ...

Rosarito mud has its uses

Drifters do well in rock climbing course

On December 16, Felipe M. photographed a Jeep and VW Bug plowing through a mud track next to Rosarito Beach. “I think the one that won was the black 4X4 Jeep,” said Felipe, “it was ...

Drones in Mexico: Gringos need not apply

Nothing to do with that Aeromexico jet

On the morning of December 12, a Boeing 737-800 Aeromexico plane crashed into a drone as it approached runway 09 of the Rodríguez International Airport in Tijuana — according to multiple Mexican news outlets. Photos ...

Baja 1000 riders hit smoke

Dairy farm fire on the way to Ensenada

Baja 1000 racer Ryan Edwards was on his way down to Ensenada on Tuesday morning, November 13, when he had to pull over on the side of the Mexican Federal Highway 1D toll road — ...

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