Thursday, February 20, 2020

Loreto, Baja California Sur in Photos

If you've never been to Loreto, here's a couple images so you'll have an idea of what to expect when you visit this beautiful Baja California peninsula town on the Sea of Cortez.














For more information: http://www.mexonline.com/cityguide-loreto.htm

Thursday, January 16, 2020

La Paz Fish Report - Cold & Windy Week hampers Fishing

Like alot of places in North America this past week…

It’s been COLD in La Paz to go along with some windy weather.  The winds are expected this time of year, but it’s been colder than normal…at least by La Paz standards with us locals bundling up and even the tourists donning the occasional sweatshirt or windbreaker.  Although most look at us kinda strange as they walk around in shorts and flip-flops.

Lots of snowbirds in town and although the temps are in the 60’s and 70’s with the wind, it’s still a lot warmer than where they  live back in places like Minnesota, Wyoming and Alaska!

The climate, of course, affects the ability to be out there fishing.  It’s been hard to put anyone out there and there’s not that many folks wanting to fish anyway. Or, folks that want to fish understandably get discouraged when they see the winds.  Best to just hang out drinking a margarita by the pool!

When folks have been fishing, the better fishing has been tucked in close to shore, especially in areas where you can find some protection from wind and waves.  Therefore, the majority of the fish have been inshore specias like cabrilla, snapper, triggerfish, pargo, jack crevalle and sierra.  All fun and good eating fish.


When there are window’s of calm, there’s still some dorado around running to about 10 or 15 pounds plus some good action on 5-pound bonito.  The larger issue has been finding live bait in which case lures are the most productive way to catch fish.  With rough waters it’s tough to get into the areas where the live bait is holding along the shores and rocks.

I’ve heard a few stories about commercial guys finding some yellowtail as well as some private boaters.  We’ll keep an eye on that!

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Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International


Website: http://www.mexonline.com/tailhunter-international.htm

Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The Ultimate Guide To A Day Of Food & Fun In Los Cabos


By Jenni Reichert
Baja Baby Gear

If you've never been to Los Cabos before, it's hard to decide on where to go, what to do or which
restaurants to try. More recently, Los Cabos is trending as one of the top gastronomical destinations in Mexico because of its amazing farm-to-table food dining concepts, huge variety in dining options and a dedication to community farming sustainability.

So, if you're on a short trip to Los Cabos, here is a deep dive into one very full day. We'll go through an one-day itinerary of where to go, where to eat and what to do. If you have a little more than one day to spare, you could spread this itinerary out over two days.

The wonderful thing about a short visit to Los Cabos is - it's a small place, therefore you can cover a
significant amount of ground in a short space of time. Both two main towns of San Jose del Cabo and
Cabo San Lucas can easily be explored in one day alone. 23 miles of stunning coastline separate the two towns, so hop in an inexpensive Uber, rent a car or grab a cab and start your adventure!
We encourage you to dive in and explore the best of what Los Cabos has to offer.



Beach-Front Breakfast – Time Spent: 7.30am – 10am
First stop, breakfast at Sur Beach Club. The beach club has a very relaxed boho chic ambience. If you’ve got a rental car, you can easily valet park right at the entrance to the club, where you’ll be greeted by friendly staff and a million-dollar view of the famous Los Cabos Arches.

You can start your day there at Sur as early as 7:30am. Order up eggs benedict or a mouth-watering acai bowl and do a little bit of people-watching as you dine. Then, take advantage of the calm waters of Medano Bay and go for a early standup paddle session. Paddleboards can be rented from Sur Beach Club directly. For those seeking a slower approach to the day, pop in next door to the Sand Bar and enjoy a beach-front massage. Imagine relaxing on a massage table while listening to the waves and the ambient beats of the Sand Bar. This experience is quite the way to start your day.

Cabo San Lucas Stroll – 10am – 10.45am
Once you're done with your morning on Medano beach, take a short wander around
the town of Cabo San Lucas. It's always nice to see local ceramics, art and clothing on display. Don’t
forget to take a lap around the Marina, where all shapes and sizes of fishing and sailboats are on
glorious display.



World-Class Snorkeling At Chileno Bay – 10.45pm – 12.30pm
Head north, friends! Chileno Bay is only a 10 minute drive from Cabo San Lucas, and oh what
a beautiful drive it is. Take in the sights and see some new beautiful resorts as you travel the highway.
Upon arrival to Chileno Bay, rent some snorkel gear from vendors in the car park and get ready to
explore what’s affectionately known as ‘The World’s Aquarium’. Once you’ve seen a sufficient amount of wildlife, pull up a towel (in lieu of a chair!) and drink in that spectacular Sea of Cortez view.



Time To Dine (With A View!) – 12.30-pm – 2.30pm
Head North yet again and go to 7 Seas for lunch. Restaurant 7 Seas is located inside Cabo Surf Hotel, which is a local favorite spot to watch some surfers practice their skills. A palapa thatched roof provides total shade for this open-air restaurant, so your only responsibility while there is enjoying some traditional Mexican dishes made from fresh seafood while enjoying the view.



Colonial San Jose del Cabo – 2.30pm – 5.30pm
Drive another five minutes north of 7 Seas and take a walk around the colonial pueblo of San Jose del
Cabo. Artisanal wares are to be admired everywhere, and the vast majority of art galleries in Los Cabos are to be found in San Jose. San Jose del Cabo is relaxing, sleepy town with a central plaza where you can explore and truly feel like you've seen a real piece of Mexico.

For golf aficionados, a good place to visit in San Jose del Cabo might be the putting greens at Campestre Golf Course. You don't even have to be a serious golfer to enjoy putting some balls or trying your luck at the driving range for an hour while you're taking in the majestic views of the greens and the ocean.



A Spectacular Sunset – 5.30pm – 7.30pm
After a fun-filled day, it’s time to return to Cabo San Lucas. Follow the highway back down to The Cape Hotel, which is, approximately, 20 minutes from San Jose del Cabo, head upstairs to the rooftop terrace of The Cape. Occasionally, there may be a private event happening on The Terrace, so perhaps a phone call ahead of time to check would be prudent.

Order your favorite ice-cold beverage, enjoy some live music, and watch one of the most
spectacular sunsets that you'll probably ever see in your lifetime.



Dinner Options – 7.30pm – end of the night
For those who enjoy fine dining, simply go one floor down and enjoy a magnificent
night at Manta restaurant. With floor to ceiling glass walls, the ambiance matches the food quality.
For those seeking a more relaxed environment, venture back into downtown Cabo and enjoy a
mouthwatering meal at La Lupita Tacos, where they have a smorgasbord of gourmet tacos.
Everything from the traditional Pastor taco to the gringo tacos, to my personal favorite - Cheese Crust
Pastor, where the tortilla is made from cheese.

The short rib tacos, or chipotle shrimp tacos are also a big hits for our family. This is true authentic
Mexican dining at its very best, and (IMHO) a visit to Los Cabos wouldn't be complete without a
visit to La Lupita Tacos.


-Restaurants

Sur Beach House
Playa El Medano, Cabo San Lucas
+52 (624) 143-1890
 
7 Seas Seafood Grill at Cabo Surf Hotel
Playa Acapulquito, Corridor
US: (858) 964-5117
Mexico: +52 (624) 142-2676
 
The Rooftop Bar at The Cape Hotel
Mexico: +52 (624) 163-0000
Cabo San Lucas

La Lupita Tacos
Acuario, Av. del Pescador
+52 (624) 172-0398
Cabo San Lucas

-Activities

Club Campestre San Jose Golf Course
Mexico: (624) 173-9400
San Jose del Cabo

-Baby & Family Rentals

Baja Baby Gear
#1 Baby Gear Rentals In Mexico
Leave Your Baby Weight At Home


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Editor's Note: Jenni Reichert is the owner and Baja Baby Gear and also writes about Los Cabos and southern Baja for us from time to time.

Monday, August 19, 2019

2019 Mexico International Volleyball Tournament Championship Games in Photos

The 2019 #MexVolleyball tournament in Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico was another great time as usual. Almost 200 men's teams and over 100 women's team competed for the championship. If you play volleyball at almost any level and can hang with the parties during the weekend, this  tourney is for you!

Congrats to winners Kevin Malak & Evan Gebert and Alisha Bettinson & Lauren Bosse!

2019 Women's Championship Game







2019 Men's Championship Game









Interested in playing #MexVolleyball in 2020, check out their website at http://mexvolleyball.com/

Don't for get to get your Mexican auto insurance, it's mandatory. Here's a list of companies: http://www.mexonline.com/insurance.htm


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Monday, July 22, 2019

Dorado, Pargo Kick it up a Notch



From our friend Jonathan Roldan
La Paz – Las Arenas/ Muertos Bay/ Suenos Bay Fishing Report for Week of July 14-21, 2019

It’s finally feeling more like summer-time with both the weather (hot); the waters (warmer and bluer) and the fishing (almost there!).  We still had some flurries of crazy winds, but overall, it’s seemingly more typical overall.  It’s just that it seems like this fishing season, it’s taking it’s sweet time getting up to speed.

Dorado AND pargo?  One is decidedly a warm water fish.  The latter is a cold water fish! And catching them the same day?  Sometimes in the same spot?  Crazy!
Surely, the dorado are the best indication since these are the hallmark of our warmer months.  We’ve had them on-and-off with out La Paz fishing fleets, but strangely, it’s not been quite so good with our Tailhunter Las Arenas fleet until about a week or so ago when the dorado seemed to have finally got into the game.



This past week, some boats were limiting on the dorado by mid-morning with most fish in the 10-25 pound class.  Catches were rounded out with bonito, skipjack, jack crevalle, and rockfish like cabrilla and snapper.  Or, in a few cases, the folks just figured they had a good day and came back to shore early to have lunch and lay by the pool or beach!  Either way, a good day.

However, just a note that there must still be some cold water around and lingering wisps of springtime insofar as we’re still hanging some big dog-tooth and mullet snapper that normally, we stop seeing about April and are usually spawning in schools during the springtime.  It’s rare to have them this deep into the summer.  But, anglers were still catching them or at least hooking these powerful fish and getting broken off in the rocks.

No wahoo to speak of this week.  We had a few tuna hooked up, but lost and billfish as well.  Most folks were concentrating on the easier dorado bite.  Only a few roosterfish as well, but again, that’s probably a function of the fact that the dorado are taking over everyone’s focus.

It’s feeling really tropical lately.  Humidity is way up and some sporadic brief rainshowers, especially, in the afternoons are not uncommon . Time to get the trashbag and cut out some holes for your arms and head!

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Jonathan Roldan’s
Tailhunter International


Website: http://www.mexonline.com/tailhunter-international.htm

Phones:
from USA : 626-638-3383
from Mexico: 044-612-14-17863