That Time I Was Head-Butted by a Sea Lion Snorkeling in La Paz

photo courtesy of La Paz Tourism

  At the southern tip of Baja Mexico is the peninsula’s gem, La Paz. The translation of La Paz is “peace” and this seaside destination offers an abundance of tranquility and beauty. The crystal clear aqua waters provide great snorkeling opportunities, but if you are looking for a … [Read more...]

Want to Retire in Paradise? Go to Baja

Balandra Beach, La Paz (courtesy CostaBaja)

On the crystal aqua shores of the Sea of Cortez in Baja California Sur, Mexico, La Paz is being quietly discovered and checks every box on retirement or relocation lists: climate, safety, lifestyle, affordability. Boasting 340 days of sunshine a year, La Paz has beaches as beautiful as the … [Read more...]

10 Reasons to Visit La Paz, Mexico

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On the shores of the Mexico’s southern Baja peninsula is La Paz, an authentic and colorful Mexican city whose name translates “the Peace.” Boasting 340 days of sunshine a year, beaches as beautiful as the Caribbean and a dessert climate that keeps the days warm and dry and the nights cool, you are … [Read more...]

5 Sunny Mexican Beaches to Escape the Winter Blues

The ruins of Tulum stand sentry over a stunning turquoise beach.

With much of the U.S experiencing one of the chilliest winters in recent history, the thought of spreading a towel on a warm, palm-lined beach or curling up with a book under an ocean front palapa is very appealing.  Add to that the affordability and safety of many of Mexico’s tourist areas and you … [Read more...]

Selling Books in La Paz

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Kat and Bruce Bennett were living in Seattle, Washington, working in the high-tech field. But they found themselves disillusioned with politics and disappointed in the direction U.S. culture seemed to be headed.  Read about the Bennetts and their La Paz bookstore, Published by International … [Read more...]

CostaBaja, La Paz, Mexico

Stunning tropical pool view from a ground-floor room at the resort.

Located on the azure Sea of Cortez, CostaBaja Resort and Spa enjoys the distinction of being the only 5-star resort in the city of La Paz, on Mexico’s Baja peninsula. La Paz means “the peace” – a feeling that is transformed throughout CostaBaja, nestled between the serene desert and the majestic … [Read more...]

La Paz Birthday Bash

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When you get to a certain age, the idea of blowing out candles jammed into a cake laden with thick, sickeningly-sweet wallpaper paste-like frosting is no longer appealing. So when offered the opportunity to spend my birthday in a beautiful part of Mexico, I didn’t have to think twice. Published … [Read more...]