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Now is The Time!

NOW IS THE TIME!

The amazing thing about the new year is chances; and how we get them every year. Take the time and set your positive goals and resolutions. Hang them where you can see and be excited for what you can achieve this 2017. Let bring this new year in with a bang - do what makes you HAPPY!
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Mexico's Revolution Day (Dia de la Revolucion)

Mexico's Revolution Day (Dia de la Revolucion) is a national public holiday that celebrates a 10-year revolution that began in 1910 to end the struggle against dictator José de la Cruz Porfirio Diaz Mori. It is on the third Monday in November, near the official day on November 20.

History
The Mexican Revolution brought the overthrow of dictator José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori after 35 years of rule. In 1920 General Álvaro Obregón became the new president.

Until 2006 and again from 2009 to 2013 the national celebrations were located at the Zocalo

San Felipe RV Parks and Camping

San Felipe RV Parks and Campgrounds:

La Palapa RV Camp
San Felípe, B.C.
01 686 577 0271 - WEBSITE

Playa De Laura RV Park
San Felípe, B.C.
01 686 577 1128 - WEBSITE

Kikis RV Camping Hotel
San Felípe, B.C.
01 686 577 2021 - WEBSITE

Are You Protected from the Unexpected in Mexico?


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Are You Protected from the Unexpected in Mexico?
Baja Good Life Club International Group Medical Protection

Why Choose Best Doctors Insurance? 

Best Doctors Insurance is the leading international health insurance company in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada. At Best Doctors Insurance we have a clear vision: to help our members connect with the very best healthcare, with access to the best-quality hospitals and specialized centers around the world. *Download the PDF version

Mexican Tourist Permit - FMM

Mexican tourist permits or a Forma Migratoria Multiple (FMMs) are required for all non-Mexican citizens entering Baja. The new law as of Sept 2015 - There is still the “free zone” for cars; they do not need to be bonded into Baja. When traveling to Mexico as a tourist, you must obtain an FMM tourist permit. You must show proof of citizenship (a valid passport, birth certificate and photo ID, or voter’s card and photo ID) to obtain a permit.

Everyone entering Mexico will need to obtain an FMM from immigration office as you enter the country. you will need your passport or passport card to obtain an FMM. You must have a valid tourist permit if you: • Remain within the border zone, the area within 20 to 30 kilometers (12 miles) of the U.S. border, for more than 72 hours or • Travel beyond the border zone


Permits issued at:
• Mexican consulates in the United States and Canada
• Immigration offices at official points of entry

Cost for a tourist permit is approximately $20 (U.S.) which must be
paid at a Mexican bank (see list on back of tourist permit form) or
through the bank window at the border. You are required to show the
“Fee Paid” stamp on your tourist permit when leaving Mexico.

Why Join the BGL Club?

Why Join the BGL Club?
  • Members DISCOUNTED Mexican Vehicle, Home, and Medical insurance at rates not available to the general public. The best Mexican Auto Insurance rates - Annual (12 month), 6 month, special annual 90 day, and Daily insurance policies.
  • Members receive DISCOUNTS of 10% to 30% off  at Baja restaurants, hotels/motels, camping/RV parks, tours, and many other services Baja wide.

Mexican Revolution Movement with Emiliano Zapata

Location: Ensenada, Baja California

  
“Si No Hay Justicia para el Pueblo, que no haya paz para el Gobierno.” If there is no Justice for the People, then there won’t be peace for the Government”.

Is it a commercial propaganda, a tourist attraction or a symbol of an anonymous revolutionary movement? Maybe a little of each…

A Revolutionary movement can be something arising from a need and causing a dramatic change.  The sculptor's first piece happens to be the ultimate image of Mexican revolution: Emiliano Zapata.  
In front of Ensenada’s famous Hot Fox Night Club is a heart and across the street are 2 Zapatas staring at its direction. Are they staring at the heart of the problem within the city? What is the artist depicting with these statues?

2016 Best of Baja Nominations OPEN


Best of Baja Nominations!! YOU ONLY HAVE 2 DAYS LEFT! The 10th Annual Best of Baja Nominations are OPEN! Cast your nominations for your Best of Baja 2016.
--- CAST YOUR NOMINATIONS ---http://www.bestofbajaawards.com/
*The top three candidates in a category have to receive a minimum of 5 nominations.
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Yetmail Immigration Serices

Yet Mail, Etc.
Offers MORE Than Just Mail Services

Yet Mail, Etc. would like to remind you that if you get your FM3’s at the Mexican Consulate, you only have 30 days after it is stamped at the border to open an FM3 file at the Immigration office in San Felipe, or you will have to start the process all over again.
For FM2 renewals, immigration in San Felipe is asking for the last three copies of your bank statements and a Bank letter with the amount of $2,500 for two people or $1,600 for one person. For your FM3 and FM2, you need proof of address in San Felipe (electric, water, phone bill or property tax receipt), but they have to be under your name. You need to start your FM3 renewal at least three weeks before expiration date; after the due date you will be fined.

The Baja Walk 2012


The Baja Walk 2012
On May 12 of 2012, Sixx and Rachel Pack embarked on the journey of their lives. The Baja Walk in 2012 was a great adventure that you never would expected. The rugged terrain, the harsh weather, the unexpected hardships – they all contributed to an outcome neither of them could have ever anticipated. The most astonishing occurrence was related to Sixx’s health. Even though he had always been an avid hiker, he was caught by surprise when the injuries made by the car accident he had in his 20s came back to him. This was caused by his heavy 80 lbs. backpack which was later on replaced with a cart. See photos from start to finish...

Baja Calendar / Calendario is Here!

ANNOUNCEMENT!!! 
We INVITE ALL to promote your event or activities in Baja anywhere from the Border to the Cape. Help build the biggest and BSET Baja Calendar called Calendario.

Click the link below and use the form to submit your event and get publishing access to the calendar. Request access to the Baja Calendar and have access over all your own event posts.

GET ACCESS HERE. - www.bajacalendars.com/p/submit-event.htm

911 in Mexico

Source: Mexico News Daily | Saturday, November 14, 2015

An emergency? 911 will be the number to call; one single number for all emergency calls was announced last November by President Enrique Peña Nieto as one of a series of measures in response to the Iguala-Ayotzinapa events of September 26 and 27. At the time it was to be 911. But last April the federal Chamber of Deputies approved legislation to make 066 the official number.

Now with using 911 as the Mexico's emergency number; the existing emergency numbers will be required to migrate to it.

New App Takes the Guesswork Out of Crossing

New App Takes the Guesswork Out of Crossing the Borders
Download now from the App Store or Google Play Store10% of profits will be donated to Tijuana orphanages.

Source: Baja Blund - July 2016

BorderTraffic.com’s one-of-a-kind mobile app gives travelers what no other source can – reliable, up-to-the-minute, comprehensive video coverage of the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry that lets them easily choose when and where to cross and which lane to use to save the most time. To help travelers less familiar with the crossings, video analytics are used to generate exclusive AccuWait time estimates in hours/minutes.

Over 300,000 people per month trust BorderTraffic.com as the only accurate source of 24/7 information about Tijuana’s two crossings. When they began clamoring for an app, company president, Greg Yova, determined to do things differently: “I get frustrated with apps that seem like they’re made to show off how clever the designers are rather than actually doing what the user needs. So we asked our site users to help create our app. Through multiple surveys, they told us what they want and then helped us refine it.”

The result is a robust app with simpler navigation to higher quality videos and more views. Useful features have been added like Time My Crossing and My Favorite Videos which allows travelers to compare two different crossing options in mere seconds. My Alerts automatically contacts users when their preprogrammed criteria is met, e.g., “Notify me when the San Ysidro Ready Lane wait is less than 15 minutes.”

2016 Best of Baja NOMINATIONS Start...


Best of Baja 2016
The 10th Annual Best of Baja Nominations Start - Oct 1, 2016
We ask everyone to cast their nominations for who you think should be in the running  for the Best of Baja 2016.


Past years we have received OVER 1800+ nominations. To become a candidate is very simple. 

The top three candidates in a category have to receive a minimum of 5 unsolicited nominations. The person/business with the most nominations will be listed a category of the 2016 BEST OF BAJA voting.

Ancient Historical Sites in Baja California



Ancient cave paintings and imposing 17th-century missions dot the north of the peninsula

Beyond the beaches, Baja California’s interior is home to a number of places that tell the long and rich story of the area: from the cave paintings in Cataviñá to the missions that span the peninsula.

El Vallecito is perhaps one of the best places for seeing these amazing vestiges of civilization. Here, the area contains rocks painted with figures that depict human beings and, hidden in a cave, a representation of a devil whose eyes are lit up by the sun during the winter solstice.

Other places of similar interest are Las Pintas, San Fernando Velicatá, Cataviñá, Montevideo and Las Tinajitas. Stone-preserved houses and colorful paintings representing flora, fauna, lines and figures can all be found here.

Mexico’s Colima Volcano Eruption

By Hugo Delgado Granados
Thursday, October 13, 2016

On September 30, Mexico’s Colima volcano – the most active volcano in the country – became restless again, with lava spilling over the flanks of the mountain, numerous hot, small pyroclastic flows and sulphuric gases spewing from the crater.

In the days that followed, a plume of ash that rose 2,000 meters into the air could be seen from as far as 30 kilometers away. As a prevention measure, local authorities evacuated some 350 people from several villages west-northwest of the volcano, clearing out the path of its blowing ash trail.

Aeroméxico Receives Aztec God Quetzalcóatl

source: Radio Fórmula (sp), El Diario (sp) | Thursday, October 13, 2016

Aeroméxico receives Dreamliner 787-9, named for the Aztec god Quetzalcóatl
Mexico’s largest airline has taken delivery of its first Boeing Dreamliner 787-9, said to be the first in the history of aviation to bear a mural on its fuselage.

The aircraft, christened Quetzalcóatl after the Aztec god, touched down at the Mexico City airport where it will undergo preparations in readiness for serving Aeroméxico’s Mexico City-Madrid route. On arrival it was feted with a

The Baja Good Life Club Announces 10th Annual Best of Baja Awards


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Baja Good Life Club Announces 10th Annual Best of Baja Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for outstanding local businesses

OCTOBER 13, 2016 - The Baja Good Life Club is excited to announce that they are now accepting nominations for the 10th Annual Best of Baja Awards.

Nominations are being accepted from local individuals who want to see a business, person, or place recognized for offering outstanding experiences, services, and products. Nominations are being accepted in a wide range of categories, including bakery, dentists, hardware stores, real estate broker, restaurants, and more.

To become an official nominee, each entrant must receive at least 3 qualified nominations.

Last year, there were more than 1250 nominations and 11,000+ votes, and The Baja Good Life Club looks to have an even higher turnout for the 10th Annual Best of Baja Awards.


About The Baja Good Life Club

The Baja Good Life Club was launched in 2007 and continues to offer exclusive discounts, events, and activities for foreign residents of Baja California.

Contact

The Baja Good Life Club
Phone: 877-588-6391

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Mexican Independence Day!

Mexican Independence Day - 16 of September

Independence Day is celebrated in Mexico on 16th September. It commemorates the day, on 16th September 1810 in the small town of Dolores, in the province of Guanajuato in Mexico, when a handful of people were summoned by a parish priest to take up arms against the Spanish colonial government - the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Thus began the fight for independence that ended 350 years of Spanish rule. 

To this day, the church bell that was used to call people to revolt hangs in the National Palace in Mexico City and is rung on the eve of 16th September each year by the President of Mexico.

World Tourism Day!


September 27 is World Tourism Day!
Get out there see and celebrate Tourism in Baja. Baja has a lot to offer and with your Baja Good Life Card you can have fun and SAVE at the same time. Get out and see Baja on Sept 27 or any day and make your day a Baja Good Life Day!

Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day on September 27. This date was chosen as on that day in 1970, the Statutes of the UNWTO were adopted. The adoption of these Statutes is considered a milestone in global tourism. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide.

Vine and Wine Museum

An Adventure into History
By Martina / Baja Bound

Baja Wine Museum
A gleaming state of the art structure in the heart of the sun-drenched Guadalupe Valley is a traveler's dream destination. The beauty of the architecture stands out against the backdrop of granite mountains, fertile soil and lush graceful vines, now showing their fall colors. Just northeast of Ensenada the Vine and Wine Museum was inaugurated August 6, 2012. The museum is a

Take a trip to La Cava de Marcelo (The Cheese Factory)

San Felipe take a trip with the Baja Good Life Club to experience La Cava de Marcelo (The Cheese Factory). Follow us on Jan. 20, 2017  to taste cheese, wine and enjoy the tour of the Ramonetti family Cheese Factory at The Rancho La Campana in Oso Negro.

Tour Includes: A map to La Cava de Marcelo (The Cheese Factory), tour of the cheese making process, tasting of 6 cheeses, butter, and glass of wine. We will be staying for Lunch ($8 - $25 dlls extra) and you can buy all the cheeses. butter and wine you want.
Book your seat for the tour - 

The International Mariachi & Folkloric Festival Is Oct. 12-15

The International Mariachi & Folkloric Festival Is Oct. 12-15 at Rosarito Beach Hotel & Resort 7th annual edition will be grander than ever ROSARITO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO---The 7th Annual International Mariachi and Folkloric Festival, one of the largest of its kind in the world, will be held from Oct. 12 to Oct. 15 in the oceanfront gardens of the Rosarito Beach Hotel & Resort. From its inception, the event which attracts thousands of global performers, competitors and audiences also has been one of the primary fundraisers for the Rosarito Boys & Girls Club, which receives all profits.

Baja Good Life Club Global Medical Protection


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Are You Protected from the Unexpected in Mexico?
Baja Good Life Club International Group Medical Protection

Why Choose Best Doctors Insurance? 

Best Doctors Insurance is the leading international health insurance company in Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada. At Best Doctors Insurance we have a clear vision: to help our members connect with the very best healthcare, with access to the best-quality hospitals and specialized centers around the world. *Download the PDF version

Tropical Cyclone Javier - Aug 2016

Tropical Cyclone Javier is forecast to make landfall along the southern most portions of Baja California Sur over the next 48hrs. TS Javier is currently forecast to remain a Tropical Storm as it moves along the Pacific coast of the southern state through Thursday. Persons with interest in the southernn portions of Baja California Sur should rush storm preparations to completion this morning.

TS Javier is NOT

Baja Jellyfish


The warm waters off the soft sandy beaches of Baja are as inviting as any shore around the world. It may impossible for anyone to not be lured into the waters off Baja. While it may look like paradise on earth, there are dangers lurking in the blue green waters, mostly off shore but sometimes right along the surf. The danger comes in the form or a transparent, flowing, and uniquely odd looking creature call the jellyfish.

Jellyfish can be almost hypnotic in the way they float and dangle in the waters. Some can very small in size from a few inches long while others can reach three feet in diameter. The tentacles of jellyfish can be three times longer than the size of their bodies. This is where the danger lies. The tentacles of jellyfish have protein based venom that can cause quite a reaction when they sting and release

Help The Vaquita!

Indifference to what happens around us is the biggest problem we have in México. Please let us not be indifferent to the Vaquita. There are only 60 left! Yes, you read it right, 60, worldwide! And every day its population is reduced. Would you like to know why? Do you want to know how to help? Check out the video and help

6 Great Coffee Cafe's in Ensenada

6 of Best Places to Drink Coffee in and near Ensenada

Just like craft beers and artisanal wines have entered the scene at this coastal city so have coffee houses and coffee carts.  I’ve put together a list of my top places.  For me, service has to be as good as what they are serving.  So the places I picked are based on service attitude, cleanliness, and a really well poured Café Misto (half coffee [not espresso] and half regular milk [usually steamed] and 2 regular sugars). 

Deciding Which Visa Option is Best For You

Retiring in Mexico
Deciding Which Visa Option is Best For You

This article addresses visa options for retirees from the U.S. or Canada who do not plan to work in Mexico. If your goal is to work here, whether in your own business or for someone else, there will be additional requirements.

Retirees with Income from Outside of Mexico
The majority of the expats that I know fall into this category. This group includes people living on income from investments, pensions, savings, and/or Social Security.

If you are thinking about retiring to Mexico, you will have to decide whether or not to apply for a resident visa or to simply live here under a tourist visa. I will go through each option and discuss the advantages, disadvantages and costs.

Mexico Expects A Water Crisis

Mexico expect water crisis in just 10 years
Mexico News Daily | July 2016 * Source: am.com (sp), Reforma (sp), Quadratín Querétaro (sp)

In just 10 years’ time Mexico could be suffering a widespread water crisis, warns the Mexican Institute of Water Technology (IMTA).

The warning came in a recent presentation on water vulnerability in Mexico in the face of climate change by  Mario López; IMTA’s coordinator of hydrology,

It revealed that expected temperature increases will negatively impact the amount of water that feeds underground aquifers.

SPANISH - Spanish Word of the Day


Spanish Word of the Day
Submitted by bajakat

verb: aconsejar: to advise; to recommend
yo - aconsejo
tú - aconsejas
nosotros - aconsejamos
vosotros - aconsejáis
él - aconseja
ellos - aconsejan
Giving or asking for advice is something we all regularly need to do.
Aconsejar, to advise, is a key word here. It can be followed by a verb

President Peña Nieto Signs New Anti-corruption Laws

President signs new anti-corruption laws
Mexico News Daily | Source: Milenio (sp), VICE News (en)

President Enrique Peña Nieto yesterday promulgated the secondary laws of the National Anti-Corruption System, making it a day that “will be remembered as the beginning of a new era for democracy and the rule of law.”

Peña Nieto said that Mexicans are offended by corruption, which was why his administration set in motion the creation of measures to combat corruption and promote transparency. “I am more than committed to combat corruption, hence the importance of the system,” he said.

La Vaquita Awareness Day!

This is a day JULY 9th; is the day to grow awareness to the plight of the Vaquita.

 - There are only 60 left in the world -

Indigent to Mexico the Vaquita live in the northern waters of the Sea of Cortez. They are innocent victims of poachers who use gill-netting to catch the Totoaba, a fish whose bladder is sold on the black market for upwards of $10,000US. Totoaba bladders are used by the Chinese as a treatment for fertility.

“What’s driving the extinction of the Vaquita is the same thing driving the extinctions of so many other endangered creatures: Chinese hunger for the organs of rare animals alleged to possess magical powers, most frequently, as with the horn of the rhinoceros and the penis of the tiger, those alleged to restore virility to aging Asian wangs.”    Read this

Pemex Rebranding Begins

Pemex signs are coming down but not so fuel prices
Mexico News Daily | Thursday, July 7, 2016

Rebranding of gas stations operated by the Mexican multinational firm Femsa has begun in Nuevo León, where 50 stations will see the Pemex sign replaced with that of Oxxo Gas by the end of the year.

Most of those are in the Monterrey metropolitan area, said Oxxo Gas general manager Rolando Vázquez. The company is spending between 400,000 and 800,000 pesos (US $21,000-$42,000) on each station to change the signs and introduce other modifications as well. First of the re-branded gas stations was in the municipality of San Pedro Garza García.

July 2016 Baja Good Life Luncheon - Rosarito

July 2016 Baja Good Life Club is proud to introduce Aldo Santini and his Bottega Santini Wine Bar as our first monthly lunchen host. Come join us for exciting events and new info about what is happening in Rosarito. We will have guest speakers, announcements and share with you the new July Calendario from the Baja Good Life Club and Rosarito Living.
* Everyone is welcome to join us! *

The Taffetas Are Tantalizingly!

By Anonymous Author

Surely many people have spent a few childhood Saturday evenings cross-legged in front of the prized family console TV watching the Lawrence Welk Show. But there was only one part of his Musical Family that interested me - the Lennon Sisters. Now, a version of the Lennon Sisters has come to Rosarito to transport us back in time.


Taffetas, the first musical production by the RTG in its current location, was written by Rick Lewis.The story line follows a fictitious 1950's girl group, four mid-Western sisters, from Muncie, Indiana. They were very  "square," even for their times, and appeared for the first time on live national TV,

Emergency Message: Wildfire San Diego-Mexico Border

Emergency Message: Wildfire San Diego-Mexico Border

U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico

June 20, 2016

The U.S. Consulate General Tijuana alerts U.S. citizens of a fast moving wildfire in the Tecate area of Baja California.  On June 19 and 20, 2016, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection issued mandatory evacuation notices for several areas north of the border.  Mexican Civil Protection authorities issued a similar alert for Tecate residents.  Mexican authorities have also initiated preventative measures in areas close to the Tecate border .  They recommended residents in the Tecate area wear face masks, ensure proper hydration, avoid driving vehicles in areas with dry foliage as it could spark a fire, and asked residents to call 066 if they observe any smoke or suspect fire.  Mexican authorities predict a 70% chance that the fire will cross the border and are prepared to mobilize available resources.  

Cast Your Vote for Mi Casa Supper Club

A Baja Restaurant Is Among Nominees For 100 Top Experiences In Mexico           
Mi Casa Supper Club In Mexico Tourism Board Competition; Your Vote Can Decide Winners
ROSARITO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO—Rosarito’s Mi Casa Supper Club has been nominated in the Mexico Tourism Board’s effort to determine the nation’s 100 “must” experiences for 2016.
Winners will be selected by popular vote from nine categories which include hotels, attractions, event, entertainment, historical sites and art. Mi Casa Supper Club is nominated in the gastronomy category.

2017 Baja Tour

2017 BAJA TOUR
Baja Blues Tour is 12 days of ALL BAJA SUR! You will experience Baja and all her beauty, party Blues style with new and old friends, and help those in need in each city we enter. 

The Baja Tour includes 11 nights stay, 2 meals (lunch first day and lunch last day), 7 Blues parties, 6 Baja sightseeing tours, awesome memories, endless families fed, and Much More!

This is a Car-a-van tour, we need to know if you are a Driver or Rider (suggest to share gas expenses).

Mexico and Cooper Canyon Tour

See Mexico and Cooper Canyon with the Baja Good life club on a 13 days / 12 nights adventure from San Felipe, Baja California by way of the ABC bus. We would start our adventure in Puerto Penaco, then to Hermoisllo, Navojoa, and finally to Los Mochis where our tour of Cooper Canyon begins - a wonderful adventure.

Services Included: Round trip ABC bus (Puerto Penaco, then to Hermoisllo, Navojoa, and finally to Los Mochis), Taxi rides, 12 nights stay, meals (27), bottled water, English

Baja Whale Tour

BAJA WHALE TOURExperience the magic of the Baja whales of Ojo de Liebre in Guerrero Negro & tour the Saltworks operation. 

This is a Car-a-van tour. Will you be Driving or Riding? Let us know; we will help pair riders up with drivers. Leaving Feb. 19, 2017 and returning to San Felipe Feb. 21, 2017

*Includes visit with Coco's Conner, Baja Sur spray fee, 2 nights stay, guided whale tour,tour the Saltworks operation2 sack lunches with2 drinks, and private group dinner (alcohol is extra). *gas expenses shared when riding.

A Jam for All Northern Baja Blues Fans and Musicians



All musicians are welcome at the weekly Meatloaf Jam, being held at Mama Bear's Pizza in Punta Banda, every Monday afternoon from 5PM to 8PM. It is their world famous Meatloaf Monday, that is now adding a community blues jam and artists market.

MUSICIANS: All participating musicians receive 2 complimentary beers, salad bar and pizza buffet when you join in 2-3 songs.

Mama Bear's Pizza: Address
KM 12 Carratera La BufadoraPunta Banda
044-646-162-1995
Hours 12:00PM - 8:00PM, Thursday-Monday.
https://www.facebook.com/MamaBearsPizza/
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Why JOIN the Baja Good Life Club?

Why JOIN the Baja Good Life Club?

MEMBERSHIP HAS IT'S PRIVILEGES:
The Baja Good Life Club is all about living the good life. Our goal is to provide our members with Baja Discounts, Services and Resources they need to make living the Baja good life easy. Find out how to become a member of the Baja Good Life Club. CLICK HERE for more information to About the BGL Club.

Pasta y Basta Trattoria Italiana Nominated

Rosarito's Pasta y Basta Trattoria Italiana nominated for the nation's 100 "must" experiences 2016.
By: Anne Mullen

Chef Christian Gritti was born and raised in Bergamo, Italy. He attended one of Italy's most long standing culinary schools in San Pellegrino, Italy. His family has owned restaurants in Italy since 1896, making him the fifth generation in his family to carry on the tradition of preparing food for people.

The chef has worked at a variety of Italian restaurants in Northern Italy from his hometown all the way to the Italian Riviera. The Italian Riviera is where he mastered the art of making pansotti & pesto. One of the most famous restaurants he worked at was a one star Michelin called Restaurante Lo Ro. The chef enjoys creating dishes that give the palate a full sensation of elements such as mixing sweet with salty flavor & soft with crunchy qualities.

Spanish Word of the Day


Spanish Word of the Day 

presentar
verb: to introduce

You may need to introduce people to one another in Spanish. If so, presentar is the verb you need.

Spanish: Le presento a Carlos Solchaga, un compañero de trabajo.
- This is Carlos Solchaga, a colleague of mine.

Spanish: Quiero presentarte a nuestra profesora, Marta.
- I'd like you to meet our teacher, Marta.

A Place and A Way of Life in Rosarito

One man's side job is whole town's favorite taco stand
By Sandy Eddahbi  /  Sunday, May 1, 2016

You will find Tacos and Beer off the beaten tourist track of Rosarito. It is unique in that it is actually on the ocean, so you will need a little guided tour to find this haven. When you find the Waldo's in the center of town turn west. Take this street all the way down to the beach. Make a left turn on the last street and continue down the block til you find Tacos and Beer.
This is not a fancy place. You will sit on a high stool in front of the counter or walk across the street and eat on the sand. Don't be put off, as It's definitely worth the trek. The seafood is fresh daily and the price is right, while the cleanliness of the place is striking.

Guadalupe Valley Wineries

Guadalupe Valley Wineries

Adobe Guadalupe
In Harmony with Nature and Unique Experiences with Wine
Wine tasting by reservation.
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 155-2094

AlXimia
Elemental Wine
Wine tasting beginning summer 2012.

Barón Balch'é
Wine Inspired By a Noble Mayan Religious Ceremonial Drink
Wine tasting hours: Mon - Sun 8am - 6pm
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 155-2141

Bibayoff
Mexican Wines with a Traditional Russian Touch
Wine tasting hours: Tues - Sun 10am - 4pm
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 176-1008

Casa de Piedra
Estate Wine Described as "Groundbreaking"
Wine tasting by reservation.
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 156-5268

Chateau Camou
The Art of Creating Great Wine in Mexico
Wine tasting hours: Mon - Sun 9am - 3pm; Tours with Reservation
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 177-3303

Domecq
Baja's First Commercial Winery
Wine tasting hours: Mon-Fri 10am - 4:30pm; Sat 10am-1:30pm
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 155-2249 or 155-2254

Doña Lupe
Wine, Olive Oil, Herbs, Homemade Treats, Teas and Homestyle Pizza in the Heart of the Valley
Wine tasting hours: Mon - Sun 9am - 6pm
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 155-2323

Emeve
Young, Fresh, Elegant Wine of Exquisite Quality
Wine tasting by reservation.
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (664) 684-0109

Hacienda Guadalupe
Enjoy Wine Created by Hacienda Guadalupe & 70 Different Wines from the Valley
Wine tasting hours: Thurs - Mon 8am-7:30pm
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 155-2860

Hacienda La Lomita
Hacienda La Lomita Embodies Family and Dreams
Wine tasting hours: Wed - Sun 11:30 - 3pm
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 156-8459

JC Bravo
Traditional Growing Methods Producing Progressive Wine
Wine tasting hours: Mon - Sun 9am - 6pm
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 155-2068

La Casa Vieja
Organic wine from a 200 year old winery.
Wine tasting hours: Tues - Sat 10am - 6pm; Mon Closed
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 155-2068

L.A. Cetto
One of the Largest and Most Respected Wineries
Wine tasting hours: Need
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 155-2179

Las Nubes
Sweeping Valley Views and Remarkable Wine
Wine tasting by reservation

Mogor Badan
Passion For the Environment and Making World Class Wine
Wine Tasting hours: Sat 10am - 4pm; By Reservation Sun - Fri
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 156-8156

Monte Xanic
The Trendsetters of Mexican Wine Production
Wine tasting hours: Mon - Sun 10am - 3:30pm
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 155-2080

Paralelo
Cutting Edge Winemaking & Eco Constructed Winery
Wine tasting by reservation
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 156-5268

Quinta Monasterio
Exceptional Winery On The Forefront Of Mexican Winemaking
Wine tasting by reservation
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (686) 565-1335

Santo Tomás
Baja's Oldest Winery Has a Brand New Sophisticated Wine Tasting Room
Wine tasting hours: Mon - Sun 8am-5pm

Shimul
On the Outskirts
Wine tasting by appointment
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 177-2108

Sol Y Barro
A Winery Built of Clay (Barro) Under the Baja Sun (Sol)
Wine tasting by appointment
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 155-3254

Tres Mujeres
Artisan Wine Created by Three Women
Wine tasting by reservation.
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 173-4536

Tres Valles
Wines Inspired by Three Fertile Valleys and Its Native People
Wine tasting by reservation
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 178-8052

Viñas de Liceaga
The Fine Wine of Mexico
Wine tasting hours: Mon-Sun 11am - 5pm
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 155-3281

Viñas Pijoan
Sophisticated Wines and an Earth Friendly Approach
Wine tasting by reservation
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 171-7179 & 151-0925

Vinos Fuentes
A Family Oriented Winery Upon Old Russian Farmland
Wine tasting hours: Mon-Sun 10am - 6pm: Mon by Reservation
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 155-2044

Vena Cava
Life Blood of the Valley, Essence of the Countryside Captured
Wine tasting by reservation
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 156-8007

Viñedos Malagon
A Family Owned Winery With A Rich History & A Passion For Quality
Wine tasting by reservation
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 155-2102

Vinisterra
Revealing the Full Expression of the Grape While Creating Unique, High Quality Wine
Wine tasting by reservation
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 178-3310 & 178-3350

VinTango
American Woman Makes Wine with Heart
Wine tasting by appointment
Phone from U.S: 619-630-1170 or 011-52 (646) 193-0072

Xecue
Wine, Like A Happy Story, Is To Be Shared With Family And Friends
Wine tasting hours: Mon-Sun 11am - 5pm; Call First
Phone from U.S: 011-52 (646) 175-3830

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Summertime is upon us once again, and this year we are expanding your club - in a BIG WAY. Our goal is to provide our members with big savings and discounts throughout your community and the Baja. To enhance your life in Baja and help make living the Baja Good Life easy.

The changes this year will include closing the San Felipe office in Playa de Oro. We found it too difficult to grow the club, give tours and produce events such as the Blues Against Hunger Tour, and Baja Walk 100, while in the office. This last year we found ourselves out of the office more than we were in it, with the majority of our

5th Annual Baja Blues Fest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  JUNE 1, 2016
5th Annual Baja Blues Fest: A Joyous Celebration That Lifts The Spirits Of Needy Kids is Aug. 19-21 At Rosarito Beach Hotel & Resort

ROSARITO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO---A seaside music festival that promotes blues music while helping needy kids and audiences lose their blues will celebrate its fifth year this August at the Rosarito Beach Hotel & Resort.

"This year's event looks to be the largest and most successful yet," said Jackie Alameda, president of the Baja Blues Fest. It is headlined by Coco Montoya and John Nemeth and again hosted by San Diego's Backwater Blues Band.

Numerous other world-class blues artists from both sides of the border will perform at the three-day festival, including Deanna Bogart, Bayou Brothers with Sue Palmer, Chris James and Patrick Rynn, JL Blues and the Baja All Stars, plus Mark "LA" Smith.

The Lost Missions Of Baja California

The Lost Missions Of Baja California
By David Keir 

The ruins at San Juan Londo. Photo: Jack Swords
The peninsula of California, that we call “Baja” today, is a place so infused with history that it is easy to see many ancient sites when traveling both the backroads and the highways. They come in all forms from prehistoric fossil beds and cave art to the old Spanish missions that are spread all over the peninsula.

Most Baja enthusiasts are aware of, or have visited, the several stone mission churches that survived from over two hundred years ago and are in use today. They include Loreto, San Javier, Mulegé, San José de Comondú, San Ignacio, San Luis Gonzaga, Santa Gertrudis, and San Borja. Mission Loreto did get a new roof and bell tower in the 1950s, but the others are mostly original construction from the 1700s.

What many may not be aware of are the additional missions that have crumbled into ruins or were only made of adobe and have mostly melted back to the earth, along with the alternate locations for nearly half of the missions founded in Baja California.