Hurricane Blanca has passed by and we’re happy to report very little damage in Southern Baja. Look us delivering the Summer 2015 issue of Journal del Pacifico over the next two weeks. The Summer issue features a dreamy front cover shot by Vic Kirby Photography at La Cachora beach in Todos Santos.
Thank you for all the great responses from the Spring 2015 issues’ profiles of the new chefs at The Garden Restaurant at Rancho Pescadero and the “On the Rocks” bar reviews. Our readers enjoyed learning more about local businesses and our clients appreciated all the extra business!
Check out this issue’s feature on Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez adventures; there’s plenty to do and explore—both in and on the water. Kaia Thomson gives us an interesting glimpse into the multitude of marine invertebrates in the Sea of Cortez. And why not enjoy the water with your dog, too? Read about the 2nd Annual DOG surfing competition at Los Cerritos beach.
Bryan Batson Jáuregui, of Todos Santos Eco Adventures, shares the thought-provoking story of two very different bats’ roles as pollinators in the delicate Baja eco-system, with stunning photos of them in action. Who knew that these night creatures also ate scorpions?
Emilia’s Burgers, located at the top of the highest hill in Todos Santos, serves up delicious burgers and fries and wood-fired oven pizza. The staff is friendly, and the view can’t be beat! Emilia’s is located on the hill at the southern entrance to town; just turn up the hill at the ice plant.
Rhoda Jacobs will be holding her Thursday Qi Gong/T’ai Chi this summer. If people are interested, she’ll also start a new T’ai Chi class. Contact her for more information. There won’t be any Yamuna Body Rolling classes in June, but Emily Gable will be back in July. Both previously mentioned classes take place at Cuatro Vientos studio, across the street from La Esquina de Todos Santos on the otro lado. You can find out more information in “Groups.” Both Cuatro Vientos and La Esquina will closed in September and reopen in October.
La Gitana is moving! Keep your eyes out for their new location in Todos Santos. Make sure to keep in touch with La Gitana’s Facebook page; over the summer they will be holding special events where you can try one of the specialty organic dishes made with local farm-fresh ingredients. Fine mezcal, original tapas, and live entertainment at La Gitana in Todos Santos.
MarqueCine, Todos Santos’ movie theater, is now open for weekend shows year round in the historic Marquez de Leon Theater on the plaza. You can watch independent Mexican films, great documentaries, children’s matinee ,and Hollywood blockbusters. Shows are Fridays (6, 8 pm), Saturdays (5, 8 pm) and Sundays (1, 7 pm). Check Facebook for weekly listings: Teatro Cine Manuel Márquez de León. Free admission, donations accepted.
Every Saturday from 5 to 10 pm you can enjoy Chef Chopin’s fresh sushi dinners at Gallo Azul in Todos Santos. Longer-term residents and frequent visitors will remember Chopin’s delicious sushi from the Hotelito and Ana San’s.
You can read the whole Summer 2015 issue online here.
Have a great summer! We’ll see you with our Fall 2015 issue. Deadline for advertising and content is September 18, 2015.