Spring 2017

Journal del Pacifico Spring 2017 cover by Kate Turning

Journal del Pacifico Spring 2017 cover by Kate Turning with model Divier Guive

Our last issue, with the textured octopus cover and story, continues to receive rave reviews. Also the feature articles, in that previous issue, on some of Pescadero’s innovative businesses has brought new customers to their doors. One happy client recently told us that all of her business comes from her ad in our publication (we love to hear that).

We are sure that you will enjoy this issue with its glamorous Kate Turning designed cover, the fascinating feature story by Bryan Jáuregui of Todos Santos Eco Adventures on Baja medicinal plants with stunning photos by Kaia Thomson and more!

Gastrovino Baja Food & Wine Festival 2017 ad
The popular GastroVino Festival takes place from May 5th through to 7th uniting the best Baja wines with the best Baja cuisine, music and art. It’s always a fun-filled weekend that brings hundreds of visitors to enjoy the tastes, sounds and sights in the Pueblo Mágico of Todos Santos. See our feature article and events for details. ¡Salud!

Check out our story about the grand opening of the new Palapa Society of Todos Santos library, Biblioteca Elena Poniatowska, named in honor of the Mexican-French-“grande dame” of Mexican literature. The Palapa Society will be hosting book groups in English and Spanish to introduce the community to some of her most famous works.

Besáme Mucho Bazaar is now open in their spectacularly restored location on the plaza in Todos Santos. This high end bazaar features carefully selected, one of a kind jewelry, fashions, decorations and gift items that you won’t find anywhere else.

The Tasting Room and Distillery in Todos Santos feels like an old mission in a vineyard setting. They have draft beer, wine and spirits. The beautiful events center with a world class kitchen has weekly pizza nights, dinner and a movie, guest chef dinners, a bocce court and lots of parking. It is available as a music venue or for special events including weddings. Locals and visitors have been enjoying the plant-based Noche de Super Salud events there. Check out our events section for more details.

Corazón de Té, waffle house and tea room, on the otro lado of Todos Santos, has tasty breakfast and lunch waffles, sandwiches and soothing and aromatic teas. Owner Abigail Amezquita has shared the art of tea with our readers in this issue.

Looking for an Easter or spring treat? Chocolates La Laguna, behind the El Tecolote Bookstore, has chocolate mendicants, pistachio truffles, chocolate covered candied orange peel and more scrumptious handmade delicacies. Yum!

The Centro de Salud in downtown Todos Santos is closed for construction. The temporary Centro de Salud is located on Cuauhtemoc street, on the same block as Carnitas Barajas.

Gypsy’s Beach House Rentals has low season special rates on a variety of homes in Pescadero and Todos Santos.

Tony’s Arte, Decoración y Muebles in Todos Santos has a large variety of home decorations and furniture including carved wood, colorful ceramics and cement pots and planters.

The popular Asian restaurant Rumi Garden is open through the end of May and then will be closed for the summer.

Did you know that you can support the Padrino Children’s Foundation and help children in need in Todos Santos when you buy something at Amazon via Amazon Smile? Sign in to smile.amazon.com, choose ‘Select a charity,’ ‘pick your own charitable organization’ and type in ‘Padrino Children’s Foundation’ and click on ‘Select.’ 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to the non-profit by Amazon. For more information visit: http://padrinocf.org/en/ or email: info@padrinoCF.org,

Dr. Carlos Young on calle Militar in Todos Santos, has ultrasound, electrocardiogram, lab services and more.

Delight in the ocean and huerta views from downtown Todos Santos at the Sky Lounge in the Boutique Hotel Guaycura and enjoy 2×1 margaritas and beer from, 2 to 4:30 pm, when you mention that you saw it in Journal del Pacifico!

You can read the entire Spring 2017 issue online here. We’ll see you next time with our Summer issue. Deadline is May 10.

Spring 2013 issue–online and on the streets!

We’re already getting rave reviews for the beautiful cover shot of La Balandra Bay by Claude Vogel. This issue we have a great feature on conservation that focuses on two beautiful areas on each side of the peninsula, La Balandra Bay and Cabo Pulmo. This article is written by Sergio and Bryan Jáuregui of Todos Santos Eco Adventures with photos courtesy of Claude Vogel and Patricia Baum. Claude’s photo books of Baja are available at El Tecolote bookstore and Hotel California in Todos Santos and Allende Books in La Paz.

Spanish translations, in this issue, were provided by Elena Ascencio of Todo Ambiente, property management and vacation rentals.

Tiny Town is back after a brief hiatus. This issue’s adventure tells of a trip to Copper Canyon with Guillermo Bueron. Guillermo’s next trip to Copper Canyon will be in late April.

Toyota Los Cabos and Toyota La Paz make maintenance of your Toyota truck or car easy—they service cars and trucks purchased here AND from the United States and Canada. They speak English and their special service unit can come to you—in Loreto, Santa Rosalia, Ciudad Constitución, Insurgentes, Los Barriles, El Triunfo, Pescadero, San Pedrito, Todos Santos… wow. You can also buy Toyota parts and accessories.

GastroVino Festival in Todos Santos, Baja, MexicoThe second annual GastroVino Festival will take place in Todos Santos on May 5—Cinco de Mayo. This year there is also a pre-celebration at La Bodega de Todos Santos on calle Hidalgo on May 4. See our article for more information or visit their website at: www.gastrovino.mx

White Sand Massage and Day Spa has developed a 35-step sterilized steam vapor, high frequency laser treatment that treats sagging skin, wrinkles, blackheads, acne, thinning hair, and dark circles under eyes. You can see results in just one session–now available exclusively at White Sand Massage located on calle Militar, in downtown Todos Santos. You can view more photos and information at www.whitesandmassage.com/facials.htm  Drop-in or call for an appointment (612) 145-0571. Their highly skilled trained technicians are available 7 days a week from 10 am to 6 pm.

The weather is heating up and thoughts are turning to a refreshing dip in the pool. Torres Architecture can design and build your saline or chlorine pool.

After a day at the beach, enjoy an Italian style pizza fresh from the wood oven at Brody’s Pizza on the road to Los Cerritos in Pescadero.

Las Palmas Restaurant, next to Baja Bean in Pescadero, is open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm.

The non-profit Tortugueros Las Playitas Sea Turtle Conservation Project ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Todos Santos on Trip Advisor. They released 265 Leatherback and over 5,000 Olive Ridley hatchlings this season. For more information, visit: www.todostortugueros.org

Enjoy the experience of horseback riding on the beach at Playitas Horse Rental, just 6 miles north of Todos Santos on the “otro lado.”

Hurricane season is around the corner. Protect your windows, doors and home interior with Baja Hurricane Screens. The angled installation provides an air buffer to protect glass from flying debris and prevents 80% of driven rain from striking the glass. The stainless steel anchors and fittings provide maintenance-free, long term anchoring in a coastal marine air environment. They also come with a 10 year non-prorated warranty.

It’s sport fishing season too! CaboMagic Fishing provides first class and affordable sports fishing adventures in Cabo. Visit their website at: www.cabomagic.com

Spring 2013 Issue of Journal del Pacifico
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The new Fall issue

Journal del Pacifico Fall 2012 cover, Baja, MexicoWelcome back to all of you who escaped the summer heat. This past summer has been one of our rainiest in years and the desert is in bloom! We’re already getting lots of positive comments on our night cover shot of one of the beaches at Rancho Las Cruces by Kamal Schramm Rodriguez.

Pescadero Properties has moved to a new location in the heart of downtown Todos Santos—Plaza Antigua, upstairs in Local #9. You can still reach Roc at the same email and phone numbers. Raquel and Frimar accounting have also moved to Galeria “A” at calles Centenario and Hidalgo.

Coming soon in Todos Santos—The Distillery offering artisan spirits, beer, wine, food tours, tastings and takeout. The Distillery is located next door to La Bodega de Todos Santos on calle Hidalgo.

Tortugueros Las Playitas sea turtle hatchling release program will begin November 15 in Las Tunas. The new incubation greenhouse is located on the beach between Calle Los Mangos and Camino Internacional. There will be daily releases, open to the public and free of charge, at sunset through January.

Hotel Casa Tota and Restaurant La Santeña celebrate their one year anniversary on November 17. ¡Felicidades!

PHairy Godmother Hair Designs by Robin Austin will be at Pura Vida Health Food Store & Deli in November offering haircuts, color, and styling. For over 20 years, Robin Austin has done 100’s of professional weddings and formal hair and is well known for her excellence, precision, and customer 100 percent satisfaction guarantee approach. email: PHairyGodMother@aol.com  tel. (612) 145-0471.

Shut Up Frank’s, the local hangout in Todos Santos for 20 years, has four HD TV’s showing all NFL and NHL games along with UFC and boxing. On Monday nights watch the game and enjoy “all you can eat” spaghetti. Their menu includes the best burger in Baja along with wings, specialty salads, fish and chips and more. Check with Steve for their live music and karaoke schedules.

Rancho Pescadero and Chef Bueno will welcome Chefs Kelly Liken and Tim Goodell for a weekend of food, wine, and much more November 29 – December 2. See Workshop and or call Rancho Pescadero for more information.

Visit the Cerritos Beach Brewing Company in Pescadero for good times, great beer and live music. They also serve up homemade root beer and hearty sandwiches and salads. Stop in for a cold beer, game of pool or play board games.

Como El Sol is now located in El Pescadero at the Plaza San Antonio, local #6, at the south side of the entrance to Pescadero. Adam is happy to help you with all your solar energy needs.

This winter, take part in cooking classes that are both interesting and informative. Buen Provecho will introduce a new series of cooking classes in La Paz, with Se Habla… La Paz Spanish Language School. Se Habla owner Juli Goff says “it’s about the cuisines of Mexico, but so much more. It brings in history, archaeology, linguistics, and the role of the ingredients in the daily lives of people, it’s fascinating!” Buen Provecho partners Denise Elliott, a professional chef/instructor and Renée Lagloire, a social anthropologist, have all the ingredients to keep you engaged in Mexican culture and cuisine. The afternoon classes will be starting in December/January. Be sure to check  for additional information about course content, fees, and a calendar of classes. Registration and payment for classes will be through www.SeHablaLaPaz.com

Todos Santos Music Festival 2013 poster, Baja, MexicoMark your calendar, the Hotel California will present the second Todos Santos Music Festival January 10 through 26, 2013 benefiting the Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C. R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has hand-picked this year’s lineup of artists. Visit TodosSantosMusicFestival.com to reserve your ticket today!

The La Paz Reggae Fest takes place December 1 at San Pedrito Beach. Doors open at 10 am for a full day of music, with camping available too! La Paz band Riddim Forz welcomes reggae musicians from Jamaica, England, Mexico City, Guadalajara and Baja California Sur. Also, special guests Wheatbread Johnson and Terry Townson. See ‘Events’ for more information.

November 1st is the deadline for our big Holiday issue with exclusive Todos Santos Music Festival interviews, Whale watching adventures and more!