New 20/21 Season!

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Journal del Pacifico Spring 2020 cover by Kate TurningAfter your long wait, we’re back!

Mexico is slowly reopening. New safety measures are in place as we create a thoughtful path to reopening our tourism economy.

Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo are looking to attract tourists with an advertising campaign that blended the area’s natural beauty with coronavirus recommendations. “Wear a mask,” one ad says, flashing to video of a woman snorkeling. “Practice social distancing,” it says before displaying an image of a lone surfer.

It’s a challenge at tourist spots across Mexico. There have been many changes in Todos Santos, el Pescadero, La Paz, Los Cabos, and all of BCS.

We at Journal del Pacifico, now in our tenth season, continue in our mission to support local businesses and promote our beautiful peninsula.

Following are the closing dates, ad prices and sizes for the 2020/2021 season.

Fall / Otoño mid-October through early December 2019
Issue closing date: September 20, 2019
Holiday / Navidad mid-December 2019 / January 2020
Issue closing date: November 9, 2019
Winter / Invierno February / March 2020
Issue closing date: January 10, 2020
Spring / Primavera April / May 2020
Issue closing date: March 10, 2020
Summer / Verano June through September 2020
Issue closing date: May 9, 2020

Don’t wait! Contact us today to participate in the upcoming Fall/Otoño 2020 issue that covers mid-October through early December. We’ll have more beautiful artwork, stunning photography, exclusive stories, profiles, and, as always, the features that make each issue a valuable resource to guide visitors and residents to the special qualities that make Baja California Sur a great place to live and a magical place to visit.


Tras una larga espera, ¡estamos de vuelta!

México gradualmente está reabriendo. Se han implementado medidas de seguridad mientras forjamos un camino seguro hacia la reapertura del sector turístico.

Cabo San Lucas y San José del Cabo buscan atraer turismo con una campaña que combina la belleza natural de la región con recomendaciones de salud: “Usa tu máscara,” dice un anuncio, en que vemos a una mujer practicando snorkel. Leemos “Mantén tu sana distancia,” mientras vemos una imagen de un surfista solitario.

Es todo un reto en los destinos turísticos mexicanos. Hemos visto muchos cambios en Todos Santos, El Pescadero, La Paz, Los Cabos y en toda Baja California Sur.

En Journal del Pacífico, ahora en nuestro décimo año de publicación, continuamos nuestra misión de apoyar a los negocios locales y promover nuestra bella península.

A continuación, las fechas límite, precios y dimensiones para publicidad de la temporada 2020/21.

Fall / Otoño Octubre / Noviembre 2020
Fecha de cierre: 19 de Septiembre 2020
Holiday / Navidad Diciembre 2020 / Enero 2021
Fecha de cierre: 10 de Noviembre 2020
Winter / Invierno Febrero / Marzo 2021
Fecha de cierre: 9 de Enero 2021
Spring / Primavera Abril / Mayo 2021
Fecha de cierre: 10 de Marzo 2021
Summer / Verano Junio hasta Octubre 2021
Fecha de cierre: 10 de Mayo 2021

¡No esperes más! Contáctanos hoy mismo para participar en la edición Otoño 2020, que cubre de mediados de octubre hasta principios de diciembre. Tendremos hermosas piezas de arte, fotografía espectacular, artículos exclusivos, perfiles locales y como siempre, las secciones que hacen de cada ejemplar un valioso recurso para guiar a los visitantes y residentes a través del mundo de cualidades que hace de Baja California Sur un lugar tan singular para vivir y tan mágico para visitar.

Winter 2019

Journal del Pacifico winter 2019 cover by Kenny Viese, El Triunfo. Baja, Mexico

Winter 2019 cover by Kenny Viese

This Winter 2019 issue of Journal del Pacifico covers a wealth of regional history—silver mining in Baja California Sur and El Triunfo; Mark Spahr’s move to Todos Santos and El Triunfo and his recovery; long-term Todos Santos resident Ezio Colombo, and he and his wife Paula Rafelson’s restaurant Café Santa Fé; and one woman’s mission to share the history of local ranches and their unique products.

Like many visitors, I have fond memories of my first trip to Todos Santos in 1993 and the delicious meals and welcoming hospitality of Paula and Ezio at Café Santa Fé.

Mark Spahr´s first restaurant, Caffé Todos Caffe El Truinfo, El Triunfo, Baja, MexicoSantos, and current restaurant, Caffé El Triunfo, have been popular breakfast and lunch destinations for decades. Mark was one of nine people featured in the documentary, film called The Age of Disconnection, which will be shown at this year’s Festival de Cine de Todos Santos y La Paz. You can read more about it in this issue’s story by local artist Nanette Hayles.

Photographer Kenny Viese provided our cover shot and many beautiful photos of El Triunfo for Bryan Jáuregui of Todos Santos Eco-Adventures’ fascinating tale of the Ruta de Plata.

Ángela “Yera” Cota’s “El Mercado Ranchero” celebrates the handmade products and produce of Baja California ranches. Lisa Jackson’s story shares Yera’s dream of providing a unique market for ranchero wares like traditional pottery, handmade knives, furniture, and furnishing. Mercado Ranchero also has fresh chickens every Saturday, organic eggs, and ranch cheeses.

Shut Up Frank’s, a different local institution, is open again, Wednesday through Monday, with seven TVs showing all sports including UFC and boxing. Frank’s 22nd annual St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage feast is March 17, starting at 3 pm.

Amor D'Vino, Todos Santos, Baja, MexicoBesides selling the best in Baja wines, Amor d’vino has gourmet olive oil, chutneys, salsas and more. Their restaurant is also open Monday through Friday, 5 to 7 pm. Enjoy a glass, or bottle of Baja wine with your dinner!

Comfort Care, Todos Santos, Baja, MexicoGrowing old in Baja is becoming a reality for many ex-pats. Now Comfort Care & Assistance is providing options for assisted living, hospice care, and information about death and dying in Mexico.

St. Jude’s Pharmacy, next door to their clinic, has prescription medications and orthopedics. They speak English and are open late until 11 pm.

Last issue, we placed Taller de Terreno a bit too close to town on our otro lado map. They are located farther out on the road to Las Playitas and are having their grand opening event as part of the Todos Santos Artists Open Studio Tour.

Also participating in the Todos Santos Artists Open Studio Tour, Cate Thomassen, shardArtist, creates beautiful mosaics—hangings, tables, water features, lamps, and commissions—inspired by nature. She uses stained and vitreous glass, and polished and unpolished minerals.

Casa Las Tunas has comfortable units complete with kitchens on the otro lado of Todos Santos. They are available daily, weekly, or monthly.

Bleu, in the garden at Galería Ezra Katz, serves amazing Mediterranean breakfasts and lunch. They are also available for catering and special events.

Pacifica Fish Market seafood restaurant now has a full bar and is open until 9 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

Mail Boxes Todos Santos is now open! They provide mail boxes with a US address (up to four people) plus shipping of packages, vehicles, boats, and trailers—even entire households!

Why worry about thieves? Get peace of mind with Pacifico Storage with enclosed units, automotive, boat, ATV, camper, and household storage. They are located at KM 45 on highway 19.

Casa Kootenay, La Paz, Baja, MexicoCasa Kootenay bed and breakfast is a romantic getaway on the beach on the Sea of Cortez in La Paz. Relax by the pool, or launch your kayak or stand up paddle board right from the beach out front!

Dana’s Office is now open in La Paz. Dana and her husband Alastair build custom homes, as well as offer full real estate services.

Looking to start a new adventure in Mexico? Allende Books in La Paz is for sale.

You’ll see us next issue, Spring 2019 with information on the GastroVino Baja Food & Wine Festival and more! The deadline for ads and articles is March 10.