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Five Safest Places in Mexico For Travelers

Thinking about a beach vacation in Mexico, but having creeping concerns for safety?  The San Francisco Chronicle recently posted this article about the 5 Safest Places in Mexico for Travelers, and La Paz came in as one of the most secure for tourists in the whole country.

If you’re looking to spend some time in the warm sunshine of La Paz, let this article ease your mind so you can spend less time worrying and more time thinking about what bikini you are going to bring on your perfect Mexican getaway.

Letting Go in La Paz– Baja California, Mexico!- Anne M. Raso

This editor was lucky enough to recently go on a trip to La Paz and Loreto, Mexico–both towns are still non-touristy and there’s only a 3-1/2 hour drive on Mexican Federal Highway 1 (AKA “The Transpeninsular”). The drive alone is worth doing because along the way there are really no rest stops or even many signs. It is pure rustic Mexico, with little man-made stands with thatched roofs along the way, often housed with ladies making homemade empanadas inside and bathroom facilities outside!


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Sailing Club Makes Plans for 2010-2011 Sailing Season

The first season of the new sailing club in La Paz, Veleros de Baja, came to a close with the Summer Solstice event at Playa Pichilingue on June 19-21. The final regatta event of the season was attended by 16 boats and more than 50 landlubbers attended the beach pig roast and dance at Luna Brueja. The three day event involved two days of sailing, to and from Playa Pichilingue and a lay-day for the longest day of the year and the beach party.

Club Commodore Bob McAlvain expressed his delight at the number of vessels that participated in this event and the three preceding events. “Our main intent of these races, and the club, was to get people out sailing and enjoying what the Sea of Cortez has to offer. We were very pleased with the amount of participation we got, this our first year at giving this a go.”

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Sailing in Baja Mexico – Mitch Mandell

(From BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO — Sure, sailing the Caribbean is nice but how many crystal clear coves can you anchor in before you’ve had enough’ As the Corona beer ads say,” it’s time to change your latitude.’

La Paz in Baja California, Mexico is just the place to begin.

Step aboard as the three amigos (Maury Barth, Dick Gross and I) take you on a three day cruise on the Sea of Cortez.

We arrive in La Paz Wednesday evening and grab our pre-arranged taxi to Marina Palmira. Technically, our three-day trip isn’t scheduled to start until the following morning, but we are able to board our 36ft catamaran the night before to go over the craft, take stock of the provisions provided by the Moorings’ staff, and get a good nights rest before shoving off.

I’ve been sailing regularly for about ten years, but nearly all my sea time has been three to six hour day sails or buoy racing. The sailing organization I belong to in Marina del Rey, California, Fairwind Yacht Club, has several 27 to 30 foot monohull sloops for this type of sailing. However, pulling up to the marina in La Paz and seeing our home for the next three days was a bit intimidating. These 38-foot ‘Cats’ are nearly as wide as they are long and it reminds me of those giant motor homes seen crisscrossing the roads of America. My shipmates, both Moorings veterans, assured me sailing and maneuvering these ‘RV’s of the Seas’ is a piece of cake.

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