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Category Archives: Baja California

Malva – Valle de Guadalupe – Restaurant Review

Malva Restaurant in Valle de Gudalupe

If you take a look at Malva’s twitter page and website you will see …… Cocina hecha con ingredientes de la tierra Baja Californiana de la mano de nuestro Chef Roberto Alcocer. Cocina de Baja California por @alcocerroberto, criamos nuestros borregos, cuidamos nuestra huerta y huerto, cocinamos en asador y horno de lena. Translated to english this means:  Cooking made ​​with ingredients from the earth of Baja Californian hand of our Chef… Read More

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Wine Therapy While Exploring Valle de Guadalupe and Ensenada

We crossed the international border from San Diego to Tijuana and chose to drive the toll road (highway Mex1D) for our less than two hour drive to Valle de Guadalupe. The toll road parallels the free road (Mex 1) and is a faster drive but still gives you the same views of the ocean and the picturesque towns. An easy 80 mile drive south, at mile 63 turn left onto… Read More

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BC Bistro & Cava – Ensenada – Restaurant Review

I love a girls getaway. Even more fun is a mother-daughter getaway. It’s been a while since my mom, aka Penny Williams and I had a fun road trip or a weekend away together. Even better, this long weekend was in Baja California and was centered around wine tasting, food and spa treatments. I’d say that is the recipe for a relaxing and satisfying trip! We stayed at the Hotel Coral and Marina, located at… Read More

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Palacio Azteca – Tijuana – Restaurant Review

Ravioli with poblano cheese and spinach.

On a recent trip to Baja California I was fortunate to be invited to lunch with a friend Juan Arturo Saldana Angulo who works with Discover Tijuana. I had visited Ensenada and the Valle de Guadalupe wine region with Penny Williams, my mom and editor for 52Perfectdays.com and on our way back to San Diego we met up with Juan who took us on a tour of Tijuana; up into the… Read More

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A Cheese Cave, Wine Tasting and French Food in Baja

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It might surprise you that the culinary delights in and around Ensenada reach far beyond their famous fish tacos and a Margarita at Hussong’s Cantina.  A trip to the oldest cheese cave in Latin America, wine tasting and the oldest French restaurant in Ensenada all add up to one surprisingly Perfect Day in Baja . Begin your gastronomic adventure by heading south of Ensenada on the Ojos Negros #3. It’s… Read More

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Xcarat: Mayan Riviera’s Playground For All Ages

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When the princely white Arabian stallion fell in a puddle in the middle of the sprawling arena, we thought our perfectly planned day on the Mayan Riviera in Mexico had crashed to the floor along with the horse. In an instant, people in the stadium were on their feet, craning their necks to see what had happened. All human breathing stopped for a long, long moment during this white-knuckle event…. Read More

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A Day Exploring Cabo San Lucas Food and Shopping

Cabo San Lucas Exploration

What better way is there to start off a day in Baja than with a meal of huevos rancheros? The Mexican-style egg breakfast was served, along with orange juice, tortillas and salsa, by a delightful local girl named Maria. I enjoyed the meal in a small restaurant located in the heart of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur. Read More

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The Luck of the Whale Shark

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When my girlfriend Karen suggested that a road trip south to the Bahia de Los Angeles in Baja California early one November would be the best way to celebrate her birthday, my answer was a fast yes.

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San Ignacio’s Whale Lagoon

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Once a 30-ton gray whale has held you in its gaze while allowing you to rest your hand on its head, your perspective of life will never be the same.

There is no place on earth where you are more likely to have this experience than on the San Ignacio Lagoon, located on the central Pacific coast of Baja. Every winter, thousands of gray whales migrate to Baja to mate, calve and nurse. The whales relax and grow playful in the safety of the warm, salty lagoon. About 10% of the winter population has a penchant for approaching boats and interacting with the tourists.

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