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Category Archives: Baja California

Mazatlán Food Culture: Beyond Shrimp & Pacifico Beer

hector's restaurant in Mazatlan, Mexico

I recently visited Mazatlán and attended their first Culinary Roots Festival; Raíces Culinarias Mazatlán 2015. The festival brought together chef’s from Mexico, Spain, Argentina and the United States who are incorporating the flavors and foods of Mazatlán on their menus. The festival took place over four days throughout the city and was a great way to learn about the up and coming chefs from this part of Sinaloa, Mexico. The… Read More

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10 Reasons You Must Visit Villa Del Palmar in Loreto

Beach front at Villa del palmar in loreto

1. Deep Sea Fishing This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to 891 fish species and a third of the world’s cetacean species (which are whales, dolphins, and porpoises). The Sea of Cortez is not only a top scuba and snorkeling spot in the world, it also offers world class deep sea fishing. During my trip to Loreto, I headed out for a one day deep sea fishing trip with… Read More

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Roland’s Spa Day at Villa Del Palmar

sabila spa sauna in Loreto, Mexico at Villa del Palmar

Question: Roland, on a recent trip to Loreto, Mexico you got to experience your first spa day and massage. What was it like? Tell me what happened when you arrived at Sabila Spa at Villa Del Palmar and about your experience. I checked in at the spa, then waited for the person to take me to the massage room. I think he was called a spa valet. I got a 30 minute massage… Read More

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The Best Gluten Free Resort in Mexico

Villa Del Palmar Loreto Gluten Free Resort

Traveling with a food allergy is challenging. I am gluten intolerant and my son is allergic to dairy and we have to be very cautious about food when traveling, especially internationally. I tend to be a bit skeptical that the language barrier may hinder complete understanding that I must not eat gluten versus I don’t like gluten. The last thing I want, is to be sick from eating gluten while… Read More

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A Perfect Day at Ensenada’s Hotel Coral & Marina

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I love Mexico. It is one of my favorite places in the world. It might be because of a road trip with my grandparents when I was 10 years old. We drove from Southern California to Cabo San Lucas and then back to La Paz, where we took the ferry across the Sea of Cortez to Mazatlan. We then drove back mainland staying in fishing villages and small towns along… Read More

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Susanna’s – Rosarito – Restaurant Review

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After spending the morning exploring Las Playas de Tijuana with a few friends, we headed about 20 minutes south to Rosarito Beach for lunch. It’s been years since I’ve visited the seaside town once known as the spot for a wild spring break. My memories of Rosarito include some wild spring break adventures during my days at San Diego State. Additional memories of Rosarito are from when I lived in… Read More

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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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