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The History of Mining at Museo Ruta de Plata in El Triunfo

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018 in El Triunfo, La Paz, Mexico, Travel | 0 comments

The history of mining in the Baja California Peninsula at Museo Ruta de Plata in El Triunfo We had lunch at Cafe El Triunfo, and then our family walked next door to visit the Museo Ruta de Plata. The entrance to the museum is 100 pesos. About the Museum Museo Ruta de Plata preserves and interprets the rich mining heritage and settlement of the region. The private museum focuses on the period between 1750 and 1930. The Ruta de Plata region encompasses the entire Cape Region on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. Most Importantly, bringing history to life is their emphasis is on the La Paz Municipality. It is the 4th largest municipality by area in Mexico. That includes villages, towns and countryside spanning the width of the peninsula, from the Pacific Coast across to the Gulf...

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Exploring an Abandoned Mine in El Triunfo

Posted by on Dec 3, 2018 in El Triunfo, La Paz, Mexico, Travel | 0 comments

After having lunch at Cafe El Triunfo and visiting Museo Ruta de Plata, we walked behind the museum to get a closer look at La Ramona. The trail has a beautiful paved walkway that leads up to the historic mining chimney where your kids might get to see some wild chickens or even a cow or two. As we walked up to La Ramona, we were all in awe of the beauty of the structure and wondered how it was possible for such a large structure to be standing & so strong. Around the chimney were old pieces of mining equipment and the ruins of the old mine. While we were looking at La Ramona, a historian approached up and started talking to us about the history of the town and La Ramona. He was so pleasant and told...

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Best Pizza in Baja California: Cafe El Triunfo

Posted by on Nov 27, 2018 in Dining, El Triunfo, La Paz, Mexico, Travel | 1 comment

When planning our visit to El Triunfo during our stay in La Paz, Mexico, I did a little bit of research and learned that there is only one restaurant in the small town called Cafe El Triunfo. While exploring the town, I did learn that there are more restaurants in the town, but since I thought it was the only place to dine, we stopped in for lunch before learning about La Ramona and exploring the town. The minute that we drove into the small town, there was a sign on the side of the road directing visitors to the location of the cafe. We parked the car and walked up to the beautiful restaurant. The restaurant is one of the most beautiful places that I have ever dined at in Mexico. When you first step in the door,...

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La Ramona Mining Chimney in El Triunfo Mexico

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018 in El Triunfo, La Paz, Mexico, Travel | 1 comment

On my first trip to La Paz, Mexico, I heard about a mining chimney called La Ramona in El Triunfo that was made by Gustav Eiffel (who also built the Eiffel Tower) located in a small village just a short drive away from La Paz. Every time we have visited La Paz, we never had time to visit El Triunfo until recently. I initially thought that our visit to El Triunfo would be a short visit, but after spending time in the magical town, we ended up spending the entire day exploring. It took us about an hour to arrive in El Triunfo, and the drive leading into the town was absolutely breathtaking. The minute that we first spotted the small town from the road, I was in love. The first thing that I saw standing tall was La...

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The Best Fish Tacos in La Paz

Posted by on Feb 24, 2017 in La Paz, Mexico, Travel | 0 comments

Ever since visiting La Paz last May, I have been craving the fish tacos that I had at Tacos De Pescado El Estadio. They were the best fish tacos that I have ever eaten in my life, and I couldn’t wait to have more when I returned to La Paz. When planning our recently family weekend getaway, I made plans one morning to bring my family to Tacos De Pescado El Estadio for breakfast. Why fish tacos for breakfast? People who live in La Paz eat fish tacos for breakfast or lunch and then carne asada or al pastor in the evenings. Tacos De Pescado El Estadio is one of the most popular places that locals go for fish tacos for breakfast or lunch, and you’ll often see a long line on the weekends. Since the last time I...

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Touching Gray Whales in Magdalena Bay Mexico

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Featured, La Paz, Mexico, Travel | 0 comments

We visited as a guest If you’ve been following our family travel adventures, then you know how much we love to have unique and adventurous travel experiences. A couple of years ago, I heard about how during a short period out of the year, families can touch wild gray whales in Magdalena Bay, Mexico. That’s right – you can touch wild gray whales!! I didn’t realize that Magdalena Bay was close to La Paz, Mexico until a friend of mine posted that it was whale season in Magdalena Bay on her Facebook page. The minute that she told me that Magdalena Bay was just a couple of hours drive from La Paz, I went online to book our airline tickets to visit La Paz to see the whales. Why can you touch gray whales in Magdalena Bay and nowhere...

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How to use the ‘CBX’ Cross Border Xpress

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Featured, La Paz, Mexico, Travel | 22 comments

I love traveling to Mexico. It is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The country is rich with culture, delicious food, and welcoming people. Ever since I learned about the Cross Border Xpress (CBX), I will never travel to Mexico again without using it. Families can get flights to different regions of Mexico at 75% less than flying out of John Wayne or LAX. Last weekend, our family was able to have a weekend getaway to La Paz for less than the price of going to Palm Springs for the weekend!! Many of my friends are constantly asking me questions about how the Cross Border Xpress (CBX) works, so I decided to write a step-by-step guide on what to expect and how your family can use this great service to enjoy the benefits of affordable travel to...

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Swimming with Whale Sharks in La Paz Mexico

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in La Paz, Mexico, Travel | 1 comment

We visited as a guest of La Paz The one thing that I never thought I would ever be able to check off my bucket list was swimming with whale sharks. It’s been something that I had wanted to do since I was a teenager and thought that you could only experience it when traveling to Australia until recently when I went to La Paz, Mexico. It has only been a couple of years since swimming with whale sharks has been allowed in La Paz because the people are very protective of the ecosystem and animals living in the waters surrounding the small beach town. While visitors are now allowed to swim with the sharks, tour guides are limited to only allowing a small amount of people in the water. When I went to La Paz last month, I...

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Best Beach in Mexico: Balandra Beach in La Paz

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Featured, La Paz, Mexico, Travel | 1 comment

We visited as a guest of La Paz I have visited many beautiful beaches while traveling the world, but one beach clearly stood out to me as the most beautiful beach in the world, Balandra Beach. It was voted as one of the ten best beaches in Mexico by TripAdvisor, and it is clearly the #1 winner. Until visiting Balandra Beach in La Paz, Grace Bay beach in the Turks and Caicos was my favorite, but not anymore. Balandra Beach is unlike any other beach I have visited before. It is a perfectly shaped cove where visitors can walk for miles into the crystalline turquoise water without the water getting higher than your waistline. The best part – it is rarely crowded. While I was standing on the edge of sand looking at the water, the water would change...

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Elegant La Paz Dining at Steinbeck’s Restaurant

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Dining, La Paz, Mexico, Travel | 0 comments

We dined as a guest of La Paz When staying at Costa Baja Resort & Spa a night at Steinbeck’s is a must. The elegant restaurant features one of the best chefs in Baja who is pushing culinary boundaries with his delicious creations. On our second night in La Paz, we made reservations to have dinner at Steinbeck’s, and it was one of my favorite meals in La Paz. I had already snuck a quick taste of the chef’s talents when having a couple of appetizers after a full day at Balandra beach. The quesadilla that the chef made was mind blowing, and truly the best quesadilla that I’ve ever sunk my taste buds into. Plus, their signature cocktail, the blue coconut Curacao, is unforgettable. Before taking our seat in the elegant restaurant, we listened to live music on...

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Luxe Family La Paz Resort: Costa Baja Resort & Spa

Posted by on May 20, 2016 in Featured, La Paz, Mexico, Travel | 0 comments

We stayed as a guest of La Paz The one thing that I love about La Paz is that it is not commercialized, and all the resorts are small and intimate, making it perfect for families to relax and reconnect. The Costa Baja Resort & Spa is the premier travel destination for families visiting La Paz offering beautiful panoramic ocean views from almost every room, and is located right on a soft sandy beach. Costa Baja Resort & Spa is a 5-10 minute drive outside of town making it a peaceful resort for families. They offer exceptional service, and everyone who stays at the resort is treated like family. Rooms The rooms are large enough for growing families to feel comfortable. The room that we stayed in had a large veranda where families can have meals together or relax...

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How CBX Makes Traveling to Mexico Affordable

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in La Paz, Mexico, Puerto Vallarta, Travel | 6 comments

We traveled as a guest of La Paz I love Mexico. I love the people, the culture, the food, and the beauty of the country. Our family spends lots of time in Ensenada, Rosarito, and Valle de Guadalupe because it has always been affordable to drive down from Southern California. While I love spending my time in these regions of Mexico, there is so much more of the country I want to explore, but the cost of travel has always been too high to travel on a regular basis until the recent opening of the Cross Border Xpress (CBX). When making arrangements to visit La Paz for the first time, it was an ideal time to test out CBX. Flights to La Paz from John Wayne or LAX can range anywhere from $350+ per person, but when flying out...

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Best Taco Shop in La Paz: Taqueria el Sabroso

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in La Paz, Mexico, Travel | 0 comments

We dined as a guest of La Paz What is the first thing to do when visiting La Paz? Go to a local taco shop! After checking into the Costa Baja Resort and Spa, we drove to have authentic tacos at the popular local dining destination, Taqueria el Sabroso. While there are many places to get great tacos in La Paz, it is always the small local taco shops that are the best. When we arrived at Taqueria el Sabroso, my mouth started to water when I first breathed in the delicious aroma of the food being cooked. There was my favorite pork slowly spinning and marinating on a trompo just waiting to be thinly sliced to make amazing tacos al pastor, and fresh meats and vegetables ready to be sizzled on the grill. After taking our seat at...

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The Best Ice Cream in La Paz: La Fuente

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in La Paz, Mexico, Travel | 0 comments

We dined as a guest of La Paz Whenever I am in Mexico, I have to go for ice cream. When I had my first taste of ice cream while on a mission trip in Ensenada, it was love at first bite. The ice cream made in Mexico is nothing even close to the ice cream sold in the US because everything is made from scratch using real ingredients. Just hours after landing in La Paz, we had lunch at Bismarkcito, explored museo de la ballena, and then cooled down with some delicious ice cream at La Fuente. La Fuente is well known along the baja coastline for having some of the best ice cream in the region. The restaurant is decorated with festive colors that is inviting for families and has one of the largest selection of flavors...

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Museo de La Ballena ‘Whale Museum’ in La Paz

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in La Paz, Mexico, Travel | 0 comments

We visited as a guest of La Paz One of the neatest hidden gems in La Paz is the newly opened Museo de La Ballena (Whale Museum.) Located right along the Malecon it is a place where families are invited to learn about the different whales living in the waters surrounding the magical town of La Paz. When we first arrived at the museum, after having lunch at Bismarkcito, there was a giant whale skeleton outside the doors of the museum, and that was just a small taste of what was to come. We entered the museum into a gift shop where we were introduced to a guide who escorted us into the museum. The guide was one of the most knowledgable museum docents that I have had the pleasure of meeting, and carefully took his time to share...

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Seafood and Ocean Breezes at Bismarkcito in La Paz

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in La Paz, Mexico, Travel | 0 comments

We dined as a guest of La Paz Just a few minutes after our Volaris plane landed in La Paz from Tijuana, we took a short drive to the popular local dining destination, Bismarkcito. The owner of the restaurant started many years ago with a small fish taco stand along the Malecon, and over the years have grown to have one of the most popular family restaurants in La Paz. The restaurant features a large indoor circular bar where locals and tourists are often found sharing a cocktail together while basking in the cool ocean breezes. There is both indoor and patio seating, that both offer guests panoramic views of the crystalline waters. We were fortunate enough to get a table on the outdoor patio and sipped on a refreshing margarita while celebrating our arrival to the beautiful city...

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