Those familiar with Southern Baja will know the mission town of San Javier is small. Very small. Most visitors spend one hour here. Enough time for a selfie in from of the mission, a cold jicama juice from across the street, and a short walk along the cobblestoned Main Street. We spent three days and would have gladly stayed longer. There’s plenty to do in San Javier. … Read More Trippin’ from Scorpion Bay: Three Nights in San Javier
When there’s no surf in San Juanico there’s still plenty of fun to be had nearby. In the second of our ‘Day Trippin’ posts, we take a little tour to camp in Bahia Concepcion. If you have 4-wheel drive, high clearance and a taste for adventure, this beautiful destination is approximately 4 hours from San Juanico.… Read More Trippin’ from Scorpion Bay: Camping in Bahia Concepcion
Here at Baja Surf Yoga, we’ve been taking retreat groups to Todos Santos since 2016. We love this town as an intro-to-Mexico destination because it’s perfectly charming, easy to navigate, and offers new travelers a healthy mix of the familiar and unfamiliar.
After years of responding to requests for Todos Santos travel advice, surf and yoga advice, we’ve finally gotten smart and incorporated all our favorite haunts into this here blog. May it be of benefit to you in your travels.… Read More The Baja Surf Yoga Travel Guide for Todos Santos
Here’s something that’s important to us: sustainable travel and moving through the world doing the least harm possible. Yoga’s foundational practice of ethics, as outlined by the yamas and niyamas, puts “do no harm,” or ahimsa, at the top of the list. Hence, at Baja Surf Yoga we put effort into mindfully choosing the locations for each of our Southern Baja adventures. By doing so, we stay true to our yoga first philosophy.… Read More Sustainable Travel: Practicing Ahimsa on the Road
These are our favorite Baja plants! And lucky us, many of these plants live in Texas too, so we get to see them year round. All photos taken at Big Bend National Park in West Texas.… Read More Our Favorite Baja Flora. Also Plants.
La Paz is tucked inside a protected, north facing point on the Golfo de California, or Sea of Cortez. This is the ocean that Jacques Cousteau famously referred to as “the world’s aquarium” for its diversity and abundance of sea life. While they live in the open sea, whale sharks feed and give birth seasonally at several costal sites worldwide. These large gatherings near shore are referred to as aggregates. La Paz is one such feeding site, with juvenile whale sharks visiting here from winter to late spring each year.… Read More Swimming with Whale Sharks in Baja
In January I was lucky enough to be back in Todos Santos, and lucky enough that while wasting time scrolling through Facebook (not recommended but sometimes useful) I saw the announcement that Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C. was doing a turtle release that very evening. I showed up about 5 minutes before the designated release time… Read More Saving Baby Turtles with Tortugueros Las Playitas A.C.
By taking care of any living being, we take care of ourselves. On our last trip to Scorpion Bay, we were honored to spend some time touring this ranch for rescue horses with our new friend, Earthquake. Inspiring as f*ck.… Read More Rescue Horses of San Juanico: A Photo Tour of Hearts Help Horses
This short day trip from Scorpion Bay incorporates a little off-road adventure as well as one of Baja’s oldest Missions. If you’re ready to tackle this as we did, we recommend a high-clearance vehicle, and yes – we did use the 4×4 once.… Read More Day Trippin’ from Scorpion Bay: The San Juanico – Comondu – Purisima Loop
We didn’t want to leave Southern Baja, but if we’re going to quit our jobs and come back to Scorpion Bay to stay, we’ll have to go home to Austin and get the dogs anyway. So…back we go to Texas. … Read More Road Trip Log Part Two: The road home from Scorpion Bay to Austin