Snorkel Here

Snorkel Here

A little gem of a beach we call Punta Pescadero.  You can search beaches far and wide and never come to such a special spot.  White sand with some of the best snorkeling you will find, certainly here in Los Barriles, BCS Mexico.  Pack your bags, fill up your cooler, umbrellas, beach chairs and towels, and head out for an amazing day at the beach.  And don’t forget the snorkel gear.  You will be refreshed and wow’d!

 

It’s a Los Barriles thing

It’s a Los Barriles thing

At Caffe Encinalito of course, located in Los Barriles BCS.  The #1 Los Barriles cafe roasting its own coffee to create quality coffees, espresso drinks (flat whites/lattes), smoothies, sodas, home-baked goodies.

A popular gathering spot for the locals with a quaint atmosphere for that amazing cup o’joe and a great place to meet new people and talk about how amazing Los Barriles and the towns people are.

Come on down and check it out for yourself and might I suggest a yummy Frappe too.

An Awesome Sunrise

An Awesome Sunrise

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The start to an incredible day on Baja’s Awesome Sport Fishing here in Los Barriles, BCS Mexico.  What could be seen as just another day here in Los Barriles I find myself soaking in these beautiful moments and not taking this incredible beauty for granted.  And what better way to enjoy one of these sunrise gems but to board The Too Awesome for a day of fishing, fun, and friendship.  And let’s not forget the signature swim in the middle of the day with your Sirena (Mermaid) friends out in the middle of the Sea of Cortez.

And oh the fun we had cruising down past Los Frailes, catching a few fish, taking a deep sea swim, and then snorkeling with Sea Lions.  Ahhhh, life is good here on the East Cape of BCS, Mexico.  Check us out at East Cape Vacation Rentals and join us in the beauty and incredible Baja surroundings.

 

Planet Pickleball

Planet Pickleball

The Aliens have landed

The line-up

The line-up

Yes, they are here.  Pickleball players are being born each day.  This little fishing village has turned into Planet Pickleball.  It is sweeping the dirt roads of Los Barriles, BCS, Mexico and creating an entirely new culture.  And the term “Aliens” is spoken with nothing but endearment.

What an incredible addition to this amazing little piece of paradise we call home.  To see the involvement of so many people getting out and being active and having so much fun, it is priceless.  Not that we needed any extra activities but indeed this brings a whole new culture to the ease of this place.

Variety is the spice of life

Apparently variety is the spice of life.  All ages and backgrounds have latched onto this sport that I keep hearing is new but my research tells me that Pickleball has been played since 1965.

Badminton or Tennis… nope!  While it holds similarities in that there are paddles and a court you might think so.  But Pickleball is it’s own game.

 And the man who caused all the commotion

Mr. Steve Herter

Mr. Steve Herter also known as a fly fishing guru and is quite the player himself.  What started as a few getting together to pass some time expanded into a well rounded and diverse group that meet each morning at the new park in Los Barriles, BCS Mexico to Pickle around.  I have to admit I was skeptical as I watched from the side lines thinking it truly was not for me, that I needed a better work out and more to keep my mind exercised properly.  I finally got out and tried it on for size.  Boy was I wrong.  Not only is it incredible fun but the work out was fantastic.  And getting to know some people I have seen around this Village Paradise for years and am now out playing on a court and being humbled at all levels of play.  My assessment is basically that I bought a paddle at the end of my first go around and I now stop by for some play whenever I can to get a sweat on.  And a sweat ensues indeed.

So, on your next visit come on out and check it out.  Guaranteed for a good bit of fun and some fantastic people meeting.

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Meet Las Casitas

Meet Las Casitas

So, you are thinking about a visit to Los Barriles, BCS, Mexico.  Well, have we got the place for you.  This lovely 2 bedroom/2 bath home is located just steps from the beach and offers the most beautiful, cozy, tranquil setting you can imagine.

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The Perfect Little Hide-a-Way

This little hide-a-way has everything you need to make a Baja Vacation just perfect.
Comfy rooms and open patio star gazing.  Las Casitas located just north of downtown Los Barriles about 2-1/2 miles and only steps from the beach of the Sea of Cortez.  Beach combing, relaxing, sport fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and kiting to name a few of the wonderful things you will enjoy while here.

Start your day right

Just relax and allow the birds to greet you each morning while you sip that fresh hot cup of coffee and take in your surroundings.  Start your day right and get your feet on the beach and smell that fresh Sea of Cortez air.
It is all waiting for you here in Los Barriles, BCS, Mexico and we have the perfect spot for you to enjoy.

Check it out and plan that get-a-way you so desire.
We look forward to seeing you here in the most incredible place.

Bad Road, Good People

Yep, it’s that good old Baja saying we use in these parts.  “Bad Road, Good People”  Indeed this is truth.  As I was driving home from the office today and turned off the short bit of pavement that exists here in Los Barriles I noticed it, that long awaited sign of yes… the grader.

We live in the most amazing community here in Baja, Mexico.  You can do most anything your heart desires.  Fishing in the Spring, Summer, and early Fall being the most popular times.  Winter brings those amazing wind sports in Kiting and Windsurfing.  On those non-windy days there is Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Mountain Biking, some incredible Hiking, Beach combing, and lets not forget the now ever popular “Pickleball” and just about anything else you can dream yourself being involved with as you pass a typical Baja day.  From a vibrant Sunrise over the Sea of Cortez to a serene pastel Sunset over the Sierra de La Laguna

Yep, it is paradise indeed.  And who cares if the Bad Road home is graded.  They will get to it in good time and until then there is some incredible moment to be had with some down right Good People.

“Ultimate Sun Rise”

“Ultimate Sun Rise”

Yes, it’s a tough job but someone has to be the recipient of it.  Here on the East Cape each morning begins with an incredible, unique, Baja Sunrise.  In fact Amazing, Awesome, Spectacular are some of the other ways we describe a typical Sun Rise here in Los Barriles, B.C.S.

We are so pleased to have shared the gorgeous surroundings of Casa de Dos Perros where these shots were captured, and all it has to offer with our lovely guests, The Richardson’s who had this to say of their visit with us, “Here are some of the sunrise pictures that we took. We had a fantastic time. This house is truly amazing and I am sad to leave.”

As we exit summer and enter my favorite time of year, Fall, we reflect on all that is perfect here.  Without fail, each morning begins with a glimpse into yet another day in Paradise.  A hike in the hills, a run down a long dusty road, a little yoga, a day of fishing, or the proverbial cup of coffee in hand all welcome the morning hours of the perfect Baja Sun Rise.  So peaceful and so sure.
We invite you to experience the magic!

Oscar Organic Veggie’s

Oscar Organic Veggie’s

He’s Back!  Available this year at Plaza del Pueblo in front of our office, Unit #17 East Cape Vacation Rentals here in Los Barriles, B.C.S.

And, while you are shopping for your yummy Organic veggis you can purchase these great Recycle Bags which helps to support East Cape Recycling Baja

 

 

Turtle Release

Turtle Release

Have you ever had the opportunity to see a Sea Turtle up close?  Better yet, how about helping baby turtles make it to the Sea of Cortez here in Los Barriles, B.C.S.?
Watch these babies make their way to the Sea  (click this link to view)
Grupo Tortuguero Los Barriles founder Noe Araiza Fiol began this program in 2009.
They have since protected, hatched, and released over 15,000 sea turtle eggs to date.  Noe noticed fewer and fewer turtles hatching, and having a young daughter, worried she would grow up and not see them any longer.

Turtles heading for the Sea of Cortez

Five species of sea turtles have reproduced between La Paz and Todos Santos.  Their numbers have dropped since 1997 due mostly to human activity.  All 5 species are endangered now; 2 on the verge of extinction.

– Did you know that turtles spend their entire lives at sea.
– Only females come ashore to lay eggs every 2-5 years.
– 50% of hatchings never make it to open sea.
– They eat crabs, shrimp, lobster, urchins, jellies, algae, and fish.
– They live 40-60 years, some to 100!

Turtle nests, dated for estimated hatch date

The nests are labeled with estimated hatch date and checked daily by Noe who started this wonderful project to insure the safety of the nests and helping the little ones make it to the Sea.  There are so many obstacles, just to be hatched.  And then, actually hitting the water is a journey for these little guys.

Just hatched, waiting to be released

From now through most of November you too can share this incredible opportunity of a turtle release and be a part of one of the most amazing happenings here in Baja Sur.  Grupo Tortuguero Los Barriles provides an amazing experience free of charge to anyone that is interested.  There are typically a couple releases per week.
It is an experience you will never forget.

Noelia Araiza helps her father

Turtle Nests

Hope to see you here in Los Barriles, the most awesome place on the planet.

Kindergarden Education and Release

Noe goes to the schools for an education day and then follows with a turtle release that the children attend, like this one on October 12, 2012.

Kody releasing his first Turtle

 

 

5 O’clock Traffic

5 O’clock Traffic

Yes, even here in the lovely village of Los Barriles we encounter 5 O’clock traffic!

5 O’clock Traffic

While it takes on a little different look and appeal, it is still traffic.  You can find yourself in the midst of this each day as the heard is heading home for their version of dinner and a good nights sleep.  Only to return to their roaming of the beautiful outback of Los Barriles the next morning.
I have to say, I much prefer this style of Traffic and I am sure you will too!