Baja Travel Resource Guide presented by:
Other Relevant WWW Links:
I've spent too much time surfing the web. The good side of this however is that maybe now you won't need to. Herewith is a collection of links that even I refer back to and use frequently (Note: Many of the stories and news links will be transferred permanently to BajaNomad.com in the future). For an even larger collection of Baja-related links, visit bajalinks.com.
- Yahoo! News -- Current news from the major wire services.
- San Diego Union-Tribune -- Current news from Mexico.
- Baja Information Pages The original source for Baja California information on the 'net. Maintained by Professor Fred T. Metcalf, Emeritus; U C Riverside. Here's a link just to see what's new.
- History and information on the peninsula from Walt Peterson, the author of The Baja Adventure Book. Good stuff.
- Tim Walker's Baja Pages. Stories, photos, links, and personal thoughts from a Baja aficionado.
- Baja Expo from "Carlos Fiesta." A guide to the peninsula from another well-traveled "regular."
- Deutsch/German guide to the peninsula from "El Aleman" at baja-web.
- BajaSi -- Website to proactively assist tourists with problems in the state of Baja California.
- Travel advisory for M�xico from the U.S. State Department. Warnings against firearms.
- Mexican Consulates in USA
- USA Consulates in Mexico (incl. Tijuana & Cabo San Lucas)
- Mexican Embassy & Consulates in Canada
- Canadian Embassy & Consulate offices in Mexico (incl. Tijuana & San Jose del Cabo)
- Ports of Entry -- List of US/Mexico border crossings and hours of operation.
- U.S. Customs Service -- What's the law?
- Pictures -- from professional landscape photographer John Pelafigue.
- Pictures -- from Dave Rogge & Doris Nerding.
- Pictures -- by professional photographer David M. Barron in Bahia de los Angeles.
- Current Mexican Peso exchange rate to major world currencies.
San Jose del Cabo:
Cabo San Lucas:
- Infrared (IR) Weather Satellite Image (50k) -- From NOAA.
- Satellite Image (25k) -- From USA Today.
- Enhanced Satellite Image (125k) -- An enhanced image.
- Low-Res / High-Res (65k / 225k) -- Enhanced Satellite Image from Intellicast.
- Enhanced GOES-10 Satellite Image (650k) -- From the National Weather Service.
- Water Vapor (125k) -- Color enhanced, Pacific Ocean hurricane region.
- Tropical Cyclone Page -- Major storm info, from the Naval Research Lab, Monterey.
- Hurricane/Tropical Data for Eastern Pacific -- From Unisys.
- Tropical Weather Center -- From Intellicast. (nice images here)
- Tropical Weather -- From Weather Underground. (interesting historical maps)
- National Hurricane Center -- Prediction center with info on storms May-November.
For more information on water, wave and tide conditions, see the Surfing page.
- Fishing Report, Amigos de Baja. Updated weekly. Excellent resource.
- Who's who of Baja dive shops. Good resource.
- Fins de Siecle -- Outside Magazine report on split-blade fins for divers/snorkelers.
- Baja Rock Art -- From the Getty Conservation Institute.
- Baja Rock Art -- Mostly the Sierra de San Francisco, from John Campbell.
- Research Notes -- Rock Art in Baja California Sur.
- Visitor Regulations -- Sierra de San Francisco Rock Art sites, from INAH.
- Baja Calif. suggestions for the active traveler from Outside Magazine.
- 2000 Dualsport Miles Through Mexico. A motorcycle adventure both on and off-road.
- The Mulege Ride -- Another motorcycle adventure.
- Tijuana & Mexicali -- Bullfight information.
- Animal Identification -- See a fish or bird you can't identify? Maybe this'll help.
- Sea Dwellers -- More sealife identification.
Gray Whales - Sea Turtles:
- Gray Whales -- Fact Sheet from the American Cetacean Society.
- Baja Whales page from Lori Salda�a.
- National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) page on Gray Whales of San Ignacio Lagoon.
- Baja California Sea Turtle Conservation Network
- Sea Turtles Go the Distance -- Loggerhead Turtles from Japan to Baja, and *back*.
- Tracking Project -- Sea Turtles of the Pacific.
- Turtles in Trouble -- National Geographic site for kids.
- It Takes a Village -- How Baja communities play a role in conservation.
When you've got time to read:
- Sea Watch -- Environmental organization focused on abuses taking place in the Sea of Cortez.
- The Dying Sea -- Originally a 1995 article from the Sacramento Bee newspaper on the Sea of Cortez. The writers have now followed up with a new story from July, 1999.
- Baja in Bloom. The colors of the desert in bloom.
- The Magonista Revolt in Baja California -- From the San Diego Historical Society.
- A Green Tortoise trip. Story of a trip with the Green Tortoise travel organization from Moon Publications. Similar to Green Tortoise is also the Adventure Bus organization.
- The paleomagnetism versus geology controversy.
- El Ni�o / La Ni�a. Information on these weather conditions, also from National Geographic.
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Last revised: June 21, 2002
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