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Publisher’s Note Published by Pack Publishing Publishers: John & Rachel Pack; Sales: Bill Maine & Rachel Pack; Photography: Victor Rodriguez Ratliff & Mark Dille, Ben Jamin, John Pack, Rachel Pack ; Writers: Jon Spinner, Mark Dille, Tom Lindemann, John Pack, Rachel Pack Phone: San Felipe - 686-230-9933 US Fax - 805-277-9643 • US Phone - 800-395-6896 Mailing Address: San Felipe Magazine/ Yetmail #460 Av Mar de Cortez Sur #1049B San Felipe, BC Mexico 21850 PO Box 9019 Calexico, CA 92232 Email: info@sanfelipebaja.info Website: sanfelipebaja.info Pack Publishing, San Felipe Magazine and sanfelipebaja.info do not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any of the information, content or advertisements (collectively, the “Materials”) contained herein, nor the quality of any products, information or other materials displayed, purchased, or obtained by you as a result of an advertisement or any other information and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions any and all contents. You hereby acknowledge that any reliance upon any Materials shall be at your sole risk. Pack Publishing, San Felipe Magazine and sanfelipebaja.info are not liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages arising out of information provided in this magazine, Information provided in this magazine are done so for entertainment only.

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Healthcare is a concern of every new resident of Mexico. So, in this issue of San Felipe Magazine we interview private Publishers John & Rachel Pack practice physician Dr. Abosola, explore Mexican Social Security (IMSS), look into how to choose international health coverage and see what’s new at San Felipe Hospital. We are proud to introduce DINING GUIDE and GREEN SHEETS, our two new magazine sections. The Dining Guide provides easy reference to the hottest restaurants, news, food trivia, recipes and more. In this issue we attend the Grand Opening of the new BajaMar Steakhouse. The Green Sheet is our new real estate section with listings, news, and articles. Jon Spinner gives us some great ideas for keeping your home cooler when the summer months start beating you down. Also, Uria Amor introduces her new real estate business TRES and Steve Sullivan of People’s Gallery explains his cactus characters. Plus, Tom Lindemann takes a long hard road to San Felipe. It’s time for us to take a short break and get rested up for the all new season beginning in October. We are excited the great ideas and projects including continuing to improve the magazine and provide greater coverage of San Felipe and showcase the people, business, real estate and lifestyle. We’re also going to begin work on a compilation CD of local musical artists, Sounds of San Felipe for charity and Road Trips, which are small excursions of San Felipians across Baja and Mexico. Oh yes, I almost forgot – we will be publishing monthly beginning October through June. We worked around the clock on this issue and hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed producing it for you. Enjoy your Summer, John & Rachel Pack


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Sonshine Hacienda Home for Children Sonshine Hacienda Home for Children reached 25% completion of their building SURMHFW ÂżQLVKLQJ WKH inter-roof phase. 7KH ÂżUVW EXLOGLQJ ZLOO VHUYH DV WKH JUHDW room, dining area, kitchen, laundry room, Doctors consultation room and a staff bathroom. In the next phase, construction of the second structure will begin, which will be home to two of the four dorm rooms, one of the restroom/shower rooms and one of the two rooms for staff members. Without the dedication of Construction Superintendent John Gilbert and coordinator Bonnie Gilbert, alongside Mexican construction crew and Architect, they would still be standing, looking at bare land. PLEASE SEND YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS TO: MARKETPLACE MISSIONS. PO BOX 1274 NEWCASTLE CA 95658. Project Update from Gary and Karen Lewis.

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process from which Ejidatarios can convert the land to private property. The government now “regularizeâ€? Ejido lands. Be sure to purchase Ejido lands properly regularized or in the process. The ultimate goal is to get private title though a 0H[LFDQ EDQN WUXVW ³¿GHRFRPLVR´ RU 0H[LFDQ corporation. Buying land that was entitled as an ejido can be a safe and prosperous personal or business venture. Make sure that the land has been fully privatized or is in the process of regularization and purchase an Owner’s Policy of Title Insurance for your property. A title insurance policy on Mexico Land, can insure that the land is clear. As a potential Mexican real estate buyer, you should know the difference between private property and Ejido land. Alway consult a professional.

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LOCAL ART Artist Steve Sullivan is the Cactus Man by Rachel Pack

teve Sullivan is the Cactus Man.Best known for his water color “Cactus Man” and the “Cactus People”. His cactus character have a jazzy and playful feel; \RXFDQ¿QG\RXUIULHQGVDQGIDPLO\LQWKH paintings with just a little imagination. Cactus is not the only characters he brings to life, he sees faces in palms, chili peppers, and other desert life. Steve is inspired by weather, people, landscapes, and of course the plant life of San Felipe. “What could be better than living next to the Sea of Cortez and seeing the desert at the same time?” Driving his bike WKURXJK WKH GHVHUW LV ZKHUH \RX PLJKW ¿QG him looking for new characters in the cactus. He says they shout out to him and thats when they become his newest creations. In 3rd grade Steve remembers creating an Aztec calendar using paper mache; this SURMHFWKHOSHGKLP¿QGRXWKRZPXFKKHHQjoyed creating art. He began with paper and moved to paint, as an owner of a sign shop

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in Los Angeles he was able to work with many different mediums, keeping him ÀH[LEOHDQGWUDLQLQJKLVFUDIW Art is apart of his life not only because he is an artist himself, but becasue he shares the passion with his wife Linda. Together they own The Peoples Gallery and have been showing and promoting local artist for years. For almost 18 years the two of them have live here in San Felipe and they have seen the art scene grow and change and want to see it continue to mature. “The art community future seems to only bring good things” says Steve. Take a trip to The People’s Gallery; meet Steve and enjoy his art. He will be Happy to show you around, but don’t go knocking until the 3rd week in September, he and Linda are on summer brake.


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The Grand Opening of San Felipe’s Newest Steakhouse BajaMar Steak House is the newest addition to the BajaMar family of restaurants. A big wood burning grill is proudly displayed just inside the etched glass front doors. A clear indication BajaMar Steak House takes it’s grilling seriously. Offering a variety of beef, pork, chicken and seafood dishes in a fine dining environment with neatly dressed and courteous service staff.

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Tattoo Rose Cafe Opening Soon Buttermilk biscuit with Jimmy Dean sausage gravy screams good hearty breakfast and Tattoo Rose Cafe had one of the heartiest…then it was gone. Now, the Tattoo Rose Café is making a return in midAugust. We can expect some great home cooked favorites. The new Tattoo Rose Cafe is at Mar de Cortez 161 (next to Baja Ink Tattoo).

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ON BUILDING On Building in San Felipe:

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space. White or other light colored paints UHĂ&#x20AC;HFWWKHVXQVUD\VDQGDOVRKHOSNHHSWKH interior cool. Another possibility for an existing home is to apply rigid insulation to the exterior of the building, then re-stucco over the insulation. These tips will reduce the load on your a/c system and therefore reduce your monthly electric bill. But what if you want an even lower electric bill or to eliminate it totally? In these cases, we look back to the time proven tactics employed by our ancestors, people who lived in similar climates to ours before mechanical refrigeration was available. Today we call these techniques â&#x20AC;&#x153;passive cooling.â&#x20AC;? Our ancestors called it â&#x20AC;&#x153;common sense.â&#x20AC;? Centuries of trial and error have provided us with some extremely effective cooling strategies. ,QIDFWWKHÂżUVWLFHFUHDPVZHUHSURGXFHG centuries before mechanical freezers, in the hot arid environment we now know of as Iran! Keeping cool using passive cooling requires an understanding of human comfort levels; temperature vs. relative humidity.

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Natural Ventilation Using only air movement to cool the home and occupants - refreshing sea breezes can be incorporated into the building design through cross ventilation. High Thermal Mass The ability of a material to absorb heat during the day and release it at night. To be effective the thermal mass material must


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Dr. Abosola Caring f or hi s S a n F e l i p e f a m ily. MD: Dr. Abosola, have you always lived in San Felipe? Dr. Abosola: No, I grew up in Puebla City. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a big city about 1 hour and a half from Mexico City where I went to medical school. MD: When did you get here and how did you come to be here of all the places you could have set up practice? Dr. Abosola: I came 26 years ago. In Mexico they have â&#x20AC;&#x153;government schoolingâ&#x20AC;?. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free, well, almost free. We have to pay back to the government with one year social service in a rural area. I came in 1981 for 1 year only, and then I was going back. My dream then was to be a plastic surgeon. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been 26 years and I have a private practice. I have also been coroner for San Felipe for 21 years and was part of St James Hospital when it started. 0' $UH \RX VWLOO DIÂżOLDWHG ZLWK WKH hospital here? Dr. Abosola: No, I am working on building my own little hospital. 20 - San Felipe Magazine

MD: Where will that be? Dr. Abosola: Right here. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m adding a surgery room, 2 beds for patients, an XRay machine and we already have the emergency room and a lab. The new parts should be ready in October. I have other doctors that are now working with me here; a Gynecologist and a Surgeon. MD: What do you do now for patients that need surgery? Dr. Abosola: Right now, for surgery, I send patients to Mexicali. MD: What hospital do you go to? Dr. Abosola: Different hospitals. It depends on how much the patient can afford. Some patients have no money and have to go to the General Hospital. MD: What is that like? Dr. Abosola: That can be very bad because they have so many people and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a government hospital so they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always have the supplies they need. It can be very crowded and long waits. The General Hospital has to treat any patient Dr. Abosola continued on page 24


Medical International Health Insurance for Expatriates in Mexico

consultations and primary care as well as some prescribed drugs. At-home nursing care and emergency dentistry are sometimes options.

Maybe you remember the old America Express commercials with the tag line â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Leave Home Without it.â&#x20AC;? Well, when you move to Mexico, one of the most important things not to forget to purchase is international health insurance. Your financial security is dependent on getting adequate international health insurance.

For coverage that is more extensive there are comprehensive plans with higher premiums that may cover psychiatry, organ transplants, rehabilitation, home nursing, childbirth, home delivery, general practitioners consultations, eye and ear specialists, and other specialists. Diagnostic tests such as lab work, x-rays, scans, etc., may also be covered.

What Is Covered, What Is Not? There are many multinational insurance companies offering international health insurance plans to meet the needs of expatriates. Basic plans usually provide for in-patient or inhospital care, covering hospital accommodation, surgeons, physicians, and anesthetistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; charges. Included too, are specialists in radiology, pathology, oncology, and radiotherapy. Local road ambulance is also usually covered. If you are looking for a more enhanced plan, that policy may also include outpatient visits as primary consultations and primary care, also some therapies such as acupuncture, osteopathy, physiotherapy, homeopathy, primary

While some international health plans include emergency travel medical and evacuation coverage, which would provide for immediate transportation from Mexico to the nearest center of medical excellence for treatment of emergency conditions, almost all international health plans offer the option of adding it for an extra fee. Repatriation of remains is also often included.

All health insurance plans have some restrictions and exclusions, such as hazardous sport or occupational activities. Pre-existing conditions known or unknown before being insured are typically not covered. Depending on the condition, however, some insurers can underwrite and cover it for an added premium. There are often exclusions like cosmetic treatment, care for sexually transmitted diseases, alcohol & drug abuse and self-inflicted injuries. Most international health plans exclude treatment related to menopause, pregnancy, and childbirth. However, a few plans cover a normal or complicated delivery after a 12month waiting period once the policy is in force. Insurance continued on page 24

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What Will it Cost Me? Most comprehensive plans usually cost just over double that of a basic in-hospital plan. With most plans, you may choose to have 100% of approved charges covered, or you may lower your premium costs by paying 20% of the charges yourself. You also save by electing to pay a deductible amount. International health insurance is generally less expensive than comparable domestic U.S. coverage because the insurer knows that most regular claims are paid outside of the U.S. If you live close to the USA or you’re an American or Canadian citizen, you should definitely make sure your health plan covers treatment there. If you get a serious illness or injury in Mexico, most people will want to get further treatment completed in the United States. A major factor in determining a premium is your age. Some plans also consider gender. If you are in your 50s or beyond, make sure that the policy will cover you for life and look out for large increases over 60. In addition to the basic and comprehensive plans described here, varieties of plans are available with different levels of coverage. Whatever your needs or circumstances, researching your health insurance options is an important part of planning your life in a new country such as Mexico. Be sure to look at plans offered by various reputable insurance companies, read the find print and ask questions if there are items you don’t understand. A wise choice now is a vital part of your financial security. David G. Tompkins, President of TFG Global Insurance Solutions Ltd and owner of Expat Financial, can be reached at info@tfgglobal. com or www.expatfinancial.com and at 800232-9415 or 604-351-5278. His company offers international health insurance along with travel medical, trip cancellation and expatriate life and disability insurance.

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that goes there, if they are from Mexico or someplace else. MD: Tell me about IMSS and the medical care they provide. Is it something we, as non nationals, should consider?

Dr. Abosola: For primary care it is not good. You have to wait several days for an appointment and they don’t have doctors and nurses that speak English, it can be a nightmare if you don’t speak Spanish. It’s like a Mexican going to the US and having doctors that don’t speak Spanish. If the patient has concerns and can’t get answers. They don’t always have what is needed to

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care for everyday illness. For big events or big accidents, they have good hospitals. MD: For a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big Eventâ&#x20AC;? how do we get to a hospital in the US or in Mexicali?

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can go by car. MD: What are the biggest concerns that you hear from Gringos? Dr. Abosola: Biggest concerns are emergencies. What do I do if I have a heart attack? MD: What do we do? Dr. Abosola: We have equipment to stabilize the patient and then transfer them to a hospital in Mexicali or the United States. MD: Do you have a lot of emergencies from the races [off road racing]? Dr. Abosola: Not really. They have a lot of people they bring down to cover medical. They have their own helicopters. The patient wants to go home. MD: How about Samana Santa? Dr. Abosola: OH, Too many people! They send a lot of doctors and nurses from Mexicali. I have a lot more than usual at that time. MD: How would you say Mexican Medical Care compares to that of the US? Dr. Abosola: For basic care and primary care it is good. The attention is very similar. For technology there is no comparison, US is ahead. MD: Tell me about US medical coverage down here...how does that work? Dr. Abosola: The way I work is to charge the patient and give them a receipt with all procedures listed and they take it to their insurance to get reimbursed. MD: I heard rumor that you may open a hospital north of town, is that true? Dr. Abosola: There was an offer. It would mean that I would be away from the town and my patients and I would miss them. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very happy here and feel my obligations are with the people of San Felipe. MD: I know that I have always felt great under your care. Thanks for talking to me and thanks for your commitment to all of us in San Felipe. 'U$ERVRODFDQEHUHDFKHGDWKLVRIÂżFH 686-577-1700 www.sanfelipebaja.info - 25

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care for Social Security recipients vary in quality. While major urban institutions may provide adequate to advanced and highly specialized services, rural hospitals are often more limited. Many IMSS doctors see patients in an IMSS clinic as well as a private practice setting. However, IMSS clinics do not allow a choice of physicians. The system is similar to HMOs in the US where patients must get a referral from the primary care physician to a specialist. The cost of the health care coverage is approximately $225.00 U.S. per year and may be applied for during the months of January, February, July and August. It will take approximately six to nine months for your coverage to be activated once you are accepted. However, once accepted you are a life member as long as your premiums are paid. To qualify for IMSS up you must have a Passport, FM2, FM3, or Immigrado status, birth certificate, marriage license, if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re married and proof of residency. IMSS will require you to bring the above, along with two passport size pictures of yourself. You will also be required to fill out a health questionnaire disclosing any pre-existing conditions. The first year IMSS only covers minor illness, such as colds etc, nothing involving surgery. Emergencies such


as car accidents, and such things as appendicitis, heart attack, etc. are also covered. In the second year, everything except broken bones and in the third year everything is covered, including all your medication as long as you get it at IMSS. Medications are not covered if purchased at any other pharmacy. The application process may be daunting, so expect bureaucratic delays. To avoid any potential hassles, we recommend that you ask for an agent who will complete the legwork for you for about US $50â&#x20AC;&#x201C;75. Once approved, applicants are assigned a primary care physician who must certify the health of the individual via general exam. Your appointment also enters you into the IMSS database, which will enable you to receive care if you become ill in another part of the country.

One drawback of all Mexican hospitals is that although most specialist physicians speak fluent English, many nurses do not. A Spanish-speaking person to translate for doctors and nurses is recommended. Translation may be necessary both at appointments and for hospitalization. Once covered by IMSS insurance, it is recommended that you have your private physician in Mexico recommend you to the IMSS clinic or Hospital for further treatment when necessary as they will refer you to the best local expert available and make the necessary appointments for you. The official IMSS government site is at: http://www.imss.gob.mx/

There are varying opinions on the quality and user friendliness of the IMSS system. But the following interesting health-care statistics might help you decide what is best for you: Because of the low cost of medical care in Mexico, many who are insured by IMSS use it only for catastrophic medical problems. Preferring to pay for noncatastrophic care out of pocket, avoiding the lines for doctor appointments and medication. Although less than 3 percent of the Mexican population possesses a private medical insurance policy, 52 percent of the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s total medical expenditures are for private medical services. In fact, more than 25 percent of Mexicans with IMSS insurance pay for their medical expenditures out of pocket. www.sanfelipebaja.info -- 27 27 www.sanfelipebaja.info


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Large Home in Campo Ocotillo $139,000. 1 BR, 1-1/2 BA, Fully furnished, Approx. 1800 sq.ft. Teresa Hutt, Amor Property, US 760494-3639, MX 577-0611 Beach Front Home in Town on Two Lots $1,300,000, 2 BR, 3 BA, Separate Caretaker’s Apt, All furnished, Suzuki Tracker, Uria Amor, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 Bungalow with Separate Casita & Separate Art Studio $249,000 2 BR, 2 BA, Large Kitchen Interior Courtyard, Fruit Trees, Rose Garden Teresa Hutt, Amor Property, US 760494-3639, MX 577-0611 Two-Story Home in Fracc. Del Mar $195,000, 2 BR, 1-1/2 BA, Tuscanstyle decorating, furnished, sea views, Uria Amor, Amor Property, US 760494-3639, MX 577-0611 Beach-Front Bungalow at Club de Pesca $225,000. 2 BR, 2 BA, 150 ft. beach frontage, furnished, garage. Teresa Hutt, Amor Property, US 760494-3639, MX 577-0611 Brand-New Home in Playa de Oro $399,950. 3 BR, 2 BA, S/S Appliances, Turret-style Dining, Upgraded Uria Amor, Amor Property, US 760-4943639, MX 577-0611 7-Acre Commercial Property Downtown San Felipe $800,000 Location! 5 Hectareas Near Airport $250,000 Vacant Parcel, Electric & Water Nearby Uria Amor, Amor Property, US 760494-3639, MX 577-0611 1 Hectarea Near Airport $55,000 Vacant Lot, Electric & Water In Uria Amor, Amor Property, US 760-494-

Lot in Mision Los Sahuaros $109,000 Lot is approx. 4,357 s.f., very close to community pool & amenities. Teresa Hutt, Amor Property, US 760-4943639, MX 577-0611 Two Lots in Playa de Oro a) $104,000 b) $114,000 [both $199,000] Located side-by-side at end of cul-de-sac, a) approx. 419 m2 b) approx. 441 m2, Uria Amor, Amor Property, US 760494-3639, MX 577-0611 Vacant Lot North of Arches in San Felipe $125,000 Large Lot with Hwy. 5 Frontage, Approx. 3,548 m2 Uria Amor, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 Two Lots in Fracc. Del Mar $69,000 Each Lot Side-by-side lots each 24x24 m2; make an offer on both Uria Amor, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 El Dorado Ranch, Rancho del Sol (ERL-027) $37,000 Homes Only Electric Lot. 82’x100’ Rick Kemmer, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 El Dorado Ranch, Vista del Sol (ERL-028) $47,500 - SOLD - Corner Lot; Homes Only Electric. 165’x117’x65’x126’x79’. Rick Kemmer, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 El Dorado Ranch, Vista del Sol (ERL029) $92,000. One of the largest, most unique lots in ER. Approx. 1.14 acres. Mike Deegan, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 El Dorado Ranch, Vista del Sol (ERL-

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Electric. View Lot. 100’x100’, Bill Maine, Amor Property, US 760-4943639, MX 577-0611 El Dorado Ranch, Palos Verdes South (ERL-026) $49,000, Mult-Use, Electric Lot. Excellent Location, Front Row. 100’x100’, Teresa Hutt, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 El Dorado Ranch, Palos Verdes South (ERL-060) $44,950, Homes Only. Electric. Corner Sea View Lot. Owner will take terms. 150’x100’, Uria Amor, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 El Dorado Ranch, Palos Verdes South (ERL-097) $42,500, Homes Only. Electric. Corner Lot. 100’x100’ Rick Kemmer, Amor Property, US 760494-3639, MX 577-0611 El Dorado Ranch, Palos Verdes South (ERL-091) $44,000 Homes Only. Electric. Corner Lot. $1K CASH BONUS to Buyer’s Agent. 123’x100’, Teresa Hutt, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 El Dorado Ranch, Palos Verdes South (ERL-092) $45,000, Homes Only. Electric. End lot next to green belt. 86’x100’, Teresa Hutt, Amor Property,

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L isti n g s, Open House , New s & I nf or m at i on El Dorado Ranch, Palos Verde North (ERH-087) $90,000, 1 BR, 1 BA, Living Room w/Fireplace & Wooden French Doors, Bill Maine, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 El Dorado Ranch, Palos Verdes South (ERH-024) $229,000 3 BR, 2-1/2 BA, Brand New Construction, Unobstructed Views, Teresa Hutt, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 El Dorado Ranch, Palos Verdes South (ERH-025) $395,000 4 BR, 4 BA, Executive Home w/Oversized Subterranean Garage, Unobstructed Views. Teresa Hutt, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 El Dorado Ranch, Los Viajeros South (ERH-094) $43,500. 28’ Terry Trailer w/10’x30’ great room & 10’x6’ bath, roof deck. Mike Deegan, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 El Dorado Ranch, Paseo del Sol (ERH103) $140,000. Multi-Use, Electric. RV Ramada Paved. 110’x132’ . Bill Maine, Amor Property, US 760-4943639, MX 577-0611 El Dorado Ranch, Palos Verdes South (ERH-105) $240,000. 2 Master BR, 2 Master Ensuites, Homes Only, Electric.

100’x100’. Teresa Hutt, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 El Dorado Ranch, Rancho del Sol (ERH-048) $143,000 - SOLD - 2 BR, 2 BA, Fully Furnished, Satellite T.V., Car Port, Roof-top Patio. Mike Deegan, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611

Campo North of San Felipe (SFNP-041) $2,850,000. 24.61 Hectareas, Approx. 150 meters of Beach Frontage, Km 180 Uria Amor, Amor Property, US 760494-3639, MX 577-0611

Villa at La Ventana del Mar (LVL-076) $349,000. New & Classy, 2 Master BR, 2-1/2 BA, Upgrades, Amenities ++ Teresa Hutt, Amor Property, US 760494-3639, MX 577-0611 Villa at La Ventana del Mar (LVL106) $650,000. 3 BR, 2-1/2 BA, Fully-furnished high-end, Turn-key, View will not be obstructed! Uria Amor, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 Fracc. Playas de San Felipe (LPL-020) $70,000, Unobstructed Sea View Lot. 10 m x 31.5 m. Uria Amor, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 Fracc. Playas de San Felipe (LPL-065) $67,500. Lot with great view of Sea of Cortez, Mountains & Desert. Uria Amor, Amor Property, US 760-4943639, MX 577-0611 Campo South of San Felipe (SP-054) $1,100,000. 122 Hectareas, 300

meters of Beach Frontage, Next to the Puertecitos Highway. Uria Amor, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611

San Marino, Beach Community North of San Felipe (NLH-045) $41,000 Home Site c/w Individual Waste Treatment System & Water Cistern Uria Amor, Amor Property, US 760494-3639, MX 577-0611 San Marino, Beach Community North of San Felipe (NLH-045-VIP) $117,950 Home Site in Exclusive VIP Area w/pool for VIP residents only & private beach access. Uria Amor, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 Beach Front South of Puertecitos (PP-050) $45,000. Fantastic beach front lot with partial sand beach. Approx. 28,000 s.f.. Teresa Hutt, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 Spectacular Sea View in Playas de San Felipe Neighborhood (LPLH-048)

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L isti n g s, Open House , New s & I nf or m at i on $339,000, 2 Master Suites, 4 Years New. All City Services. Spectacular Views. Uria Amor, Amor Property, US 760494-3639, MX 577-0611 Golf Course, La Ventana del Mar (LVL037) $250,000. One of the largest lots on the golf course with views. Approx. 9,275 s.f. Rick Kemmer, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 Golf Course, La Ventana del Mar (LVL-038) $329,000. Golf course lot; premium home site, incredible views. Approx. 8,544 s.f.. Teresa Hutt, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 Golf Course, La Ventana del Mar (LVL-059) $139,950. Lot close to main entrance. Approx. 7,093 s.f.. Rick Kemmer, Amor Property, US 760-4943639, MX 577-0611 Golf Course, La Ventana del Mar (LVL062) $279,000. Spectacular fairway lot on the 6th Tee Box. Approx. 9,941 s.f. Mike Deegan, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 Golf Course, La Ventana del Mar (LVL-063) $199,000. Nice fairway lot

on the 8th, looking across to the lake. Approx. 10,651 s.f.. Mike Deegan, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 Golf Course, La Ventana del Mar (LVL-099) $169,000 Corner lot, third row back from the golf course. Approx. 10,914 s.f. Uria Amor, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 Golf Course, La Ventana del Mar (LVL-064) $225,000. Inside lot on the second row off the golf course. Approx. 9,479 s.f.. Mike Deegan, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611 Golf Course, La Ventana del Mar (LVL102) $169,000. Unique lot along the fence allows two-story construction. Approx. 7,105 s.f. Rick Kemmer, Amor Property, US 760-494-3639, MX 577-0611

REAL ESTATE KM 49 Ejido Delicias. 167 acres and 590ft. of oceanfront $748,000. Desert Mother Realty 686-577-2552 KM 53. 198 acres with 738 ft of ocean front. $785,000. Desert Mother Realty 686-577-2552 Playa Conquistador KM 66, 820 acres, 1,470 ft of oceanfront. $3,652,000. Desert Mother Realty 686-577-2552 351 acres, 1,773 ft. of oceanfront. $695,000. Desert Mother Realty 686577-2552 86 acres, 2,116 ft of ocean front. $750,000. Desert Mother Realty 686577-2552 336 acres, 1,402 ft. of oceanfront. $1,496,000.00. Desert Mother Realty 686-577-2552 272 acres, 2,721 of oceanfront. $1,500,000. Desert Mother Realty 686-577-2552

40 x 40 with Electric. Lot#397 Manzanatt #47 . For more information call 686-109-2437 . or e-mail casayjarden@gmail.com

385 acres, 3326 ft. of beachfront. $2,000,000. Desert Mother Realty 686-577-2552

KM 26 Ejido Delicias. 17 Acres with 300ft. of oceanfront. $300,000. Desert Mother Realty 686-577-2552

230 acres, 1,468 of oceanfront Ejido rights, common grd. $1,073,000. Desert Mother Realty 686-577-2552

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The Sour ce f o r S a n F e l i p e B a j a R e a l E s t a t e SeaSide Home and Land with Title Insurance! Brand New...2 Story, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath. Starting at $225k. Gated Community, all the amenities! Financing Available! Nate: mexrealty@ hotmail.com 760-554-6466

sleeps six, no pets. San Felipe Paradise Rentals 686-576-0154

$50,000 for a huge lot in Ponderosa. Excellent Views! Call Margaret Realty 577-1156

Gated community close to beach, 3bd, 2ba, $150/night, San Felipe Paradise Properties 577-1534

Ejido lot, fenced and a trailer $10,000. Call Margaret Realty 577-1156

Cozy 1bd Condo within walking distance to beach with pool & barbque area, $90/night, San Felipe Paradise Properties 577-1534

RENTAL LISTINGS Great Vacation Rentals...SeaSide! 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units starting at $125 per night. Pools & Spa, 24 hour security.The perfect family getaway! deb@parkstrong.com Two bedroom La Ventana Del Mar condo, private condo area pool, $150/ night short term, $1500/month long term. Fully furnished with Sat TV, BBQ, 2 car garage, sleeps four, no pets. San Felipe Paradise Rentals 686-576-0154 Two Bedroom detached home in Palos Verde north, 2bath, Sat TV, 1 yr lease, $1000/mo, sleeps four, small pets ok San Felipe Paradise Rentals 686-5760154 Three bedroom La Ventana Del Mar Condo, garage, two levels, good views, BBQ fully furnished, $250/night

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Casitas For Rent. Enjoy Mountain and Sea Views from your front door. As little as $80 per night. Mark at mexrealty@ hotmail.com Beautiful New Home For Rent. 2 Bedroom/2 Bath $150-$170 per night SeaSide Community. 24/7 Security Pools, Spa, Rest. Mark at mexrealty@ hotmail.com Great New Condo For Rent. 3 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath. 2 Story Flat Screen TV's... The Works! $225 per night. Contact Mark . mexrealty@hotmail.com EHGURRPKRPHLQ/D9HQWDQD'HO0DU EDWKVOHHSVIXOONLWFKHQDQGNLWFK HQHWWHQLJKW6DQ)HOLSH3DUDGLVH 5HQWDOV

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TRES continued from page 30 and help eliminate the territorial possession on listings.â&#x20AC;? Uria believes that selling volume is a plus and in order to do that, resources must be shared. Another seminar is planning for fall. Uria sees big changes in San Felipe; more golf courses, the marina with boat slips, condo/hotel completions and upscale developments underway and building. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I see San Felipe as a stop for the International Client who has more than two homes

around the world. The international airport expansion will be a key to its success. To see the dream realized will make the investment of time and money now worthwhile. This is a great time to invest in San Felipe,â&#x20AC;? says Uria. Uria feels San Felipe has been very good to her. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s met people who have been very helpful to her and in turn, she has helped others. Living her dream Uria still asks herself, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Is this really my life?â&#x20AC;?

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A Gallery of Baja images captured by our readers. All images can be found in the San Felipe Gallery online at www.sanfelipebaja.com.

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YELLOW PAGES / PAGINAS AMARILLAS Every business receives a FREE listing. For additional information: http://www.sanfelipebaja.info click “Yellow Pages” at the top of the page or call 686-230-9933. Dialing Instrucations: Local Operator - 002 USA to San Felipe MX 011+52+1+686+Tel # San Felipe MX to USA 001+Area Code+Tel # Cell Phone from a Land line w/in Mexico 044+686+Tel # Land line from Cell Phone w/in Mexico 686+Tel # Dialing an 800# 001-880+ 7 digit # Emergeny: 066 Police: 686-577-1134 Federal Police: 686-577-1045 Fish and Game: 686-577-1030 Fire Department: 686-577-1182

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ACCOUNTING/CONTABILIDAD

Hair By Nacey ................................................... 686-573-2352

CP Fredy Lopez Sanchez ................................... 686-577-2852 Maria Guadalupe Mora de Foudy ....................... 686-577-0178

BEDS/CAMAS Heavenly Comfort ............................................. 686-577-2851

AIR CONDITIONING/AIRE ACONDICIONADO

BOOK STORE/TIENDA DEL LIBRO

Sol Cool ........................................................... 686-577-2552

The San Felipe Title Company............................ 686-577-0471

APPLIANCES/APLICACIONES

BOUTIQUES/TIENDA

CS & A ............................................................. 686-577-0603

Egos Boutique................................................... 686-577-8700 Quinta Isabel Boutique....................................... 686-577-6066

ARCHITECT/ARQUITECTO Freddy Hernandez ............................................. 686-946-7897 Licensed, CAD, Blue Prints, Graphic Design Rosa Lina Romos Lazcano................................ 686-196-4616

ARTIST/ARTISTA Andrena Joyce ...................................................................N/A E-mail: andrenajoyce@yahoo.com Melody Ashley Art............................................. 805-704-5547 E-mail: melodya2004@yahoo.com

BUILDER/CONSTRUCTOR Mr. Handyman Can............................................ 686-577-6159 Rober T. Zamora................................................ 686-134-4917

BUILDING MATERIALS/MATERIALES DE CONSTRUCCIÓN Madereria San Felipe ......................................... 686-577-1515 Pro-Construction............................................... 686-576-0430 Building Materials, Plumbing, and Paint supplies Ruben Huerta.................................................... 686-577-1775

People’s Gallery ................................................ 686-577-2898

ATTORNEY/ABOGADO

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS/ORGANIZACIONES DEL NEGOCIO

Carlos A. Martinez Monges ............................... 686-120-1650 Lic. Francisco Sosa Mendez.............................. 686-577-0624 Jose Amate....................................................... 686-176-6759

Chamber of Commerce ..................................... 686-577-2854

AUDIO & VISUAL/AUDIO Y REPRESENTACIÓN VISUAL

Cabinetry & Construction ................................. 686-203-1144 San Felipe Cabinets........................................... 686-577-6103 Victor Ibaraa ..................................................... 686-203-1144

Professional A/V & Networking.......................... 686-202-7422

CABINETS/GABINETES

AUTO REPAIR/AUTO SERVICIO

CAMPOS

Hernandez ........................................................ 686-157-6362 Mecanica en General......................................... 686-577-1337

Cantu’s Cove/Campo Cantu............................... 676-573-1506 Club de Pesea ................................................... 686-577-1180

AUTO & RV SERVICE/SERVICIO DE RV Y COCHE

CAR WASH

American - John Hanna..................................... 686-136-1697 Puerto RV Parts & Service ................................ 686-577-0278

Captain Car Wash ............................................. 686-231-0253

BAKERY/PANDADERIA Panaderia Especial ............................................ 686-577-2948

BARS/CLUBS Bandidos Cantina .............................................. 686-577-1012

BARS/CLUBS CARPENTER/CARPINTERO

Bar Mira Mar..................................................... 686-577-1192 Pool tables, Entertainment, And FREE WIFI

Vargas - Eduardo Gutierrez................................ 686-577-6137

Beachcomer ..................................................... 686-577-1219 Rockodile.......................................................... 686-577-1219 The Barefoot Bar .............................................. 686-577-1055

San Felipe Mission ............................................ 686-577-0677

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CITY SERVICES

Lilly Ana’s Day Spot .......................................... 686-577-6253

Mayors Office ................................................... 686-577-1021 Chamber of Commerce ..................................... 686-577-1104 District Attorney’s ............................................. 686-577-1110

COFFEE & TEA/CAFÉ Y TÉ Baja Java .......................................................... 686-577-2465 Coffee Shop...................................................... 686-114-5492 La Taza Express ................................................ 686-577-0972

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COMMUNICATION/COMUNICACIĂ&#x201C;N Del Desierto...................................................... 686-577-1486

COMPUTER/COMPUTOR Computer & Satellite Installations ...................... 686-577-2928

COMPUTOR SERVICES/SERVICIOS DE COMPUTOR

La Perla Del Mar................................................ 686-140-4626 Oasis de Baja.................................................... 686-577-6052 Peteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Camp ..................................................... 686-571-3393 Playa de Oro ................................................. 686-576-0223 Located Seaside of Highway 5, South of Km#179 Just 6½ miles North of San Felipe. USA (509) 280-7517 Website: www.mexico-real-estate.us

Shadetree Computer Services ........................... 686-577-0471

CONCRETE/CONCRETOS Ready-Mix S.A. DE C.V...................................... 686-905-6583

Playa del Paraiso........................................... 686-577-6052 USA 1-888-647-5292 Web site: www.playadelparaiso. com Playa del Paraiso is a full service resort and luxury condominium development located on the beach.

CONDOS Julietâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Baja Beach Condos ....... 686-577-0585 Letybobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Studio............................................................... 686-577-1244 Oasis del Mar.................................................... 686-577-0275 Palisades de Playa Cortez ................................. 686-577-1217 Playa Bonita...................................................... 626-967-8977 Villa De Las Palms ............................................ 686-577-1244

San Felipe by the Sea ....................................... 686-165-7768 San Marino ....................................................... 686-577-0611 San Rafael .....................................................686 576-0223 San Rafael is a 64-acre community only 3/4 mile north of Playa de Oro. Calling from the USA (509) 280-7517 Website: www.mexico-real-estate.us

CONSTRUCTION/CONSTRUCTORA C. Construction................................................. 686-184-1282 Carlos Maza...................................................... 686-125-9825 Constructions Perez .......................................... 686-170-3979 Oscar Parra......................................................686-163-6514 Padlo Gomez..................................................... 686-213-5927 PH Constructora ............................................... 686-577-2267 Prdro Gouuez N................................................. 686-168-2719 Vertical Construction......................................... 686-225-0699

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT/GERENCIA DE LA CONSTRUCCIĂ&#x201C;N

Vista del Mar..................................................... 686-576-0554

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San Felipe Management Services ...................... 686-576-0553

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES/SERVICIOS DE LA CONSTRUCTORA Juan Lugo Cota................................................. 686-140-8644

CONSULTING/THERAPY Inner Connection............................................... 686-202-1208

DELI Sundance Deli................................................... 686-576-0369

DENTIST/DENTISTA California Dental Spa......................................... 686-946-0523 Dr. Edwardo Castaneda ..................................... 686-577-1143 Dr. Felix Antonia Rodriguez ................................ 686-577-1558

DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT Baja Bay Resorts .............................................. 686-577-6052 PM&D............................................................... 686-576-0223

DEVELOPMENTS/PROGRESOS Baja Palms........................................................ 686-576-0382 Baja Diamante................................................... 686-577-0820 Casa Blanca...................................................... 686-157-1728 Casablanca ....................................................... 686-157-1728 Coronita del Mar ............................................... 686-577-6336 El Dorado Ranch ............................................... 686-577-0015 La Hacienda...................................................... 686-573-4267 La Joya del Mar ................................................ 686-221-4193

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WJTUBEFMNBSCBKBDPN DOCTORS/DOCTORES Dr. Victor Abasolo ............................................. 686-577-1706

ENTERTAINMENT/DIVERSION Name That Tune - Denny Flannigan.................... 686-576-1683 Tres Generaciones............................................. 686-577-1515 Vatos Locos...................................................... 686-577-0911

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ROAD TRIP

San Felipe Trail The Long Hard Road by Tom Lindemann

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hen a family member offered to sell us a car that was located in San Jose del Cabo we decided it would be a good purchase, so we made detailed plans for our trip. It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sound like anything we couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t handle and would reduce the distance to San Felipe by about 400 miles. We left Cabo on a sunny morning and headed north, driving through Todos Santos and we VWRSSHG EULHĂ&#x20AC;\ LQ /D 3D] IRU %%4 FKLFNHQ DV ZH KHDGHG WR /RUHWR IRU RXU ÂżUVW QLJKWÂśV layover. Next stop Santa Rosalia, an old copper mining town with wood framed homes and buildings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; very unusual construction compared to the common place adobe and brick that we are used to seeing in Baja. We visited the â&#x20AC;&#x153;tin churchâ&#x20AC;? that was imported from Europe and were impressed by its simplistic design. Tin Church of Santa Rosalia We then drove on to San Ignacio and had a pleasant lunch at the original Rice and Beans restaurant. After lunch we drove into town and visited the very old (completed in 1786), imposing stone and ornate Mission San Ignacio, located across from the town square. We arrived in Guerro Negro and were surprised by the sudden climate change. We ZHUHQRZEDFNRQWKH3DFLÂżFVLGHRI%DMDZLWK much cooler temperatures. We stayed at the Malarrimo and enjoyed a conversation with a very friendly bartender that was a resident expert of the San Felipe trail. We dined with the euphoria of knowing we would be arriving early in San Felipe the next day. We drove 100 miles to the Chapala Junction and turned off the highway onto a decent gravel 54 - San Felipe p Magazine g

road â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this really was going to be easy. I say another gringo couple stop and let air out of their tire, so I stopped and let a little air out of my tires, so it looked like I knew what I was doing, and we started on the last leg of our journey. We came up behind a water truck hauling water to the beach camps ahead and he moved over so we could pass. About Âź mile later I felt the sickening pull RIDVWHHULQJZKHHOZLWKDWLUHJRLQJĂ&#x20AC;DWÂąQR problem â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we had a spare and I knew this well equipped Suburban had a jack. The two men driving the water truck pulled up behind us and were only too eager to help out. They asked for the spare and the jack and after a frustrating search we only found the spare â&#x20AC;&#x201C; no jack. As these two guardian angels were working IHYHULVKO\ZLWKWKHLUMDFNWRFKDQJHWKHĂ&#x20AC;DWP\ wife called me over and pointed out that there was a hissing sound coming from yet another tire â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and she was right. As we assessed the situation, it became clear that one tire blew out and was ruined, but the other was likely repairable. We made a deal with the water truck boys â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that they would take both tires and replace one and repair the other. They estimated it would be about 2 hours before they returned. I remember watching that truck disappear around the curve on this moon surface with our two tires strapped Mission San Ignacio on top of their water tanks completed 1786 and not at all certain whether I would ever see them again. We did have plenty of cold water, beer and Ă&#x20AC;RXUWRUWLOODVÂąVRZHZHUHJRRGIRUDORQJWLPH in the desert. I knew that these honorable men would return with our tires, and they did right at about the two-hour mark. I have always been impressed with the ingenuity of the Mexican people, now I am highly impressed. You give them very little to work with and they can DOPRVWDOZD\VÂżQGWKHVROXWLRQ In a few minutes they had put the tire back on, replaced the spare and we were good to go. I gleefully paid them the 600 pesos they asked


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for and we took off into the moonscape, with stopped and we both looked at our left front tire, our heroes following us for about 10 miles to or what was left of it. The tread was completely their turnoff. The road improved around Bahia gone and it was down to the tire core, but I said â&#x20AC;&#x153;It still has air in it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; get in weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re San Luis Gonzaga â&#x20AC;&#x201C; quarter of the way to San Felipe. going for it!â&#x20AC;? We drove the last We headed out and in about 25 or so miles into San Felipe on 20 miles the road was much this tread-less tire and made it worse than where we had all the way to Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Motel by been â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe it was about 7 PM. possible, but what a view we So whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my advice about had from up here! The Sea of taking the San Felipe Trail? Cortez was spread before us The tough, yet beautiful Baja Highway 5 Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t! Would I do it again? with its deep blue hues and Yes! But only attempt this if rocky islands jutting forth like you are a hearty soul and (1) whales breaking the water. Mile by grueling have 2 spare tires (and a jack), (2) have off mile we made it to Puertocitos without further road tires â&#x20AC;&#x201C; not street tires, (3) have plenty of incident. gas, water, cold beer and a little food, (4) that Then the road became this beautiful ribbon you believe in prayer and most importantly of asphalt and I accelerated to 70 mph â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we (5) have a wife, or companion, that loves were in celebration mode now. Then there was you, believes in you and has a good sense of that awful thumping noise of tire problems â&#x20AC;&#x201C; I humor.

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