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  • Single Story For Sale in Club Marena

    Gorgeous Luxury Oceanfront Condo

    • 1,700 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm single story "Baja's Finest resoprt" - $359,000 USD - Tommy Bahama Furnishings

     -  This deluxe 1700 square foot condo sits on the second floor directly in front of the famous K38 surf break giving you the most incredible view on the coast. This Luxury Oceanfront Condo has High beveled ceilings, custom alder wood working, travertine and granite finish this home in a manner only available at what has become Baja's finest address.

    CLUB MARENA has a history as BAJA's FINEST OCEANFRONT RESORT for over 25 YEARS

    This NEW oceanfront designer condo is flush with amenities & adorned with finishes found in only the finest luxury accommodations setting the new standard for style and luxury in Baja Norte. The furnishings and appointments are Tommy Bahama inspired with the inspiration of exotic tropical locations around the world. Teak, mahogany, bamboo, stone, exotic tropical materials and paintings have all been woven into a sophistical international tropical ocean theme. HD panel widescreen satellite television, home theater sound system, DSL, oceanview Jacuzzi bathtub, stainless steel BBQ and high end appliances in a culinary kitchen.

    The oceanfront master suite will leave you breathless. This is an experience in opulence you will not want to miss. Start the day off with a swim in the oceanfront pool or a relaxing Jacuzzi and end it enjoying an intimate BBQ looking down at the surfers on the perfect pealing point waves below and truly one of the most breath taking views in the world.

    It is also one of the only 2 bedroom units that has an oceanfront master suite with jacuzzi tub and spacious custom built closets available. The kitchen opens into an elegant open floor plan and the oceans presence spills into the space creating an intimacy with the sea that will revive your soul. This generous home feature spectacular views, fine furnishings and is finished in travertine, granite & alder.

    This is the finest condo 2br penthouse in Baja's finnest address. make an appointment today!

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  • Single Story For Sale in Puerto Salina Marina

    Sand in Your Frontyard Marina in Back

    • 481 sq. m. single story - $289,500 USD - Low Price p/M2 Beachfront

     -  Large beachfront lot at the end of a cul-de-sac in the marina community of Puerto Salina. this is a rare opportunity to have the beach in your front yard and your marina slip in your back yard. build your dream home in this idyllic setting in Baja. located in the center of Baja's Gold Coast Corridor Puerto Salina is conveniently located within 5 minutes from world class oceanfront golf at Bajamar, 20 minutes from the world famous Guadalupe Valley wine country and equal distance from Ensenada and Rosarito on one of the areas longest white sand beaches!

    you must see this to appreciate it. priced to sell NOW!

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  • 2 Story For Sale in San Antonio Del Mar

    Spacious Private Luxury Ocean Home

    • 5,600 sq. ft., 6 bath, 4 bdrm 2 story - $579,000 USD - Priced at Cost to Build!

     -  Villa Coronado represents the finest in a luxury Oceanside resort home. 5600 square feet of craftsmanship, fine finishes, brilliant architecture and thoughtful design. The home has spectacular panoramic views of the pacific & the Coronado Islands and has features found in only the finest luxury homes in the world. Such as radiant heat flooring, a six piece master bathroom, huge walk in master closet and a culinary kitchen. Four bedrooms and Six bathrooms accommodate a large family or a variety of guests with their own privacy and views. A service quarters with a maids offices and private entrance will facilitate a caregiver or service person. The oversized 3 car garage is finished to perfection with tile floors high ceilings. The patio space is impeccably adorned with fountains and a private hot tub. the home has well manicured gardens, surveillance and a security system.

    this is a rare opportunity to own a fine Oceanside residence at a fraction of its true value.


    Villa Coronado representa lo mejor en un hogar lujoso complejo de Oceanside. 5.600 metros cuadrados de la artesanía, finos acabados, arquitectura y diseño brillante reflexivo. La casa cuenta con espectaculares vistas panorámicas al Pacífico y las Islas Coronado y tiene características que se encuentran en sólo las mejores casas de lujo en el mundo. Tal como suelo radiante de calor, una de seis piezas baño principal, enorme clóset principal y una cocina culinaria. Cuatro dormitorios y seis baños acomodar una familia grande o una gran variedad de huéspedes con su propia privacidad y vistas. Un cuarto de servicio con unas oficinas criadas y entrada privada facilitarán una persona cuidadora o servicio. El garaje para 3 coches de gran tamaño se terminó a la perfección con pisos de baldosas techos altos. El espacio del patio está impecablemente adornado con fuentes y una bañera de hidromasaje privada. la casa cuenta con jardines bien cuidados, vigilancia y un sistema de seguridad.

    Esta es una rara oportunidad de poseer una residencia Oceanside bien a una fracción de su valor real.

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  • Single Story For Sale in Club Marena

    Baja's finest address

    • 2 bath, 2 bdrm single story - $295,000 USD - MOTIVATED SELLER!!!

    This Las Velas condo is simply LUXYRY ALL AROUND.Travertine, saltillo & granite finishes make this a rich home. the property is offered UNFURNISHED with all appliance. The property comes with central heat, gas BBQ, fireplace, R/O water system, bosch and ge profile appliances.

    The property has never been lived in by the owner and the are VERY MOTIVATED to sell!!!

    Club Marena has set the standard for luxury, quality and community on the Baja coast for over 20 years. Plush with amenities this prolific develeopment is in the most desirable microclimate on the coast. Club Marena offers a lifstyle the no other has been able to match.Start the day off with a swim in the oceanfront pool or a relaxing Jacuzzi end it enjoying the perfect BBQ looking down at the surfers on the perfect pealing point waves.

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  • 5th annual Rosarito Art

    May 24th and 25th

    5th annual Rosarito Art Fest

    by  Marilyn Helgeson


    What is on your list of things that make Rosarito a magical place to live and to visit?  High on most people's list are the local artists and the annual event which showcases their talents, the Rosarito Art Fest.


    This year the 5th 2 day cultural festival will be the 24th - 25th of  May on Blvd. Benito Juárez Sur, (in front the Festival Plaza Hotel), from 11 am to 10 pm. (Admission is free.  The experience is priceless.)


    There will be more than 80 artists participating in this amazing exposition. Many of them, such as Robert Kidd, David Silvah, Scott Kennedy, Maria Evangelina, Becris, Claudia Cogo, and Francisco Cabello  are well-known talents who have extensive careers and are considered among the great Masters of northern Mexico. There will also be work by emerging artists.  Even in this group are many such as Alonso Delgadillo  known in the art world as "El Norteño"  who's work has already become highly collectible and who currently has an exhibition at Tijuana Cultural Center.


    There will be a cornicopia of paintings, sculptures and photographs to choose from as well as an excellent array of hand made crafts, all exhibited under more than 110 tents. Each artist will be present to meet with the public and talk about their work. Some of them have very unique stories of how they found their way into the arts and some of them represent many generations of craft smiths.  All work will be available for purchase.


    This year the festival will again include a live music stage. Performances of folk dance, jazz, tango, contemporary dance, classical music are scheduled. Featured performers include  Afrotruko, a band of Latin Jazz, and Mariachi Aguila.


    There will be sections with organic products, great masters of Mexican folk art like the famous Mata Ortiz Ceramics from Chihuahua Mexico, Oaxacan terracotta ceramics by Angelica Vasquez, winner of the National Award of Science and Art in the folk art category, among others. Also local crafts and jewelry will be present.  Of course there will be food as well as booths guiding you toward tourism activities and local attractions.


    Rosarito Art Fest 2014 promises to reflect the energy, culture, talent, knowledge, and excitement of  the wealth of artistic talent of Northern Baja.


    Come and spend an hour, an afternoon, or a day. If you can, come for the entire two days. The local hotels have special rates for those attending the event. There's a lot to see and do!


    If you've seen photos from previous years, you know that your presence will definitely add color to this event and, at the same time, help us spread the word, beyond this event, about the best of Baja - the arts, the delicious foods, the fantastic music, and the friendliness of our town.


    We welcome one and all!  See you there.

  • Grupo Plascencia: Tijuana Tastemakers’ Roots Run Deep

    El Gringo paid his driver and stepped out of the cab and into the crisp November afternoon in the Zona Rio neighborhood of Tijuana. Shielding my eyes from the autumn sun, I looked up at the modern glass and concrete business tower that houses Chef Javier Plascencia’s Mision 19 restaurant. Mision 19 has become famous in the past few years – as has the chef himself – by high profile articles in both the New York and LA Times and a burgeoning foodie interest in the city’s Baja Med cuisine. But every tower begins with a cornerstone, and El Gringo was here to chat with Javier and his brothers Tana and Julian to uncover the foundation of the Plascencia family’s history, culinary influences and get the story behind the Grupo Plascencia family of restaurants. See the whole article here...
  • MAJOR Price Reduction on 401 Las Olas in Club Marena!

    Club Marena, Playas de Rosarito  -  As a result of personal issue this seller is Announcing a MAJOR rice reduction on Club Marena 401 Las Olas, a 3,200 sq. ft., 3 bath, 3 bdrm single story. Now $398,500 USD - Priced for IMMEDIATE SALE.

    This is one of the MOST Spacious Club Marena  residences with ocean views from nearly every room in the house. all bedrooms have an ocean view. Furnished and finished impeccably.

    There is no better deal on the coast right now. This will not last!!!

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  • The Golden Rule Redux By Gil Sperry, March 11, 2014

     Gil Sperry


     The Golden Rule Redux By Gil Sperry, March 11, 2014



    The ethic of reciprocity is the cornerstone of all of the world's great belief systems. Hinduism, considered the oldest...a federation of loosely banded religions and cultures...put it into these words over 5000 years ago: "This is the sum of duty; do naught onto others what you would not have them do unto you." Judaism, also one of the earliest, went even a step further: "What is hateful to you, do not do to your fellowman. This is the entire Law; all the rest is commentary."


    A new spin on this 'do unto others' theme gained traction in 1784 when Benjamin Franklin stated the premise that the recipient of his kindness should 'pay me by lending this Sum to him, another honest Man in similar Distress; enjoining him to discharge the Debt by a like operation, when he shall be able, and shall meet with another opportunity. I hope it may thus go thro' many hands..." Similar iterations were voiced by other worthies in the next few centuries: Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1841, in the 1950's by science fiction authors Robert A Heinlein and Ray Bradbury as well as by Ohio State football coaching legend Woody Hayes, in the 1983 Marvel Comic 'What Price a Life?' by Peter Parker and Bruce Banner (nee Spider Man and The Incredible Hulk) and in 2000 by novelist Catherine Ryan Hyde's novel (and eponymous film) 'Pay It Forward' starring Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt, and Haley Joel Osmont.


    Actually, northern Mexico was the home of an expatriate couple who brought the concept to the worthy children of their adopted homeland five years before Ms. Hyde's novel and film. In November of 1995, Judy and Ken Kesson started the Baja Scholarship Foundation with the goal, as they put it, of achieving "...supporting outstanding students in the nearby Mexican communities who were at risk of leaving school early due to financial hardships." Judy shared the odyssey in all the detail necessary to understand the challenges that faced them nearly twenty years ago. "In Mexico, primary school is mandatory, with minimal fees for inscripicion (tuition) and some related costs for mandatory uniforms and supplies.After that students may go onto secondary school, roughly equivalent to junior high school in the U.S. system. Preparatory school follows for the college bound or the option of trade or technical school to prepare for careers such as bookkeeping, computer operator, secretary, mechanic, nurse or paramedic." Though the costs are relatively manageable for the early years "...costs quickly escalate when sending children to secondary and preparatory schools are approximately $1500/year and universities from $2000-$4000/year, not including textbooks, computers, etc.


    When the BSF was established, we committed to support our scholarship recipients not only through secondary school but until they were fully educated members of their communities and have met their career goals. Many parents and grandparents have wept tears of astonishment and happiness upon hearing this 'unbelievable' news." The details of what has been accomplished by this organization are astounding. "The BSF currently has 48 students. While this may not seem like many, it is a huge commitment when one considers that all the necessary education related expenses for them are covered by their sponsors...through their higher education and until they are established in their professions. Families and friends also benefit since parents who have had difficulty in putting food on the table have one less stress factor in their lives. We are proud to have a new teacher, a computer engineer, an electrical engineer, two certified accountants, a paramedic, a chef graduated from the Culinary Institute of Mexico City, as well as a fully accredited doctor, now back in their communities."


    For those of you who have been leery of supporting an organization when hearing the litany that 'a portion of the proceeds' goes to a noble cause, Senora Kesson's final and emphatic words were reassuring." Absolutely NO donations are spent for the operation of the BSF. EVERY PENNY given to the BSF benefits 'our kids.' Even stamps for mailings are paid for by Board members. Many of you who will be reading this, have a home in Baja or come here for a get away. Participation in the BSF is a great way to give back some of the joy we get from this country."BSF Hmmm...this almost sounds like a riff on the 'pay it forward' theme, doesn't it? Actually it gets even better than that. Judy and Ken are proud to announce that recipients of the BSF's altruism over the past twenty years have started their own fundraising mechanism to help new members of the group who have been chosen to follow on in their footsteps.


    If you would like to help or would like to know more about the program. please feel free to contact Judie Kesson, President or You can also reach the BSF via phone: U.S (760) 208-2840 or, in Mexico (661) 613-2359 or visit their website at

  • Rent/Lease Reduced on Club Marena Las Velas 1001 in Club Marena

    Club Marena, Playas de Rosarito  -  Announcing a rent/lease reduction on Club Marena Las Velas 1001, a 2 bath, 2 bdrm single story. Spectacular, fully upgraded, luxury oceanfront condo! Now $1,275.00 USD Monthly - price is UNFURNISHED.

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  • Price Reduced on Club Marena 702 Las Perlas in Club Marena

    Club Marena, Playas de Rosarito  -  Announcing a price reduction on Club Marena 702 Las Perlas, a 1,500 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bdrm single story. Now $329,900 USD - Increadible Luxury Value.

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  • Valle De Guadelupe - Vinyards and Local Residents Win Opposition to Massive Re-zoning Plan

    The Baja Real Estate Community, local residents and wine aficionados alike experienced a collective sigh of relief last week. Several months ago Ensenada's retiring government initiated a controversial Sectorial Program for the Urban Touristic Development of the Valle de Guadalupe which is the internationally acclaimed wine region of Baja California. It was widely believed in the valley that this threatened to drastically transform Mexico’s top wine region into a totally unsustainable model for the profit of a small group of private investors. It was estimated that in the end it would threaten the regions ability to continue to produce award winning wines and destabilize what is already a fragile environment.

    “A VALLEY THAT REMAINS OURS!”Last week the incoming government of Ensenada ended the months of debate and uncertainty when it cancelled the approvals for the program. This was the direct result of a grass roots movement to publicize what they felt was an ill-conceived plan for what they had worked so hard to build over the last several decades.

    There has been a home-grown group consisting of concerned citizens, residents, business owners, winemakers, chefs, hoteliers and farmers in the Valle de Guadalupe, Por un Valle de Verdad, that have been fighting this land reuse proposal that was passed into policy in a closed door session. Since the beginning. ProVino, the wine making cooperative in the Valley had cancelled the famous “Fiestas de la Vendimias”, the Valle's annual wine harvest festival. Between their press conferences, attendance at council meetings and social media activism, the groups managed to gain momentum, local support and attract international attention to their cause to cancel the proposal by the, ex-governor,  Enrique Pelayo Torres.

    It was agreed by the council to publish the controversial legislation into the state ledger, which is the practice for putting a new piece of legislation into effect, thereby rendering the legislation moot. The Síndico Procurador (Municipal attorney), Iván Alonso Barbosa Ochoa, of Ensenada's XXI Ayuntamiento, or government determined that the land reuse was a serious violation of local autonomy in the Valle de Guadalupe.

    Monte Xanic's legendary winemaker, Hans Backhoff, commented on twitter, "congratulations to all who helped us with this initiative." Revered Mexican Chef, Benito Molina of Manzanilla also wrote, "the regulation change for land use in the Valle de Guadalupe has been cancelled, we won--Vendimias is on!"

    The Valle de Guadalupe has become internationally renowend for producing fine wines and now for becoming one of the culinary epicentiers of the Baja-Med cuisine movement. 

  • Price Reduced on Club Marena 401 Las Olas in Club Marena

    Club Marena, Playas de Rosarito  -  Announcing a price reduction on Club Marena 401 Las Olas, a 3,200 sq. ft., 3 bath, 3 bdrm single story. Now $429,000 USD - Best DEAL in Club Marena.

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  • Price Reduced on Club Marena Las Olas Garden House 102 in Club Marena

    Club Marena, Playas de Rosarito  -  Announcing a price reduction on Club Marena Las Olas Garden House 102, a 3,200 sq. ft., 3 bath, 3 bdrm single story. Now $549,000 USD - Huge Oceanfront Terrace.

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  • Baja Artist, David Silvah, Heading to Exhibits in Spain

    By Marilyn Helgeson


    Benito del Aguila, director general of the Rosarito Art Fest, has the pleasure of announcing that Rosarito artist David Silvah has been invited to exhibit at two early October shows in Spain, one in Barcelona and one in Valencia. Mr. Silvah will be accompanied by Tijuana artists, Nuria Benitez and Antonio Proa, both of whom exhibit at his Baja Gallery in Rosarito and maintain an additional presence in Rosarito as exhibitors at the Rosarito Art Fest.


    David Silvah, known in Mexico for his commercial success with motifs of Mexican heroes and iconoclastic Mexican themes, categorizes himself as self taught. Research he did as he developed his style goes deep, back to Caravaggio, an Italian painter, circa 1600, who developed a technique of sharply shifting from light to dark; William Turner, the British Victorian-Edwardian era painter also known for interesting techniques with light and for his historical place as one of the founding father's of Modernism and to David Alfaro Siqueiros, who along with Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco, anchored the Mexican Muralism tradition, the artistic response to the first social revolution of the 20th century, the Mexican Revolution.


    Young as he is, David Silvah and his art have come a long ways. David's memory of his first drawing, at age 14, was of Rocky Balboa with the face, not of Sylvester Stallone, but of a personal friend.


    When I asked, "If not a painter, then what?" David responded, "A singer." Hummm. Has anyone heard him sing? Best guess ..... he's really, really good.


    Complementary yet controversial; old and new worlds meeting in symmetry have been descriptions in other articles penned about David's art. His fellow artists say that he is the best among them at translating los tres grandes (the big three), Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros into contemporary language.


    They further complement David by saying that he handles artistic detail as masterfully as he manages attention to light and color.


    David will be back in his studio at the Baja Gallery in front of the Rosarito Beach Hotel by mid October. Several of his pieces will remain on display at Baja Gallery while he is gone. Stop by before he leaves on October 2nd and wish him well.


    David would particularly like to see you Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th when he, Nuria Benitez and Antonio Proa will be offering pieces at greatly reduced prices to help cover the final expenses of the trip.


    Both David Silvah and his Baja Gallery have a presence on Facebook: and

    See them on YouTube: Faces of Rosarito: Baja Gallery

    Phone # is 661 850-9056. Email:

  • Ensenada to Host Sixth Annual Baja Seafood Expo

    ENSENADA, Mexico, Sept. 12, 2013 – Baja California Tourism welcomes visitors to the sixth annual Baja Seafood Expo, held in Ensenada Sept. 18-22, 2013 in conjunction with the 35th Fish and Seafood Festival on Sept. 22. The five-day expo is a joint effort between the state’s government, seafood producers and suppliers, environmental authorities and restaurants throughout Baja California to highlight the city’s largest industry. Offering attendees educational and business development opportunities, this event unites the leaders of Baja California’s seafood industry and international buyers, while also celebrating Ensenada’s local culinary scene and popular pastime, sportfishing, with competitive events.

    As the premier forum for fishing and aquaculture in northwest Mexico, the Baja Seafood Expo is the largest trade event of its kind on the Pacific Coast, immersing local producers in the international seafood business while showcasing the vast variety of seafood harvested in Ensenada. Among the dozens of abundant species that are commercially fished in Ensenada, abalone, sea cucumbers, yellowtail and geoduck clams are also some of the most demanded seafood in the world. In 2012, the event featured more than 50 different species of fish, and approximately 230 meetings were arranged between 43 producers and 24 buyers, half of which traveled from Beijing, Shanghai, Taiwan, Canada and several major U.S. cities.

    Hosted at Playa Hermosa in Ensenada, a city well known for an extensive coastline, the Baja Seafood Expo begins on Sept. 18 with the fifth annual International Symposium of Aquaculture Health and Safety. The two-day educational event featuring experts from Europe and the United States sharing insights and tips for competing in the international seafood market while maintaining the safety and health of Mexico’s marine environments. Throughout the entire event, hundreds of buyers and industry insiders from around the world, including Thailand, Japan and China, will participate in workshops, seminars and roundtable discussions on topics such as health, safety, sustainability and financial aspects of the seafood industry.
    The event opens to the public on Sept. 20, kicking off with a lecture and ribbon-cutting ceremony with Nuria Urquía Fernández, Mexico’s representative for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and concludes with the Fish and Seafood Festival, on Sunday, Sept. 22. Consumers can sample fresh seafood from more than 40 local restaurants, and cheer on the region’s most prominent chefs when they are recognized in the awards ceremony at the conclusion of a two-day Gastronomic Competition, an Iron Chef-inspired contest featuring mystery seafood items as key ingredients.

    For attendees seeking a competition they can be a part of, the expo will also host the inauguration and award ceremonies for the International Circuit Sportfishing Tournament. The tournament begins on Sept. 20 and is open to the public. Those interested in participating can register at 2 p.m. on Sept. 20 at Ventana al Mar Esplanade in Ensenada. Participants compete in various categories of fishing for a grand prize of $300,000 pesos (approximately $25,000 USD).

    “Each year, the Baja Seafood Expo continues to attract more international attendees and introduce new buyers and industry experts to the broad range of exceptional seafood available in our region,” said Baja California State Tourism Secretary Juan Tintos Funcke. “Attendees not only learn about the latest industry trends, but they can also taste our region’s freshest high-quality seafood, masterfully prepared by Baja’s top chefs, and experience the excitement of one of our biggest annual sportfishing tournaments.”
    More information about the Baja Seafood Expo, including event pricing and a full schedule, please visit For more information about Baja California, visit

    About Baja California

    Located just south of San Diego, Baja California, Mexico offers stunning Pacific Ocean beaches, warm waters of the Sea of Cortez, forests, mountains, deserts and bays. The state’s five municipalities, Ensenada, Mexicali, Playas de Rosarito, Tecate and Tijuana, have unparalleled landscapes of tremendous beauty. Visitors can enjoy a variety of attractions including sport fishing, bike riding, off road racing as well as explore the missions, cave paintings, wine country, and more. Visit, follow us on Twitter at discoverbaja, and like us on Facebook.

    About Ensenada
    The third largest city in Baja California and one of Mexico’s key Pacific ports, Ensenada provides the quintessential coastal Mexico experience and the gateway to Mexico’s premier wine country. First discovered in 1542, Ensenada began as a small fishing village and remains a world-class fishing destination today. Excursion tours in Ensenada Bay from January through March offer some of the best views of grey whales passing through from their calving grounds further south, while surfing and scuba diving are also popular aquatic activities. The city’s abundant seafood fills the legendary open air fish market on the boardwalk, as well as several revered fish taco and ceviche stands. Guests can enjoy fine dining and wines in the city, or journey east to Baja’s wine country, which produces 90 percent of Mexico’s wine. Ensenada’s rugged terrain make it an ideal starting and stop point for the famous SCORE Baja 500 and Baja 1000 off-road races. Visit for more information.

    Contact Info
    Baja California Tourism
    CEMEX Marine Terminal
    Carlos Pacheco 4, 22890 Ensenada, BC

    Phone: 6195337975

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