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Sirena Serenade by Sara de la Vos, Galleria de los Angeles, Los Barriles, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Sirena Serenade by Sara de la Vos
Galleria de los Angeles, Los Barriles

Shopping in the East Cape
You will find a surprising variety of excellent shopping in Baja Sur. Strong dollar brings the cost down of merchandise and travel in Mexico. Buena Vista and Los Barriles offer a great variety stores to explore with food, clothes, jewelry, souvenirs, furnishings, tackle shops and more. If you have a store you would like listed in our directory please email our webmaster at rentals@casabaja.com


Groceries (Comestibles)Casabaja.com recommends Supermercado Chapitos Los BarrilesSupermercado Chapitos

Chapitos is a great store with a huge selection of everything you need during your visit to the East Cape. Located on the main road into Los Barriles. It has fresh produce, milk, butcher, fish, liquor, toys, clothes, appliances, stationery, and pharmacy. Established by the ever hard working Tamayo family, quality groceries with excellent service. Located on the main road into Los Barriles, you can't miss it!

Also be sure to visit Chapitos Tienda Buena Vista branch across from the School.

Chapitos Supermercado, Los Barriles BCS Mexico Licor

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Tienda Popular a super well stocked, clean and friendly supermercado located behind the Concha (Town Basketball Courts with Bleachers). This is a great store with nice butcher and excellent dairy products and produce. The service is always with a smile!

 Gifts, Furnishings and Decor

Baja Beach Company     Baja Beach Company, Los Barriles, Baja California Sur

Baja Beach Company

A great selection of fun gifts, furnishings and decor. Located in the Plaza del Pueblo in Los Barriles. Well stocked with glass, pewter, candles, sun catchers, jewelry and more. Great prices and regular sale items. Be sure to stop by here and explore the Plaza while you shop.


 El Toro y La Luna, Los Barriles, Baja California Sur     Casas de Cortez recommends El Toro y La Luna Muebles y Azulejos in Los Barriles, Baja California Sur

El Toro y La Luna

Fabulous furniture and decor in Los Barriles visit their website at Eltoroylaluna.net Terry has done a wonderful job picking the very best Mexican furniture, rugs, tile, lamps, linens and much more. Everything for your home with good taste and style. Located on Mex Hwy 1 just up from the Los Barriles fountain on the west side of the highway


 Galleria de Los Angeles, Los Barriles BCS Mexico     Casas de Cortez recommends Galeria de los Angeles, Los Barriles, Baja California Sur, Mexico    

Galleria de los Angeles

Fine arts and folk arts from all over Mexico. Excellent cross section of styles and faux murals are captivating. Located on the road above Tio Pablo's in Los Barriles, be sure to visit and have lunch or breakfast at Caleb's Cafe while you are there!

Bird Hugger by Sara de la Vos, Galleria de los Angeles, Los Barriles, Baja California Sur, Mexico   Birds Eye View by Sara de La Vos    The Warrior and the Pregnant Mermaid by Sara de La Vos, Los Barriles, Baja California Sur, Mexico   Sirena Serenade by Sara de la Vos, Los Barriles, Baja California Sur, Mexico   Virgin Guadalupe with Small Hands   Our Home Visited by 3 virgins

Paintings above by local Artist Sara de la Vos in her lively and spiritual style. Sara is a migratory artist she travels Mexico in the summer and fall, recruiting artists to stock Galeria de los Angeles in Los Barrles.


Copper River Designs, Plaza Gaviotoa, Los Barriles, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Copper River Designs            

Copper River Designs Jewelry Store is conveniently located in Plaza Gaviota in the heart of Los Barriles. Fresh, new designs created right in the store are available Monday through Saturday from 10 am till 4 pm. You will find gemstones from all over the world, along with a wide variety of really cool beads being used to make earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches and zipper pulls. Along with jewelry for all budgets, I can custom design a special piece or redesign an old favorite. Watch repair and battery replacement is available also. If you need an appointment please do not hesitate to call. Mexican cell phone 624-159-4780, land line 624-141-0125 or US cell phone. 206-669-1675. I can also be reached by email crdb1@yahoo.com. Thank you very much for years of patronage. Christine Rogers

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June's birthstones are alexandrite and more affordably, pearls. Some legends and lore around pearls are: Indian mythology believed them to be heavenly dewdrops that fell into the sea and were caught by shellfish under the first rays of the rising sun during a period of a full moon, a belief adopted by the Europeans. According to Hebrew legend, pearls are the tears shed by Eve when she was banished from Eden. For the ancient Chinese, pearls represented wealth, honor and longevity. Pearls were widely used as medicine in Europe until the 17th century. The lowest grade pearls are still ground and used as medicine in the Orient. It has been used in the treatment of digestive orders, to treat the soft organs of the body and to increase fertility and ease of childbirth. Also the pearl is known as the "stone of sincerity".
Alexandrite is in the chrysoberyl mineral family. It was discovered in 1830 in an emerald mine in Russia during Czar Alexander's rule. Hence the name. It was immediately regarded as a stone of good omen. Alexandrite is one of the most dramatic color changing gems on the planet. It has very distinct red or green hues depending on the light source. It also occurs as a Cat's Eye (caused by fine needle inclusions) and is extremely rare. It is regarded as having regenerative power, providing the impetus to expedite the changing of ones world. Medicinally it has been used in the treatment of disorders of the spleen, testicles and pancreas. It has helped to improve diseases of the nervous system.


We welcome your recommendations and shopping reports in and about the East Cape!

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