We create positive changes – environmentally, socially and economically – throughout the state of Baja California Sur.
We participate in a wide range of for-profit, nonprofit and philanthropic projects in La Paz. We support educational organizations such as the wildlife sanctuary Serpentario, Ecology Project International, and Raiz del Fondo urban food gardens, to name a few. We acquire and restore buildings of important architectural and historical value. We commission sculptures and create public parks. We also work with organizations to improve air quality and public health in the community. To learn more about these and many other activities, please read about our founder and Tenaja Holdings.
In El Triunfo, we have developed, and are developing, several projects of historical, architectural, cultural, environmental, health and/or educational value. Each aims to benefit the small village in its economic regeneration and improve the quality of life for its inhabitants.
Bar El Minero, a bar and restaurant that opened in April 2015.
Casa Julia, a residential home that was built in 2015 using traditional and energy-efficient materials.
Museo Ruta de Plata, a historical mining museum / regional interpretative center that opened in November 2018.
Restoration of the nineteenth century Ramona Smokestack — with the combined efforts of the Corredor Historíco CAREM, the International Community Foundation, the Ejido of El Triunfo and the Mexican government — was completed in mid-2018. By protecting this historic landmark, not only has the region’s cultural heritage and history been preserved, but also important safety issues have been addressed. Read more and learn how you can still help and be a part of this community endeavor.
LA VENTANA & EL SARGENTO
La Ventana and El Sargento serve as gateways to the Sierra Cacachilas mountain range, a large area of striking wilderness southeast of La Paz. Traditionally dedicated to fishing, these adjacent communities have become premier wind and kite surfing destinations. Given the proximity of Rancho Cacachilas, this region benefits by the creation of jobs and the offering of educational programs, including natural history presentations and livestock management courses on reversing desertification and the erosion of watersheds. In January 2017, Rancho Cacachilas opened its Mountain & Bike Hub in El Sargento. In addition to being a bicycle shop, The Hub offers ecotourism adventures to encourage people to connect with nature and to appreciate and protect our natural and cultural heritage. Learn more about these and other activities by visiting the Rancho Cacachilas website.
LAGUNA SAN IGNACIO
Located on the Pacific coast of Baja California Sur, Laguna San Ignacio is world famous for whale watching from January to April each year. It is also the base of operations for Sol Azul, our sustainable oyster production company that has had a strong presence in the community for 20 years with a total of 50 local aquaculture and packing employees. Since its beginning in 1996, Sol Azul has worked within the scientific community, sharing much knowledge about oyster farming in Baja California Sur in coordination with research programs of the state university UABCS, and marine biology centers of CIBNOR and CIAD. With its main office in downtown La Paz, Sol Azul also supplies fresh oysters to local restaurants. Through donations, Sol Azul has been involved in community projects to improve the quality of life in the villages of El Cardón and Laguna San Ignacio for the benefit of local residents.
SAN JUAN DE LA COSTA
The coastal community of San Juan de la Costa, north of La Paz, is the base of operations for Earth Ocean Farms (EOF), a marine fish farming company. EOF leads the way in sustainable offshore aquaculture in Baja California Sur, diversifying the state's economy and demonstrating significant environmental benefits. The company operates in partnership with community-based organizations, developing new technologies, equipment and techniques, and providing ongoing support and training. EOF also supplies local restaurants with responsibly-farmed, native fish species like totoaba. Discover more about innovative Earth Ocean Farms.