December 2016 Baja Bulletin

FMM tourist permit visa baja mexicoFMM Tourist Permits for January

Often FMM tourist permits change at the beginning of the calendar year—either the form or the price.  If you are crossing the border before January 1st, Discover Baja can still issue the prepaid FMMs. Discover Baja will not issue the prepaid FMMs for crossings in the first few days of January until we are aware of any new changes in the paperwork or cost.  Call us at 800-727-2252 for details.

 

Toll Road Price Increase

The tolls for the toll road between Tijuana and Ensenada have recently increased. The tolls at Playas de Tijuana and Rosarito have increased to $32 pesos for autos (previously $31 pesos), and the toll in San Miguel has increased to $34 pesos (previously $31 pesos).

 

Todos Santos Music Festival Canceled for 2017

The annual Todos Santos music festival has been canceled for 2017. There are still plenty of great reasons to go to Todos Santos like the The Open Studio Tour in February and the sea turtle hatchling releases.

 

lupe baja valle de guadalupeJavier Plascencia Opens New Eatery in Valle de Guadalupe: ¡Lupe!

Javier Plascencia opened a new eatery, ¡Lupe! on the property of Finca Altozano. As the casual counterpart to Finca Altozano, Lupe specializes in torta sandwiches ranging from simple ham and cheese to lamb with dried chilies and avocado.

 

 

marine invertebrates of northwest mexicoNew Book! Marine Invertebrates of Northwest Mexico

New to the Baja gift shop is “Marine Invertebrates of Northwest Mexico” by Hans Bertsch and Luis E. Aguilar Rosas. This unique bilingual guide identifies over 800 species of marine invertebrates. This extensive cultural and natural history book features comprehensive text and full-color illustrations. Readers will enjoy learning about the natural history of the regional species, indigenous uses of marine invertebrates, and ideas for biological conservation. Forward by Richard C. Brusca.  Buy now!

 

 

corazon de vida kidsHoliday Philanthropy

If you’re looking for ways to help support Baja charities this season the International Community Foundation (ICF) Giving Guide is full of worthy Baja California Sur nonprofits, or find out how we’re helping Northern Baja orphanages through Corazón de Vida

 

 

baja caravanDiscover Baja Caravans Group

We’ve started a Discover Baja Caravans group page on Facebook to give you a tool to help coordinate caravans down the peninsula with like-minded Baja travelers. Join now!

 

 

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