Posts By: Discover Baja

Where to Eat in Tecate Now

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Tiny Pueblo Mágico’s dining scene moves beyond provincial By: W. Scott Koenig In 2012, Mexico’s tourism board designated Tecate as Baja California’s only Pueblo Mágico due to its Spanish Colonial charm and provincial character. And for the most part, Tecate’s cuisine has largely reflected the small-town character of its populace. In the 1990s, my wife and… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: 5 Restaurants with Views

While Baja California is home to some incredible food, there’s nothing like enjoying a delicious meal with a side of sweeping views. Here are a few of our favorite spots along the peninsula for enjoying impressive vistas while you eat and drink.   Finca Altozano (Valle de Guadalupe, BC) Information:, tel: 011-52-646-156-8045 Why We Love… Read more »

March 2018 Baja Bulletin

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  FMM Tourist Permits – Entry Stamps and Return A reminder that when you have purchased a prepaid FMM tourist permit through Discover Baja, you still need to stop at the immigration office at the border when crossing into Mexico to get the FMM stamped. Take your FMM and receipt (three pages in total) as… Read more »

Searching for Steinbeck’s Sea of Cortez

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This spring, seventy-eight years ago, author John Steinbeck and his biologist friend Ed Ricketts explored the Baja coastline and its fertile tidepools, a stubbornly quirky project that he expected to be of little interest to the public. The result was his classic “The Log from the Sea of Cortez.” In 2000, journalist Andromeda Romano-Lax and… Read more »

Puerto Escondido, Tabor Canyon, and the Tripui Hills


By Dave Kelly, co-author of “Hiking Loreto” Located about 10 miles south of Loreto is the picturesque Puerto Escondido. The port is under new management and is currently going through major renovations. The port has a full service marina, grocery store, PepeGina’s restaurant, RV park, and the Tripui hotel. The groundskeeper at the Tripui Hotel… Read more »

March 2018 Baja Fishing Report


  It’s hard to believe that it’s March and show time already—the months do tumble by. For openers, there are the Fred Hall Fishing Shows held at both Long Beach Convention Center on March 7-11, 2018 and at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, March 22-25, 2018.   In addition to a marvelous opportunity to restock your… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: 5 Best Baja Colonial Towns

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With beautiful architecture, a rich history, and plenty of Mexican charm, Baja’s colonial towns are a draw for many tourists traveling the peninsula. We bring you some of our favorites and our tips for how to best experience them. San Ignacio Why We Love It: The town of San Ignacio functions as the gateway to the… Read more »

February 2018 Baja Bulletin

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  Using NADA to Accurately Value Your Vehicle When assessing the value of your vehicle for Mexican auto insurance, please use the NADA website to correctly calculate the value. In the case of an accident or theft, your Mexican auto insurance will reimburse based on mid-level NADA value.   2018 Fiestas de la Vendimia Dates… Read more »

February 2018 Baja Fishing Report


The crystal ball seems a bit murky after the last few seasons, and predictions of the upcoming fishing year can be anyone’s guess. January is usually a slow month, but if it was any kind of an indicator, February should be special! One caveat to bear in mind on the West Coast and upper Sea… Read more »

January 2018 Baja Bulletin

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  ACE Mexican Auto Insurance Changing Name to CHUBB As of January 2018, ACE Seguros is changing their name to CHUBB Seguros. If you currently have Mexican auto insurance coverage with ACE, you do not need to do anything. The coverage you have with ACE will remain the same and the phone numbers on your… Read more »