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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 »

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 »

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 »

December 2017 Baja Bulletin

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  FMM Tourist Permits for January 2018 Since the price of FMMs usually increases on January 1 each year, Discover Baja is currently not issuing prepaid FMM Tourist Permits for members crossing into Baja in January until after the first of the new year when we know what the price will be. Other possible price… Read more »

November 2017 Baja Bulletin

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The 50th Baja 1000: Nov 14-18 A reminder that the 50th annual SCORE International Baja 1000 off-road race will take place November 14-18, 2017. The race will begin in Ensenada and end in La Paz this year. This is a busy time to be traveling in the region, so we advise that you secure hotel accommodations… Read more »

October 2017 Baja Bulletin

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Earthquake Emergency Fund Binational Emergency is collecting supplies and money donations to help the victims of the earthquake in Mexico City. Donations will be accepted until January 2018. The following supply donations can be brought to the Discover Baja offices (we will deliver them to Binational): -bandages -first aid supplies -soap -toothpaste -non-perishable dry food… Read more »

September 2017 Baja Bulletin

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  Tropical Storm Lidia Update On Thursday, August 31st, Tropical Storm Lidia hit Baja Sur, causing flooding and severe damage. Los Cabos was hit especially hard with damages that will take months to repair. Highway Mexico 1 was flooded and damaged in many areas so proceed with caution and expect detours and major delays. You can… Read more »

August 2017 Baja Bulletin

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San Ysidro Border Temporary Southbound Closure: Sept 23-25 The San Ysidro El Chaparral border will be temporary closed to southbound vehicular traffic from Saturday, September 23 at 3am to Monday, September 25th at noon. Northbound vehicular traffic will not be affected and pedestrian traffic (both southbound and northbound) will not be affected. Learn more.  … Read more »

57-Hour San Ysidro Southbound Border Closure: Sept. 23-25

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A temporary closure of the San Ysidro El Chaparral border will take place for southbound vehicular traffic from September 23-25, 2017. The 57-hour closure will be in effect from Saturday, September 23 at 3am to Monday, September 25 at 12 noon. The I-5 and 805 freeways will be closed for all southbound traffic, beginning at… Read more »

July 2017 Baja Bulletin

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Tickets on Sale for Concurso de Paellas! This year’s Paella fest will take place on Sunday, August 20, 2017 and is considered one of the premier events of Valle de Guadalupe’s Fiestas de la Vendimia. As the closing event of the Vendimia wine harvest festival, the Concurso de Paellas will feature over 90 teams presenting paellas for… Read more »