Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Pueblos Mágicos of Baja California

Pueblos Magicos Loreto Tecate Todos Santos Baja Mexico

Although we think that every part of Baja is magical for it’s own special reason, Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism has put together an official list of Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Towns) that offer visitors a “magical” experience – by reason of natural beauty, cultural riches or historical relevance. The Baja peninsula is home to three of… Read more »

Directions to the SENTRI Lane at San Ysidro

PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF MARCH 2014, THE ENTRANCE TO THE SENTRI LANE AT SAN YSIDRO HAS BEEN CHANGED. YOU CAN FIND INFORMATION ON THE UPDATE HERE.   See below for directions to the San Ysidro SENTRI Lane at the Tijuana border from the toll road. For a PDF that you can download and print… Read more »

Directions to Ensenada via the Free Road Detour

***For more Baja driving directions, please see www.discoverbaja.com/go/driving-directions*** Due to a collapse of part of the scenic toll road at Salsipuedes in December 2013, traffic between La Misión and Ensenada is currently being rerouted inland on the free road. The road is well‐paved throughout but is two lanes and can be steep and windy at times… Read more »

Ask a Local: San Felipe

OUR LOCAL: Lauren Cremascoli  TOWN: San Felipe  HOW LONG:  over 20 years  ABOUT LAUREN: My husband, Franco, and I started going to San Felipe and camping so we could vacation with our dogs! They love the freedom at our place and being able to really cut loose on the beach.  It did not take long… Read more »

Return to Meling Ranch

Meling Ranch Rancho Meling Baja Sierra de San Pedro Martir

By Carol Kramer “It’s snowing in Baja!!!”  What was to have been a beautiful drive to the observatory in the Sierra de San Pedro Martir National Park with a view of the Sea of Cortez to the east and the sparkling Pacific Ocean to the west, instead turned into a snow storm in which we… Read more »

Mercado Hidalgo in Tijuana

Mercado Hidalgo Market TJ Tijuana Baja

By Jennifer Kramer www.bajatheothercalifornia.com If you’re looking for an authentic shopping and eating experience in Baja, you don’t have to head too far south of the border to find where the locals go. Mercado Hidalgo in Tijuana is a sensory overload in the best kind of way. The market is teeming with stands of fresh… Read more »

Directions to the Fast Pass Lane at San Ysidro

***For more Baja driving directions, please see www.discoverbaja.com/go/driving-directions*** See below for directions to the San Ysidro Fast Pass Lane at the Tijuana border from the toll road. Click HERE For a PDF that you can download and print to take with you. For more information about the Fast Pass and establishments where you can get a… Read more »