Gas Prices Rising Again This Month
There is currently gas available everywhere on the peninsula. Occasional protests continue on weekends in border towns such as Tijuana and Mexicali. Gas prices on the peninsula are supposed to rise again this month. For updated conditions regarding gas availability and protests, please visit the Discover Baja Road Conditions Page.
Gray Whale Watching Season is Here
February and March are prime months for gray whale watching in Baja! Every winter the gray whales migrate to three lagoons in Baja Sur – Laguna de Ojo Liebre, Laguna San Ignacio, and Bahía Magdalena. Whale watchers can go out in pangas with registered tour operators to have up-close-and-personal experiences with the gray whales in the wild. If you want to join an all-inclusive whale watching trip from San Diego, check out the trip by Baja Custom Tours with Graham Mackintosh from February 15-22. For more information on visiting the gray whales in Baja, visit our Guide to Gray Whale Watching in Baja.
Bancomer ATM Troubles
Bancomer ATM machines in Baja have been having problems allowing foreign debit cards to withdraw cash. The Bancomer ATMs in towns such as Mulegé, Loreto, Los Barriles, and Todos Santos have been unreliable, sometimes allowing customers to withdraw money and other times not. It’s best to get out extra pesos when in larger towns with banks/ATMs other than Bancomer.
2017 Vendimia Dates Announced
The 2017 Fiestas de la Vendimia will be an extra week this year, making the celebrations three weeks in total. From July 27-August 20, Ensenada and the Valle de Guadalupe will be buzzing with parties to celebrate the wine harvest. As always, we’ll be your premier source for the Fiestas de la Vendimia in English and will be posting more information as well as the full schedule of events when available.