December 2017 Baja Bulletin


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 increases include toll road fees and TIP prices.


Binational Blanket Drive

Binational Emergency is collecting donations and money to donate to the needy in Mexico for Christmas. They are collecting blankets, non-perishable food items, and toys for children. Donations can be brought into the Discover Baja office in San Diego and we will deliver them to Binational.

Money donations for blankets can also be sent to:
642 Third Ave. Suite I
Chula Vista, CA 91910

If you would like to accompany Binational to deliver the blankets, food, and toys on December 22nd, please call Binational at 619-425-5080. They will depart the Binational office at 9am and return at 5pm


2017 Traveler's Guide To Camping Mexico's Baja (2)New Edition of “Camping Mexico’s Baja” Is Here

The 6th edition of “Traveler’s Guide to Camping Mexico’s Baja” by Mike and Terri Church is now available for purchase! The new 6th edition of this Baja camping and RVing Bible gives a description of virtually every campground on the peninsula as well as vital information about preparation, documentation, border crossing, side trips and things to see and do.  In addition to describing the formal campgrounds of Baja—featuring updated maps, recreational opportunities, lists of facilities, and driving instructions—this revised guide also provides telephone numbers, websites, e-mail addresses, GPS coordinates, and picture icons that offer a convenient, quick review of each campground. Buy now!


Baja_BerrendoThe Recovery of the Peninsula Berrendo Pronghorn

The Peninsula Berrendo Pronghorn have seen a significant increase in recent years, thanks to a 20-year preservation program in place to ensure the survival of the species. While the berrendo still remain in danger of extinction, the program has increased the population 32% in the past seven years. There are now estimated to be 480 berrendo on the peninsula, many in fenced areas where they can be more protected from predators. The berrendo pronghorn were once abundant in Baja, but now only exist in preservation areas in the Valle de Cirios and the Vizcaíno Biosphere Reserve area. The pronghorn is the fastest land mammal in the Western Hemisphere and can sustain running at high speeds longer than cheetahs.


Join Baja Custom Tours for a 2018 Gray Whale Trip

Come join famous Baja author Graham Mackintosh on this Baja Custom Tours special trip to see whales, the Sea of Cortez, and the mountains of the Sierra de San Pedro Mártir. Share close encounters with the Gray Whales in Scammon’s Lagoon, stories and locations in Graham’s Baja books, and a great time with friends in this all-inclusive 8 day/7 night tour. February 22nd – March 1st, 2018 or March 22nd – March 29th, 2018. $1,695 per person, double occupancy. Call the Discover Baja office at 619-275-4225 to book or learn more.


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