February 2019 Baja Bulletin


Discover Baja has Mexican Fishing Licenses in Stock

We have yearly, monthly, weekly, or daily Mexican fishing licenses available (for members and non-members). If you are unable to come into the office or have your fishing license mailed to you, we can scan and email you the license. For pricing and more information, please visit our Fishing License page.


Super Saver Annual Insurance Policies

One of the biggest benefits of being a Discover Baja member is having access to our annual “super saver” Mexican auto insurance policies. These polices are good for a full calendar year if you spend less than 120 days out of the year in Mexico and generally save members around $100 when compared to a full 365-day annual policy. If you spend more than 20 days a year in Baja, the “super saver” policies will be cheaper than buying daily policies as they start at $102.74 for travel in Baja California norte and $119.19 for travel along the full peninsula. These policies are only available for Discover Baja members! Learn more or get a quote


Now Offering Full Coverage Insurance on ATVs

Discover Baja can now offer full coverage Mexican auto insurance up to $30,000 on ATVs for riding and storage. A reminder that no Mexican auto insurance policies will cover riding on sand dunes or off-roading. All dirt roads must lead to a destination in order for insurance to be valid.


Gas Available Throughout Baja Peninsula

Despite gas shortage issues in mainland Mexico, gas and diesel fuel are available throughout the Baja peninsula.


Vendimia Paella Fest

2019 Valle de Guadalupe Vendimia Dates Announced

The dates for the 2019 Vendimia have been announced by Provino. The Valle de Guadalupe wine harvest festival will take place from July 25, 2019 to August 18, 2019. The Salon de Vino will kick off the Vendimia on July 25th, the Muestra del Vino will take place on August 2nd, and the Concurso de Paellas will close the Vendimia on August 18th. If you plan on visiting Valle de Guadalupe during Vendimia, we recommend you book your hotel now! You can see our list of recommended accommodations on our Valle de Guadalupe Hotel page.


Highway Mexico 5 Updates

Highway Mexico 5 sustained damage from hurricanes last year but is passable if you take it slow. There are about 10-12 miles of detours and construction south of San Felipe. There are 6-7 bridges that are damaged and impassable as well as some washouts, but there are detours set up. Towing is not currently recommended. Lake Chapala to Gonzaga Bay is open and passable.


New Torre Lucerna Ensenada Hotel Now Open

The new Torre Lucerna Ensenada is now open and a great option for accommodations when visiting Ensenada or Valle de Guadalupe. The hotel is located in El Sauzal, right off of Highway Mexico 1 at Km. 180.5 and directly on the Pacific. The rooms are modern and bright, and there’s a restaurant on the property as well as a swimming pool and gym.


2019 Gray Whale Trips

Join Baja Custom Tours for one of their 2019 whale watching trips! These all-inclusive 8 day/7 night trips will depart from San Diego and highlight some of the best attractions that the peninsula has to offer on the way to and from Guerrero Negro where you’ll experience the gray whales. Two separate February itineraries available. Learn More.


Join Baja Test Kitchen’s Baja Tasting Club

Are you interested in exploring Baja California’s culinary movement with like-minded foodies, wine lovers, and craft beer aficionados? Join the Baja Tasting Club, and be the first to know about discounted group tasting tours exploring Baja California’s gastronomy. Membership is free!





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