September 2019 Baja Bulletin

 

Discover Baja Office Moving!

Discover Baja is on the move! If all goes as planned, our new office will be open for business on Monday, September 16th. The new address will be 8322 Clairemont Mesa Blvd Suite 101, San Diego, CA 92111. It is a little further south than our current office and located between Highways 805 and 163. There is plenty of parking even for motorhomes and towed units. It has easy highway access and there are hotels and gas stations near by. We will be in our present location at 3264 Governor Drive until September 14th. Please call us at 800-727-2252 if you have any questions. Our email and phone numbers will remain the same. We’ll be easy to contact and reliable as ever. Look for word about our free give-aways at our new place.

 

San Diego SENTRI Enrollment Centers Being Consolidated

Going forward, the only SENTRI enrollment center in San Diego will be at Otay Mesa. The enrollment center at San Ysidro closed on August 30th and and the enrollment center at the San Diego airport will be closing on September 30th. There’s currently a 30 week wait for SENTRI renewals and applications.

 

Archival Discover Baja Newsletters Available

We’re cleaning out the Discover Baja archives! We have extra copies of old hard copies of Discover Baja newsletters from 1992 to 2006. Please stop by the Discover Baja office before September 14th or give us a call at 800-727-2252 if you’re interested in picking up any copies of these rare items.

 

Tim Means. Photo courtesy of Baja Expeditions

Tim Means, Founder of Baja Expeditions, Passes Away

Tim Means, the founder of Baja Expeditions, passed away on August 13, 2019 at the age of 75. The conservationist and ecotourism leader spent decades working to protect the fragile ecosystem of the Sea of Cortez and Baja California Sur and he is one of the main reasons that Isla Espiritu Santo was saved from development and is now a World Heritage Site. Means started Baja Expeditions in 1974 as one of Mexico’a first low-impact sustainable tourism companies.

 

Tollroad Fees Resume in Northern Baja

The protesting along the toll booths in Northern Baja has ended and the regular toll fees are once again being collected.

 

Discounted CBX Tickets to Baja Destinations

Cross Border Xpress is currently offering a 20% discount on roundtrip CBX tickets for any passengers heading to Loreto, San José del Cabo, or La Paz. Offer valid until October 31 for tickets purchased at the CBX San Diego ticket counter (discount not valid for tickets purchased online).

 

 

Baja Artisan Beer App

Baja California will soon have a craft beer app that will guide users through the microbreweries of Mexicali, Tijuana, Rosarito, and Ensenada. The app will be available in both English and Spanish and is set to launch at the end of September.

 

Conservation Passport

Discover Baja Now Processing Annual Conservation Passports for Biospheres

The Mexican Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas (CONANP) governs the protected biospheres of Mexico and requires visitors who are in these areas for any recreational activities (such as fishing the Coronado Islands) to purchase either a Biosphere Bracelet that is good for one day’s use, or an annual Conservation Passport, valid for one year. Discover Baja can now process the annual Conservation Passports for DBTC members. Learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

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