August 2022 Baja Bulletin

COVID and Border Update

With COVID cases high along the peninsula, many municipalities have reinstated COVID protocol and are requiring masks and limiting capacity. Please be sure to call ahead to make reservations at all businesses and to inquire about current restrictions.

Non U.S. citizens who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and have appropriate documentation are permitted to enter the United States via land ports of entry. Non-essential travelers who are not U.S. citizens are required to (1) provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, as outlined on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website; and (2) verbally attest to their reason for travel and COVID-19 vaccination status during a border inspection. More information can be found on the Department of Homeland Security website. US citizens driving across the border or crossing through CBX are allowed back into the US without proof of COVID vaccinations with no COVID test required.

As of June 13, 2022, the U.S. no longer requires proof of a negative COVID test for air travelers entering the country.

Tijuana Getting New Eco Park

The governor of Baja California, Marina del Pilar Ávila, has announced a new ecopark for Tijuana that will be the largest park in the history of the city. Called Parque Esperanto, the 320-arce natural space is planned for the southeast neighborhood of La Presa at the Abelardo L. Rodríguez dam and reservoir, one of Tijuana’s largest natural, undeveloped areas. The project represents an investment of about $7.3 million and will have amenities such as an open-air gym, sports fields, a cultural center, a skate park and BMX track, zip lines, floating islands and a bicycle path. Work will begin within two months.

Discover Baja Office Hours

A reminder that Discover Baja is open 9am-5pm Monday through Friday. You can call us at 800-727-2252 or email us at to contact us during those hours. Our office is open by appointment Monday through Thursday. Please call or email to make an appointment. We request that you please wear a mask when you come in for your appointment. You can go online at any time to purchase or renew membership and insurance. 

USPS Launches New Mariachi Stamps

The US Postal Service issued new stamps last month featuring mariachi! Inspired by movie posters from the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema, the five stamp designs were created by artist Rafael López, who splits his time between Mexico and San Diego. Each stamp features an individual mariachi playing a traditional instrument – guitar, vihuela, guitarrón, violin, and trumpet.

New Chablé Hotel Coming to Sea of Cortez

Construction began on a new Chablé Hotel on the Sea of Cortez north of La Paz. The 16-acre property will feature 50 rooms, a spa, boutique, and restaurants. Chablé is a Mexican-owned hotel group known for high luxury and architecture that takes advantage of the natural surroundings. Chablé Sea of Cortez will be the company’s third hotel and is scheduled to open in 2024.

Corazón de Vida’s La Noche Blanca Gala

For those who live in the Orange County area, Corazón de Vida, will be hosting their annual, “La Noche Blanca: Havana Nights,” a Cuban themed gala on Saturday, August 6th. Corazón de Vida is a foundation that supports orphaned and abandoned children in Baja California. Click here for tickets and more information, or to make a donation to the organization.

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