Posts By: Discover Baja

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A Perfect Pairing in the Valle de Guadalupe   By: W. Scott Koenig In the Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California’s wine country, there’s nothing better than a thoughtfully-prepared and delicious dish crafted of fresh local ingredients accompanied by a glass of one of the region’s earthy red blends or monovarietals. And when the menu is… Read more »

August 2019 Baja Bulletin

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Phone Number Dialing Changing in Mexico Starting August 9th, all phone numbers in Mexico will be dialed using just a 10-digit number. The prefixes 044, 045, and 01 will be eliminated even for cell phones and Mexican toll-free numbers. To dial Mexico from the U.S. or Canada, you will dial +52 and the 10-digit phone… Read more »

August 2019 Baja Fishing Report

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From the California border to the tip of Baja, hot weather mixed with periodic rain squalls are to be expected throughout August, and along those same lines, the fishing will also be sporadic. Currently, the Coronado Islands, North Island, Middle Grounds, and Ribbon Kelp are basking in a warm water bubble of 68- to near… Read more »

July 2019 Baja Bulletin

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Immigration Checkpoints The Mexican government and specifically the immigration branch, INM, will begin staging immigration checkpoints throughout the country and along the Baja peninsula. Please make sure to have a valid FMM when traveling in Baja. If caught traveling without an FMM, you will be sent back to the border. DBTC members can get a… Read more »

Estación Central: A Tantalizing Rendezvous

Tijuana Cantina & Restaurant Caters to Travelers, Locals By: W. Scott Koenig I visited Tijuana for the first time after moving to San Diego in 1994. The Mexicoach—a roundtrip bus service that shuttled day trippers between San Ysidro and Mexico’s westernmost border city—was the easiest way for the uninitiated to get there and back. The… Read more »

Mike Doyle Paddle Out and Memorial Service

Photos courtesy of Doyle Surfboards.

By Adam Peck The surf community lost a legend on Tuesday, April 30th, Mike Doyle. Mike died peacefully in his bed in the morning with his wife Annie at his side. Mike had been battling ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was 78. The paddle out and Celebration of Life were held on June 3… Read more »

July 2019 Baja Fishing Report

The waters and the fishing in Baja are ever changing. Every few years, Mother Nature decides to throw a curve ball at the angler who has gotten used to going to certain areas to fish for certain species. For instance, even in June, the water off the Bull Ring, along with the flats toward the… Read more »

Culinary Corner June 2019

Presenting the Edible Baja Event Series Our sister company, Baja Test Kitchen, has paired up with Edible San Diego magazine to present a cross-border event series featuring some of Baja California’s elite chefs, winemakers, and brew masters. Learn more and sign up for exclusive updates.   *   *   * Fiesta de los Viñedos… Read more »

Il Massimo: Italian for Everyone

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Ensenada eatery offers both familiar and epicurean fare By: W. Scott Koenig   Italian restaurants in Ensenada range from commercial “red sauce” joints – where pedestrian fare such as pizza, spaghetti and lasagna appeal to the diner seeking nothing more than a familiar and filling meal – to trattorias such as Da Toni, a gourmand’s… Read more »

June 2019 Baja Bulletin

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Rerouted Highway I-5 Southbound San Ysidro El Chaparral Entrance The southbound I-5 freeway has been realigned to a newly-constructed roadway to access the San Ysidro El Chaparral border crossing heading into Mexico. The U.S. has constructed inspection booths (on the U.S. side) that are being operated sporadically. To avoid any delays, we recommend that travelers… Read more »