Posts By: Discover Baja

El Chaparral border crossing directions – Something to Declare (FMM tourist permits and customs)

***For more Baja driving directions, please see www.discoverbaja.com/go/driving-directions*** In 2012 a new border crossing called “El Chaparral” opened for visitors crossing at San Ysidro from the U.S. to Mexico. The new crossing features new and more lanes and a new customs area. The current entrance to the lanes is only temporary until the I-5 on the U.S…. Read more »

El Chaparral border crossing directions – Nothing to Declare

***For more Baja driving directions, please see www.discoverbaja.com/go/driving-directions*** In 2012 a new border crossing called “El Chaparral” opened for visitors crossing at San Ysidro from the U.S. to Mexico. The new crossing features new and more lanes and a new customs area. The current entrance to the lanes is only temporary until the I-5 on the U.S…. Read more »

Gourmet Guadalupe Valley Trip – May 10th

Come spend a day experiencing Mexico’s Napa Valley with Discover Baja and Baja Custom Tours! Enjoy a day with us in Baja’s Guadalupe Valley as we explore the wonderful wineries and restaurants that the region has to offer. You’ll meet us at the Discover Baja offices in San Diego where you’ll be driven down to… Read more »

Ask a Local: Loreto

Ask a Local Loreto Baja

OUR LOCAL: Wendy Wilson  TOWN: Loreto  HOW LONG:  16 years  OCCUPATION: Former DBTC Office Manager   What are some of the best activities to enjoy in Loreto? Fishing, kayaking, snorkeling What’s the best street food? El Rey del Taco has the best fish tacos. There are also night-time hot dog stands that are great! And your favorite… Read more »

Buen Provecho: Caesar’s

Caesar Salad - Caesar's Restaurant TJ Tijuana Baja Mexico

By Jennifer Kramer www.bajatheothercalifornia.com Among the things that Tijuana has been known for through the ages (zonkeys, plaster surf monkey souvenirs, tequila shots), perhaps the most respectable contribution to modern culture is the Caesar salad. The salad is usually accredited to Caesar Cardini, the original owner of Caesar’s Restaurante in Tijuana. Cardini was an Italian… Read more »

NEW SENTRI Entrance Directions

***For more Baja driving directions, please see www.discoverbaja.com/go/driving-directions*** The entrance for the SENTRI Lane at San Ysidro changed at the beginning of March 2014. There are a few different ways to access the new lane entrance. See below for options: OPTION 1 If you aren’t familiar with the old SENTRI entrance, or you’ve been looking for a… Read more »

Temporary and Permanent Resident Visas

resident visa mexico baja

            In November 2012, new immigration laws took effect that changed the names and processes for Mexican resident visas. The terms FM2 and FM3 have been replaced with the terms Residente Temporal (temporary resident) and Residente Permanente (permanent resident). For new visas, the process must be started in the U.S. at… Read more »

The Pueblos Mágicos of Baja California

Pueblos Magicos Loreto Tecate Todos Santos Baja Mexico

Although we think that every part of Baja is magical for it’s own special reason, Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism has put together an official list of Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Towns) that offer visitors a “magical” experience – by reason of natural beauty, cultural riches or historical relevance. The Baja peninsula is home to three of… Read more »

Directions to the SENTRI Lane at San Ysidro

PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF MARCH 2014, THE ENTRANCE TO THE SENTRI LANE AT SAN YSIDRO HAS BEEN CHANGED. YOU CAN FIND INFORMATION ON THE UPDATE HERE.   See below for directions to the San Ysidro SENTRI Lane at the Tijuana border from the toll road. For a PDF that you can download and print… Read more »