Posts By: Discover Baja

Directions to Ensenada via the Free Road Detour

***For more Baja driving directions, please see*** Due to a collapse of part of the scenic toll road at Salsipuedes in December 2013, traffic between La Misión and Ensenada is currently being rerouted inland on the free road. The road is well‐paved throughout but is two lanes and can be steep and windy at times… Read more »

Ask a Local: San Felipe

OUR LOCAL: Lauren Cremascoli  TOWN: San Felipe  HOW LONG:  over 20 years  ABOUT LAUREN: My husband, Franco, and I started going to San Felipe and camping so we could vacation with our dogs! They love the freedom at our place and being able to really cut loose on the beach.  It did not take long… Read more »

Return to Meling Ranch

Meling Ranch Rancho Meling Baja Sierra de San Pedro Martir

By Carol Kramer “It’s snowing in Baja!!!”  What was to have been a beautiful drive to the observatory in the Sierra de San Pedro Martir National Park with a view of the Sea of Cortez to the east and the sparkling Pacific Ocean to the west, instead turned into a snow storm in which we… Read more »

Mercado Hidalgo in Tijuana

Mercado Hidalgo Market TJ Tijuana Baja

By Jennifer Kramer If you’re looking for an authentic shopping and eating experience in Baja, you don’t have to head too far south of the border to find where the locals go. Mercado Hidalgo in Tijuana is a sensory overload in the best kind of way. The market is teeming with stands of fresh… Read more »

Directions to the Fast Pass Lane at San Ysidro

***For more Baja driving directions, please see*** See below for directions to the San Ysidro Fast Pass Lane at the Tijuana border from the toll road. Click HERE For a PDF that you can download and print to take with you. For more information about the Fast Pass and establishments where you can get a… Read more »

San Ysidro Fast Pass Lane

Fast Pass Fast Trak Lane Border Crossing Tijuana TJ Baja

If you’re looking for a faster way to get across the border, one option is to get a pass to use the Fast Pass Lane in San Ysidro. The Fast Pass (also called the Fast Lane or Fast Track) is a special lane for tourists crossing at the San Ysidro border crossing who have received… Read more »

DBTC Staff Peninsula Picks: Baja Holidays

The official holiday season has ended but that doesn’t mean the fun is over. Here at Discover Baja we look for excuses to celebrate all year long. Below are some of our favorite times throughout the year we look forward to spending in Baja.

Resources for Baja California Mission History

By David Kier Co-author of ‘The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834’    Collecting books on Baja California has been a lifelong hobby. Somehow, it seemed natural to learn about the history of ‘Old California’ (Baja California). Seeing the historic sites inspired me to learn more and write about them, hopefully to increase… Read more »

Directions to the San Ysidro Border Crossing

***For more Baja driving directions, please see*** We know that trying to find your way to the San Ysidro border in Tijuana to return to the U.S. is challenging for even the most experienced Baja veterans. We’ve put together directions that show you step-by-step how to reach the border via the newly reopened Via Internacional…. Read more »