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57-Hour San Ysidro Southbound Border Closure: Sept. 23-25

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A temporary closure of the San Ysidro El Chaparral border will take place for southbound vehicular traffic from September 23-25, 2017. The 57-hour closure will be in effect from Saturday, September 23 at 3am to Monday, September 25 at 12 noon. The I-5 and 805 freeways will be closed for all southbound traffic, beginning at… Read more »

July 2017 Baja Bulletin

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Tickets on Sale for Concurso de Paellas! This year’s Paella fest will take place on Sunday, August 20, 2017 and is considered one of the premier events of Valle de Guadalupe’s Fiestas de la Vendimia. As the closing event of the Vendimia wine harvest festival, the Concurso de Paellas will feature over 90 teams presenting paellas for… Read more »

June 2017 Baja Bulletin

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  Valle de Guadalupe’s Fiestas de la Vendimia The 2017 Fiestas de la Vendimia will be an extra week this year, taking place from July 28 to August 20. Here are some of the great resources we’ve put together for you to enjoy: Full 2017 Vendimia schedule of events Informational page on visiting Valle de… Read more »

May 2017 Baja Bulletin

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Sea Shepherd Fighting to Save the Last of the Vaquita Sea Shepherd has enacted “Operation Milagro” (operation miracle) to help save the last of the vaquita in the Sea of Cortez around San Felipe. The vaquita is a small marine porpoise and the most endangered marine mammal in the world, with less than 60 still… Read more »

April 2017 Baja Bulletin

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The New Baja Moon Handbook is Here! The 10th edition of the Baja Moon Handbook is now here! Discover Baja is please to announce that the book was written by our own Jennifer Kramer. This complete guide for the Baja California peninsula is printed in full color for the first time. We hope you’ll use the… Read more »

March 2017 Baja Bulletin

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New Claims Phone Numbers for ACE Insurance Please be aware that ACE Insurance has upgraded their claims center and now has new phone numbers for vehicle claims (the phone numbers for roadside assistance remain the same). ACE will be transferring calls made to the old phone numbers to the new system for the next year while they… Read more »

February 2017 Baja Bulletin

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Gas Prices Rising Again This Month There is currently gas available everywhere on the peninsula. Occasional protests continue on weekends in border towns such as Tijuana and Mexicali. Gas prices on the peninsula are supposed to rise again this month. For updated conditions regarding gas availability and protests, please visit the Discover Baja Road Conditions Page…. Read more »

January 2017 Baja Bulletin

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FMM Price Increase Mexico increased the price of FMM tourist permits on January 1,2017. Discover Baja will be selling the prepaid FMM tourist permits for $35. For more information, please see our FMM Tourist Permit Page.   Gas Price Increases and Protests On January 1, 2017 gas prices rose around all of Mexico as a… Read more »

December 2016 Baja Bulletin

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FMM Tourist Permits for January Often FMM tourist permits change at the beginning of the calendar year—either the form or the price.  If you are crossing the border before January 1st, Discover Baja can still issue the prepaid FMMs. Discover Baja will not issue the prepaid FMMs for crossings in the first few days of January… Read more »

November 2016 Baja Bulletin

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Baja 1000: Nov. 16-20 The Baja 1000 will be November 16-20. The course will be a loop race this year, beginning and ending in Ensenada. If you are planning on staying or traveling between Ensenada and El Rosario between now and the race, make sure you have reservations in advance. Due to pre racing and… Read more »