Question: Do I need a visa to visit Baja California
Answer: No, or perhaps Yes.
Answer – No:
If you are going to be within 20km (13mi) of the border and/or for less than 72 hours. There is an exception to the 20km rule that applies when you are traveling within a designated tourist corridor listed below such as Tijuana to Ensenada, Mexicali, or Sonoyta to Puerto Penasco.
There is some disagreement if Ensenada and Valle de Guadalupe are part of the tourist zone. What is very clear is that there are immigration check points south of Ensenada and tourists found without proper paperwork will be sent back to the immigration (INM) office in Ensenada or may be detained.
Answer – Yes:
Anything other than what is listed above.
Visa form FMM (Forma Migratoria Multiple) is required if you are a non-Mexican citizen and you will be traveling in Baja for longer than 72 hours and/or will be traveling outside of the border region or tourist corridor area.
If crossing on foot or by car via San Ysidro stop at the INM office at the El Caparral point of entry. If you are staying for less than 7-days be sure to mention that as there will be no fee for the visa. If staying more than 7-days the multiple entry visa fee will vary between $25-$40 USD depending on the exchange rate. Always ask for the full 180 day visa period as it will allow you to leave Mexico and reenter multiple times.
You will need your passport to apply for the visa. Be sure to return your visa before exiting Mexico for the final time.
February 12 – 17
San Fernando Plaza
Join for classic Carnaval activities including Quema del Mal Humor (Bad Humor Burning), and the Baile del marido oprimido 2015 (2015 Opressed Husband Dance). The Carnival Queen and her Court will be named.
Other events include:
– Classic car parade
– Folkloric dance
Carnaval Rosarito Facebook Carnaval Rosarito
Phone: 612-07-00 or 661-107-06-51
E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rosarito Beach is about 20 miles south of Tijuana / San Diego. It is an quick drive by car or arrange bus transportation through Mexicoach.
UPDATE: Road opening delayed until December 15, 2014.
Alternate route map
Read more at U~T San Diego
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AUGUST 26, 2014: The scenic toll road between Tijuana and Ensenada has been closed since December 28, 2013. CAPUFE announced that the road should be fully opened by September 15. Additional repairs will continue through Spring of 2015 to shore up additional sections of the road.
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2013
Time: 12:00 noon to 10:00pm
Location: Baja California Center
Carretera Tijuana-Ensenada Escenica No. 1029, Playas de Rosarito MAP
The festival includes live music, cultural programs and food. There will be a number of booths with local producers as well.
The Baja Caifornia Center is located on the east side of the Scenic Road (toll) as you go south from Tijuana toward Rosarito and Ensenada.
Date: June 28, 2014
Cost: $125 pesos (approx $10 USD)
Location: Blvd. Benito Juárez in front of Hotel Festival Plaza
Featuring Baja craft beers, local food and live entertainment
See their Facebook page for more information.
Rosarito Beach is about 20 minutes south of Tijuana. It is an easy drive on the Scenic Highway (toll road) or the free road. Bus transportation is also available via Mexicoach.
Also get ready for Ensenada Beer Fest on July 26th, and the Tijuana Beer Fest on August 29th and 30th.
A section of the scenic road (toll road) along the coast between Tijuana and Ensenada collapsed on Saturday, December 28.
The collapse occurred closer to Ensenada at km 93 near Salsipuedes. The road collapse is believed to be because of a landslide that occurred beneath the highway and may have been linked to recent earthquake activity in the area.. The road was under repair at the time of the collapse and traffic was sparse and no injuries were reported.
Traffic has been diverted to an inland route along the Transpeninsular highway during the period of repairs which could last more than a year.
Map showing the collapse and alternate travel routes: Google Maps
Date: Friday, May 31
Time: 7:00pm doors open, show at 8:00pm
Place: Rosarito Beach Hotel – Salon Mexicano
The Mariachi Divas are the Grammy award-winning all-female mariachi group. They are the most decorated mariachi ensemble of either gender. Also featured will be performances by Baja Idol’s most talented vocalists from the second season.
Tickets for the event are $10.00 US (125 pesos) for General Admission or $16.00 US (200 pesos) for VIP Reserved Seating. The event is a benefit for the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Rosarito Beach.