June 21, 2015
Tecate to Ensenada
This new bike race is 73 miles through scenic Baja starting in Tecate and finishing in Ensenada.
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.
>LGBT activists are organizing marches on Oct. 16 in the city of Mexicali, the Baja state capital, and on Oct. 24 in the border city of Tecate.
The Mexicali march is Saturday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m., starting at Avenida Colón and Calzada Justo Sierra.
The Tecate march is Sunday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. at Parque Central.
See the full article at Wockner
>September 10 through 12
TECATE Beer Festival with beer tasting music and entertainment at Plaza Los Encinos in the city of Tecate.
for information call (011-52) 665-108-92-57 or (011-52) 665-104-49-61
Admission is free