Saturday November 18 2017

9 Safety Tips When Driving in Mexico
Driving in Mexico can be an enriching experience if you know the rules of the road. These are slightly different from the US in that there are cultural disparities in the way drivers act. There are...
Gasoline Prices in Mexico
As of Monday, October 30, 2017 the third phase of gradual flexibilization of fuels in the country was completed, which on this occasion includes the states of Baja California Sur, Sinaloa and Durango...
Importing your vehicle into Mexico
By law, any vehical in Mexico more than 180 days should be imported and registered in the appropriate Mexican state. Importing US vehicales is part of the NAFTA agreement, but Mexico limits the age...
Tropical cyclones are the leading cause of home damage on the Baja peninsula
Condo and Home Owners in MexicoIf you own a condo or home in Mexico, or if you are planning to purchase one soon, you’ll want to make a careful consideration about obtaining insurance coverage. Most...
Driving rain soaked roads in Baja following a tropical cyclone
Although Gray Grahams's road report from June of 2013 is more than a little outdated, what he has to say about qualifying your source of your Baja information remains timeless...As Gary wrote: After...
The dense undergrowth following a rainy season in Baja California Sur
If you have an interest in Baja, get ready to come visit us as the summer heat is fading and the Sea of Cortez in beautiful for all kinds of recreation. From mid-October through the early part of...
Baja Highway Mex 1 Cataviña Spring crossing
Baja Highway 1 Road ReportI just made the drive from Cabo San Lucas to Tijuana and here is the most recent road report for the Baja Transpeninsula Highway 1 end of September 2015. These photos are...
Military checkpoints along Baja's Highway 1 occur at several permanent and temporary locations
There are a few things you should understand about the military checkpoints in Baja before you begin a road trip on Mex 1.The first is: Their purpose is to capture the bad guys involved in drug...
Mex 5 Rest Area
Road report Cabo to San Felipe (Mex 19, 1, I-5) May 2017Beginning from Cabo San Lucas headed north on highway 19 past Todos Santos to highway one in La Paz. On the way to La Paz and through the city...
Rumurosa view of Mexicali
 This road report is for driving Mex 2 from Tijuana to Mexicali and then south on Mex 5 from Mexicali to Laguna Chapala where the highway meets Baja Transpeninsular Highway Mex 1. The drive was...
Window Tinting on the passenger compartment is illegal in all Baja
Any vehicle operating in Baja California Sur may not have window tinting in the front passenger compartment (front, left or right) greater than 35%.Strict enforcement begins tomorrow. This is...
Baja is the #1 destination for RV travelers outside the US.
The infamous Transpeninsular, Baja highway, Mex 1, has come a long way from its much heralded beginnings in 1973, a narrow thousand-mile long ribbon of asphalt with no shoulders, few pullouts, a...
Cork making process
While Mexico is well known for its Tequilla there is a region of Baja California (Norte) now becoming known for its vineyards and consequently great wines. The increasingly famous Wine Route or Ruta...
Driving Baja's Highway 1 south of Loreto
FAQ's About Driving in Baja Questions from Readers BajaInsider.com Veteran Baja Driver Recently a reader posed us this question it is certainly a legitimate question, considering what I too...
Beachside Handicapped Parking - The fine is $7000 pesos and your US sticker doesn't count
Baja California Sur has begun to crack down on traffic offences. The latest welcome addition to the revenue source for the city is the heavy fine levied on those that park in the blue marked handicap...
Map of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas commonly called Cabo in English, or Los Cabos when referring to the city in conjunction with San Jose del Cabo, is a city at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, in the...
Map of East Cape, Baja California Sur, Mexico
The term “East Cape” here in Baja, refers to the lovely and largely unspoiled (comparatively) region beginning just east of San Jose del Cabo and running northward along the Sea of Cortez about 100...
Map of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Ensenada is a coastal city in Mexico, the third-largest in Baja California. Lying 78 m) south of San Diego on the Baja California Peninsula, it is locally referred to as La Cenicienta del Pacífico, "...
Map of Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Guerrero Negro is the largest town located in the municipality of Mulegé in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. It had a population of 13,054 in the 2010 census. The town is served by Guerrero...
Map of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
La Paz is the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California Sur and an important regional commercial center. The city had a 2010 census population of 215,178 people, but its metropolitan...
Map of Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Loreto was the first Spanish settlement on the Baja California Peninsula. It served as the capital of Las Californias from 1697 to 1777. The city of 14,724 people and is located on the coast of the...
Map of Mexicali, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Mexicali is the capital city of the Mexican state of Baja California, seat of the Municipality of Mexicali, and 2nd largest city in Baja California after Tijuana. The City of Mexicali has a...
Map of Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico
Rosarito Beach is a coastal resort city in the Mexican state of Baja California located approximately 10 miles south of the U.S. border. Its beaches and dance clubs are a popular destination for...
Map of San Felipe, Baja California, Mexico
San Felipe is a town on the bay of San Felipe in the Sea of Cortez in the Mexican state of Baja California, 120 km south of the United States border and within the municipality of Mexicali. It also...
Map of San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico
San José del Cabo is a city located in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, and is the seat of the municipality of Los Cabos at the south end of Baja California Sur. In the 2010 census, it had a...
Map of the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico
The Baja California peninsula is in northwestern Mexico. Its land mass separates the Pacific Ocean from the Gulf of California / Sea of Cortez. The Baja California Peninsula extends 1,247...
I have lived here in Cabo for over 2 years and brought down my 2008 Ford PU with the 6.4 diesel. Without getting too technical I would like to talk about the affects the Mexican diesel has on the new...
City to City maileage chart for driving the Baja California peninsula
A point to point mileage chart for cities and towns along Mexico's Highway 1 down the the Baja California peninsula.
Motorcyling the Baja peninsula
Once we crossed the checkpoint at Guerrero Negro we felt that we had finally arrived, though there were many miles still before us. The guard insisted that we pull over, fill out immigration papers,...
Driving infractions in Mexico have become more serious
Driving in the Baja peninsula of Mexico has changed a lot over the last two decades I've been here. Baja's Highway 1 has improved dramatically, with smoother pavement, nearly every arroyo now bridged...
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