Is Baja in Mexico or USA?
Baja California, English Lower California, peninsula, northwestern Mexico, bounded to the north by the United States, to the east by the Gulf of California, and to the south and west by the Pacific Ocean.
Is it safe to visit Baja Mexico?
Answer: NO! The northern part of Baja should be avoided. Places such as Tijuana experience lots of criminal activity from drug cartels to gang violence. The Mexican government has cracked down on criminal activity in the area, however, it is still a dangerous place and you should exercise caution.
What is Baja Mexico known for?
Baja is Mexico’s premier wine-growing region, with most of it produced in the Valle de Guadalupe area surrounding the coastal city of Ensenada. Spanish settlers brought vines with them in the 18th century and soon found they grew healthily, with the Pacific blunting the peninsula’s desert-like conditions.
Do you need a passport to go to Baja Mexico?
U.S. travelers who cross south into Baja California at land border crossings will not be required to show a U.S. passport. Most U.S. citizens who travel to Mexico already carry a U.S. passport. The U.S. has required citizens show their passport or passport card to return to the U.S. since June 2009.
Are there any good maps of Baja California?
The Baja California Almanac is what we use when we are on our research trips. The Baja California Almanac comes in booklet form, with 50+ maps. The same people also make excellent folding maps of Baja California, Mexico peninsula.
How big is the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico?
The total area of the Baja California Peninsula is 143,390 square kilometres (55,360 sq mi). The peninsula is separated from mainland Mexico by the Sea of Cortez and the Colorado River.
Are there any good hotels in Baja California Sur?
Baja California Sur has a lot to offer. It is not possible to capture all the beauty in the maps. If any of Maphill’s maps inspire you to come to Baja California Sur, we would like to offer you access to wide selection of hotels at low prices and with great customer service.
Where are the safest places to drive in Baja California Sur?
To feel even safer we suggest that you drive even further south to El Rosario (5 to 6 hours south of the border), Cataviña, (7 to 8 hours south of the border) or even Guerrero Negro (10 to 11 hours south of the border) in Baja California Sur. Yes, it’s a lot of driving but…better safe than sorry.