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Country: Mexico
State: Estado de Baja California Norte
City: Mexicali
Type of Location: Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Mexicali's International Airport, "General Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada", is located 20 km east of the city and offers services to all types of flights, private and commercial. There are daily flights out of the Airport to other major cities in México. In addition, Mexicali has access to the Imperial Valley Airport, 15 miles North across the border from Mexicali which operates commercial flights to different cities in the United States.

By Car

Mexicali is accessible from the United States through Calexico on Highway 111 (from El Centro and points north) and Highway 98 East (Yuma) and West (San Diego) via I-8.
Either park at the border and continue on foot or you drive into Mexico. Driving from the US to Mexico usually requires no stopping. Driving across the border from Mexico to the US may involve a long wait, especially during evening rush hour or on holiday weekends. Mexican insurance is required, which should be bought before your trip. Mexicali has two border crossings, Mexicali East (Newer) and Mexicali West (Traditional), both of which have a SENTRI lane.

By foot

Many people drive to the border, park on the US side, and walk across. There are many lots available for this, which charge $4-$9 a day. While there are many taxis waiting to take you across, it's only about a five minute walk; follow the signs across.

Key places to visit
Sierra de Juarez, Vallecitos, Laguna Salada and La Rumorosa, Los Algodones, Museo Interactivo Sol del Nino


Places to Visit

Sierra de Juarez

Sierra de Juarez Canon Tajo, crowned by the “Trono Blanco”—the highest monolith in Mexico with a height of 1970 feet - provides majestic panoramic views and is visited by premiere mountaineers from around the world. It is ideal for rock-climbing, hiking, rappelling, canoeing, and panoramic photography. There are also the Laguna Hanson and the Cañón de Llanos, sites that offer a place for a variety of activities including kayaking, hiking, camping, mountain biking, rock climbing, and spelunking.


Vallecitos Here the past meets the present in an extensive display of prehistoric rock carvings and cave paintings, such as the famous “Diablito” (Winter Solstice). This place is also excellent for hiking, a photography expedition, and spotting a variety of flora and fauna.

Laguna Salada and La Rumorosa

Laguna Salada and La Rumorosa The highway coming down into the Mexicali Valley is an impressive drive. It is a steep 3000 ft drop on a new and well-designed highway. Two places unique in all the world that offer spectacular panoramas of natural beauty. Besides being ideal places for flying on a delta winged or a hang glider, cycling and off-road racing are also popular here.

Los Algodones

Los Algodones During the winter season (October thru March), this picturesque small town (population 14,000) greets a considerable number of visitors known as "Snow birds", who come from the northern United States and Canada. Los Algodones is known for its ample variety of shops, Mexican folk art, laboratories and excellent medical and dental services which constitute the town’s main attraction.

Museo Interactivo Sol del Nino Scientific and Interactive Museum fun for children and adults. Interactive Science, Technology, Arts and Environment Center.

Plaza de Toros Calafia, Bullring with frequent bullfights with toreros from around Latin America and Spain.

Bosque y Zoologico de la Ciudad  Mexicali's biggest park along with its city zoo.

Parque Vicente Guerrero Mexicali's second biggest park with lake.

Centro Estatal de las Artes State Art Center: see art exhibitions, musical concertos and recitals among other things.

Instituto Municipal de Arte y Cultura City Art Center: see art exhibitions, musical concertos and recitals among other things.

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