|Once in Tijuana you can call Tourist Assistance 078
from any public phone, land line or celphone. You can request general information or emergency assistance.
Keep in mind that Mexican Laws are in effect within Mexican soil.
It si highly recommended that you carry valid photo I.D.
We also recommend purchasing auto insurance. It sill save you time and trouble in case of an accident.
do I get a tourist visa to enter Mexico?
Since the requirements
to obtain a visa are vary from country to country, we
recommend you to get in contact with the Mexican Consulate
in your city, this way you will be able to get all the
information you need as well as the procedures needed
to obtain a tourist visa.
you are citizen of Germany, Andorra, Argentina, Australia,
Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Chile, South
Korea, Cost Rica, Denmark, Slovenia, Spain, United States
of America, Finland, France, Grate Britain, Greece,
Hungary, Ireland, New Zealand, Holland, Poland, Portugal,
Puerto Rico, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, Swiss,
Sweden, Uruguay or Venezuela, you can enter Mexico without
a visa, just presenting your passport and the "Forma
Migratoria de Turista, Transmigrante, Visitante persona
de negocios o Visitante Consejero" (tourist migratory
form) which you can find at your local travel agencies
,airlines or at the moment you enter Mexico. At the
point of entry the immigration agent can ask you for
further proof of economic and financial solvency, as
well as for your return ticket to your country.
you are NOT from any of these countries, then you MUST
go to the Mexican Consulate Representation in your country.
If you have family member, friend or relative in Mexico,
he/she can realize this procedure at the National Immigration
will be able to know all of the requirements needed
for this procedure in any of the INM branches in the
country I am in Mexico as a tourist... How can I extend
my stay in Mexico? You must go to any of the National
Immigration Institute branches to ask for your extension.
You will be asked to present your valid passport, the
Migratory Tourist Form you filed when you entered the
country and to prove your economic solvency as well
as a payment for your rights to stay. This will only
take a few minutes of your time.
Spanish is the official language; English is understood
and/or spoken by most people employed in the tourism industry.
French, Italian, German and many other languages are spoken
by tour guides and concierges.
is the Weather?
Tijuana's weather is been considered like "Mediterranean",
in other words, every year we enjoy en average temperature
of 68 F.
can I wear?
Tijuana's weather will put few demands in your wardrobe.
Days are normally sunny, even in winter, so don't forget
to bring shorts and T-shirts. Now, the evening is a different
story, since we are at the coast, evenings are most of
the time cool, even in the summer, so be sure to bring
a sweater or a jacket.
Some restaurants as well as some bars and discos, require
formal clothing, so we recommend that you bring at least
one formal and a casual change of clothes.
Banks: Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4p.m. Some do business
Offices: Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shops: Every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; those along the
major tourist areas stay open till 10 p.m. and even later.
and Credit Cards
Mexican Pesos. American funds are widely accepted, though
we recommend buying some pesos, especially for shopping
at the Mercado and tips. Currency can be exchanged at
casas de cambio (exchange houses), banks, and hotels,
though the latter usually have the worst rates. ATMs are
readily available and accept foreign bankcards. Major
credit cards are widely accepted. Traveler’s checks or
letters of credit in U.S. dollars issued by well-known
banks or travel organizations are readily negotiable in
banks and hotels. Sterling traveler’s checks are not readily
negotiable except at head offices of banks in the country's
capita, and may be subject to a considerable discount.
To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are
advised to take traveler’s checks in U.S. dollars.
Most hotels have purified water. However, bottled water
is recommended for drinking. Tap water is not recommended.
120 volts, 60 cycles AC (same as the U.S.).
Visitors requiring the services of a doctor should contact
the front desk of their hotel. Doctors are on call 24
hours a day.
Tijuana is on Pacific Standard Time
Restaurant tipping is 15 to 20 percent for good service.
Local sales tax (I.V.A.) is fifteen percent and should
not be mistaken for gratuity.
Porters should get approximately US$1.00 per bag; hotel
maids should get US$.50 to US$1.00 per day. Taxi drivers
do not expect tips unless you hire them for several hours
or if they handle baggage for you. Don’t forget to tip
It's also customary to tip washroom and parking attendants-even
kids who watch your car-a few pesos are always greatly
State Department for Tourist Protection and Assistance
Revolucion: between 3 and 4, Tel. (664) 685-2210
Módulo Peatonal: entrando por corredor peatonal, Tel. (664) 683-4987
Módulo Automovilístico: 30 meters south of the international line, Tel. (664) 683-1405
Airport: Tel. (664) 683-8244
Ave. Revolución No. 711, esq. Calle 1a., zona centro,
Tel. (664) 688-0555.
International Driver’s permits are not required, but they’re
a good idea. You can obtain one from the U.S., Canadian
or your country's automobile associations. You must be
at least 25 years old and have a major credit card to
rent. Acapulco is an easy city to drive around: most hotels
and attractions are on the main avenue, or "Costera",
which follows the shore of the bay from one end to the