16 March 2015

Festival - Playas de Tijuana

It is again time for the Playas Festival!  This is a festival that takes place in several areas in Playas de Tijuana including the Casa de la Cultura, Parque Mexico and the Malecon (boardwalk)

March 19th - 22nd    
Entrance is free
There will be food, music, fun, crafts, and exhibits.  Some highlights are below:

March 19 - 
Casa de la Cultura 
- Danzon Encounter in the Los Arcos room
- Photography exhibit: 'Playas a través de lente' in the Álvarez Malo gallery.

March 20 - 
- Parade in honor of the arrival of Spring
   Starts at Parque México and terminates at Casa de la Cultura Playas. 
- Bohemian Night  of fun, games and food starts at 7:00 p.m.

March 21 - 
Beach walk starting at 8:00am - Salvemos la Playas an effort to clean up the beach.
Fair with live music and games at Parque Mexico during the evening
March 22 - 
Classic cars exhibition
Race along Avenida del Pacifico
Photography exhibition 'Una Ventana al Pacífico' by Omar Martinez

Playas de Tijuana is a quick drive from the El Chaparral crossing (San Ysidro).  Taxi Libre is available for about $10 US or the Ruta is available for about $1 US.  

25 January 2015

Carnaval Ensenada

February 12 - 17, 2015
Playa Hermosa

For more information see Carnaval Ensenada and Carnaval Ensenada Facebook.

Also see Poker Face Ensenada and Cachosos Tijuana.

Ensenada is about 70 miles south of the San Ysidro (San Diego) border crossing in to Tijuana. It is a quick drive on the scenic road or transportation can be arranged via ABC Bus or Mexicoach.

24 January 2015

Carnaval Rosarito Beach

February 12 - 17
San Fernando Plaza

Join for classic Carnaval activities including Quema del Mal Humor (Bad Humor Burning), and the Baile del marido oprimido 2015 (2015 Opressed Husband Dance).  The Carnival Queen and her Court will be named.

Other events include:
  - Classic car parade
  - Music
  - Folkloric dance
  - Games
  -  Rides

More information:
Carnaval Rosarito Facebook     Carnaval Rosarito
Phone: 612-07-00 or 661-107-06-51
E-mail to rosarito.carnaval@gmail.com.

Rosarito Beach is about 20 miles south of Tijuana / San Diego. It is an quick drive by car or arrange bus transportation through Mexicoach.

22 January 2015

Vianco eXpo

When: February 07, 2015. 
Where: Auditorio Municipal de Tijuana. 
Time: 10:00 am - 8:00pm
Cost:  $50 pesos pre-sale or 
$70 pesos at the door

Vianco eXpo is exhibition of video games, Anime and Comics

More information on Facebook

30 December 2014

Monumental Rosca de Reyes

Date:  January 6, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: Centro Cultural Tjuana - CECUT
Cost:  Free

Celebrate the arrival of the Magi with your family and friends. 
Information at (664) 687-9636 or www.cecut.gob.mx.

25 December 2014

Get Your Turista On!

Want to see some of the more interesting parts of Tijuana but not quite sure how to make it happen?
Hook up with Derek Benjamin and Pilar to take in the sites, sounds, smells, foods and events of Tijuana.

Coming up: 
January 11 - Taco Tour
January 24 - Brewery Hop

The meeting spot is on the US side near the San Ysidro port of entry. For those who are already in Tijuana an alternate meeting spot can be arranged.  See more at Turista Libre.

22 December 2014

Ensenada road to reopen

UPDATE:  Road is open!

Road opening delayed until December 15, 2014.

 Alternate route map

Read more at U~T San Diego
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AUGUST 26, 2014:  The scenic toll road between Tijuana and Ensenada has been closed since December 28, 2013.  CAPUFE announced that the road should be fully opened by September 15.  Additional repairs will continue through Spring of 2015 to shore up additional sections of the road.