Baja California Travel FAQ
What is a self-guided tour?
A self-guided tour is a trip that follows an itinerary established and agreed with the Baja California Travel team. It allows autonomous travel thanks to the chosen rental car, hotel reservations and planned activities. There is no guide or group. Whoever chooses the self-guided alternative will travel as a couple, as a family or alone, as they have decided. A detailed program will be followed on the tablet that will have all the necessary information for the trip; it will have maps, descriptions of the places and GPS points.
In this mode, the traveler can choose the preferred travel stages or the activities according to his/her interests, budget and time.
Is Baja California safe?
Baja California, especially in the South, is located hundreds of kilometers from areas considered dangerous. We pride ourselves on providing safe and clean accommodations in pleasant areas where our guests can feel comfortable. During your self-guided trip, we will know exactly where you are and you can contact us by phone, thanks to the mobile phone with Mexican SIM that we will give you upon arrival, so that we can intervene if there are any problems.
Can the Baja California Travel team help me during my trip?
The helpline of our team is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for any inconvenience that may arise. Whether it’s a tip about a restaurant or a car problem, we’ll be there to help you. Our service numbers will already be stored on your Mexican cell phone for your convenience. The Baja California Travel team will allow you to explore the entire territory on your own safely and comfortably, being by your side until the end of the trip.
Is it difficult to use the tablet with our itinerary?
The tablet works in a very simple and intuitive way. Inside, you can find everything you will need during your trip. We will give you a manual for using the tablet, GPS points, reservations and advice on places and restaurants. Our goal is to remove all stress and doubts by planning and organizing everything for you down to the last detail.
Do I have to speak Spanish?
It is not necessary to learn Spanish before embarking on your trip to Baja California. All hotels, restaurants and most stores offer help in English. The team that will help you plan the trip speaks English, Spanish, German and Italian.
What is the best time of year to travel to Baja California?
The period depends on the activities you want to do. If you want to see whales or swim with sea lions, the best time to come to Baja California is in winter. If you prefer to go diving or snorkeling and spend more time in the water, it is better that you come in summer. Baja California Travel itineraries are designed so that you can enjoy all the activities of the period you choose.
What clothes should we bring to Baja California?
Baja California is a desert zone and presents changes in temperature between day and night. The temperature is mild or warm all year round but cooler at night. It is therefore advisable to bring multi-layered clothing and a windbreaker jacket for boat trips. In any case, when you book, the Baja California Travel team will give you specific instructions for the period you have chosen.
What is the best time to dive in Baja California?
In November, the water reaches maximum visibility and is also rather warm, allowing you to spend more time snorkeling or diving. Depending on the season of the year, the species of fish that are in the different towns and the activities you want to do, our team will advise you so that you can admire and enjoy the rich and charming marine fauna.
What type of driver’s license do I need to travel through Baja California?
To drive and rent a car, it is enough to have a valid license (with Latin characters) for at least one year. All European, American and Canadian cards are valid in Baja California. Therefore, it is not necessary to have an international card, just your card, passport and a car registration and insurance document.
Baja California power adapters
In Mexico the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard voltage is 127 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz.
Is it safe to travel with children to Baja California?
Yes, it is totally safe. In these years, we have successfully organized trips for many families. Just follow the advice of the Baja California Travel team and be attentive to the sun in the summer months.
What credit cards are accepted in Baja California?
In general, almost all major credit cards are accepted except specific European systems such as Vpay. Withdrawing money at ATMs can depend on several factors, sometimes rejecting the operation by Mexican banking systems.
Where can I exchange euros in Baja California?
Only in La Paz, San Josè and Cabo San Lucas. Therefore, it is better to arrive with Mexican pesos or dollars, which are commonly accepted in most restaurants, gasoline stations and shops.
Can you travel around Baja California by public transportation?
Traveling on public transport is uncomfortable, but possible. It is an option that we discourage due to waiting times and because buses often do not pass through towns that are very interesting, but only through the cities that are along the MX1 central highway.
Is Baja California safe for women who travel alone?
Baja California is a safe place for women who travel alone. There is nothing to indicate that there have been problems with tourists and women traveling alone in Baja California.