Mexicali is the capital City of the State of Baja
California and is located
on the border with the United States in Mexico. Mexicali was born the 14 of March of
1903, and it is the 29th state of Mexico.
Mexicali comes from the anagram
MEXI-co and CALI-fornia,
which in an inverse way also generated the name of Calexico,
access door to the state of California and frontier with Mexicali. It is the capitol of
the state of "Baja California" and a modern city called "The city that
captured the sun," since during the summer, temperatures range between 35®C and
As well as the urban
development has been benefited by the border localization of Mexicali, so has commerce and
other activities. Despite its rural beginnings, the city has evolved progressively into
big urban and manufacture center. All the national banks operate in the city with more
than 60 branches. There are several first class hotels with facilities
Mexicali also has excellent malls and a wide variety of restaurants being particularly
famous the Cantonese cuisine, important part of the heritage that the city has from China.
The city also has the State theater, art galleries and a regional museum which helps to
preserve the history of the city.
Mexicali main attractions are:
Friar Junipero Serra's Monument
The city park with a
Zoo, Museum, zoo,
lake and raft rentals, kiddy pool, water slide, barbeque pits, camping
grounds, grocery store, basketball, soccer and volleyball courts,
children's playground. Sport fishing tournaments.
Bathrooms with showers. Lifeguard, paramedic, security. Capacity for 15
is the closet beach to Mexicali with access to other beaches like
Puertecitos and sites of extraordinary beauty like the absolutely unique
Valley of the Giants, where huge and imposing Sahuaro cactus greet all
Laguna Salada and La
Cuesta de la Rumorosa,
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 hanglider, cycling and off-road racing are also popular here.
Sierra de Juarez,
Cañon 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, canyoneering, and
panoramic photography. There are also the
Laguna Hanson and the
de Llanos, sites that offer a place for a variety of activities including
kayaking, hiking, camping, mountain biking, rock climbing, and spelunking.
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.
Everything necessary for freshwater fishing and
small game hunting, as well as being the ideal site for kayaking in
tranquil waters, hiking, panoramic photography, and bird watching. Ideal
for families, groups or individuals who enjoy the scenic outdoors.
Sol del Niño,
Interactive Center Museum,
More than one hundred exhibits on science,
technology, art and the environment.
Summer courses and workshops.
Children's playground and palapas.
Space for events. Bathrooms. Capacity
for 2,500 persons.
Located at Lopez Mateos Blvd.
and Alfonso Esquer Sandez St .
Juventud 2000 Sports
Zoo, swimming pool, kiddy pool, soccer, basketball
and volleyball courts, children's playground, barbeque pits, bathrooms,
showers, spaces for events, bicycle rentals. Lifeguard, paramedic,
Capacity for three thousand persons. Open all year round.
Located at Prolongacion Anahuac Boulevard.
Vicente Guerrero Park,
Children's playground, outdoor theater,
roller-skating ring, barbeque pits, camping grounds. Bathrooms, security.
Capacity for 23 thousand persons. Open all year.
Picturesque small town (population 14,000) which
during the winter season ( October thru march)
greets a considerable
number of visitors known as "Snow birds" which come from the northern
United States and Canada .
Beautiful natural setting from where you can
admire the town and its
surroundings. The dam was inaugurated on September 23 rd 1950 and has a
capacity of 230 cubic meters/sec.
Beautiful sand dunes that are the ideal place
for riding motorcycles, ATV'S
Crafts exhibitions of regional
handicrafts from around the country, including costume dresses, ceramics, jewelry, etc.
If you like bullfighting, you can find a
brave matador in Plaza Calafia.
There is also box and
If you look for something more
relaxing, how about golf ? Mexicali offers a professional 18 hole course. Some close
places for the practice of ecotourism include the thermal springs of the
the Cucapah Sierra, the salt fields of the Laguna Salada and, of course, the beautiful
beaches of San Felipe in front of the warm waters of the Sea of Cortes.
During October you'll find in
few cultural activities - live music, dance, cockfights and the like - taking place as
part of the Fiesta del Sol; at any other time of year you can fill an hour browsing the
local history exhibits at the free Museo Regional de la Universidad de Baja California.
The Mexicali border crossing is
open 24 hours and, except at morning and evening rush hours, is usually relatively quiet,
the procedures straightforward. Remember to visit Migracion if you're travelling
further on into Mexico.
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