Tecate is a border town located on Federal Highway
2, 49 km east
Tijuana and 143 km west of
Mexicali in the State of Baja California
to the Northwest of the Mexican Republic
to the South with the cities of Rosarito and the port of Ensenada.
average: Summer 85 F - Winter 40 F
Tecate registers an altitude of 550
m. on the level of the sea, has a territorial extension of 3.578 km2 and
has an approximated population of 100.000 inhabitants.
Its foundation dates from the 12 of
year in which it was constituted the agricultural colony of Tecate,
appearing for the first time in record books of the Mission of
Several versions exist on the origin of the name, one mentions that the
native ones of the area denominated Tecate to the crust of so abundant and
representative encino of the region that even appears in the shield of the
city. Other that in the Pai language pai means clean water by the many
springs of the zone and third that the word is been from the castellanizacion
of the word pai pai tucat that means cut stone.
Tecate is famous for its wine and beer
Tecate main attractions are:
Parque los Encinos
Place with cave paintings and art. The Museum
is in km. 72 in Federal Highway #2 Mexicali - Tecate, in the Rumorosa
height. In toll road
Mexicali - Tijuana exit in Vallecitos. This site
is estimated to be 1000 - 1500 years old.
Located in the North end of the State, the Rumorosa is a ecological zone
with gigantic rocky formation which cause incredible natural landscapes, l
and a singular brisk of wind, which characteristic humming gives the name
to this zone.
El Tren Museo,
Stroll in train from Campo Californian to Tecate, with programmed visit to
The Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc
Moctezuma, is the first assembly plant
in the State. Was founded on 1944
and nowadays it is a Baja Californian pride that is located in the heart of
that gave his name and the one that has been around the world for more
than 50 years. Learn the process involving to the elaboration of the beer,
as well as the systems of international quality that distinguish this
Valle de las Palmas,
Only 20 minutes to the south of Tecate you
will find a small population with small vineyards, where you will be able
to acquire excellent table wines and products such as, tanned olives, oil
of olive tree, etc. All this elaborated by town
Guadalupe, In highway
Tecate-Ensenada in km. 73 you can see
the vineyards of the Valle de Calafia (Cetto and Domeq) who are internationally recognized.
Among Tecate more important
The Vendimia's party, celebrated
the first Sunday of July.
a parade of floats
festival in honor of the Virgen de Guadalupe is celebrated December
12th. Events include:
There also many hotels,
restaurants, night clubs, parks, and other tourist services you can enjoy.
Baja California State •
Bahia de los Angeles
Mexicali ۞ Capital City
Nacional Constitucion de 1857