Baja Gas Stations and Gas Update

The “gas station gap” of 200 miles between El Rosario and Jesus Maria is still there, but these days you’ll find “angeles” selling fuel out of gas cans at Cataviña and Punta Prieta. Expect to pay a dollar and a half more per gallon. In the winter, fierce winds in the gulf can delay the unloading of fuel barges in La Paz, which can causes shortages in Guerrero Negro, Santa Rosalia, Mulege and Loreto. But these scattered outages are getting […]

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El Codo's Baja Cost of Traveling Update

A Mexican peso coin from 1982.

How much will it cost you to travel in Baja? In Baja, prices are similar to those found in northern mainland México along tourist corridors. A cheapest “feel-every-spring-in-the-bed” single hotel room will cost around 250 pesos ($19.00 USD). In general, groceries are more expensive than they are in the USA. Mexican staples remain inexpensive, but in tourist enclaves expect prices to be higher. In Cabo San Lucas you’ll find ten dollar hamburgers and 2-star hotel rooms priced like they’ve grown […]

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Baja Roads, Towns, and Beaches: El Codo's Baja Travel Update

The coast of Baja.

The Baja California peninsula is more convenient to visit than ever. To many PG travelers the most important question is: “Can I still camp there on the beaches, safely?” With the exception of the northern Pacific coast beaches, (Tijuana to El Rosario) the answer is an unqualified “Yes!” More than a thousand miles of wide-open beaches await the wilderness camper.  Baja Car Permits and Tourist Cards If you want to venture much beyond Ensenada or stay longer than 72 hours […]

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