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12/18/14 ROAD REPORT
Tijuana-Ensenada Toll Road - The Toll Road north of Ensenada which collapsed in December of last year is now open. Mexican road crews are still working on the road so there may be occasional delays.
South of Loreto - The long awaited completion of road construction about 15 miles south of Loreto is also finished reports President Tony Schuck. There is still construction on the wall and parking area, but that doesn't restrict the flow of traffic.
North of La Paz - There is still construction north of La Paz. Watch for heavy equipment.
12/4/14 FMM TOURIST CARDS PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE NOW REQUIRED TO GET YOUR TOURIST CARD VALIDATED AT YOUR POINT OF ENTRY. IMMIGRATION WILL NOT ACCEPT THE PREPAID FMM AT ANY OFFICE OTHER THAN THE ONE YOU LISTED ON YOUR APPLICATION. THE FINE IS MUCH MORE PAINFUL THAN STOPPING AND CAN SAVE YOU A TRIP BACK TO THE BORDER.
If you do not get the prepaid FMM and you plan on getting it at the border, do not ask for a Visa because it is not a Visa, it is a TOURIST CARD. US and Canadian citizens do not need a Visa to get into Mexico, they need a TOURIST CARD.
10/21/14 Baja Poney Express Crossed border on Thursday October 16. The dirt road south of Gozaga bay was no worse than usual. Getting shorter all the time. The rest of the trip was fine no problems with the roads. Did not have a problem with construction south of Loreto. Lots of construction north of la Paz but no big deal. All in all a good trip down. Unbelievably green all the way down. Very beautiful to see. So come on down!
1/8/13 The price of the FMM has changed, the new price is $36. Please see New FMM Application.
1/2/14 Drove the detour today and report no major delays or problem. Obviously the route is narrower etc but nothing bad. Nothing compared with the construction further down near San Vincente which is a pain in the seat.
12/27/13 -Tijuana-Ensenada scenic road collapses towards cliffside
10/30/13 A meeting was held Thursday, October 17, in San Diego regarding FMMs required for fishing on boats in Mexican waters in the 12 mile zone from land.
We received information from the CONAPESCA Office in San Diego as to the new procedure for these FMMs. Mexican officials presented a website in Spanish to process FMMs online at http://www.inm.gob.mx/index.php/page/Pesca_Deportiva_Turismo_Nautico. With this new system in place fishermen will have access to an FMM confirmation without having to stop at any border to validate their FMM. This will not take the place for land or air entries.
The price is 306 pesos and it is valid for 180 days, single entry. The website is in Spanish. Land entry FMMs for Baja crossings can be purchased through the Vagabundos Office. Immigration requires that this service be provided only to Members. A copy of a valid passport is required. FMM Application
Fishing licenses are also offered through the office. Non-members can purchase them with a slightly higher service charge one time before having to become a Member.You can get an application at Fishing License Application
11/14/12 - El Chaperall Border Crossing into Tijauna Mexico Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKgKsfl1sn0&feature=plcp
Magna (87 octane) 12.32 pesos/liter, $3.67/gal; Premium (93 octane) 12.73, $3.84; diesel 12.1, $3.79 scarce at Guerrero Negro. At Catavina Magna Sin and L.A. Bay Junction Magna & diesel from barrels - 5 gal minimum.
Temporary Import Permits:
Travel Buddies Calendar
In keeping with today's internet reliance and the Vagabundos code to travel with a buddy, our Travel Buddies Calendar is now online - a great tool to find a buddy to caravan with. Members traveling to Mexico can post trips, find other members who are traveling, find Vag sponsored events, and use the interactive map. Regardless of your driving experience the easy-to-use calendar will allow you to find a buddy. For more information and to login click on http://www.vagabundos.com/TBC.html
FMM's are for Vag Members only, and are on a first come, first served basis. You can obtain
these by filling out an Application and sending it in along with a copy of your
passport to our office. Contact us at HQVDM for more information on obtaining
these documents call (800) 474-2252.
PREPAID FMM'S (VISITOR CARDS)
These replace the former FMT's. Vagabundos members can obtain an FMM from our office, saving you from having to wait in line at a bank. There will be short times the office will not have them available because the process requires that we submit a report and account for each and every numbered FMM for approval before Mexican Immigration will release another batch. Please allow two to three weeks for processing.
The price is $36.
FMM's AT TECATE: It is easier to park on the U.S. side, walk across to
Immigration in the building on your right.
CURRENT RATES (subject to change without notice)
* Must specify date on weekly and monthly licenses. Annual fishing licenses must be dated within the month of issue.