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Current Information

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 CATDS
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE NOW REQUIRED TO GET YOUR TOURIST VISA VALIDATED AT YOUR POINT OF ENTRY. IMMIGRATION WILL NOT ACCEPT THE PRE PAID FMM AT ANY OTHER OFFICE BESIDES 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.

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!

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NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

WEATHER.COM

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.
ThanksErik Prosser

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

Fuel Rates

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.

Travel Information

Temporary Import Permits:

Vehicle Permits

  • The new fee is $44 plus tax. People going to Baja north & south and part of Sonora do not need to have one.
  • Everyone is required to leave a deposit (if you pay by cash or credit card); the deposit is based on the vehicle year. If anyone fails to return their vehicle prior to the expiration date the deposit will be kept.
  • Banjercito will run a check on the vehicle before issuing the permit, if there is any theft report on the vehicle or if it is restricted or prohibited to operate in the US or Canada, the vehicle cannot be temporarily imported.
  • The temporary permit time is based on the person’s immigration status i.e. 180 days for tourist.
  • People traveling in the eastern part of Sonora need to have a “Sonora Only Permit”

Boat Permits

  • The Vag office now is set up to process Temporary Boat Importation Permits (TIP). This is required if you are towing a boat of more than 15 feet. Marinas in Mexico have an obligation by law to keep a copy of a tourist visa, vessel TIP, insurance and certificate of documentation on file. The TIP is for recreational or sport boats for all people legally residing outside of Mexico no matter what your immigration status. Temporary Import Permit Application. A minimum of two weeks is needed for processing.

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

Prepaid FMM's and Fishing Licenses

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.

 

 

FISHING LICENSE

FISHING LICENSE APPLICATION

CURRENT RATES (subject to change without notice)

 

Weekly*   $23.20*
Monthly*   $34.80*
Yearly   $46.40*
*Plus a handling fee

* Must specify date on weekly and monthly licenses. Annual fishing licenses must be dated within the month of issue.

 
   
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