5 Places you should know in Mexicali

5 Places you should know in Mexicali

Mexicali is the capital of Baja California, its name is derived from the anagram MEXI-co and CALI-fornia. Mexicali, Baja California, borders the United States border, so the North American influence is very visible in this region, in addition to the Chinese influence that stands out.

Do not be surprised that when you visit Mexicali, you’ll find more Chinese food restaurants than OXXOs, this is due to the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, there was a great migration of Chinese to Mexicali, many of them with the intention of moving to the United States.

But not being possible they stayed in Mexicali, being the first settlers in the city, therefore Mexicali has a lot of Chinese influence. In 1920 alone, 75% of the population was Chinese.

The climate in Mexicali, Baja California Norte, is desert, so it oscillates between extremely high temperatures, for example, the highest temperature recorded in Mexicali is 51.4 degrees Celsius and the lowest temperature recorded in Mexicali is 2 degrees Celsius.

It’s important that you know roughly the behavior of the weather in Mexicali so that you can determine the best time to visit this beautiful city.

The average temperature in Mexicali, Baja California, varies from 6 °C to 42 °C and rarely drops below 2 °C or rises above 45 °C. Its climate represents a variable worth taking into account for the planning of the ideal vacation in this place.

If you want to travel to Mexicali, Baja California, and enjoy a temperate climate, the best suggestion is from the end of May and the beginning of October, since temperatures range from 35 degrees Celsius as the lowest average temperature, up to 42 degrees Celsius as the highest average temperature. This is our suggestion if you want to enjoy a warm summer in Mexicali, Baja California.

But if you want to enjoy a cooler climate, it’s best to plan your trip to Mexicali, Baja California between the months of December and early March, where the average minimum temperature is 7 degrees Celsius and an average maximum temperature of 23 degrees Celsius.

You can locate Mexicali, Baja California, on the geographic map with the coordinates 32 ° 39 ’48” north latitude, which places it as the northernmost city in Mexico and Latin America, that is, the cardinal point that it indicates, on a meridian, the direction to the geographic north pole, in the northern hemisphere, it corresponds to the point on the horizon whose perpendicular passes through the pole star.

Mexicali, Baja California, borders the United States of America to the north; to the east with the United States of America, with the state of Sonora and with the Gulf of California; to the south with the Gulf of California and the municipality of Ensenada; to the west with the municipalities of Ensenada and Tecate and with the United States of America. These references are also important for any traveler who wants to undertake the adventure beyond Mexicali, Baja California, if you need a complete guide of what to visit in all of Baja, you will find it at https://bajaalive.com/

Mexicali, Baja California, has the Mexicali International Airport, officially called General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport. Mexicali International Airport is located at Carretera Mesa de Andrade Km. 23.5 Col. Mariano Abasolo, postal code 21600 Mexicali, Baja California. It offers domestic flights as well as international routes, mainly to Los Angeles, Jacksonville, Phoenix, and San Francisco (United States), and Vancouver (Canada).

Getting to Mexicali, Baja California, by car is feasible if you come from the United States, thanks to the proximity that exists. So if you want to plan a short weekend trip, Mexicali, Baja California, is an excellent option.

Mexicali, Baja California, has a fascinating history around it, being the largest cotton producer in all of Mexico, which is why Mexicali is considered a cotton emporium.

Another highlight of Mexicali, Baja California, is its Cerro Prieto geothermal plant, which was the first energy-producing plant in all of Latin America and became the second-largest in the world.

Now that you have a general idea of ​​the climate and location of Mexicali, Baja California, it’s time to share with you the 5 places you should know if you visit Mexicali.

They are located in the Vicente Guerrero Delegation, better known as “Los Algodones”, it’s located in the extreme northeast of the state of Baja California and is the northernmost point of Mexico. The town of “Los Algodones” is located on one of the borders between California and Arizona.

The Cuervitos dunes are an ideal place to practice sandboarding. Sandboarding is a sport that consists of descending the mounds of the dunes on a board, basically surfing on the sand. If you are a beginner, the best thing you can do is descend sitting on the board, and with more practice, you can stand up and challenge dunes up to 40 meters high. To practice sandboard you don’t need to be a professional, and it can be shared with the whole family, so it’s an inclusive sport to have fun and enjoy the natural beauty of the Cuervitos dunes, but if you want to take sandboarding seriously you can join classes with professionals and with extensive experience, to request information visit www.duneros.com, for sandboarding, there is no age limit and if you do not have boards, the Sandboard School has rent for them.

The Cuervitos dunes have become one of the international favorite places for sandboarding, and it has become the venue for the World Sandboarding Championship in which competitors from various parts of the world are present. Mexicali, Baja California, is becoming more and more popular as an ideal place to practice this fun and inexpensive sport.

The Cuervitos dunes have become the meeting place to spend the first day of the year when hundreds of off-road cars and ATVs fill the place. It has become a tradition to celebrate the arrival of a new year, and what better way than to experience it with a dose of adrenaline in the Cuervitos dunes.

Several Hollywood movies have been filmed in the Cuervitos dunes, for example, Siberia and Resident Evil: Extinction.

If you come in September to practice sandboarding in the Cuervitos dunes, take the opportunity to visit the beautiful cotton fields that are majestically appreciated this month.

The town “Los Algodones”, in addition to being visited by sandboarding in the Cuervitos dunes, is also a destination visited mostly by senior citizens from the United States and Canada due to the quality of medical services of high level at affordable prices such as dentists, ophthalmologists, and surgeons of various specialties.

Visiting the Cuervitos dunes in Mexicali, Baja California, is one of the experiences that you cannot miss.

It’s an incredible place that is located an hour from Mexicali, located on the Mexicali highway towards San Felipe. The Salar is a meeting point of the Colorado River and the Sea of ​​Cortes when the tide rises, causing the water to form stagnations or lagoons, forming water mirrors that evaporate, thanks to the high temperatures of Mexicali, Baja California, leaving a crystalline layer of the only edible rock: salt.

The ideal is to enjoy a sunrise in the Salar since you’ll be able to fully appreciate the beauty that nature gives us, it’s an ideal place to walk, meditate and melt your senses, be able to breathe that aroma of salt, listen to the flight of the birds and hear the rustle with every step you take. A completely different, but spectacular place that gives you a wonderful date with yourself.

The Salar is a place where you can have unique photographs to share the splendor of nature.

The Salar is located at the coordinates 31.749500, -115.072972, the ideal is to park your car at kilometer 104 and 105 of the Mexicali-San Felipe highway, trying to get further you run the risk of your car getting stuck because it is a muddy area, not suitable for incursion by vehicle, but suitable for walking. As an additional recommendation, wear waterproof and comfortable boots, to venture out for a walk and walk through a unique white landscape. The entrance is free, but as payment and thanks to nature, please do not throw garbage, take a bag with you and if you see garbage, it does not cost you anything to collect it to protect this natural beauty.

Without a doubt, the Salar is a place that you must visit in Mexicali, Baja California.

It has a model airplane runway. Model airplanes are a hobby and a sport derived from the technique of building and flying small, medium, and large airplanes, called model airplanes, which have been prepared to fly without a crew. And Mexicali, Baja California, has reserved for you a track where you can have fun and test your model aircraft, the flight of these can be carried out without obstacles that prevent you, located in Cerro Prieto.

Cerro Prieto is an inactive volcano that corresponds to the types of monogenetic volcanoes, that is, those that only erupt once in their life. Although the hill is small, it’s interesting to visit its crater, thanks to the view you have from the top of the hill of the geothermal wells that produce energy with the endogenous steam extracted by these wells. The volcano is around 260 meters above sea level. It’s an ideal place for hiking. Reaching the top of the volcano will give you impressive views and you can go down to the center of the crater where you can see the color of the sand painted with volcanic stone signs.

When you go up, in some parts of the road you can find very representative cracks in which if you pay attention and get closer, you can feel the heat that emanates from the subsoil, which is used by the geothermal plant to produce electricity.

Being in the crater of a volcano is possible, and you can experience it in Mexicali, Baja California.

It’s a space within the center of the city of Mexicali, Baja California, in which the chinese community installed their businesses and their homes at the end of the 19th century. The Chinesca is a recovered space in which mural artists were invited, whose works try to represent the history of chinese migration to Mexico. A mural depicts how they left by boat in the middle of the year 1850 and migrated to Mexicali to work in a North American company dedicated to livestock and agriculture called “Colorado River Land Co”.

The Chinesca is located 200 meters from the borderline that divides Mexico from the United States. The Chinesca is a mixture of three cultures: Chinese, Mexican and American. In the Chinesca, the chinese built basements in which they had casinos, opium smoking areas, hostels, commercial warehouses, schools, and altars. It’s estimated that there are around 100 basements in the Chinesca, of which only 7 are enabled to be visited. The tour in the Chinesca not only offers historical data but also covers those stories that have already become almost legend. Visiting the Chinesca is visiting a small corner of China in Mexico.

After visiting the Chinesca, you have the option to eat at one of the more than 300 chinese restaurants in Mexicali. The gastronomic influence of the Chinese was present in Mexicali, becoming one of the best cities to enjoy exquisite and varied chinese food. The first chinese restaurant that was inaugurated in Mexicali was in the Chinesca in 1927 and it was called “number 19”, its name comes from the number of the premises within the Chinesca.

Living the Chinese culture in Mexico is possible, in Mexicali, Baja California.

An ideal place for golf enthusiasts, located at kilometer 2.5 Carretera a San Felipe, Laguna Campestre subdivision, zip code 21386, Mexicali, Baja California. Located in the vicinity of Laguna México, it offers spectacular views and a family atmosphere.

The course has 18 holes totaling a course that exceeds 6,700 yards. It’s a course that challenges the best, and at the same time allows the beginner to enjoy a round of golf.

The golf course was designed by Larry Hughes, it has a very particular design that gives it a high degree of difficulty, to other courses in Mexico. In the same way, the Campestre Club Mexicali is also kind to those who are new to this sport, this is because the course has some short-yardage holes, ideal for practicing the first pots. Likewise, the club has a splendid practice driving range, placid pools, a children’s play area, a beautiful palapa area for outdoor family gatherings, a restaurant, a bar, two food and beverage booths that offer field service, golf courses and in general all that is essential in a first-class country club.

The golf course sits on a vast green plain inhabited by lush groves and flowery lakes. Hole 7 is one of the most difficult, its length is 520 yards, and there is a lake right in front of the green that makes the approach quite difficult.

At the Club Campestre Mexicali restaurant, you can taste culinary specialties such as the fabulous Puerto Nuevo style lobster, an excellent paella, or unforgettable chiles en nogada. In the Hoyo 19 bar, nothing better than ordering a margarita like the ones that were born in Ensenada, a clamato that also has its cradle in Baja California and that of course carries the clam, or simply with a Mexican craft beer, while practicing billiards or drinking, has a good board game with the family.

Playing golf in Mexicali, Baja California, in the company of your family is possible at Club Campestre.

One more gem that adds to the ideal pretexts to visit Mexicali, Baja California.

As an additional fact, in recent years the production and consumption of craft beer has increased in Mexicali, Baja California. Among the brands that emerged from this beer wave are: Urbana, Amante Brew Company, Fauna, Once Perros, Averno, Legión and Puerco Salvaje.

As an additional fact, in recent years the production and consumption of craft beer has increased in Mexicali, Baja California. Among the brands that emerged from this beer wave are: Urbana, Amante Brew Company, Fauna, Once Perros, Averno, Legión and Puerco Salvaje.

We hope that the information provided in this article will be useful to you when planning your trip to Mexicali, Baja California, a multifaceted city that has exquisite food, incredible views and best of all, a warm welcome from the cachanillas, name attributed to people residing in Mexicali, Baja California.

Come and live a different experience in Baja! Mexicali, Baja California, awaits you!

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