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Old 01-23-2013, 09:42 PM   #106
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Yep. . .

You got it big Guy.

If your staying in Baja Norte the "Tourist Visa" is not required. If I remember correctly though, your group is headed all the way to Cabo so get it when you cross would be my recommendation.

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Old 01-23-2013, 10:00 PM   #107
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Question.... is the "Visa" and the "tourist card" one and the same??
Tourist Visa, Tourist card, FMM, all the same thing. Here is a linky:

http://www.bajabound.com/before/permits/visa.php

BTW Baja Bound is THE best insurance company to use, you can do it all on line.

While you may never get asked to show Tourist Visa (even at the Guerrero Negro checkpoint), if you get in an accident your insurance may be invalid with out one, which alone will bring MAJOR headaches.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:31 AM   #108
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You got it big Guy.

If your staying in Baja Norte the "Tourist Visa" is not required. If I remember correctly though, your group is headed all the way to Cabo so get it when you cross would be my recommendation.

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Tourist Visa, Tourist card, FMM, all the same thing. Here is a linky:

http://www.bajabound.com/before/permits/visa.php

BTW Baja Bound is THE best insurance company to use, you can do it all on line.

While you may never get asked to show Tourist Visa (even at the Guerrero Negro checkpoint), if you get in an accident your insurance may be invalid with out one, which alone will bring MAJOR headaches.
Got it! Thanks guys.

Gonna be ordering all the stuff through Baja Bound in the next few weeks.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:14 AM   #109
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If your staying in Baja Norte the "Tourist Visa" is not required.
Is it no longer the case that FMMs are required if [per Bajabound link above]

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The visit is outside the limits of the border zone or tourist corridors established by the Mexican government. The border zone varies slightly from one Mexican border state to another, but is an area south of the U.S. border down approximately 20 to 30 kilometers (12.4 to 18.6 miles) into Mexico.
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All of the other info I've read, including in the Moon Baja guidebook, indicates that you're technically supposed to have a FMM if you're in-country for more than 72 hours and/or if you're heading south of Maneadero, which is just south of Ensenada. Have the rules changed and does the "border zone" encompass all of BC now?

Anyway, this is a great thread for us Baja n00bs. I'm sorta thinking of heading down there for a week or 2 in October on my Wee with Anakee IIs on, which I think should get me from Puertecitos down through Coco's at least... though I'm not sure I like the looks of that deep sand pictured upthread.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:05 PM   #110
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Hmmmmm

Well, per the above post my information is not current. Bottom line, get your FMM at the border when you cross into Mexico. Thx for the new info.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:22 PM   #111
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One of the many Baja threads I perused had mention of a place to store a vehicle/trailer near Tecate...

El Cajon???

Can't remember which thread. In the event it is pissing down rain on the day of our departure we're gonna trailer down (not my 1st choice) and shoot through the border on the bikes. Anyone got info on a good/safe place to park a truck/ trailer somewhere near the border in the event we end up doing this??

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Old 01-27-2013, 08:09 PM   #112
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Last I checked it said "not available"...

Will check again.....

BTW, just checked. Still "not available". Any links to where one gets the new one?

And thanks all for the GREAT info!!


Had dinner tonite in El Rosario and they had the Baja Almanac for sale at Mama Espinoza.

Also talked to a guy there that heard Coco died...
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:08 PM   #113
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Had dinner tonite in El Rosario and they had the Baja Almanac for sale at Mama Espinoza.

Also talked to a guy there that heard Coco died...
I hope the info from coco is incorrect. DO you remeber how much the Almanac cost? I will send my people (lol) to buy me one!

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:11 AM   #114
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They were 350 pesos for the Baja almanac, they had 2 out on display.

Hoping too that the Coco news is wrong. We seen him in Dec, my brother helped him hang up his picture from his 75th b-day. He is one of a kind.
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Also talked to a guy there that heard Coco died...
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Old 01-28-2013, 01:24 PM   #116
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Coco is not dead. He was up in San Felipe for some doctors visits, while in SF he was staying at Kiki's Camp as a guast of Kiki. Our Jeep/RV friends Rick and JJ sent me a picture about a week ago of Coco hanging out in their big ass RV. Coco found out they are friends with the "Loco Canejo" from Ohio and asked them to send the pic and a big Coco HOLA! I will ask if he is still in SF or back home.



On the tourist Visa, Discover Baja Travel Club can process all your visa paperwork via mail so you don't have to do it at the border. They are the only place in the US authorized to do this.

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Old 01-28-2013, 05:57 PM   #117
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I stopped by the cafe at Laguna Chapala today. They said Coco was fine...
Glad the guy at Mama'a was wrong.

Four days of cold, wind and rain. Heading towards Cabo to thaw out.

DaFoole will hopefully have better weather...
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DaFoole,

Thanks for starting this thread. Baja has just become something on my radar as a buddy and I are talking about riding there sometime possibly in April/Maythis year.

This thread is a good condensed overview info for a first time Baja traveler.

We'll be taking bikes that are a little lighter than yours, so we'll venture a bit more into the sand.....I'm not good at sand, but I'm pretty good at falling, so that evens out nicely.

Enjoy your trip.

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DaFoole,

Thanks for starting this thread. Baja has just become something on my radar as a buddy and I are talking about riding there sometime possibly in April/Maythis year.

This thread is a good condensed overview info for a first time Baja traveler.

We'll be taking bikes that are a little lighter than yours, so we'll venture a bit more into the sand.....I'm not good at sand, but I'm pretty good at falling, so that evens out nicely. Know the feeling....

Enjoy your trip.

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You too!

Will hopefully have a report up before you leave...
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Coco is not dead. He was up in San Felipe for some doctors visits, while in SF he was staying at Kiki's Camp as a guast of Kiki. Our Jeep/RV friends Rick and JJ sent me a picture about a week ago of Coco hanging out in their big ass RV. Coco found out they are friends with the "Loco Canejo" from Ohio and asked them to send the pic and a big Coco HOLA! I will ask if he is still in SF or back home.



On the tourist Visa, Discover Baja Travel Club can process all your visa paperwork via mail so you don't have to do it at the border. They are the only place in the US authorized to do this.
Good news about Coco!!

Thanks for the info on the Visa. That'll be the way to go!
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