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post #1 of 6 Old Jan 10th, 2008, 10:31 pm Thread Starter
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Putting my nose in Mexico from NorCal

Hello guys and gals

I want to have a weekend away in a few weeks and I am thought I would leave Friday afternoon, to get to San Diego in the evening. Then leave early Saturday into Mexico, returning Sunday lunchtime for a nice leisurely stroll back home to the Bay area.

I was thinking Encenada looked OK, not far in, get a hotel and enough time to walk around. Maybe find a place that had a lockup garage.

This sounds a bit tame having written it....any other suggestions, I don't mind riding hard and long, any exciting backroads folks? Maybe even just a great resort on the beach to lie about on for a few hours.

Next trip after this will be a 4 dayer sometime in early March. After that I will be off north for the Highway 36 experience.

Suggestions? TIA.

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Hello guys and gals

I want to have a weekend away in a few weeks and I am thought I would leave Friday afternoon, to get to San Diego in the evening. Then leave early Saturday into Mexico, returning Sunday lunchtime for a nice leisurely stroll back home to the Bay area.

I was thinking Encenada looked OK, not far in, get a hotel and enough time to walk around. Maybe find a place that had a lockup garage.

This sounds a bit tame having written it....any other suggestions, I don't mind riding hard and long, any exciting backroads folks? Maybe even just a great resort on the beach to lie about on for a few hours.

Next trip after this will be a 4 dayer sometime in early March. After that I will be off north for the Highway 36 experience.

Suggestions? TIA.
If you only have a weekend then Ensenada or San Felipe would be fine. Most Hotels in Baja have very secure parking so I wouldn't worry about that.

Baja back roads are not going to be paved so when you have some more time on your next trip you'll want to take a GS

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Ralph,
take a look on my last trip to Ensenada em San Felipe:
http://viajareua.com/SanFelipeEnsenada_2007.html

You may like going there too. !

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Thanks Elton and Ted. I just read you trip story and linked to your site Elton. Thats given me some ideas for a weekend. I may do the circle around the other way though. MS Streets and Trips doesn't have Mexico on it so I'll get some maps. Hey, this could be fun. I see you have to get insurance online (best), do you need pesos, or are greebacks preferred?

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Thanks Elton and Ted. I just read you trip story and linked to your site Elton. Thats given me some ideas for a weekend. I may do the circle around the other way though. MS Streets and Trips doesn't have Mexico on it so I'll get some maps. Hey, this could be fun. I see you have to get insurance online (best), do you need pesos, or are greebacks preferred?
You'll pay for the insurance online with a CC.

In those tourist areas you really don't need pesos. Take cash and if you want to get Pesos while you are there use your ATM card. You'll get the best exchange rate that way...
The Hotels will usually take VISA. The restaraunts usually don't.

I used this site on my last trip - http://www.bajabound.com/

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Hello guys and gals

I want to have a weekend away in a few weeks and I am thought I would leave Friday afternoon, to get to San Diego in the evening. Then leave early Saturday into Mexico, returning Sunday lunchtime for a nice leisurely stroll back home to the Bay area.

I was thinking Encenada looked OK, not far in, get a hotel and enough time to walk around. Maybe find a place that had a lockup garage.

This sounds a bit tame having written it....any other suggestions, I don't mind riding hard and long, any exciting backroads folks? Maybe even just a great resort on the beach to lie about on for a few hours.

Next trip after this will be a 4 dayer sometime in early March. After that I will be off north for the Highway 36 experience.

Suggestions? TIA.
Let me know when you take the highway 36 trip. I'm overdue for that little devil; I may tag along if you don't mind the company.

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