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Visiting Playas de Tijuana Tijuana

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Whether you are looking to shop, eat, or surfing, Playas de Tijuana boasts something for everyone on this busy stretch of sand. Because the beach is typically filled with both tourists and locals, arrive early if you need to rent an umbrella or sun lounger. You can participate in water sports like surfing, bodyboarding, and kayaking here, but be aware that water conditions can turn challenging after it rains. If you're looking for a great and easily accessible beach in Baja, then look no further than Playas de Tijuana. It is located only a walk away from some great bars and restaurants . You won't regret stopping by!

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Playas de Tijuana Visit and Tour

Playas de Tijuana Visit and Tour

1. Beach Walk

1. Beach Walk

Playas de Tijuana is the beach neighborhood of Tijuana. The Playas de Tijuana boardwalk has been revamped and is now better than ever. One of the things to do at Playas de Tijuana is you can take a stroll at the pedestrians-only Malecón (boardwalk) from the border south along the Pacific. Directly on the border is Tijuana's Plaza Monumental bullring as well as the international border monument. On the Malecon or Paseo Costera, you can dine in simple seafood restaurants overlooking the sea, or walk up to the border and gaze through the fence. Also at Playas is Universidad Iberoamericana, where there is a panoramic view to Point Loma and down the coast to the Coronado Islands. Take the toll road south to Real Del Mar and its golf course as well as the excellent Rincon San Ramon restaurant. There is also a boardwalk that runs along the beach. In the middle of the boardwalk sometimes you can listen to a band playing live music. And if you are lucky, you can see dolphins swimming in the wave during your Playas de Tijuana Tour.

2. Surfing: Enjoy the waves

2. Surfing: Enjoy the waves

Another things to do at Playas de Tijuana Tour is surfing. Playas de Tijuana is the first surfing spot that you'll come to after crossing the United States border and heading down into Mexico. In fact, the border fence actually runs down the Northern part of the beach and into the water. Playas de Tijuana has some of the best surf in Northern Baja. The beach at Playas de Tijuana is such a great Baja surf spot because it never gets very crowded. The surf at Playas de Tijuana suits anyone from beginners to pros. It's a good place to learn to surf and a great place to spend the day if you already know what you're doing out on the water.

3.  Shopping: Search for the best bargains and shopping around

3. Shopping: Search for the best bargains and shopping around

There are many things to do Playas de Tijuana, one of them is shopping. It's the perfect chance to add some international culture, crafts and cuisine to your Playas de Tijuana Tour. Make a stop at Avenida Revolución (Revolution Avenue) a street renowned for its shopping, so you can hunt for a few bargains, honing your bargaining skills for some souvenirs along the Avenue.

4.  Restaurants and Cafe: Enjoy local and traditional Mexican cuisine

4. Restaurants and Cafe: Enjoy local and traditional Mexican cuisine

You may be getting hungry by this point, so help stave off your cravings by tasting authentic Mexican cuisine as you make a stop to make your very own Mexican taco, filling a tasty tortilla a selection of meat, chicken and veggies, plus toppings including guacamole, cilantro, salsa and onion. You can dine on authentic street food or at high-end Tijuana restaurants. Tasting local and traditional Mexican cuisine is just another things to do at Playas de Tijuana Tour.

Playas de Tijuana Tijuana Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

You do not need to pay an entrance fee for Playas de Tijuana Tour, just make sure that you bring enough money should you want to have a bite at the restaurants or go shopping at the shop along the beach.

How To Get Around?

It is best to go around and have your Playas de Tijuana Tour on foot, walking around between shops, cafes and restaurants at the beachwalk will give you an pleasant experience . And while walking around you can also do a sightseeng and you can mix with other tourists, local families with kids and local people, that will be very interesting.

What Should I Wear?

Comfortable clothes and shoes or flip-flops. And if you plan to do some water sport activities or sun bathing at the beach, do not forget to bring your bathing suits and sunscreen too. Please take notes that August is the hottest month in Tijuana with an average temperature of 22°C (72°F) and the coldest is January at 13°C (55°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 14 in June.

Playas de Tijuana Tijuana Facts

Best Time to Visit

The best month to swim in the sea is in August when the average sea temperature is 21°C (70°F). But if you only plan to do sightseeing, shopping or tasting the authentic traditional Mexican cuisine, then you can have your Playas de Tijuana Tour at any time of the year.


While the Mexican peso is the legal currency, US dollars are widely used and accepted, even by locals

Will I Need a Guide?

You do not need a guide in order to enjoy your Playas de Tijuana Tour. However, you can get a Playas de Tijuana tour with local private tour guides which are available in various fees.

How To Get There?

The distance from Tijuana to Playas de Tijuana is The distance between Tijuana and Playas de Tijuana is 11 km. The road distance is 20.2 km. So if you travel from Tijuana, The quickest way to get from Tijuana to Playas de Tijuana is by taxi (which costs around USD 5) or driving and it takes ± 16 min.

Additional Info

Please remember that Spanish is the dominant language in Tijuana, as it is in much of Mexico. However, English is spoken by almost everybody in the city's tourist hot spots as well as by some taxi drivers and the Americans who live in the city. Having someone with you who can speak Spanish will be helpful when going away from the city's tourist hot spots.