Frequently Asked Questions
Of course! Few if any incidents are ever reported in tourist areas in Baja or anywhere else in Mexico. And we can make sure you are picked up on the American side of the border if you don’t want to cross by yourself. Either way, Baja has made sure foreign visitors are well taken care of!
We recommend traveling light in order to move around faster around the wine country, but must haves are sunscreen (and some hats would be nice), snacks, cash, passport, IDs, and although we offer cold water in all our tours, feel free to pack some bottled water too. Wear comfortable clothing but maybe pack a light jacket for cool nights.
All you need to get back into the U.S.A. is your passport if you’re an American citizen. There are wait times to consider, but these vary from day to day and hour to hour. Most of the time, the lines to cross back north are no more than 15 minutes long via the pedestrian crossings, but it’s best to be prepared for at least an hour sometimes.
U.S., Canadian and other nationalities don’t need a visa to enter Mexico, although if you're traveling by air or land, you will be asked to fill out a tourist form called the FMM, and you need your passport for this. Plus, you will need your passport to go back into the U.S. The FMM is around $500 pesos, but it is free for visits lasting 7 days or less.
You don’t have to be 21 years or older to book with us, just 18 years or older. The legal drinking age in Mexico is 18.
If you plan to use your credit or debit card while traveling in Mexico — or any place outside the U.S.— it’s always a good idea to notify your bank in advance that you will be traveling out of the country.
Yes, but it’s better if you have a binational or North American data plan to avoid roaming charges. Every major carrier offers data and calling plans for Mexico that will make using your cellphone seamless across the border. In fact, your cell phone plan might already include binational coverage, so check with your carrier. Reception in the Baja wine country is general good or great, with very few spots with no signal.
Most of the major ones do, and at no extra cost or limited to a purchase.
Most major and medium sized wineries, restaurants, and breweries take credit or debit. But you still need to carry cash if you want to buy anything at small shops or stands. Some establishments also only take credit above a certain amount. Also, most places accept dollars, but it’s also best to bring along some pesos, so go ahead and exchange all your cash.