Mexicali-The City that Captures the Sun

Sun-drenched Mexican City

For tourists who want to have their vacation in a tropical paradise that offers fun activities and captivating beauty, Mexicali may be the best place for them as it offers white-sand beaches, grand canyons and deserts, luxuriant forests, galleries and museums, fishing spots, and other famous landmarks.

Mexicali, referred as the "City that Captures the Sun", is the state capital of Baja California and a popular tourist destination that is located on the boarder of Mexico and California, United States. And because of its highly-diverse culture and tradition, this place has become one of the top choices of visitors who want to experience a true Mexican vacation,

Must-see Places in Mexicali

Plaza de Calafia bullring

Tourists should not miss this landmark that has been the venue for the best bullfights of well-known matadors from around the country. Meanwhile, this place is sometimes converted to large concert area where national artists usually perform.

Museo sol del niño (child museum)

Located near Crown Plaza hotel and the La Cachanilla mall, this museum has been specially designed for children that provides interactive activities to its visitors.

Fishing spots

The most famous freshwater fishing spots among tourists and locals are Laguna Bogard, El Caiman, La Cienega de Santa Clara, Rio Hardy, and El Bosque de la Ciudad. Most of these places also offer fishing tournaments all year round.

For fishing enthusiasts who want enjoy the ocean view, the best places are Roca Consag, Punta Estrella, Barco Hundido, Los Carlos, Percebu, and San Felipe’s coastline.

Guadalupe canyon

A natural attraction located east of Sierra de Juarez, Guadalupe canyon is not just popular because of its breath-taking view but also with its mineralized hot springs and cold springs.

The desert also offers a highly diverse flora, caves, and water holes—signs that this place is beaming with life and beauty.

San Felipe’s dessert

This is the venue for ATV races such as the San Felipe 250 and Baja 250 where bikers from around the world gather every year. However, even those who are not interested to join the race can enjoy San Felipe’s desert which is ideal for dirt biking and ATV.

Valle de Mexicali

This place is famous for hunters with its rich fauna including wild birds, goose, rabbits, hares, wild cats, coyotes, and ducks. The hunting season begins in February and ends in August.


Mexicali’s coastline boasts captivating tropical beaches with impeccably white sand and clear water that glistens under the sun. For American and European tourists who want to escape the cold winter, this place is probably the best tropical getaway.

Club de Golf Campestre

This 18-hole golf course attracts both local and foreign tourists who are also captivated by its scenic view.

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