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Tijuana Police Corruption: How to Avoid Paying Bribes

Tijuana police corruption has been a serious problem for decades. It is not uncommon for a Tijuana police officer to stop tourists and demand that they pay a bribe or ‘mordida’ in Spanish. This can happen while you’re driving around town or simply walking down the street. In this guide, I outline Tijuana police corruption …

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Is Tijuana Safe? Avoiding Common Scams and Crime

With all of the shocking news reports of violent crime in Tijuana over the past decade, many travelers have gotten the idea that the city is too dangerous to visit. This guide answers the question ‘Is Tijuana Safe?’ It outlines all of the crimes and scams that exist in Tijuana and explains some precautions you …

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Mexico Entry Requirements: Visas, the FMM Visitors Permit, and TIP Explained

Mexico’s entry requirements can be a bit confusing. The system has slightly different sets of rules depending on your citizenship as well as where and how you enter the country. This guide will help you determine whether or not you need a visa to go to Mexico. It also outlines the different types of visas …

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How to Fly Out of Tijuana Airport and Use Cross Border Xpress

Flying out of Tijuana Airport (TIJ) is a great way to save money on tickets to Mexico as well as the Caribbean and Central and South America. Thanks to the Cross Border Xpress (CBX) terminal, Tijuana airport is easily accessible from the US side of the border. You don’t even have to enter the city. …

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Healthcare in Mexico for Americans: Visit a Clinic, Go to the Dentist, and Buy Prescriptions in Tijuana

Medical tourism in Mexico is booming. More and more Americans travel across the border for healthcare each year. This guide explains, step-by-step, how to visit a clinic, purchase prescriptions, and visit the dentist in Mexico. I also outline options for more serious medical work such as surgery and cancer treatment. This guide is mostly geared …

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