"More "Mexi" than "Cali"" Top 5 Page for this destination Mexicali by mht_in_la

Mexicali Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 50 photos

With population of about 1 million, Mexicali is the capital of the State of Baja California, Mexico. Unlike most Mexican border cities such as Tijuana or Nogalis, Mexicali dwarfs its US counterpart, Calexico, and gives an authentic Mexican feel. When I walked around Calexico on the US side, I found Spanish is more popular than English. When visiting Mexicali, I felt like walking in a real Mexican city, instead of a US tourist resort.

Meantime, Mexicali's economy relies less on tourism and more on agriculture and other industries. Besides the government buildings, Mexicali is Mexico's agricultural center in the Imperial Valley, depending heavily on the rich delta of Colorado River.

  • Last visit to Mexicali: Feb 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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