"Gate to real Mexico :-)" Top 5 Page for this destination Tijuana by matcrazy1

Tijuana Travel Guide: 672 reviews and 1,072 photos

The world's most visited border city

Tijuana is located on Mexican side of the USA - Mexico border line just south of San Diego, California. There is the world's busiest border crossing point there and Tijuana is the world's most "visited" city: over 100,000 visitors each day!.

The city looks quite different than San Diego but I am not sure whether it's real Mexico. It's rather city which tries to make big business on visitors from the USA - succesfully, I suppose.
What business? Do you want the whole list? OK, just top 5 (in my opinion):
- souvenirs,
- medicines,
- booze,
- food in restaurants,
- cigarettes.

Although not so easily you can find real Mexico there as well :-).


What did I buy there?

Those two stone figures as on my picture. Do you like them?
If you know who they are e-mail me, please!

What did I eat there?

Surely delicious, very delicious Mexican food + beer :-).

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:You can say: I WAS in Mexico :-))), delicious Mexican food, shopping
  • Cons:Beggars, lower quality of goods and services, hmm... a little different traffic, street vendors may disturb you sometimes...
  • In a nutshell:Gate to real Mexico!
  • Last visit to Tijuana: Apr 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • briantravelman's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2013 at 5:40 PM

    I wouldn't recommend Tijuana as a travel destination.

  • briantravelman's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Most visited border city yes, but definately not the most visited in the world. I just googled a list of the world's most visited cities, and Tijuana isn't even in the top 20. You are correct however that it is the world's most visited border city.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    Hello, Maciek! What a great trip and a fabulous country! Thanks for your insights!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2011 at 4:28 AM

    I just had to check out your Tujuana page Matt as I could not possibly think how you came up with over 100 tips for this place. The one time Hans and I visited, I couldn't wait to get out of there .

  • sihi's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2007 at 5:04 AM

    Great page and interesting tips about the city in other part of the world!! :)

  • JessH's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2007 at 3:07 AM

    Hi Matt. Fabulous page here! Great tips & photos, especially the Local Customs! Yes, we also have happy hour down here, and also cook with gas :-) I wonder if my pages will ever grow as big as your! :-) Greetings from the desert / Jess

  • Gatopardo's Profile Photo
    Mar 14, 2007 at 11:16 AM

    I have my theory about those 7 dolls sculpture, 1 could be that they just make that up, 2nd is they might be inspired by an archeaology found and 3rd, Dzibiltchaltun and the temple of the seven dolls: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dzibil...

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2007 at 3:59 AM

    Excellent tips and photos on Tijuana. I have heard a lot of stories about the place but never been there. It appears to be a lot like other Mexican border towns, maybe just more tourists.

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2006 at 3:48 AM

    Interesting page. Your great restaurant tips have made my mouth water - so many things I have never tasted!

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Mar 18, 2006 at 1:23 PM

    Quite an extensive explanation of Tijuana. I was getting mighty hungry as I read the restaurant tips with the photos and recipes. Thorough, descriptive, detailed, interesting, helpful,


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