Originally Posted by dcstrom
Hi guys, in San Diego now after 10,000 miles across the US on the Super Tenere, ready to cross the border tomorrow. Is there any reason NOT to go through Tecate? Wait times seem so much shorter there - currently 10 mins vs 2 hours at San Ysidro.
Also - what's a good place to stay first night in Baja? Taking into consideration that the Baja 1000 is running right now. I guess a lot of places will be booked up.
Take Hwy 3 south from Tecate to Ensenada and stay there. Lots of places to stay but check availability online. Hotel Cortez is good but pricey, secure parking under the building. Lots of other hotels in different price ranges.