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Valle de Guadalupe Travel Guide

Valle de Guadalupe Travel Guide

Everything you need to know about planning a trip to Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico


Quick Info | Planning Your Trip | Wineries | Where To Stay | Restaurants | Budget | FAQ

Valle de Guadalupe is the biggest wine country in Mexico. With its close proximity to San Diego, this wine region is popular for day trips from California, USA.

Home to the best wines of Mexico, Valle de Guadalupe is a great place for weddings, bachelorette parties, and any type of occasion you are celebrating. We visit this area every year and in this Valle de Guadalupe travel guide, we will give you all the information you need for your trip.

✈️ Valle de Guadalupe Travel Guide: Quick Info

🇲🇽 State: Baja California

⏰ Timezone: Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8)

✈️ Airport: Tijuana International Airport

💲 Currency: The currency in Mexico is called Mexican pesos (MXN). Valle de Guadalupe and the state of Baja California accept US dollars so you don’t necessarily need to exchange money for your trip.

🔌 Power plug: Mexico uses a type A socket (US, Canada). For more information about power plugs in Mexico, see this link (with photos)

📱 Mexico sim card: The best provider that works in Oaxaca is Telcel. See our complete Mexico sim card guide for more information.

📶 Wifi: Wifi in hotels and vacation rental homes in Valle de Guadalupe is fair. The average speed is 24 Mbps.

🛃 Visa: In November 2021, Mexico stopped granting visitors a 180-day visa. It really depends on the immigration officer how many days he/she will give you but just show proof of accommodations (with dates) and it should be fine.

🤟 Language: Valle de Guadalupe is close to California and is used to American visitors so everyone has basic English skills.

🪅 Culture: As a wine country, expect your trip to Valle de Guadalupe to be more about wine and food. It also has a little bit of American culture.

🧳 Valle de Guadalupe travel planning tools

🏄‍♀️ Valle de Guadalupe Wineries

Expect to visit wineries and do multiple tastings during your trip to Valle de Guadalupe. Below are the best wineries we’ve tried, including tasting details for each vineyard.

🛏️  Valle de Guadalupe hotels: where to stay

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🌮 Valle de Guadalupe restaurants

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Cash, ATMs, etc

💵 US dollars: US dollars is widely accepted in Valle de Guadalupe so you don’t have to exchange to Mexican pesos for your trip.

🏧 ATMs: It is quite difficult to find an ATM machine in Valle de Guadalupe. The best way to take cash (Mexican peso) is upon arrival at Tijuana International Airport or any ATM/banks in Tijuana. Make sure to withdraw cash before you leave TJ!

To guarantee safe withdrawal, it’s best to go to major banks like Santander, BBVA Bancomer, or Banorte.

Suggested ATM takeout is 10,000 pesos (US$500).

💳  Credit/debit cards: Credit cards are widely accepted in major establishments in Valle de Guadalupe. Almost all of them accept Amex, Visa, and Mastercard.

💸  Tipping: Tipping is mandatory in Valle de Guadalupe. If you like the service, 20% is a good tip. If not, you can give as low as 10%.

The tipping culture in Mexico and the US is the same so you can also tip as you would do it back home in the US.

⁉️ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

ABSOLUTELY! Valle de Guadalupe is a safe area in Baja California so you don’t have to worry about safety here!

To get to Valle de Guadalupe, you can drive from San Diego California and it will take about 2 hours. If you are flying, the airport that serves Valle de Guadalupe is Tijuana Airport. From Tijuana, you can rent a car or a private driver to bring you to Valle de Guadalupe. Travel time is roughly 60 minutes.

The best time to visit Valle de Guadalupe is during the harvest season (August) only if you want to do different activities like stomping on grapes. Otherwise, Valle de Guadalupe is an all-year-round travel destination.

The airport that serves Valle de Guadalupe is Tijuana International Airport, about an hour’s drive to and from Valle de Guadalupe.

The distance between Tijuana Airport and Valle de Guadalupe is 90 KM (55 miles).

No, Uber is non-operational and not available in Valle de Guadalupe. The best way to get around is to rent a car at Tijuana International Airport.

🇲🇽 Ensenada Travel Planning

✈️ How do I fly to Ensenada?
The airport that serves Ensenada is Tijuana International Airport (TIJ). Our recommended booking platform for cheap flights is WayAway.

🚑 Do I need travel insurance to travel to Ensenada?
YES, YOU DO! do not travel to Mexico without insurance. Check insurance plans on SafetyWing for as low as US$40 for full travel coverage.

🏨 Where can I book the best Ensenada hotels and resorts?
The best platforms
for booking your hotel in Los Cabos is You will find great deals on Cabo resorts on Expedia.

🚗 How much is the car rental from Tijuana Airport to Ensenada?
The normal car rental rate from TIJ Airport to Ensenada is $35 USD per day. Check prices at Rental Cars Tijuana or Discover Cars Tijuana.

🧭 Can you help me plan my trip to Ensenada?
ABSOLUTELY! We have locals on the ground who can plan itineraries with you. Get in touch with us and we will give you the best rates – no hidden fees, just transparent prices.

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