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Feliz año! The January Discover Baja Newsletter is here! This month we bring you updates and news in the Baja Bulletin; Graham Mackintosh's bus adventures; motorcycle season in Baja; the January Baja fishing report by Gary Graham; and our favorite picks for where to travel in Baja this year.

It's been a tumultuous start to 2017 for Mexico. Gas price increases that took place on January 1 as a part of the deregulation of Mexico's fuel industry led to protests and gas shortages nationwide. You can read about the most recent Baja road situations and gas availability on our Baja Road Conditions Page.

We hope that those of you in the San Diego area will join us for a lecture by Graham Mackintosh on February 9th. It's sure to be an entertaining evening hearing about Graham's latest Baja adventures. Don't forget to RSVP early as space is limited and this is sure to be a popular event!

FMM tourist permit prices increased on January 1. Don't forget your FMM tourist permits or your Mexican auto insurance before heading south! If you spend less than 120 days a year in Baja, you can save $100 on average on your annual Mexican auto insurance policy by becoming a Discover Baja member. This is because our members have access to our SUPER SAVER Mexican auto insurance policies that are not available to the regular public. Sign up online to become a Discover Baja member or get a free quote on Mexican auto insurance!  Or give us a call at 800-727-2252 or come into our office in San Diego.

See you in Baja!
Hugh, Carol, Jen, Maythé, Monica & Arlene
January Baja Bulletin
This month we bring you information about fuel price increases, 911 on the peninsula, new Baja biosphere reserves, and more. Read more.
Super Saver Mexican Auto Insurance
If you spend less than 120 days a year in Baja and you aren't a Discover Baja member, you're paying way too much for your annual insurance policy. Discover Baja members save on average $100 a year with our Super Saver annual Mexican auto insurance policies. Learn more.
Graham Mackintosh Lecture
Please join Discover Baja for a lecture from beloved Baja adventurer and author, Graham Mackintosh, on Thursday, February 9th at Liberty Station in San Diego. Learn more.
Graham Mackintosh: Bus Back to Bahía
Baja adventurer and author Graham Mackintosh brings us the tales of traveling Baja by bus. Read more.
January Fishing Report
Gary Graham brings us the January Baja Fishing Report with what's being caught on the peninsula right now. Read more.
'Tis the Season for Motorcycling in Baja
Motorcycle expert Carla King brings us tales and tips for riding in Baja this season. Read more.
Peninsula Picks: Top 5 Baja Destinations for 2017
We bring you our favorite picks for where to travel on the peninsula in 2017. Read more.
Wine + Food Tours in Valle de Guadalupe
Join our sister company, Baja Test Kitchen, for one of their scheduled group tours exploring the Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico's wine country. New tours are being added on a regular basis, so check back often! Learn more

January Calendar

Jan. 12-22: Todos Santos Tropic of Cancer Concert Series

Jan. 17-22: Lord of the Wind

Jan. 25-29: La Ventana Classic
DBTC BAJA CAJA


Peso Exchange Rate
$21.3 MXN = $1 USD


Gas Prices
Due to the deregulation of Mexico's fuel industry, gas prices now fluctuate from station to station on the peninsula. You can see the prices at specific stations at Guia Pemex 


Road Conditions
Check the latest road conditions on the peninsula before heading south.


Mexican Auto Insurance
Our special SUPER SAVER Mexican auto insurance policies are good for use throughout the year and can save you $100 on average. You won't find these policies anywhere else - they're available only for Discover Baja members. 


FMM Tourist Permits
All tourists entering Baja are required by law to have an FMM tourist permit. Discover Baja members can obtain their prepaid FMMs through Discover Baja for just $35.


Mexican Fishing Licenses
DBTC member prices:
$12.25 day
$31.20 week
$42.80 month
$54.40 year



Nautical Sportfishing FMMs and Boat Temporary Importation Permits (TIPs) also available for DBTC members!
 

Discover Baja Caravans Facebook Page
We've launched a brand new page on Facebook, "Discover Baja Caravans" to give you a new platform specifically for arranging caravans with like-minded Baja travelers. We hope you'll find this a useful tool.  Learn more
2017 Gray Whale Tours 
SPECIAL OFFER: $100 DISCOUNT!
Join Baja Custom Tours and Baja author Graham Mackintosh to see the gray whales in 2017! Two dates and itineraries to choose from. 
Learn more.
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