Most of these featured attractions are found close to hotels near the Tijuana Airport.
Bullfighting (Corridas de Toros)Distance from Tijuana Airport: 5.7 km
Toreo de Tijuana at Agua Caliente
011-52 (66) 86-1510 &
Plaza Monumental at Playa de Tijuana
011-52 (66) 80-1808.
FishingDistance from Tijuana Airport: 35.7 km
Most of the fishing around the nearby Coronado Islands is booked through fishing companies in the United States.
CORTEZ YACHT CHARTERS (619) 469-4255.
Located in San Diego. Fishing packages to Coronado Islands, Guadeloupe Island, short and long trips.
FISHERMAN’S LANDING (619) 221-8500.
2838 Garrison Street, San Diego, California 92106.
Fleet of over a dozen privately owned and operated fishing vessels from 57 to 124 ft.
H & M LANDING (619) 222-1144.
2803 Emerson Street, San Diego, California 92106.
Sports fishing charters to the Coronado Islands and local Mexican waters.
Greyhound Racing (Hipodromo Caliente)Distance from Tijuana Airport: 6 km
Agua Caliente at Tapachula 12027, downtown
011-52 (66) 81-7811
Rodeo (Charreada)Distance from Tijuana Airport: 12.7 km
Lienzo Charro and Avenida Braulio Maldonado
011-52 (66) 80-4185.
Avenida RevolucionDistance from Tijuana Airport: 9 km
A 10-minute stroll through stalls filled with blankets, baskets, pottery, hand-carved trinkets and toys takes you from the border itself to Avenida Revolucion, the world’s most-shopped street. You’ll find an eight-block strip of stores, stalls, arcades and underground passageways filled with bargains from all over the world. The atmosphere on “The Street” is always hustle in high gear, but ignore the hawkers trying to lure you into their shops. Browse at your own pace and places. From the finest Austrian crystal in sedately elegant stores to Indian women selling trinkets for pennies from sidewalk blankets, you’ll be able to graze the gamut of Mexican bargains here.
Mercado HidalgoDistance from Tijuana Airport: 7.6 km
Most tourists never discover this Tijuana treasure, located just five minutes from the border. Mercado Hidalgo is a true Mexican mercado where locals buy their specialty items and produce, so everything is priced for locals. The mercado has the largest selection of piatas in the city, an awesome variety of chilies, spices and Mexican candies, including unusual seasonal specialties made of Aztec grains, plus an intriguing collection of Mexican cooking utensils from hand-carved hot chocolate whips to tortilla shapers and griddles.
Plaza RioDistance from Tijuana Airport: 6.8 km
The closest thing Tijuana has to a U.S.-type mall, Plaza R!o boasts a large department store, one of the city’s most modern supermarkets, several duty-free import stores, upscale leather shops and a number of boutiques. Electronics shops offer duty-free Japanese imports of all kinds, including watches.
Plaza ZapatoDistance from Tijuana Airport: 18.7 km
Another undiscovered Tijuana treat is its “shoe” plaza, a two-story enclosed mall specializing in shoes and boots for both men and women, along with upscale leather clothing and a saddlery for the horse-person who has it all. Shoe and boot prices here run about half those of comparable stateside footwear.
Whale Watching (Avistamiento de Ballenas)Distance from Tijuana Airport: 30.6 km
Whale watching tours from December through March
011-52 (66) 78-7192
Tio Leo’s Mexican Restaurant
Leo’s Mexican RestaurantDistance from Tijuana Airport: 41.4 km
The Leo’s Mexican Restaurant has one of the most extensive menus of any San Diego restaurant. Our night club features live bands every weekend. Happy hour specials run all evening long and our free buffet runs from 4-7PM Monday thru Friday. We can even cater your next party.
The Plum Crazy IIDistance from Tijuana Airport: 48.8 km
The Plum Crazy II staff is well known for their friendly and courteous service …having a good sense of humor …being articulate …fun and sometimes very good looking. It is not unusual to see the staff breaking glassware behind the bar in celebration.