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About Mexicali

Mexicali which is also known as Chicali, is the capital of the state of Baja California in Mexico and the northernmost city of Latin America. Mexicali is located just across the border from Calexico in California. It has grown from a small border town to a modern city with the highest standard of living in Mexico. The citys proximity to the United States of America makes Mexicali a very popular tourist destination, especially for day trips.

In the cosmopolitan city Mexicali, the local population is made up of Indians, Americans, and Chinese. Mexicali is essentially a business and industrial city and in recent years it has become a popular destination that has attracted lots of attention of tourists. Asociacon China de Mexicali is one of Mexico's first and oldest Chinese associations which is located on Avenida Benito Juarez near the intersection with Altamirano. You can examine the portraits of Chinese immigrants and see the Chinese heritage of Mexico.

Mexica's oldest cathedral is Catedral de Ntra. Sra. de Guadalupe. Here you can examine the impressive structure and take a break in the cafes and restaurants in the vicinity. For museum lovers, many museum trips can be organised in Mexicali; Museo Interactivo Sol del Nino, if you are travelling with children, it may be your first stop. At the Interactive Science, Technology, Art and Environment center, you can have a lot of fun together. All year round the Theater del Estado hosts theater and musical shows. Casa de la Cultura is the cultural house of the city, offering continuous concerts, exhibitions and conferences in the beautiful city center. You can choose any of the activities here for yourself. Finally, Instituto de Investigaciones Culturales - UABC Museo, which shows modern and contemporary art, is a modern venue showing mostly the work of local students and young Mexican artists from all over the country.

By spending a day at Bosque y Zoologico de la Ciudad, which is both Mexicali's biggest park and zoo, you can have a picnic, take a walk in its routes and have a nice time in the zoo. In one of the hundreds of Chinese food restaurants in La Chinesca, Mexico's largest Chinese neighborhood, you must definitely eat Chinese food. As a bonus, you can take a tour in the underground basement tunnels and rooms and see where there were once illegal brothels and casinos. Another gastronomic richness of Mexicali is its handmade beer. It is definitely the region that is home to the most prestigious breweries in the country and you should try Cucapa Imperial Stout.

You can take a trip to the Canon de Guadalupe region to discover the natural beauty of Mexicali. You can take walks in the valley of this beautiful canyon, swim in its natural spas and have a perfect day. Among the white sands and lagoons of Laguna Salada you can have a good time and you can take a walk in its walking routes.

For nature lovers seeking adventure, we can recommend sandboarding. On the fine white sand dunes of Los Algodones, you can do sports with the most beautiful sceneric views. During the month of March, Cuervitos sand dunes are also the official venue for international championships such as "Baja Sandboard". If you are there during the championship period, you should definitely watch it. If you want to push yourself a little harder, the Guadalupe Canyon has challenging climbs, stunning hiking trails, mountain biking, archaeological sightseeing tours and relaxing spas. It offers the full "Oasis in the Desert" experience.

In Mexicali you can taste local mexican flavors blended with traditional Chinese flavors and you can also try special tastes from the world cuisine. Mexicali is known as "the city that captures the sun," as it reaches record desert temperatures during the summer months. Therefore, the best time to travel to Mexicali is; the end of May - mid July to mid August - early October. So while it is a bit protected from the summer heat, you can still enjoy the warm air.

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To which airport are the flights to Mexicali arranged?

Mexicali flights are organized to General Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada Intl. Airport.

Which airlines have direct flights to Mexicali from which cities?

Volaris organizes direct flights to Mexicali from Mexico City.

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