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SoCal heading to Mexico

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bajaracer, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Mar 26, 2009 at 10:02 PM
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    bajaracer

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    Have any of you SoCal guy ever make the trip down to El Golfo de Santa Clara, Sonora? Its Only and hour from San Luis AZ and an hour and half from Calexico, CA? Its one of the last places in Mexico you can drive on the beach, no police, and enjoy a cold one with no worries?
     
  2. Mar 26, 2009 at 10:04 PM
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    Ive never been there but I used to drive past it every year, i always wanted to check it out
     
  3. Mar 26, 2009 at 10:11 PM
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    Incredible beach, white sands and crystal blue waters next to the town,,,,,
     
  4. Mar 26, 2009 at 10:12 PM
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    Awesome, im gonna have to make a trip down there to check it out
     
  5. Mar 27, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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    id wait till all these cartel killings slow down a bit.. its dangerous to go into mexico at this time. the us militery wont even let there people down there right now.
     
  6. Mar 27, 2009 at 10:45 AM
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    I'd say go for it, Sonora its very peaceful compared to TJ (BC that is) and I can guarantee you wont be caught on a cartel shooting, I have lived on Tijuana for 25 years now, and haven't got caught on one yet (cross my fingers) but right know that has gone down a lot, I can't say that it has stopped, but compared to the end of last year and the begining of this the shootings have gone down around 80 to 90%, so I wouldn't worry to go there, its a nice place, and its away from where the shootings happen anyway.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    This area is very calm. I used to live by the border town of San Luis and have never heard of any cartel shooting/killings in the 15 years that i resided there. As a matter of fact they just built a new road from El Golfo to Rocky Point, the newest Spring Break area.
     
  8. Mar 27, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    I was in Sonora a few time back when I was station in 29 Palms. Got drunk and the shits everytime!!!:p
     
  9. Mar 27, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    kilo,,, your used eating McDonalds. You gotta eat steak-fish-shrimp tacos a chance.
     
  10. Mar 27, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    X2 Don't drink just tequila and beer, give tacos a chance (better than MD's), and you will las longer before getting drunk.... :D
     
  11. Mar 30, 2009 at 8:51 AM
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    El Golfo is a cool place. Is the El Capitan bar still on the beach? We used to run our Jeeps across the sand dunes and end up in El Golfo. Hope it hasn't changed much.
     
  12. Mar 30, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    Watch for the drug dealers... :S
     
  13. Mar 30, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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    Yeah, like he was planning to go downtown Los Angeles.... :p
     
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    the closest mexican city is Nuevo Laredo which is about 2 miles away, Scary huh? :eek::( wish i could see that kind of beach, south padre is kinda muggy waters
     
  15. Mar 30, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    I guess I should have said drug lords :D Head down to Mexico for my B day for some lobsters and was had to pass like 4 military check points.
     
  16. Mar 30, 2009 at 11:54 AM
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    Yeah I know, next time try going thru the toll road, there is only one (and not always) so you can get there faster
     
  17. Mar 30, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    We went through 2-3 tollroads each way. Dang cheap mexican lobster ended up costing me $400.
     
  18. Mar 30, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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    Oh, Ok, to Puerto Nuevo there are 2 toll boots, one in Playas de Tijuana and one on Rosarito, but actually those are the cheaper ones in Mexico, if you go to Tecate and Mexicali, those are expensive, I think the ones to Puerto Nuevo are around 2.50 to 3.50 dlls each, so you paid 14 dlls on toll, so how many lobsters did you eat to expend the other 385 dlls????? :eek:........ ;)
     
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    That was many years ago, I don't recall a MD's. I think it was the cat-dogs and or the dog tacos?:p
     
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