City Express Tijuana Rio

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Dr Atl 10050 Col Urbana, Tijuana, Baja California Norte, BCN 22320, Mexico
City Express Tijuana Rio
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Forum Posts

Carved wooden statue

by oslocairo


Is thete a place in Tijuana where I can buy a carved wooden religious statue?


Re: Carved wooden statue

by lmkluque

Sorry I don't know of any specific place that you'd find wood carved religious statues, but the Curio shops in Tijuana's tourist areas offer many different handicrafts and you might be able to find something in one of those. If you ask at the Curio shops for the item and they don't have it, it is possible they will tell you of a shop that does.

Another idea is at the Mission. They may have something in their gift shop.

Re: Carved wooden statue

by oslocairo

Thanks ImKlugue.

Do you know where the mission is?

Re: Carved wooden statue

by lmkluque

The Mission is actually a ruin now, but at Calafia Hotel, which is just south of Rosarito Beach, there is a historical section dedicated to the Mission. I don't know if they have a gift shop now, but you can find out through them. On their website they have contact information. If they don't have wooden carved statues they may know where you could find some.

Also, in downtown Tijuana, around the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, on the corners of Calle Segunda and Avenida Niños Héroes,(a few blocks west of Avenida Revolucion) they sell religious statues and there you might find wooden statues. Especially around the 12th of December when they celebrate, with a street carnival, the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe to San Juan Diego on December 12, 1531.

Another thought is that while in Tijuana you might commission a "wood carver" to make a statue for you. I don't think it would be too expensive.

Re: Carved wooden statue

by oslocairo

Thanks again Imklugue for your informattion.

Re: Carved wooden statue

by lmkluque

You are welcome! Sorry I didn't have more specific info.

Travel Tips for Tijuana

Getting back across to US

by peckerdunne

Sometimes the queues are unbearably long. A couple of hours is not uncommon by all accounts. If you walked across the border the queue back is longer than cars. Locals do pull up in mini buses and ferry people to the checkpoint for $1. They pick you up out of the walking queue and drop you a the checkpoint and you are now at the top of the queue. Best buck you will spend in Tijuana!!

Need more info?

by matcrazy1

Condominio Paseo I,
Paseo de los Heroes No. 9365-201,
Zona Rio Tijuana, B. C. 22000

Tel: (011-52664) 684 - 2854; (011-52664) 634 -0223

Fax: (011-52664) 684 - 2108

Toll free:
MEXICO: 01 (800) 025 - 0888
USA: 1 (888) 775 - 2417


official webpage (in English and Spanish):
Tijuana Tourism Board

San Ysidro Border Crossing
90 feet from San Ysidro International Border
Tel. (664) 683-1405
Operating hours:
Mon – Thu 8 a.m. – 5p.m.,
Fri - Sat 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.,
Sun 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Pedestrian Border Crossing
Right across the pedestrian border crossing
Tel. (664) 683-4987
Operating hours:
Mon – Thu 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.,
Fri – Sat 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.,
Sun 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Avenida Revolucion
Av. Revolucion between 3rd. and 4th. St. (3a and 4a Calle)
Tel. (664) 685-2210
Operating hours:
Mon – Thu 10 a.m. – 4p.m.
Fri – Sut 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Letter “E” inside baggage claim area
Tel. (664) 683-8244
Operating hours: Mon – Sun 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Ave. Revolucion inside Mexicoach bus station
Operating hours: Fri - Sun 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

555 H Street Chula Vista,
CA 919100, USA
Tel: (619) 225-2088

On Tijuana:
Tijuana Official Tourist Guide

On Baja California region:
Baja California State Tourism Secretariat

On Ensenada:
Ensenada Tourism Board

On Mexicali:

On Tecate

On Mexico
Mexico Tourism Board
Mexican food in El Torito Restaurant and shopping in the store where I bought my souvenirs:-)))).

San Diego Online - Tijuana
Baja Life Online - Tijuana
Tijuana - the most informative link, I suppose!

Use your one-liter limit to...


Use your one-liter limit to take some of the local brew (tequila/mezcal) back! I miss nightclubbing there - People's Disco, Long Bar, etc... (Long Bar is closed now, though, and in place of that, Senor Frog's is the place to be!)

EXPLORE TIJUANA. It is Baja's...

by Richmond

EXPLORE TIJUANA. It is Baja's largest city with much of an unending unplaned sprawl creeping into every nook and cranny of the hilly terrain. The density of Tijuana is much more compact than that of any city north of the border.
Even though the Tijuana - San Diego border holds the unique distinction of being the world's busiest international border crossing, most visitors who cross do not see much more than a passing glance of this facinating city as they stay on the main roads or head further south into Baja. For the visitor willing to take the time to explore this city, Tijuana has much to offer!

Looking for excitement? Is Nightlife your thing? Well jump in but don't forget to be safe.In addition to a wild nightlife TJ offers wagering on greyhound racing and on Jai-Alai, the fastest game in the world! Tijuana also offers two bull rings for bullfighting, which attracts locals and tourists alike on Sundays from May through September. There are two very good golf courses near by, and after the sun goes down, a host of restaurants and bars keep the action alive until well into the evening!

Tijuana's claim to fame is shopping, blocks and blocks of shopping! Most of the shopping is centered around a ten block area on Avenida Revolucion, in the central tourist zone. If you can't find what you're looking for here, it probably can't be found. At least not in Mexico!

Like most American big cities, Tijuana has some crime, congestion, and that big city 'people in a hurry' feeling to it. But if one takes the time to explore below the surface of this ever expanding metropolis, a proud people can be found who are optimistic about working for a better future.

Border Crossing Information:

by machomikemd

Visitors to the northern part of Baja California do not need passports or tourist cards if staying in the country for 72 hours or less. If you plan to stay longer or travel beyond Ensenada, you'll need to obtain a tourist card. This document is free of charge; proof of U.S. citizenship is required like Passport, Social Security Card and for foreign tourist, an I-94 card and Mutliple Entry US Visa stamped on the Passport (for US Visit Approved Countries, Just an I-94 card stamped on the passport is required).

San Ysidro Station: (619) 639-7100 (open 24 hours)
Otay Mesa Station: (619) 661-3249 (6AM-10PM)
Tecate Station: (619) 478-5545 (6AM-Midnight)Important Phone Numbers
When calling Mexico from the United States,
dial the international code and country code, 011-52,
then the 2 digit city code ( ) and 6 digit local phone number.

Medical Emergency: 91 (800) 633-42
Mexican Consulate: (619) 231-8414
Mexican Government Tourism Office: (310) 203-8191
Mexican Ministry of Tourism: (800) 482-9832
Within Mexico: 91 (800) 903-92

San Ysidro Border Station Tourist Information: (619) 428-6200
4570 Camino de la Plaza San Ysidro, CA 92173
The San Ysidro parking facility houses an information center for
Tijuana/Baja California bound travelers and also serves as a Tijuana shuttle terminal.


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Address: Dr Atl 10050 Col Urbana, Tijuana, Baja California Norte, BCN 22320, Mexico