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We are committed in making your visit to our city (Tijuana) as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, creating synergy between both cities and beyond. We curate and coordinate special visits to museums, galleries, art showrooms as well as artist's studios where you will be personally welcomed by owners, directors and artists, taking our visitors through the diversity of our cultural manifestations. On this tour we will explore an array of enriching activities including unique hidden gems that Tijuana has to offer.

It is our goal to connect people with our city through the arts and culture and collaborate with binational projects like the upcoming Tijuana and San Diego WDC 2024 celebration.

 

The tours are no more than 8–10 people, so they can be a personalized experience to sense creativity, hosted and guided by art leaders from the region.

 

Our VIP Cultural Tour is different from all the rest because Ligia And Berenice were both born in Tijuana and have been involved in the art scene for more than 25 years, with experience in Arts and artist collaboration, graphic design, project management and more.

Honorary Members:

Arq. Armando García Orso: Advisor of Art Scene Baja, Curatorial and Education Manager of Visions Museum of Textile Art in San Diego. Daniel Dennart, Curator, Arts program, Marketing, Arts and Air Service Development of San Diego airport. Aida Valencia: a well-known international artist with recognition of organizing international festivals like the Mosaic Symposium with 15 countries. Dany de Leon As, (Posición) at the Municipal Institute of Arts and Culture (IMAC), she is in charge of binational issues and is also a committee member of the World Design Capital. Gabriela Escobedo: Event Planner, with years of experience in the area of education in San Diego, which is also very involved with the arts and theater in the community. 

About

Our Allies

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Meet your hosts!

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BERENICE MARTINEZ

Born in Tijuana, B.C. Mexico. Co-founder of Art Scene Baja, studied graphic design with a PhD in Arts and a MDes in Design, worked in different Universities, currently working at Xochicalco University in Tijuana.

LIGIA SANTILLAN

Visual Artist from Tijuana , founder of Art Scene Baja, co-creator and director of "ARTE ESTANDARTE"  promoting more than 44 artists from Baja and California since 2018 in VIP LOUNGES at the airports around the country.

The Team

Tour Tickets!

  • ROSARITO ART SCENE BAJA VIP Cultural Tour
    ROSARITO ART SCENE BAJA VIP Cultural Tour
    Sat, Jul 13
    Location is TBD
    Jul 13, 2024, 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM PDT
    Location is TBD
    Jul 13, 2024, 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM PDT
    Location is TBD
    It is in our best interest to provide the finest experience for You, we have carefully coordinated and curated this VIP CULTURAL TOUR. We include Museums, cultural Institutions, galleries, independent art showrooms, artist’s studios as well as the unique taste in gourmet cuisine of Tijuana.
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FAQs
  • How long is the VIP Art Scene Baja cultural tour?
    From 5 to 7 hours long, it varies, usually it starts at 10 a.m. ( meeting time 9:30 a.m. ).
  • Is lunch included in the VIP Art Scene Baja cultural tour?
    Yes, always.
  • Can my ticket be refunded?
    A cancellation must be 48 hours in advance , ticket cannot be refunded, it can be transferred to another guest or reschedule on another available date.
  • What would I visit in the VIP Tour?
    We have an array of cultural sites in Tijuana and our surroundings, we start at 10 a.m. and each visit is an hour or an hour and a half long, (5 sites to visit in total) enjoying a midday gourmet lunch, and ending our day at 5:00 pm to return to the border. Our selection varies every time, Museums, hands on experiences in art studios, Cultural institutions, interesting hidden gems and Baja cuisine. We also schedule dates upon request: Tuesday, Thursdays 10:00 am -5:00 pm (check our calendar for availability) Saturdays 10:00 am -2:00 pm (check our calendar for availability)
  • Is it safe to cross the border?
    Yes, very safe to cross the border walking or by car.
  • Do I need a Passport or Visa to cross the border to Tijuana?
    You need a valid passport or passport card to enter back to the USA a visa is not required for U.S citizens for stays of up to 180 days for tourism and business purposes.
  • What are the border crossing hours?
    The Otay Mesa Land Port of Entry is open 24 hours a day however, wait times can vary, so it's advisable to check for real time updates before your trip.
  • Can I walk from the U.S. to Tijuana?
    Yes, there are two entries coming through San Ysidro. You can get real-time updates on pedestrian crossing times here.
  • Can I drive my vehicle to Mexico?
    Yes, you can drive your vehicle into Mexico.
  • Do I need Mexican auto insurance?
    Yes, it is highly recommended to have Mexican auto insurance when driving in Mexico. Your U.S auto insurance policy may not cover you in Mexico, so purchasing a Mexican insurance policy is advisable.
  • What are the parking options at the border?
    There are various paid parking lots and garages on the U.S side near the border crossing. It´s a good idea to research parking options and fees in advance. Remember to consider walking distance to the border for an easy return.
  • Can I ride the trolley to the U.S. Mexico Border?
    To take the San Diego trolley to the border, you'll need to catch a Blue Line trolley running south. The light rail journey only takes about 45 minutes and the trolley will drop you off about a block from the pedestrian border crossing. One-way adult ticket prices are less than 3 USD, and the trolley runs every 15 minutes. Find out times and get tickets on the PRONTO app.
  • Is it safe to travel to Tijuana?
    Tijuana, is generally safe for tourists, but like any city, it´s important to be cautious and be aware of your surroundings. Stick to well-traveled areas and follow any travel advisories or recommendations from your government.
  • Can I use U.S dollars in Mexico?
    Yes, Tijuana accepts U.S dollars and Mexican pesos and most establishments accept credit cards, however, it´s recommended to carry some Mexican pesos for small purchases and to ensure you get a good exchange rate.
  • What can I bring into Mexico?
    You can bring personal belongings and items for personal use. However, restrictions and duty fees may apply to certain items, including alcohol and tobacco, and firearms check the Mexican customs regulations for specific details.
  • Can I bring prescription medications?
    Yes, you can bring medications, but it´s advisable to carry a copy of your prescription.
  • Are there restrictions on bringing food into Mexico?
    While you can bring some food items for personal use, it´s best to avoid bringing fresh fruits, vegetables, and meat products, as they may be subject to inspection and restrictions.
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