Bit of confusion at the border crossing. One of the inspectors tells me our camper needs to be listed on the temporary import permit (TIP). The clerk at the banjercito – the department that issues TIP’s – tells me the truck and and camper are considered one vehicle. A $400 deposit and we’re legal to drive in Mexico.
We drove Route 3 from Tecate to Ensenada instead of the faster toll road. Route 3 traverses the Guadaloupe Valley aka Ruta del Vino. It’s the Mexican version of Napa.
Ensenada is about 70 miles from Tecate. We chose to stay at the Estero Beach Hotel & RV Park. When we asked for the daily rate we were told $60. A few minutes later, with no coaxing from us, the rate was lowered to $45. Our site is right on the beach with a view of the bay and mountains.
Chris would like to tell all of her CPA colleagues laboring away that she’s sitting in a beach-side restaurant sipping Margaritas.
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