Valle De Guadalupe is wine country of Mexico, with over 60 wineries and some great places to stay, it's a great weekend getaway for those in San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles. Fortunately living in Southern California, it's only a few hours drive. If you plan on taking a trip to Mexico, be sure to bring your PASSPORT!
Here is a map of all the wineries, hotels, and favorite restaurants:
1. Own Vehicle
Driving your own vehicle you will need Mexican Insurance be sure to get full liability. Estimate daily cost is $40/per day. Get a quote from:
There are 3 toll stops on the way, so be sure to carry enough cash and coins with you. Its about 35 - 40 pesos per stop and be sure to keep your receipt as that is proof you paid and if you get in an accident on the road you will need to show your receipt. Also returning back to the U.S. without SENTRI access can be a long wait. Check for the border wait times here.
You can walk across the border into Mexico from Tijuana and from the app select valleX (4 passengers) or valleXL (6 passengers). Base fare for valleX is about 810 MXN Pesos and for every hour of wait time is 200 MXN Pesos. The base fare for valleXL is 1125 MXN Peso and for every hour of wait time is 300 MXN Pesos. You can split the fare between passengers which is a nice perk and a great option.
3. Rental Car
Another way to get to Valle de Guadalupe is to rent a vehicle. You may have to check around for which rental car agencies will allow you to take the vehicle to Mexico and you will need to purchase additional Mexican auto insurance. Another way to rent a car is from a rental car agency at the Tijuana Airport. Here are some additional rental locations options:
4. Take a Tour
I've used two san diego tour services in the past and this is another great option for a day trip without having to worry about renting a car or taking your own vehicle. Here are some options to check out for a tour.
VINEYARDS / WINERIES:
While there are over 60 wineries to choose from, if you are taking a day trip you only have room to visit a handful and here are the ones I would recommend:
Finca la Carrodilla
La Cocina De Dona Esthela (Breakfast)
Deckmans en el Mogar
Adobe Food Truck
Contemplacion Boutique Hotel