Best Areas to Stay in Tijuana, Mexico

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Where to stay in Tijuana – A guide to the transnational city of Mexico

Tijuana is in the Mexican state of Baja California and is on the border with the United States.

Tijuana is known for its rugged terrain, for its many canyons, and steep hills.

The eclectic style of Tijuana can be seen on its walls converted into street art, in its historic buildings and its monumental arch, an architectural icon within its avant-garde style.

Tijuana is identified by historic canyons such as Canyon K and Canyon Johnson, as well as the large Tijuana Hills.

Tijuana can be reached through the General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport, the most important in northern Baja California, or by land through the Tijuana Bus Station.

With a Mediterranean climate, hot summers and a small rainy season between November and March, Tijuana has mostly sunny days with clear skies, so it can be visited at any season.

Thanks to its gastronomy, culture, and art, it has positioned itself as one of the best cities to visit with family, friends or for a romantic getaway.

When choosing between the best areas to stay in Tijuana, the City Center stands out for having good nightlife options and hotels for all tastes (See accommodation in City Center).

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Tijuana, Mexico.

The best areas to stay in Tijuana

1. Our favorite area: Tijuana City Center

The City Center is the historical and economic heart of Tijuana, where most of the city’s cultural and leisure activity is concentrated.

Therefore, it has shopping centers, cinemas, and theaters where the main cultural festivals of the city are held.

The best place to party inside the City Center is on the famous Sixth Street, full of bars and clubs for all kinds of audiences. These bars are especially popular with visitors from the United States because they are allowed to sell alcohol to people from the age of 18.

Among the shopping centers in the area, you’ll find Plaza Río, Paseo Chapultepec, Galerias Hipódromo and Plaza Pavillion.

The City Center is the best area to stay in Tijuana, as it has the best transport connections in the city and offers hotels of all categories near the main attractions.

Best areas to stay in Tijuana - City Center

Best areas to stay in Tijuana – City Center

Accommodation in City Center - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in City Center – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Tijuana

  • Heart of the city
  • Great public transport connections
  • Best area for nightlife
  • Museums and culture
  • Good area for shopping
  • All kinds of hotels

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hotel Velario

Hotel Velario has a restaurant and is located in the center of the city of Tijuana. There is also free WiFi and free private parking.

from US$33
Budget

Hotel Santa Fe

Hotel Santa Fe is located in Tijuana, near the El Popo market and the cultural center of Tijuana. The property is about 500 meters from the Old Jai Alai Palace Forum, 5 km away.

from US$19
Luxury

Hotel Ticuán

Hotel Ticuán is located next to Revolucion Avenue, in the center of Tijuana, and offers a restaurant, free parking, elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi and a free breakfast.

from US$83
 

 

 

2. Tijuana Beach

The Tijuana Beach or Playas de Tijuana, located northwest of the city, is a major tourist attraction, where water sports such as surfing, bodyboarding, and kayaking are practiced.

Only 8 kilometers from the City Center, the are is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the good weather between restaurants and cafés.

Among the gastronomic options of Tijuana Beach, stalls selling seafood stand out, but you can also get coffee, ice cream, fruits with chili and chamoy, corn, and many other things.

The lighthouse, which is at the border between Mexico and the United States, murals and the Plaza Monumental or Monumental Square are among the best attractions to see and enjoy in this area of Tijuana.

It is one of the best areas to stay in Tijuana, Mexico, with many accommodation options for all tastes and budgets.

Best areas to stay in Tijuana, Mx - Playas de Tijuana or Tijuana Beach

Best areas to stay in Tijuana, Mx – Playas de Tijuana or Tijuana Beach

Accommodation in Tijuana Beach - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Tijuana Beach – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Tijuana

  • Tijuana Beach
  • Restaurants and coffee shops
  • The lighthouse

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

B&B Oui Madame

Oui Madame is located in Playas de Tijuana, just 200 meters from the beach. This cozy bed and breakfast has a shared kitchen and offers bright rooms with free Wi-Fi.

from US$53
Budget

Hotel Los Altos

Hotel Los Altos, which has a garden and terrace, is located in Tijuana, 4.4 km from El Popo Market. It offers rooms with private bathrooms and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels.

from US$19
Luxury

Hotel Jatay

Hotel Jatay offers accommodation with free WiFi in Tijuana, a few steps from Tijuana Monumental Square. This 4-star hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms.

from US$73
 

 

 

3. Rio Tijuana

Río Tijuana is a modern, commercial and financial area, where famous restaurants and self-service stores are located.

It is located 10 minutes by car from Tijuana airport and 5 minutes from the United States border.

Here, there are different shopping centers such as the modern Cultural Center of Tijuana and the famous Plaza Río Tijuana, which was the largest shopping center in northwestern Mexico during the 80s.

Río Tijuana is one of the main commercial complexes of the city, formed by over 120 stores of different products, a good variety of restaurants, bars and an impressive movie theater.

Río Tijuana offers a variety of hotels within reach because it is one of the main tourist points and is among the best areas to stay in Tijuana.

Best areas to stay in Tijuana - Rio Tijuana

Best areas to stay in Tijuana – Rio Tijuana

Accommodation in Rio Tijuana - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Rio Tijuana – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Tijuana

  • Great area for shopping
  • Near the airport
  • Close to the border

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hotel Fiesta Tijuana by Nova

This hotel is 2.5 km from the city center, 5 minutes by car from the US border and Tijuana International Airport. It has 3 outdoor pools and Wi-Fi connection.

from US$38
Budget

Hotel Pacific

The Pacific Hotel is located in Tijuana. It offers free Wi-Fi and is 13.5 km from the international border crossing with the United States (Otay).

from US$29
Luxury

Hotel Real del Rio

Hotel Real del Rio is centrally located in the financial district of Tijuana, a 5-minute drive from the San Ysidro border with the United States. It offers a 24-hour reception, gym and Wi-Fi connection.

from US$70
 

 

 

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