The Best Areas to Stay in Tijuana, Mexico
The Best Areas to Stay in Tijuana, Mexico

Best Areas to Stay in Tijuana, Mexico

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 is this a recommended area to 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

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 is this a recommended area to stay in Tijuana:

  • Tijuana Beach
  • Restaurants and coffee shops
  • Lighthouse

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 is this a recommended area to stay in Tijuana:

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

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