In this episode of Baja Window to the South, hosts Olga Sánchez de la Vega and Scott Koenig gave us another program full of information about Baja California where they spoke about gastronomy, culture, tourist destinations, medical tourism, and more.
In the “Baja Do’s & Don’ts” segment, they gave us advice on what to do and not do when visiting this wonderful state. They said we should travel to La Lobera in San Quintín so that we can take pictures of a very unique beach; on the other hand, they said that we shouldn't forget our Multiple Immigration Form, which is the document that allows us to be in Mexico. It has a validity of 180 days and, while traveling through this peninsula, you will find several checkpoints where they will ask you for your form and your passport. If you don’t have this form and you’re involved in an accident, you won’t be considered under Mexican law and your Mexican car insurance won’t take effect.
Flora is one of the things that characterizes Baja California and Antonio López, CEO of Nación Verde is one of the experts that is responsible for planting native trees and all kinds of plants all across the state, the country, and even the US. López spoke about the importance of reinstating native plants in the state, which are often ignored and not produced, which finally resulted in a nursery being set up in Tijuana’s Parque Morelos, in order to produce oaks and native pines.
Nación Verde has also carried out several different actions to improve the Tijuana community such as creating a center in Colonia Sánchez Taboada where one can plant vegetables such as radishes or lettuces. This way a cycle is created where, if one plant manages to bloom, another one takes its place and so on and on, respectively.
In the “Tacos With Muchachos” segment, Scott Koenig and Tony Tee visited Mariscos Los Cangrejos where they tried quite a peculiar set of tacos and dishes such a rib-eye taco with shrimp, a spicy octopus taco, a shrimp taco wrapped in bacon with a little bit of mango and chipotle sauce, and a culichi taco, which is a shrimp drenched in poblano chili sauce. Though they loved them all, their favorites were the culichi and bacon-wrapped shrimp tacos.
Among the attractions of Baja California, beyond its culture and gastronomy, is its medical services, which are more affordable than in the United States and with a tremendous high quality, something that is reflected in the number of weekly and yearly medical visits to the state. To discuss this subject, Atzimba Villegas, Director of AV PR, Medical tourism, spoke to Baja Window to the South about this sector’s growth which has increased 80% since 2010.
Among the most popular procedures of the state are bariatric surgery, plastic surgery, traumatology, cardiology, fertility, ophthalmology, dental, and new trends such as regenerative medicine and technologically related treatments such as robotic surgery and wellness. This all shows that not only cultural events attract tourists to the state of Baja California.
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