Is it safe? This is the question most often asked. The Answer is yes! Tecate is known as one of the safest borders to cross in Mexico. The Border is very small and the patrol officers are very nice.
As with any place it is best to travel during the day and with people that know the area. The Mission is located about 30mins. from the border. If you plan to be in Mexico (at The Mission) for longer than a week you could be asked to purchase a $30 tourist visa.
TRAVELING TO MEXICO, SAFETY, FYI...
Mexican Car Insurance
We strongly suggest you purchase at least basic liability insurance when visiting Mexico (it is not legal to drive without it) If you’d like to purchase Mexican car insurance prior to your visit, Baja Bound offers short and medium-term policies online. If you would prefer to buy insurance on your way down there are several insurance kiosks near the border on the US side that would be able to help you.
Directions will be provided upon the approval of your visit. Please Contact The Mission to inquire about dates and availability.
A passport or passport card is now required to re-enter the U.S. from Mexico for all travelers over 16. For more information, go to the US Passports website.
If you are thinking of renting vans for your group we recommend ASAP Rentals out of San Diego. They will deliver the vans to wherever you may need in the San Diego County including the airport. You can also purchase Mexican car insurance through them for the vans you rent. Here is their website: http://www.asaprentavan.com/