Calexico is a city in Imperial County in California, located just across the U.S.-Mexican border from Mexicali.
Calexico is located at the southern end of Highway 111, and in the middle of Highway 78 E-W. From
San Diego, take I-8 to Highway 78; the trip lasts about two hours.
By plane [ edit ]
For private pilots, Calexico International Airport (
ICAO: KCXL) is a common place for traveling to and from Baja to file customs and entry forms.
Imperial Airport (
ICAO: KIPL) offers a few commercial flights, but is primarily general aviation; most commercial passengers would travel through San Diego or Yuma and rent a car.
Calexico is served by Greyhound from
Los Angeles (around 6 hours) or San Diego (around 4 hours).
Get around [ edit ]
Most visitors to Calexico arrive on foot from the sister city
Mexicali. From downtown Calexico it's a short walk to the border crossing and several tourist areas on the other side. U.S. citizens do not require a passport for short trips to the border area of Mexico.
A few miles west of Calexico on Highway 98 is the
Mount Signal Cafe. This small cantina is owned by a former female professional bullfighter.
Rubin No. II, five to six blocks south of 98 and one block west of Imperial (CA 111) lies a small hole in the wall Mexican and Chinese restaurant on Emerson Street.
Best Western John Jay Inn, , 2421 Scaroni Rd ( ☎ +1 760 768-0442 ), fax: +1 760 768-1733 . edit
Holiday Inn Express, , 2501 Scaroni Rd , ☎ +1 760 768-6048 . edit
Consulates [ edit ]
Mexico, , 408 Heber Ave ( ☎ +1 760 357-3863 ), fax: +1 760 357-6284 . edit
Get out [ edit ]