Waterslides that should probably require helmets but everyone rides face first anyway. Big-ass beers rimmed with chile and chamoy. Tambora bands, corn on the cob on the grill, Tecate eagle fake tattoos, a Tarzan rope. Everyone says Disneyland is the happiest place on earth. But they’re wrong. Welcome to El Vergel, Baja California’s largest waterpark. An oasis of overly chlorinated adrenaline rushes that's been open since 1964, it's without a doubt a heavy contender for Turista Libre's most favorite spot in all of Tijuana.
Tickets include border transport, park admission, artillery for the en-route water gun fight, plus complimentary Tecates and Jell-O shots aboard TL's beloved fun bus.
New this year! The Frequent Sliders Fun Pass! Join TL for three days at El Vergel for the price of two or four for the price of three. Share it with your friends like a groupon or hog it all to yourself. ¡Como tu quieras!
SAT JUNE 22 TICKETS.
SUN JULY 7 TICKETS.
SAT AUG 17 TICKETS.
SAT SEPT 21 TICKETS.
3 FOR 2 FUN PASS.
4 FOR 3 FUN PASS.
Eighty miles from San Diego lies the Valle de Guadalupe wine country, home to some 60 vineyards scattered between the hills between Ensenada and Tecate. Often referred to as the Napa of Mexico, it's increasingly perking the curiosity of oenophiles from near and far. Given the distance and rural terrain, we'll be forgoing our usual mode of transport for a van with room for 15. Tickets include roundtrip border transport, roadside tamales, tastings at three wineries and dinner at Ochento's, house of amazing woodfired pizza and even more amazing sunset views. The 10 a.m. departure should have us back at the border by 8 p.m.
Join Panca and Once Cero Dos — arguably Tijuana's "it" street art kids — for a lap around the city to visit several of their favorite pieces. Panca paints a trippy storybook battle between kaleidoscopic beasts with beady eyes and unicorn horns, while Once Cero Dos crafts creatures that could be easily mistaken for "The Muppets" according to Ralph Steadman. A spinoff addition to Steve Turner Contemporary's "Art Baja Tijuana" pop-up exhibition, happening July 18-21, tickets include roundtrip border transportation, a taco lunch and a post-tour cocktail mixer at Panca's downtown studio-home.
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