Synergy Spanish

This system teaches you Spanish, the easy way - not the academic way. With only 138 words you will be speaking Spanish.


The Best Vet in Mexicali!

Dr. Rafael, the best veterinarian anywhere; he's close to the border, speaks English and has lived in Arizona! Click

Mexican Auto Insurance

This company has been with us since 2008. They are the oldest and best established insurer for those of you travelling to Mexico.
Mexico Insurance

On moving to Mexicali

It depends on how much you have to move, and what kind of a vehicle you have. We were not from California, so we first had a moving company move most of our stuff to a storage facility in El Centro. We should have moved our stuff to Calexico, but we didn’t know much about the area, then. We did it this way, because we had read that we would need a complete and detailed inventory, etc. for Mexican customs.

Since we have a truck, we brought our items in with numerous trips. Our only problem was with the washer and dryer, for which we had to pay a small fee.

We see people coming into Mexicali with piles of furniture on a small truck, so maybe this is the easiest way. Mexicali is in the “Free Zone” and is not really part of the rest of Mexico for customs’ duties.

Take a look at the FAQs in our blog, and you will see what we know about the Free Zone. One advantage is that you can drive a car with US plates here. In other non-Free Zone parts of Mexico, a car is a hassle. So Mexicali (and all of Baja California) is in the no-hassle zone.

If you want to go back and forth a lot over the border, you might consider getting a Sentri Pass from the US border patrol. Yesterday, being as how folks were getting back to the states, after the weekend, I think they had a 3 or 4 hour wait. In the Sentri lane it takes about ten minutes. It cost us (two people and a truck) $195 for five years.

If you are looking for a rental in Mexicali, here is the site we recommend— That is specific for Mexicali. Their general website for more places is

Using this site, I found a two-story house with 4 bedrooms, fully furnished kitchen with fridge, independent AC units for each floor virtually new, with a garage which has an automatic garage door, and in a great neighborhood.

The monthly rent—$300.