Border crossings can be stressful, particularly with a car. For us the boarder crossings haven't been too bad (we do a lot of research before we get to them), but before our trip we were told to prepare for some of the worst days of our lives.
While there is some information out there, it isn't always easy to find, thus we have decided to share the process and logistics necessary to move between countries.
Mexico farewelled us as warmly as they had welcomed us, with a friendly official refunding our temporary import car visa. Unlike other borders, there is really only one choice for crossing between Mexico and Belize - at Chetumal. All in all the process of leaving Mexico and entering Belize took us just over an hour, which was a lot better than we were expecting after reading about so many Central American border horror stories. Read more about our experience and the process here.
Catching the ferry from Baja California to mainland Mexico was both harder and easier than we had imagined, in different ways. Accordingly, we thought it would be useful for fellow travellers if we wrote about our experience. In this blog post we write about our experience, the things we learnt that we wish we'd known in advance, and where you can go to get more information.
Before leaving the United States we had decided to travel down the Baja Peninsula. This left us with a few border crossings to choose from (Tijuana, Otay Mesa, Tecate, or Mexicali), depending on how far we were willing to drive inland. After doing a bit of research, we decided to cross the border at Tecate. In this blog post we outline the step-by-step process of crossing the border into Mexico in our own words.