Tecate is not just a little town on the border of the US and Baja California, Mexico but is also classified as a Pueblo Mágico. This is an initiative led by Mexico’s Secretariat of Tourism, with the support from other federal agencies, to promote towns around the country that offer visitors a “magical” experience by reason of their natural beauty, cultural richness, traditions, folklore, historical relevance, cuisine, art crafts and/or great hospitality.
Tecate was officially formed April 2, 1888 but goes back to the time of the missions, when this site was registered as part of the San Diego Mission in the 18th century.
We really enjoy this town as it is small, friendly and very clean. Check out the park when you visit, which is the main plaza and many people enjoy just sitting, visiting or playing games.
Parque Miguel Hidalgo
Museo Comunitario de Tecate & Centro Cultural Tecate
Tecate has several museum to visit, including one with the history of the indigenous tribe of the Kumiai’s.
El Mejor Pan de Tecate
Shall we talk about a fantastic bakery full of many flavors and smells. They have traditional to artesianal breads plus salads and pizza. Check them out here on Facebook or via this website. We always stop here after crossing back from the north.
There are several large events held herein Tecate, among which the fair “Tecate en Marcha”, where people can enjoy outdoor concerts in August, sports and cultural events, games, exhibition and vendors of local products, food displays, balloon show and beauty pageant.
The anniversary of the city occurs in October, and is celebrated with a large popular party in Benito Juárez Park, where you can enjoy exhibits of handicrafts, Mexican food, music groups, local artists and sporting events.
Tecate is also host to various competition events of mountain biking and cross-country motorcycling.
Traditional festivities, include the Dance of Spring that the kumiai celebrate in March and the Parade of Christmas Lights with cars decorated by companies, government and students of the town, and the spectacular feast of the Virgin of Guadalupe every December.
For a small town there are lots of activities and places to visit, come enjoy!!