Tijuana Travel Guide: Getting To Zona Norte Red Light District

Thousands of guys head across the border every weekend for all the naughty nightlife this city has to offer. This Tijuana travel guide will focus on getting to the Zona Norte red light district.

If you were looking to read about where to find girls for sex in the Tijuana nightlife then check out that link. This post focuses on getting to Zona Norte, not having fun when you are there.

We have already covered the fun aspects many times and will continue to do so on future posts, don’t worry. We are going to first break down how to get there, then give some travel tips that will make your stay in Zona Norte a little better.

How To Cross The Border To Tijuana

If you want to take a trip to Tijuana then you need to get to San Diego and then head South on I-5. We highly suggest that you do not drive across the border, that will be a lot more trouble than it is worth.

You can exit at the ‘Last US Exit Parking’ sign where there are some paid parking lots or free places to park on sketchy streets. Definitely don’t leave any valuables in plain sight or expect busted windows when you return.

A better option would probably be to take an Uber to the border, the Jack N The Box nearby is a good landmark for a drop off. Or you can take the trolley from downtown San Diego to San Ysidro.

The border crossing into Mexico will be a piece of cake most times. Coming back in can take a bit more time, but as long as you aren’t driving it shouldn’t be too bad.

Getting To Zona Norte Red Light District In Tijuana

Once you are on Mexican soil there will be lots of taxis trying to give you a ride. You should look for an Orange Libre taxi and ask him to take you to Zona Norte.

Do not say a specific bar like Adelita’s. He may not know it, or more likely he will know it but try to talk you into another place that gives him a commission.

The price for a taxi will be $5 maximum. You can ask for the meter, but most will just take you there for $5. If you have pesos you can probably give him 60-80 pesos and that will be enough.

Instead just ask for Zona Norte, the area is small enough you can easily walk to the bar you are looking for when you arrive. It isn’t a long walk if you want to try it, and it is pretty safe since there are so many people out on the street.

If you want to walk to Zona Norte just head towards the big arch that you can’t miss, then head west on Revolucion. This will lead you to the Zona Norte red light district in Tijuana.

Pro Tips For Traveling To Tijuana and Zona Norte

Remember that right now you will get 20 pesos for every USD, but that might change before your trip so check the exchange rate. When you are talking to people in Zona Norte don’t make it obvious that you are a noob or they will smell blood.

Try to act like you have been there before and know the deal. If you negotiate in pesos that will make it seem like you have been there before and they are less likely to try and overcharge you.

If you don’t want to go through the hassle of changing money, even if it is quick and easy, bring a bunch of $1’s and $5’s with you. A dollar goes a pretty long way in Zona Norte strip clubs.

Don’t show up with only big bills or else it will be hard to get change and you have a higher chance of getting ripped off. Have plenty of small bills and pay for everything as you go.

If you are going to stay overnight in Tijuana some budget hotels near the Zona Norte red light district are Cascadas, Santa Cecilia, and Rizo de Oro. Not all prostitutes in Tijuana will be fine with going to your hotel, but if you seem like a safe guy many will be.

Remember that if you take a girl from a strip club up to a room you have to pay $12 for only half an hour. If you are going to be banging a lot of Tijuana prostitutes getting your own room will be much better.

Probably doesn’t need to be mentioned but only drink bottled water here. Also look for taco stands that are doing good business, if the local people eat at them then they are probably going to be safe.

Have Fun Going To The Zona Norte Red Light District

It will be pretty hard not to have fun here. If you want to read a longer breakdown of how to have a great trip to Tijuana check out this eBook guide.

If you are the type of guy that doesn’t like to pay for sex then try meeting sexy Mexican girls on Mexican Cupid. Though a trip to Mexico City will be better for that.

Hopefully this Tijuana travel guide for how to get to the Zona Rosa red light district will make your trip a little easier.

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