San Diego, 120 miles south of Los Angeles and on the border with Mexico is huge tourist attraction thanks to its beautiful beaches and excellent year round weather. Thanks to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) it has become a center of research in biotechnology. It has also attracted many action sports and lifestyle companies. It's other economic engines include manufacturing and international trade. The city is part of the San Diego - Tijuana international metropolitan conurbation straddling the border of California, USA and Tijuana in Baja California, Mexico. The combined population of the conurbation is about five million strong. It is estimated that over 50 million people cross this border annually making it the most crossed land-border anywhere in the world. San Diego is home to several popular family parks: Sea World, LEGOland California, and the San Diego wild animal park.
San Diego Zoo is one of the largest and most famous zoos in the United States. The zoo has all kinds of exotic animals, including pandas, which have been successfully bred here.
The San Diego Museum of Art is a copy of the 17th-century University of Salamanca, in the so-called Platero style, with finely-chiseled terracotta and silversmith work.
The Mission Beach Boardwalk epitomizes San Diego's dreamy Southern California lifestyle. This scenic three-mile stretch is the place to go for a leisurely walk, sunbathing, and people-watching.
One of the best places to go is Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, which stretches for 68 acres along coastal bluffs above the Pacific Ocean.
It is very easy to travel to Mexico from San Diego as there are more than 40 million crossings at this border annually. Tourists to San Diego can cross the international border to visit Tijuana. Tijuana gives an opportunity to immerse in a different culture, experience authentic Mexican cuisine, arts, culture and a glittering night life.
Further south is the Valle de Guadalupe, considered the Napa valley of Mexico, where there are more than 50 wineries and around 90% of Mexican wine is produced. Further south, about 75 miles from the international border is Ensenada which is famous for its scenic ocean vistas.
While traveling to Mexico from San Diego is very accessible, tourists should be aware of the need for overseas travel insurance. Medicare and domestic US health insurance will not provide adequate coverage outside US borders. Regular business travelers should consider buying the multi-trip travel insurance which insures the traveler for the whole year, with each trip allowed for a fixed period of time.
Seguro médico para viajeros a los EE.UUCotización
Seguros Médicos Internacionales para estudiantesCotización
Seguro de visitantes con cobertura de enfermedad preexistenteCotización
Seguro para requisitos de la visa SchengenCotización
San Diego is one of the main transit points for people traveling between the United States and Mexico with millions crossing the international border here annually. It is very important for US residents to carry the passport, as this is required while returning to the US even if not needed it while entering Mexico. Along with the passport, it is also very important to have proper international travel health insurance since domestic US health insurance does not provide good coverage outside US borders. US based business travelers who travel to Mexico often can buy the annual multi-trip travel insurance to supplement their domestic US health insurance. This insures US travelers while outside the United States for the whole year, with each trip however limited for a fixed period of time depending on the annual plan chosen.
Mexicans traveling regularly to the United States can also buy the Annual multi-trip insurance plans as long as they have domestic health insurance in Mexico.
Insurance to satisfy Schengen visa requirements for short term (less than 90 days) and long term stay (more than 90 days) in Europe.
Insurance that will cover medical expenses and hospital bills of the visitor in Europe.
Insurance that covers trip cancellation and other vacation related expenses.
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