Estación Federal


Part local art gallery, part coworking space, part drinking and dining hub, with some modern accommodations thrown in for good measure. It's all just a 10-minute walk south from the San Ysidro Border, and just sayin', cactus-fruit cocktails at Cereus Bar do wonders for a traveler's first impression of Tijuana.

If you have one too many, consider staying the night in one of the lofts upstairs (doubles from US$50).

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Tijuana attractions

1. Pasaje Rodríguez

0.66 MILES

This atmospheric arty alley reflects TJ's growing urban art scene. The walls are painted with vibrant graffiti-style murals – the perfect backdrop to the…

3. Frontón Palacio Jai Alai

0.92 MILES

Oddly baroque in style, the striking Frontón Palacio Jai Alai dates from 1926 and for decades hosted the fast-moving ball game of jai alai – a sort of…

4. Museo de las Californias

0.92 MILES

The Museo de las Californias chronicles the history of the Baja Peninsula from prehistoric times to the present. The exhibit kicks off with replica cave…

5. Parque de la Amistad

5.44 MILES

For a glimpse at what a wall between neighbors really looks like, find your way to binational Friendship Park. On the Mexico side of the wall in Playas de…

6. Malecón de Playas

5.49 MILES

A tranquil, recently remodeled boardwalk by the sea, stretching about a kilometer and livened up with ever-evolving murals, beach bars and cozy cafes. Pub…

7. Parque Morelos

6.04 MILES

Parque Morelos is an ecological reserve and the largest park in Tijuana. Bring the kids and enjoy the spacious recreation areas, pool, lake, botanical…

8. Silver Strand State Beach

9.21 MILES

Less than 5 miles south of Coronado Municipal Beach, Silver Strand State Beach offers space from the crowds of the main city beaches. The strand’s long,…