first lines of its history go back to the year of 1540, when the Europeans
named Francisco de Ulloa, Fernando de Alarcon and Melchor Diaz by
orders of Hernan Cortez made expeditions in the Sea of Cortez
until they arrived to the Colorado River.
was founded years later on March 14, 1903, when Mr. Manuel
Vizcarra was entitled as the first authority of the City. Most of
the founders arrived to this land to work in the installation of
the irrigation system of the Colorado River. The “Colorado River
Land Company” was the company that led this project and later
promoted the leasing of the land for cotton development.
Nowadays, the city has an extension of 13, 607 square kilometers
and a population around the 850,000 inhabitants. The hot climate
to practice sports outside. This City counts with the most sunny
days throughout the year.
Mexicali, today is a city of warm and hardworking people. It’s a
land of opportunities and progress with an obvious tendency
towards industrial development. It’s an ideal location for all
types of Industry.
Besides, Mexicali offers luxury accommodations, an international
cuisine, from where Chinese cuisine stands up with excellent restaurants and
Throughout the year, Mexicali hosts spectacular events such as
“Fiestas del Sol” in October, “Welcome Winter Visitors
Fiestas”, bullfights at Plaza Calafia and golf tournaments at
the country club. The State Theatre is constantly open to the
public with all Kinds of plays, concerts and special events.
For more information contact the Convention & Visitor Bureau
on Blvd. Lopez Mateos (tel. 01-65-572561).