Tijuana is one of the most famous cities in Mexico. This is because it is a city that is located on the border, which makes it a strong tourist attraction for both people from the center of the country and especially the United States. Tijuana is the sixth more famous city in Mexico, it is cataloged as a global city because it is a cultural and commercial center and also a dominant production center in North America. This has been recognized as a new and important cultural mecca and is the most visited border city in the world, forming part of the tourist area known as Costa Dorada. But besides all this there are many things that make Tijuana a very famous city, here are some of them:
The multinational companies
The city of Tijuana is very famous because it has a large number of multinational companies, these are known colloquially as “maquilas”, which employ thousands of people in tasks related to assembly. Tijuana is considered to be the world capital of televisions, because of the huge number of televisions that are manufactured (14 million a year according to Business Week). There are currently many companies dedicated to the assembly of electronic items. Some companies with established plants in Tijuana include Zodiac Aerospace, Sony, Toyota, Samsung, Kodak, Panasonic, Medtronic, Nabisco, Philips, Pioneer, Plantronics, Sanyo, Hubbell Lighting and more.
Medical and health tourism
Another thing that makes the city of Tijuana very famous is medical tourism (a term used to refer to the practice of traveling to another country to obtain quality professional service and quality medical care at affordable prices). Health tourism includes any method that provides health in the following areas: emotional, physical, mental or social. One of the things that most people who come from the United States look for is a dentist in Tijuana, because dental treatments in this city are much cheaper than anywhere else, besides they have excellent quality.
Something that makes Tijuana, and in fact is what makes it most famous, is gastronomy. because the specialty is food and most people who visit it is to try the delicious dishes that it has to offer. Tijuana has 46 gourmet restaurants, chains or franchises. The famous Baja Med Kitchen was created in Baja California and consists of the combination of typical ingredients of the region, which also can be enjoyed in the city of Tijuana.
The César salad was also invented in the city of Tijuana, by an Italian chef in Mexico called Alex Cardini, who traveled to Tijuana to a gastronomic contest where his salad was awarded. Also, something that has gained much fame is the “food trucks” where you can find food that goes from hamburgers, sausages or hot dogs, Japanese food, roast beef, salads and more.
Something that makes the city of Tijuana very attractive is entertainment since it has different places to hang out with family, friends or even by yourself. La Sexta is very famous street for being in the downtown area of the city and for having different bars and clubs, places where you can have a good time with friends. Also to go out at night with friends is Plaza Fiesta, located in Zona Río, which is a plaza full of bars and food places where you can also have a good time. Tijuana also has the Caliente Casino, for all people who enjoy betting, gambling and racing.
In addition to all this, you can find other places to hang out, such as CECUT, where you will find movies, exhibitions and more things, also there are cinemas, museums, and different entertainment centers, all for a low cost.