Ojinaga is as safe to visit as any other town of it’s size; in the decade-plus of Angell Expeditions traveling there we have never experienced any problems. As with any destination it is wise to keep valuables out of sight and secured in your vehicle, also be aware that NO FIREARMS are allowed in Mexico, or ammunition/bullets. This is a serious crime that will result in imprisonment, leave all guns and bullets at home, do not cross the border with them – even an empty, spent bullet casing can get you into trouble.
To visit OJ (as Ojinaga is known in the region) we go to Presidio and cross the border. You need a passport of course.
We offer day trips to Ojinaga, or overnight, with a minimum of two people. See the Rates Page for current pricing.
Overnights in San Carlos can be booked in a bed and breakfast by reservation, rates and room sizes from $100 -$200 per night, rates vary by season and room size. This facility is in a beautiful, safe location at the mouth of one of the best hiking canyons in Northern Mexico!
This part of Big Bend is far off the beaten path, and has not had the problems other border towns have experienced. Generations of families live on both sides of the river, and have maintained a friendly laid back way of life with bars and restaurants your grandparents would recognize – if not by name, then by their cuisine and atmosphere.