Los Algodones, Baja Calif., is actually considered part of the municipality of Mexicali, Baja Calif. Algodones has about 15,000 residents. Its main industries include tourism, agriculture and brick making. Algodones annually caters to tens of thousands of year-round and winter residents of Y…

When shopping for souvenirs in Los Algodones, first compare prices at the different shops and stands, many of which offer the same kinds of merchandise. Don’t be afraid to barter or negotiate prices with vendors.

Travel west on Interstate 8 to the Andrade, Mexico exit (Los Algodones exit). Travel south on Route 186 for seven miles to the Mexico border.