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As summer approaches, one nagging question that seems to bother many stateside motorists planning on driving into Baja California is ‘What will happen if my car breaks down along some desolate stretch of highway?’

Needless to say, there are many miles of stark, desolate roadway that traverse the length of the peninsula. But travelers using the 830 mile Transpeninsular Highway connecting Tijuana and Cabo San Lucas, as well as many other main thoroughfares in the state, should be happy to know that they have an angel on their shoulder …and it is green!

Baja’s famed Angeles Verdes, or Green Angels, are constantly on the highways looking for drivers in need of help along the road; and it is usually offered free of charge.

Funded by Baja’s Ministry of Tourism, the Green Angels patrol an average of 60.000 kilometers daily, and more than 22 million miles annually while providing support to travelers transiting through the country roads and highways 365 days a year. In addition to mechanical help, emergency radio communication and accident assistance they also offer guidance and information regarding destinations, attractions and tourist services.

Emergency service is available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. From U.S. phones call 800-990-3900. From Mexican cell phones, simply dial 077.

Additional information regarding their services is available at: angelesverdes@sectur.gob.mx

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debnkona March 23, 2012 @ 2:52 p.m.

Well this is great news! Nothing like it that I know in the "States". However I must say my son & I had such an easy & enjoyable drive from Tijuana to Punta Banda last Sept. We rented a car & the rental agents were very helpful & didn't seem to mind we turned the car in an hour late (no extra charge). I hadn't driven the coast of Baja since about 1974, and even though it had grown so much the view was lovely. Thanks for the heads up!

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Vinnie April 6, 2012 @ 6:24 p.m.

Even though I have not used the assistance of the Green Angles in any of our travels down the Baja, I would like to tell my story of a breakdown last year. We were towing our 40 foot 5th wheel and lost the transmission just north of San Ignacio. After being towed in, we were lucky to run into a man that waits tables at the hotel in town. His name is Victor Guzman and is now our guardian angel. He introduced us to a mechanic named Joel and now after getting the parts sent down there and after Joel repaired the tranny, it works better than ever. If your ever in need and in that part of the Baja, I would find Victor, he speaks perfect English, or Joel the Mechanic. You won't be disapointed. Happy traveling, Vance and Lynda Gooing P.S. feel free to contact me for both of their ph.numbers vancegooing@hotmail.com

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