About El Centro

Let's have a look around into background of El Centro

County: Imperial County
State: California
Country: United States
Latitude: 32.7919444
Longitude: -115.5622222
Time zone: Pacific Time Zone
Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -8 hours

Weather in El Centro

Climate: Desert climate
Best Time to Visit: March to May


El Centro is a city in and county seat of Imperial County, California, the largest city in the Imperial Valley, east anchor of the Southern California Border Region. El Centro is also the largest American city to lie entirely below sea level (−42 feet or −13 meters). The city, located in the far southeastern corner of California, is near the major Southern California city of San Diego and the Mexican city of Mexicali.

Distance from El Centro center to Airport

The nearest major airport is Imperial County Airport (IPL / KIPL). This airport has domestic flights from Imperial, California. Another major airport is General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport (MXL / MMML), which has domestic flights from Mexicali, Mexico.
Driving Distance: 6 miles / 10 km
Driving Time: 30 Minutes
Languages: English followed by Spanish being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

Airport: Imperial County Airport 
Rail: Pacific Imperial Railroad
Road: Imperial Valley Transit and Greyhound Lines.

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars: 
Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
For Hotels:
Room Service: $5 Minimum
Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
Concierge: Between $5 - $25
Valet Parking: 
Parking or Returning Car: $2 - $5  

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Imperial,
  • Calexico,
  • Mexicali  



Calexico is a city in Imperial County, California. The population was 38,572 at the 2010 census, up from 27,109 at the 2000 census.

  • Climate:  subtropical hot-desert climate
  • Best Time to Visit:  From March through May and from September through November are some of the best times to visit
Tourist Attractions
  • Heber Park
  • Best Western John Jay Inn
  • Gorgeous and Peaceful Stay

Emergency Contact Numbers in El Centro city

Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
Railroad: +1 619-344-0969
Airport: +1 760-355-7944(Imperial County Airport )
Hospital: +1 760-339-7100 (El Centro Regional Medical Center)


Pitchfork Music Festival
Newport Folk Festival

Tourist Attractions

El Centro Skatepark
Bucklin Park
El Centro Parks & Recreation

Theatre & Concerts

Cinemark Imperial Valley Mall 14
Movies Imperial
Motor Vu Twin Drive-In Theatre

Visit Top Restaurants in El Centro

Burgers and Beer
Tacos Marlyn
In-N-Out Burger

Top Shopping Centers in El Centro

Imperial Valley Mall
Plaza At Imperial Valley

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

Bucklin Park
Pioneers Museum
Museum of History in Granite

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

Ribs – Famous Dave's
Shredded Beef – Sobe's
Lasagna – Olive Garden

Sports Club

Broken Spoke Country Club – Golf
Imperial Valley Karate Club – Martial arts
Desert Trails Golf Course – Golf

Shelling Out Dollars

Imported beer: $ 7.00
Taxi: $ 5.00 (base price)
3 BHK (Downtown): $ 1,125.00
Cheap meal: $ 8.00 
Gasoline: $ 0.67 / litre
3 course meal: $ 30.50

Information about Vigo

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Gondomar,
  • Vila Praia De Ancora,
  • Mozelos

Modes of transport

Airport: Vigo-Peinador Airport

Rail: Vigo Railways Station


Airport: Vigo-Peinador Airport

Driving Distance: 12 miles / 19 km

Driving Time: 21 minutes

Languages: Galician

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10  % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: Accordingly to bill
  • Housekeeper: Accordingly to bill
  • Concierge: Between Accordingly to bill

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 10  % of the Bill.