Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico
Driving to Rosarito Beach
Rosarito (often called Rosarito Beach by US visitors) is the perfect Mexico day-trip driving destination. Rosarito is just about 20 miles south of the San Diego / Tijuana border crossing, and the drive is an easy and pleasant drive down the Mexican toll highway. See more Baja driving distances
Rosarito is the perfect place to park the car and just walk around town. The multitudes of shops feature a wide variety of Mexican crafts such as handcrafted furniture, ceramics, jewelry, and other charming knickknack type items.
Don't forget your Mexican auto insurance!
Even if you are just driving to Rosarito for a quick day trip, you must get Mexican auto insurance. Your US or Canadian auto insurance is not valid in Mexico, and you could go to jail if you are involved in a accident and do not have Mexican auto insurance. The easiest way to purchase Mexican insurance is through the internet. Our website allows you to get instant quotes and then purchase & print your Mexican insurance policy in less than 5 minutes from your computer.
The taco stands and restaurants are abundant, serving up delicious fish tacos, lobsters, and other favorite Baja cuisine. There are also a number of festive open-air cantinas to relax in along the beaches which often have a 'Spring Break' feel to them due to the many college aged visitors who frequent Rosarito Beach.
Other activities include horseback riding on the beach, fishing, and there are some well known surf beaches just to the south of town. The Rosarito to Ensenada Bike Ride is an annual event which usually takes place in the in the late summer or early fall.
Another point of interest is "Titanic" filming location which Fox Studios has turned into a museum. A major portion of "Titanic" was filmed at this location during 1996.