From the moment you step onto Rosarito’s boardwalk you can feel the gentle sea breeze while the sound of the pleasant waves takes you to a stress-free world, as it accompanies the sound of seagulls flying to break free and enjoy surfing, diving, hiking or bask in the nightlife.
Imagine lying on the beach while the sun rays tan your skin tersely and, in the distance, you see the whales migrating to warm waters. Going out after a relaxing massage in one of their spas, then enjoying a huge lobster… that’s just a pinch of what you’ll get in Rosarito.
Rosarito Weather – When to Visit
Rosarito Beach enjoys a dry and warm climate year-round. Popular times to visit are spring (Apr–May) and July – August. Annual events include Rosarito Art Fest (May/June) with art exhibitions and music performances. In Rosarito, the summers are short, comfortable, arid, and mostly clear and the winters are long, cool, and partly cloudy. The average temperature varies throughout the year from 49°F to 76°F. From mid July thru the beginning of October is the warmest weather with an average daily high temperature above 73°F. The coldest part of the year runs from the beginning of December thru mid April with an average daily high temperature below 67°F.
A group of four islands located off the Northwest coast of the Mexican State of Baja California, Islas Coronado or the Coronado Islands are an ideal trip from Rosarito. Due to being largely uninhabited, these islands are the perfect place to go for a calm and relaxing day without the tourists of the mainland. Along with being a serene place to go for surf and sun, the islands are also a wildlife refuge, and are home to numerous species of amphibians, whales, birds and more!
Christ of the Sacret Heart
Standing 75 feet tall with his arms open, overlooking the clear blue beaches of the Pacific, is Christ of the Sacred Heart, a large statue of Jesus Christ, and a Rosarito landmark. This immense sculpture can be seen from miles away, but to get the best view of it by driving, exit the toll road at Rosarito, continue south on the free road toward Ensenada, and head inland near the town of El Morro at kilometer 44.
While Mexico may not be the first place you think of when you think of “fine wine,” visiting La Vid in Rosarito will change how you view Mexican wine. This wine bar is a favorite for both locals and tourists who are looking to enjoy tapas and wine, while learning more about Mexican wine culture from La Vid’s knowledgeable staff. After spending a day at the beach in Rosarito, winding down with a wine tasting at La Vid is the perfect way to end a day well spent in Mexico.
Here you can enjoy gorgeous ocean-views and sea breezes all day long. Unlike many other beaches in Mexico, Rosarito is less about the party and more about the relaxed vibes and the sunshine. So pack a book, some sunscreen and a pair of sunglasses and lay out by the ocean all day long.
Cerro El Coronel
Cerro El Coronel is a 4.5 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Playas de Rosarito Municipality, Baja California, Mexico that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and is primarily used for hiking and trail running.
Things to Do in Rosarito
Rosarito Ocean Sports
Rosarito Ocean Sports provides Camel rides, horseback riding tours, water sports, scuba diving, quad rentals, stand up paddle boarding, and boat tours. A company with excellent TripAdvisor reviews. Great staff and excellent service. Telephone: 52 661 100 2196 Web: Rosarito Ocean Sports.
Baja Diving Adventures
Baja Diving Adventures is a scuba diving tour operator certified by PADI (Professional Association of Divers Instructors) under the category of DIVE RESORT. They have specially designed facilities for scuba diving enthusiasts inside the Puerto Nuevo Baja, Hotel & Villas. Telephone: 52 646 132 5331 Web: Baja Diving Adventures.
They are a family owned business with an alternative to fun offering adventure and adrenaline in front of the sea. They have the adventure circuit which includes a 4 ziplines, a hanging bridge and a quick jump. They also have a pool, children’s playground, and a restaurant and bar. Telephone: 52 664 648 0998 Web: Pikin.
All the Pretty Horses of Baja – Rescue and Rides
Enjoy ocean-view horseback riding in the hills of Baja area, wine and rides with a cowboy BBQ, with several stops to sample tapas with local wines following by a real Mexican cowboy BBQ. A must do event if you are in the Baja. All proceeds and donations go to Pretty Horses rescue efforts and the care of their growing herd. Telephone: call 52 619 483 9252 Web: All the Pretty Horses of Baja.
Best Rosarito Restaurants
El Gaucho Argentino $11 – 30
This restaurants provides the full authentic and unique Argentinian experience that you will love! Their Parillada (BBQ) is perfect for outdoor casual events. They use delicious fresh ingredients and pride themselves in providing full satisfaction to each customer. Telephone: 52 664 440 5984 Web: El Gaucho Argentino.
Mi Casa Supper Club $31 – 60
Mi Casa Supper Club is based in Rosarito, Mexico and was created by a group of food and wine lovers to establish a new breed of dining alternatives. The menus are focused on bold flavors and locally, sustainable fresh ingredients in a unique, elegant locale, while creating a sense of community and friendship through good food and exciting cocktails. Telephone: 52 664 609 3459 Web: Mi Casa Supper Club.
Cocina Silvestre $31 – 60
This is a great Baja Kitchen and Jazz Club. They have a seasonal menu using local, organic, and the freshest of ingredients. Telephone: 52 661 613 2308 Web: Cocina Silvestre.
Misión 19 $31 – 60
Their cuisine is an art and flavor is only a part of what they will serve at your table. Every dish that they prepare has a special care and attention for the guest. Their objective is to take you in a gastronomic journey where your five senses will awake for a great experience. Telephone: 52 664 634 2493 Web: Misión 19.
El Grill Steakhouse $31 – 60
They invite you to live the experience, with the best atmosphere, music and always serving the best quality USDA Prime meat and the best 100% fresh seafood. Allow them the pleasure of serving you and making El Grill a memorable experience. Telephone: 52 664 681 7677 Web: El Grill Steakhouse.
Best Rosarito Bars & Nightlife
Rosa & Rita Bar
The Rosa & Rita hacienda-style bar is located just to the right of the hotel entrance. Decorated with wonderfully historical photographs of the hotel from 1926 to the present, it provides guests with an inspiring trip of the grand history of our legendary hotel. But it’s not just a history lesson that awaits guests it’s also one of Baja’s most famous and fun karaoke bars. Come and enjoy yourself, let it all out and sing along to your favorite songs in the only place in town where you are the star! Web: Rosa & Rita Bar.
Sunio Beach Club
One of the most exclusive beaches in Rosarito is right in front of the Sunio Beach Club deck. The ideal place to live an incredible experience in terms of food, atmosphere, landscape, and facilities. They are located inside the Hotel Castillos del Mar. Telephone: Web: Sunio Beach Club.
Papas & Beer
With 7 fully stocked bars, the best drink combinations and recipes in all of Baja, and the most fun, talented, and quick bartenders you’ll ever come across. Their drinks have been deemed the best drinks at any club by hundreds of Papas clients time and time again. Web: Papas & Beer.
Friendly atmosphere, great food, lot’s of flat screen TV’s, draft beer, always neat and clean and great service. Always likely to meet some friendly people here, locals and visitors. Javier is the best! Web: Plan B.
Bombay Beach Club
Atmosphere and ambience is typical tourist party in Mexico. Purchase the wristbands is a great deal with its 2 clubs Bombay and CocoBeach for free entry and no cover charge all night, with all you can drink till 6am. This does not include beer until 8pm and they do run out of beer FAST. Beware that the mixed drinks are very strong! Great view out on the sand with swings at the bar as stools. Telephone: 52 661 120 2037 Web: Bombay Beach Club.
Best Rosarito Hotels
Rosarito Beach Hotel
The Rosarito Beach Hotel is located right on the beach and features a spa center and Wi-Fi in all areas for a fee. Ensenada’s vineyard zone is a 1-hour drive from this modern hotel. There are two restaurants available at the hotel. One serves typical Mexican food, and the other one has fusion cuisine of Mexican-Mediterranean food. There is also a karaoke-bar.
Las Rocas Resort & Spa
Located 20 minutes south of Tijuana on the shores of Rosarito Beach, this resort and spa features 2 restaurants and bars, an infinity pool, and a holistic spa. El Meson, the elegant on-site restaurant, serves gourmet cuisine. Café Del Mar is more casual and open for breakfast and lunch. The Palapa Bar is enclosed in glass and situated on a cliff over the ocean, offering beautiful views and specialty drinks.
This Rosarito hotel is 20 minutes south of the U.S. border and is 15 minutes from Puerto Nuevo. The hotel features an outdoor pool with hot tub and apartments with fully equipped kitchens. Shuttle services to the San Diego and Tijuana Airports are available for and additional cost. Washer and Dryer are available on each condominium. Downtown nightlife is a 3 minute walk away. La Bufadora is south of Ensenada, within driving distance from the Rosarito Inn. Guests are also nearby deep sea fishing and golfing in Bajamar.
Del Mar Inn
Contemporary hotel in downtown Rosarito Beach just 3 minutes from beach. 86 rooms including two suites with private jacuzzi. Pool, kids pool, outdoor jacuzzi, restaurant and cool bar. Private parking, safety deposit boxes. Friendly staff ready to assist you.
Posada Don Luis Hotel
If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in Rosarito, look no further than Posada Don Luis Hotel. Posada Don Luis Hotel is a family-friendly hotel offering air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests. The hotel features a concierge. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and an on-site restaurant, which have made this a popular choice among travelers visiting Rosarito. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.