Traveling to Rosarito is very easy, since it’s only a little more than an hour south of San Diego, and it’s well worth the trip to see all the wine country, the ocean views, and the sparkling beaches along the Rosarito shoreline. The city itself is one of the safest in all of Mexico, so it has quickly become a very popular destination for tourists, as well as people who have moved to Rosarito for retirement, and those who maintain a second home in the area. There are a number of ways you can plan your visit to Rosarito, so you can take advantage of all the city has to offer.

Travel methods to the city

First of all, if you plan to stay in Rosarito for more than 72 hours, you’ll need a special visa, otherwise your passport will be sufficient to get you across the Mexican border. You can easily make the entire drive to the city, since it’s only about 20 miles south of the border crossing, but that’s not the only way to get to the city. If you like, you can just drive to the Mexican border, and then take a bus or taxi to Rosarito, and if you’d rather not do any driving yourself, you can take the San Diego Trolley to the border, and then connect with either the bus system or a taxi to finish the trip.

Traveling by auto

If you decide to make the drive yourself, it would be wise to purchase some Mexican insurance to make sure you’re protected against any mishaps while in the country. Your American insurance company should be able to sell you some valid Mexican auto insurance, and if not, you can purchase it along the way, somewhere between San Diego and Rosarito. From San Diego, you can take either Interstate 5 or Interstate 805, and once you get to the border, these two highways merge, so you can take that road the rest of the way to the city. Be sure to take the third exit for Rosarito, since that will provide you with the quickest route to the main downtown area, where all the hotels and restaurants are.

Taking a bus trip

Taking the bus to Rosarito is also an option, and you can purchase a bus ticket at the last stop on the San Diego Trolley system. Mexicoach is the largest trip provider in Mexico and from the San Diego Trolley you’ll be able to secure a ticket for any one of four different scheduled trips daily to the city of Rosarito. There are also a number of bus tours operating in San Diego which will provide you with transportation to Rosarito, if you want to check that out.

Arranging for a taxi

The last convenient method of arranging a trip to Rosarito is to engage one of the many yellow taxis which are always parked right across the border, and are waiting to take you to the city. You can haggle with the taxi driver about the price for your journey, and when you’ve found one you’re happy with, you can establish a convenient pick-up time for him/her to come get you at the end of your time in Rosarito. Many of the taxi drivers speak English, so you shouldn’t have any trouble communicating your intentions.

Once you get there

When you get to Rosarito, there will be a tremendous number of exciting and enjoyable activities available to you, starting with enjoyment of the magnificent beaches in the area, and the wide variety of water sports, such as fishing, snorkeling, surfing, boating, and swimming. One thing you won’t want to miss while in Rosarito is the chance to schedule a tour of the condo and villa development at La Jolla Excellence. Every kind of luxury imaginable is available to residents of these spectacular residences in Rosarito, as well as stunning views and access to the ocean.

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