How To Get To Rosarito
Over the Spring Break, I went to Rosarito and Puerto Nuevo twice. They are very touristy towns with super cheap food, souvenirs, and candies! But, Mexico’s drivers are aggressive! It was my first time driving in Mexico. I was given a hard time entering the border. Arriving at the border, two lanes merged into one. I was in the right lane. Imagine a tiny Toyota Corolla trying to merge into the lane when HUGE trucks and vans pushed through. Only 3 inches between my car and the vehicle behind me. The drivers had no worries about hitting my car.
Once you’re out of the entrance and you want to arrive in Rosarito and Puerto Nuevo, take freeway 1D! It’s a toll road. Depending on your vehicle, you only have to pay about $1.50 to use it. It’s MUCH better than using the libre coyote freeway 1. Libre has a lot more cars and the lanes are basically nonexistent. Sometimes you’ll wonder if you’re even in a lane, so pay attention to your surroundings!
First Stop: Rosarito
I visited Rosarito with my family and friends both weekends of Spring Break. While I do wish there was more to do, there is plenty for a weekend! I love relaxing on vacation, but I love exploring even more. In Rosarito, go horseback riding on the beach! You can either go to the beach and walk towards the horses for a ride or pull off on the side of the freeway where you see a sign for horseback riding and lots of horses. For one, it costs $10 per person. You can also go ATV riding, go to night clubs, drink, and eat super cheap food. Tacos are usually a dollar and my personal favorite meat is adobada or pastor!
Visit shops! There’s a candy shop a few blocks down from Hotel Festival Plaza (do not recommend this hotel) for yummy Mexican candy! Pelon, pico, mazapans (covered in chocolate yummmm), you can’t go wrong! (Almost every shop and restaurant accepts U.S. currency.) However, you will be bombarded with vendors all the time. It does get a little annoying sometimes, but they’re trying to make a living. Please respect Mexico’s citizens.