For a number of years now, Rosarito has been a popular weekend destination for many Southern Californian tourists, most of them college students out to get a bit of a break from their grueling classes. It's easy to see why the area is such a popular tourist attraction given its endless stretches of beaches and excellent surfing spots, not to mention the vibrant nightlife and party scene, which is reputed to be one of the liveliest anywhere in the world.
What many people have not realized yet is that Rosarito is also a great place for calmer and more relaxing pursuits. While its reputation as a party destination is certainly well deserved, Rosarito could very well be the perfect place to own a vacation home … or even plan your retirement.
One of the most surprising things about Rosarito is its location. It's only 22 miles from the US-Mexican border-which translates to about a 20-minute drive-but even this short distance is enough to transport you to a beach paradise where the weather is perfect all year round and breathing natural sights are an ever-present delight. The world famous warmth and hospitality of the local residents and the distinctively international flair of the area makes Rosarito stand head and shoulders above a host of similar tourist destinations.
One other factor that makes Rosarito such a pleasure is that virtually every spot on the beach is easily accessible from anywhere else. Walking is by far the most common way to get around and this will give you the opportunity for some truly memorable explorations.
While you're exploring, you may want to take the time to indulge in another one of Rosarito's most popular activities: shopping! There are several shops along the beach that offer everything from handcrafted leather goods to intricately designed silver jewelry. Whether you are intent on picking up a piece of local handicraft or simply looking around, a visit to these artisan shops will surely be a rewarding experience.
All that shopping is bound to work up your appetite and you will be glad to know that Rosarito has something that can help you out in that area as well. The area is home to an absolutely bewildering array of restaurants and food establishments, and whatever type of cuisine you are in the mood for, you will find it here. Of course traditional Mexican cuisine is well represented and as you can imagine, the quality is superb. If your tastes lie everywhere though, there are also many American, French, Italian and Chinese restaurants to choose from. And you simply must try the world famous Puerto Nuevo lobster while you are in town.
With a full meal under your belt, you are probably thinking of ways to burn a few of those calories off, right? Again Rosarito delivers, with a host of activities that will have you back in shape for the beach in no time. Take your pick from several types of water sports, golf by the ocean, horse back riding, whale watching, ecological tours, spas and biking along the 3rd largest bike path in North America.
So while you are looking for a quick weekend getaway for two or a place to retire, check out what Rosarito has to offer!