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Press Release - Mariachi Divas
Febrero 2014

All You Need To Know About “Grammy Jammin’ with The Mariachi Divas.
RBH news, 12 de Febrero de 2014. Por RBH news.

The Rosarito Beach Hotel is proud to announce that on Saturday evening March 15th it will be hosting an event to honor The Mariachi Divas’ unprecedented feat of winning their 2nd Grammy Award. This result, along with the recognition of winners in 83 other musical categories, was announced on an internationally televised presentation at the famous Staples Center in Los Angeles (CA) on Sunday, January 26th. No other mariachi group (male or female) in the 56 year history of the awards has ever won more than once in the category of ‘Best Mexican Regional Music’.

The Divas’ winning CD, ‘A Mi Manera’ (My Way) featured the original ‘Rosarito’ which was composed by the Divas’ multiple Grammy Award-winning Musical Director Alberto ‘Beto’ Jimenez and his collaborator, Ismael Gallegos

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10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014
Febrero 2014

Visit Baja, California… Rosarito Beach.
RBH news, 1 de Febrero de 2014. Por RBH news.

Before you schedule a trip to Baja California (Mexico) you need to know passports are required for all U.S. citizens traveling to or from the United States to Mexico. Travel to the border regions from the U.S. does not require a passport, but you cannot re-enter the USA without one. It’s fairly easy to get into Mexico but you need a passport to return home. Not a birth certificate but a passport. With one you eliminate a possible hassle getting back into the US. Also, many American cell phones will work in Mexico, depending on your location. Contact your phone company for instructions and rates. Rates for U.S. carriers in Mexico tend to be very expensive. If your phone won't work where you're going or you would prefer cellular rates that are comparable to (sometimes better than) calling card rates, there are companies in the USA that will rent you a phone for Mexico. In general, despite what you’ve heard or read, travel in Baja California is considered to be safe and visitors should feel welcome in the area.

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10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014
Febrero, 2014

10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014.
Wine Enthusiast magazine, 1 de febrero de 2014.

3.- Mexico Valle de Guadalupe / Baja California

What’s that, they make wine in Mexico? Indeed, they do-have for centuries-and not just sacramental wine and plonk. In the northern reaches of Baja California, along Route 3 in the Guadalupe Valley, the quality of wine has risen over the past two decades. Wineries here have teamed up with chefs and hoteliers to create Baja’s very own Ruta del Vino (wine route). Less than two hours from San Diego, the Valle de Guadalupe, anchored by the city of Ensenada, has moved past its Tequila-and-Tecate roots to ones based on the grape. Head south of the border for a wine-and-travel experience you won’t forget. -Michael Shachner

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First Time To Rosarito Beach—A Wife’s Perspective by Patty Flynn
Enero, 2014

Mexico has very low violent crime rates., enero de 2014.

The U.S. Assault rate is 5 times higher than Mexico’s. Mexico’s violent crime rates for Assault, Kidnapping and Rape are substantially lower than Canada’s and yet the U.S. State Department issues no such warnings for Canada. The rate for Rape in the U.S. is more than double the rate in Mexico.  The numbers in the charts below have been adjusted for unreported crime from the respected 2012 Prominix report and are the most accurate statistics available on this subject.

Unless you are involved in the drug trade, you are statistically safer in Mexico than anywhere else in North America. Even though the U.S. murder rate of 4 per 100,000 is lower than Mexico’s, tourists and visitors are statistically safer in Mexico and much less likely to be a victim of violent crime than in the U.S., Canada and many other countries regarded as safe.

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Hotel Holidays
Deciembre, 2013

A Festive $99 Special Makes This Famous Rosarito Hotel A Great Holiday Destination.
RBH news, 12 de december de 2013. Por Ron Raposa.

December a Wonderful Month for Tourists as well as Whales

ROSARITO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO---Giant gray whales pass through here in late December on their yearly migration from Alaska to Baja’s warm southern waters --- and the Rosarito Beach Hotel & Resort is making this a great month for human tourists to visit, too.

Concluding its 88th year, Baja’s most famous oceanfront resort is offering a $99 special now through Dec. 26 that includes a bottle of Guadalupe Valley wine plus two daily breakfasts or dinners from its Getaway menu.

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Americans returning to Baja as crime dips
Noviembre, 2013

Americans returning to Baja as crime dips.
The Wahington Post, 30 de noviembre de 2013. Por Associated Press.

SAN DIEGO - Dan Johnson hadn't crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in years despite the fact the San Diego native lives 20 minutes away and spent most of his life making weekend runs for Baja California's surf and fish tacos.

“Everybody was scared,” Johnson said of San Diegans' impression of their Mexican neighbor after violence spiked about eight years ago. But now Johnson, like an increasing number of Americans, is being lured back by a region that has transformed itself while fighting the drug war.

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First Time To Rosarito Beach—A Wife’s Perspective by Patty Flynn
Noviembre, 2013

First Time To Rosarito Beach—A Wife’s Perspective by Patty Flynn., 13 de noviembre de 2013.

Patty and Terry Flynn made their first trip to Rosarito Beach with Phil Friedman Outdoors this past weekend. The couple were a delight to be with and such giving people. Patty wrote the following story proudly presented to you now by Phil Friedman Outdoors.

I was recently invited to go with Phil Friedman on his trip to Rosarito Beach.  My husband Terry, an avid fisherman , was very excited to go, and why not, he got to combine his 3 favorite things, fishing, helping others, and beer.  I was a little more reticent.  I’m a fisherman’s wife, not an actual fisherperson on my own. 

What would I have in common with all of these fisher-people, what would I do? I found that I had quite a bit in common with everyone and had a wonderful time. 

We stayed at the Rosarito Beach Hotel & Resort, an idyllic resort right on the beach.  We stayed in the new tower and the suites were comfortable, spacious, and had a view you could look at for hours.  We overlooked the ocean and below we could see the pier, the horses and the ATVs that were rented to the hotel guests.  The days were warm with a slight breeze; the sunsets a cavalcade of color as the sun touched the ocean; and the evenings pleasantly cool.

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