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Few places anywhere in the world offer the recreational opportunities of Baja's Gold Coast, the 60 scenic miles that stretch from just south of San Diego to Ensenada. When you stay at the Rosarito Beach Hotel, much of it is right at your doorstep,Surf our waves where the Mexican national championships were held (we even offer lessons), or fish from our quarter-mile wooden pier. Ride ATVs or horses on the beach. Golf at curses to the north or south. Parasail, go on an exotic shopping spree or enjoy nightlife that calls to mind a Mexican Mardi Gras. Visit the nearby wine country or art galleries.

As well as being a perfect spot for a secluded getaway or romantic weekend, the Rosarito Beach Hotel is also family friendly. We offer a summer kids camp and activities, plus baby-sitting. Your enjoyment will be as unlimited as your options.

Beach Fun in the Sun

From volleyball pick-up games to swimming, surfing, and building sand castles, you will find the perfect activity. Strolling along the beach, you can check out the beach vendors selling everything from cold coconuts to beautiful hand-made silver jewelry. If you've always wanted to ride a horse along the beach, this is your chance. Several groups of vaqueros or cowboys with docile horses ready for rent line up at both ends of the Rosarito Beach Hotel. Guides will take excellent care of you.

Golfing

Rolling Greens, Spectacular Fairways, and the Blue Pacific.

Golf is a main attraction in Baja with two championship clubs located on Baja´s Gold Coast. Bajamar, located just north of Ensenada boasts of 27 holes of Scottish-style links that play around and over the beautiful Pacific. The crashing waves and volcanic rock will demand the utmost in concentration from even the best golfer.

In Real Del Mar, located on the northern part of the Gold Coast, you can play canyon-style golf throughout rolling hills all the while enjoying the natural beauty of the Pacific Ocean and Coronado Islands. The par 72 championship course boasts 6,400 yards of pristine course with six lakes and is a challenge for players of all levels.

Surfing

Surf's Up!

Look at a map of the Pacific Ocean and you will see that the peninsula of Baja California is a unique piece of geography. Baja juts out into the Pacific and is exposed to storm- generated swells that can come from the North Pacific in our winter and the South Pacific in their winter. Heavy winter swells travel from northwest to southeast daily along the entire Pacific coast of the Baja Peninsula. With the exception of Hawaii and San Francisco, the waves at Islas Todos Santos off the coast of Ensenada are said to be the biggest in the winter Pacific and the swells at Baja Malibu and Calafia are renowned for their consistency.

Wine Tasting

The Drink of Gods.

Guadalupe Valley is Baja´s answer to Napa Valley. Located just northeast of Ensenada, the Baja California Wine Country is blessed with some of the most ideal Mediterranean climate for grape growing. There are very few microclimates in Mexico that combine the very unique characteristics of elevation, soil, season, and temperature. The Valley is home to about 18 wineries that range from a small organic winery, La Casa de Dona Lupe, to L.A. Cetto, one of the most renowned and oldest wineries in Mexico. L.A.Cetto is one of the most important wineries in the Mexican industry; having achieved a total of 132 international awards in excellence from countries such as France, Italy, Spain, England, Canada and the United States.

However, if you don´t have the time to go to the vineyards, the Rosarito Beach Hotel brings them to you by hosting a monthly wine tasting and dinner at Chabert´s restaurant featuring many of the local wineries.

Dining Baja Style

Where Cultures Come Together.

Almost a million lobsters are served in the Rosarito coastal area each year. "Puerto Nuevo-style" is now a world-famous synonym for the exquisite lobster offered in the local restaurants. Seafood is prepared, not only by the expert chefs of Rosarito, but also by local family-run businesses that create a perfect balance of flavors and aromas. Rosarito is justly famous as a gourmet's paradise since it offers more than 85 quality restaurants that can satisfy just about any taste or craving. Experienced chefs laureate with countless first prize international trophies can prepare a meal that you will remember for years to come.

But Rosarito is more than just another pretty lobster plate; more than just an endless variety of freshly caught, perfectly prepared seafood choices. From traditional Mexican cuisine that dates back to pre-Colombian cultures to the best Tacos you'll ever eat, Rosarito means great food everywhere you turn. Chinese, French, Continental, Cajun, it's all here. From sausage to sushi with a Mexican flair, you simply can't eat your way through Rosarito's affordable and exotic pleasures in a single trip. That's one of the reasons people return again and again.

Whale Watching

Thar She Blows!

The great annual grey whale migration is one of the most extraordinary migrations on the planet. Their journey begins in the Arctic, and they travel a distance of over 6,200 miles to reach the southern Baja California lagoons to perform their reproduction cycle and nurse their calves. They bear their calves every other year, alternating each year between mating and birthing.

An adult whale measures between 46 and 55 feet and weighs up to 88 tons. A baby whale size at birth is between 13 and 17 feet long and weighs from 1.6 to 2.2 tons. At the end of lactation (around 6-9 months) they weigh around 17.5 tons. It is said that the whales possess a strong maternal instinct and that the relation with their offspring is close and sensitive.

Art Galleries

Art & Soul.

Baja´s Gold Coast is becoming a mecca for artists and art lovers. In the last few years there has been a virtual explosion of galleries offering “serious art” in northern Baja. Many artists have galleries in town or in their homes. Many others also work behind fruit stands, have day jobs as cooks, own bed and breakfast inns, sell real estate, or operate the town's classiest accommodations. Great art is everywhere and going gallery hopping is becoming one the most popular things for people to do in Rosarito.

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