Rosarito Beach News

Spa destinations Casa Playa Spa.
April, 2014

Spa destinations Casa Playa Spa.
spaexpectations.com, April 10, 2014. By Tammy Kincaid.

Looking for a bit of history and plenty of sunshine on your next spa getaway? Then join in the Baja experience and travel south of the border to the Rosarito Beach Hotel & Spa. A short 30 mile drive from San Diego you will find inviting white-sand beaches and beautiful vistas and of course the Casa Playa Spa.

The Rosarito Beach Hotel & Spa was the original dream of Manuel P. Barbachano, a native of Chihuahua who acquired what was a small eight room property with only one bath in the late 1920’s. As the years progressed so did the property and its surroundings. Barbachano married in 1937 and built next to the hotel a 19-room estate that today includes the Casa Playa Spa. A visit to the Spa invokes visions of what it must have been like to live on the property so many years ago. Beautiful Mexican tiles still adorn the building and only add to the rustic ambiance.


Baja road trip – Rosarito Beach
April, 2014

Baja road trip – Rosarito Beach.
foodhoe.com, April 06, 2014. By Foodhoe.

Mr. K and I took a quick road trip in the new car down to Baja California last week which I was keen to explore after reading many mouthwatering accounts of the gustatory delights that can only be found south of the border. We left San Leandro at an ungodly early morning hour, and were rewarded by virtually no traffic all the way past L.A. and San Diego, arriving at Rosarito Beach by 1 pm!

I found a great deal through Travelzoo for a studio suite at the Rosarito Beach Hotel, a historic spot right on the beach that was easy walking distance to shopping and restaurants.  We were there a couple of weeks before spring break, so it felt almost like we had the place to ourselves, the beaches were empty, and the weather was unsettled with dark cloudy skies one moment, then blue skies and sunshine the next.


Press Release - The Perfect Family Getaway This Easter Weekend.
March, 2014

The Perfect Family Getaway This Easter Weekend.
RBH news, March 24, 2014. By RBH news.

  • It’s a good idea to plan and reserve early.
  • Special Packages & Free Children’s Activitie

ROSARITO BEACH HOTEL, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO - Easter arrives later in spring this year - April 20 - so there’s plenty of time to reserve a perfect holiday getaway at the Rosarito Beach Hotel & Resort.

Baja’s largest and most famous oceanfront resort, which marks its 89th year this May, offers fun-filled Easter weekend packages from $135 per night. Each includes an oceanfront room in the resort’s Coronado Tower, getaway dinner for two adults, a 15 percent discount at the luxurious Casa Playa Spa, and a pass for quicker and easier return to the U.S. lus two children 12 and under always can stay free with their parents.


Press Release - Mariachi Divas
February, 2014

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


10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014
February, 2014

Visit Baja, California… Rosarito Beach.
RBH news, Februari 1, 2014. By 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.


10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014
February, 2014

10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2014.
Wine Enthusiast magazine, February 1, 2014. By NA.

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


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

Mexico has very low violent crime rates.
howsafeismexico.com, January, 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.



Hotel Holidays
December, 2013

A Festive $99 Special Makes This Famous Rosarito Hotel A Great Holiday Destination.
RBH news, December 12, 2013. By 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.


Americans returning to Baja as crime dips
November, 2013

Americans returning to Baja as crime dips.
The Wahington Post, November 30, 2013. By 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.


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

First Time To Rosarito Beach—A Wife’s Perspective by Patty Flynn.
ypepad.com, November 13, 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.