This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Rosarito.
If you are looking for a beach holiday on the Mexican west coast, look no further than Rosarito (Playas de Rosarito), Mexico, or simply Rosarito. Just twenty-five kilometers south of the Tijuana/San Diego border, you will find this city on the beach. As soon as you cross the border from the USA, the prices drop instantly. From the border it is only a forty-five-minute drive and those that do not have access to their own transport there are frequent shared taxi vans shuttling between Tijuana and Rosarito. This means that Rosarito is a very popular holiday or weekend-break destination for Americans.
Rosarito is a long, narrow strip on the Pacific Ocean. On the main street and the beach -- which are never far away -- you find an endless amount of resorts, (beach) clubs, and restaurants. The sand beach is big, but can get crowded on busy days. For those that like an active beach holiday there are opportunities for surfing and surfing lessons, as well as other (water sports) activities.
Due to its proximity to the US border, almost all tourists in Rosarito, Mexico, are from the USA. All marketing of Rosarito (Playas de Rosarito), Mexico hostels is focused on costumers from the USA. Prices are charged in US Dollars instead of Mexican pesos, both for the rooms as local activities. Also in the city many things can be paid for with US Dollars. However, always ask in advance at your Rosarito (Playas de Rosarito), Mexico hostel if this is possible.
There is no lack of accommodation in Rosarito, Mexico, but most are resorts or regular hotels. There are a few hostels in Rosarito (Playas de Rosarito), Mexico, though. Check the location of the Rosarito (Playas de Rosarito), Mexico hostel that you want to book carefully in advance. Some of the Rosarito (Playas de Rosarito), Mexico hostels claim to be in Rosarito, but might in fact be far from the city. Hostels in Rosarito (Playas de Rosarito), Mexico, may also close their doors for winter.
Written by local enthusiast for Rosarito hostelsMartin Straatman