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Trip Report Rosarito Beach and Valle de Guadalupe

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I thought I would post a trip report since I rarely find information about these two spots just south of the California border. My husband and I stayed for two nights in an Airbnb in Rosarito Beach, we were joined by friends the second night and then the three of us went to Valle de Guadalupe for wine tasting for two nights.

Day one:

We were staying with a relative in San Diego prior to this trip so we decided to take the San Diego trolley down to San Ysidro and walk across the border into Mexico. I have done this many times during the years I lived in California and have never been asked for my passport before this.

Since we travel to Canada a lot, my husband and I have Nexus cards. I did not realize they were only for use getting back into the US and that for entry into Mexico They only accept a Sentry card. We did not bring our passports with us so when we walked across the border, we were pulled into a room and my husband was fingerprinted. We were let into Mexico without passports but instructed to bring them the next time. From the border crossing our plan was to walk to the collectivo station to catch the one dollar colectivo to Rosarito, but due to construction we didn’t find it. We took a taxi instead, $15 from the California border to our Airbnb in Rosarito beach.

The Airbnb that we stayed at was located at La Paloma. We have stayed at these condos before and they are very nice. Water pressure and hot water can be a problem, but we expected this so no problem. Easy to walk anywhere, easy to catch transportation. Since we did not have a car until our friends arrive to the next day it was a convenient spot. We walked a short distance to the 7-Eleven and loaded up on water.

Our first stop is generally Tacos Yaqui, but they are closed on both Tuesday and Wednesday, so we had lunch at Tacos de Paisano. Very good tacos and burritos, not as good as Tacos Yaqui. We had a great time wandering around Rosarito Beach looking in the little shops. For dinner we took a six dollar taxi ride to Puerto Nuevo. This night we ate at Angels, this is my husband’s favorite for lobster. It was a very slow Tuesday night and Puerto Nuevo is a little seedy after dark. We walked up to the main road and took a 15 peso colectivo back to La Paloma.

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