Our vacation rental properties are just a 45-50 minute drive south of the border; 8-12 minutes south of downtown Rosarito and 2-5 minutes north of Puerto Nuevo.
From San Diego, California, take Interstate Highway 5 or Interstate 805 south. This will take you to the San Ysidro, California border crossing (at Tijuana). There will be various freeway exit signs along the way including one reading “Last U.S. Exit.” If you are planning to walk across the border, then you’ll leave the freeway at this exit, find a parking lot, and proceed to enter Mexico (Tijuana) on foot. If you continue driving, the freeway takes you right into Mexico.
There are two roads that will bring you to Rosarito Beach. We recommend that you take the toll road (cuota) . This road is well maintained, it gets you to Roarito faster and you are driving along the beautiful ocean coast. Also, The toll highway is also patrolled by the “Green Angels,” a mobile mechanic that will assist you in the event you have mechanical problems.
There are solar powered call boxes located about every two miles along the toll road. If you need help just pick up the phone and a bilingual operator will provide assistance.