Destination guide

Rosarito offers Mexican beach life at its best

Located just a 30-minute drive south of sprawling Tijuana, Rosarito is a bustling resort city where you can enjoy abundant sunshine, blissful beach life, fiery food, and vibrant nightlife. There’s an abundance of Rosarito vacation rentals to suit all needs, from cozy seafront apartments for a romantic getaway, to spacious, modern villas, ideal for a big family get-together. Once you’ve settled into your home-away-from-home, simply take in Rosarito at your own pace – hit the crashing waves on a surfboard, feast on freshly made fish tacos, shop for locally-produced arts and crafts, or sit back and watch a spectacular sunset with an ice-cold beer in hand.

Things to do

Galleries and golden sands in Rosarito

Rosarito is full of quirky, treasure-packed galleries, showcasing everything from expressionist paintings and bronze sculptures, to artworks made with coffee and colored flour. If extreme self-indulgence is more your thing, the town also boasts an array of irresistible spas, where you can treat yourself to a heavenly massage, invigorating water therapy, or a decadent beauty treatment. The main draw for most, however, is the golden-sand beach, which throngs with activity for much of the year. There are plenty of Rosarito vacation rentals located right on the seafront, perfect for whenever you want to take a break from the sun.


Zoom across sand dunes or dive into the deep in Rosarito

Rosarito’s clear blue waters offer endless opportunities for adventure and excitement, whether you fancy a relaxing day of paddle boarding or a spot of adrenalin-pumping kitesurfing. Or maybe you’d prefer to embark on a scuba diving expedition, and get up close and personal with the mesmerizing local marine life. If you’d rather stay on dry land, you can traverse Rosarito’s sands on horseback, or take an unforgettable trip across the dunes on a quad bike. Golfers are well catered for, with beautifully manicured courses, boasting sensational ocean views. Meanwhile, the rugged surrounding countryside offers a dramatic backdrop for hikers and mountain bikers.


Year-round sunshine in Rosarito

Rosarito enjoys a dry, mild climate for much of the year. The summer months of June to September are pleasantly warm and sunny, and very rarely uncomfortably hot. Visit in winter and it may well still be warm enough to lie out on the beach, although you’ll want to pack a sweater or jacket for the cool evenings. Rainfall is at its highest from January to March, but even during this period, it’s unlikely to interfere with your plans. The downtown district can be a little noisy at night during the peak summer season, but many Rosarito vacation rentals are safely out of earshot.

Natural features

Rosarito’s rolling dunes and rugged beauty

Nature lovers visiting Rosarito are in for a treat. The deep-blue Pacific Ocean teems with life, from colorful fish to adorable sea turtles. Off the coast of Rosarito, you’ll find the Coronado Islands, a favored resting spot for sea lions and sea elephants. A short drive south of the town, you’ll find over a mile of dramatic sand dunes, which beg to be bounced across in a 4x4 vehicle. And the semi-arid climate ensure that the surrounding undulating countryside retains a ruggedly beautiful orange hue.

How to get there

How to get to and around Rosarito

The nearest airport is in Tijuana, Baja California Norte (TIJ-General Abelardo L. Rodriguez Intl.), located 14.3 mi (23 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to San Diego, CA (SAN-San Diego Intl.), which is 28.6 mi (46.1 km) away.

Where to stay around Rosarito?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 505 vacation rentals near Rosarito. From 214 Houses to 208 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Rosarito for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Rosarito?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Rosarito:

  • La Paloma: 35 vacation rentals
  • Rosarito Shores: 54 vacation rentals
  • Playas Rosarito(Hotel): 91 vacation rentals
  • Villas de Rosarito: 41 vacation rentals
  • Quinta del Mar: 30 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Rosarito?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Rosarito. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Baja Studios: 508 vacation rentals
  • Rosarito Theatre: 481 vacation rentals
  • Christ of the Sacred Heart: 516 vacation rentals
  • Baja Gallery: 481 vacation rentals
  • San Diego Convention Center: 1,703 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rosarito listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Rosarito?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 214 Houses in Rosarito. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rosarito include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 208 rentals available
  • Villas: 31 rentals available
  • Estates: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Rosarito?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 277 vacation rentals with pool available in Rosarito. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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