We love Rosarito Beach in Mexico. We love the food in the restaurants. We love the prices,
so low! In the pic below is one of our favorite taco stands, Manuel's. For about 80 cents,
we could buy a taco with chips and beans!
Manuel's Tacos-One of my favorite places to eat!
Reuben's Fish Tacos, across the street from the Rosarito Beach Hotel. At Reuben's, you get a
table service restaurant for prices that are so low that it is unbelieveable.
Reuben's Fish Tacos
The Pacific Ocean is fabulous at Rosarito Beach in Mexico. You may drive your RV
right onto the Rosarito Beach. You may even camp on the beach, but be aware that the
tide may come in during the nite.
George on Rosarito Beach
The people of Rosarito Beach are very friendly. It helps to be able to speak Spanish, because
many residents do not speak English. However, you do not have to know a word of Spanish in order
to shop or go to restaurants. Somehow, it was never difficult to be understood even when we used
no Spanish at all.
Safety is a concern for many Americans, about RVing in Mexico. Not even one time did I have any
problems with safety. The people that I met, were polite and very friendly.
Driving in Mexico means being aware of street signs which may be unfamiliar to you. For example,
not understanding a "One Way" street sign may get you a traffic ticket. I received one of these
traffic tickets myself, and I was surprised that I was able to negotiate the fine from $75US to
$20US, which was the amount of money that I carried at the time.
You will need Mexican Automobile Insurance when driving your RV to Rosarito Beach. We bought
Mexican Auto Insurance online. After you complete your online application, some insurance
companies allow you to print your Mexican auto insurance policy with your own computer's
printer. I paid $145 for a one year policy. Below is a link for more insurance info.
If you are going to stay in your RV at Rosarito Beach longer than 72 hours, you will
need to purchase a "Mexican Tourist Card." Just across the bridge near the McDonald's in the
north end of Rosarito Beach, is the government building. There you may apply for the
Tourist Card, which costs about $20US. You actually pay for the tourist card at a bank in
town, and then return to the government building to pick up your tourist card. You will need
identification when you apply for your Tourist Card, and a U.S. Passport is the best kind of
ID to have.
The easiest way to get money in Rosarito Beach, is to use your ATM card to get cash at one
of the several banks along the main road, Avenue Benito Juarez. You get the best exchange
rate at a bank ATM.
Camping in Rosarito Beach
I had no problem Dry Camping in Rosarito Beach. I made friends with residents who lived
right off the beach, and stayed in front of their home most of the time while in Rosarito
Beach. Before I met these friends, I camped on a residential street in front of a vacant
lot. Nobody bothered me.