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Rosarito Map and Driving Directions
Welcome to the mexbound.com guide to driving to Rosarito. Thanks to our San Diego roots, we're able to provide you with firsthand, detailed information on driving directions and maps to Rosarito. Before you leave on your next adventure south of the border, be sure to purchase Mexican Auto Insurance from mexbound.com. Remember, mexbound.com is "the first choice for the smart traveler." Rosarito is located a short 18 miles form the San Ysidro International Border.
Driving from San Diego to Rosarito
Take the 5 or 805 freeway south to the U.S. - Mexico border (San Ysidro crossing). Both freeways end at the border so take your pick. After crossing the border, stay in the second lane from the right. Follow the signs that say "Rosarito Beach, Ensenada Scenic Route". This road will take you along the Mexico/U.S. border.
As you come to the top of the hill, move into the right lane. At the bottom of that hill the road will fork Left and Right, take the fork to the right. It is marked with arrows Rosarito/Rosarito/Ensenada Cuota. (Cuota stand for the Toll Road).
When you get to the first toll booth have your money ready (toll cost about $2.50). There are four exits into Rosarito. We don't recommend taking the first two exits unless you are looking to get your car worked on. The last two exits is where you will find the majority of the hotels in Rosarito as well as bars and shopping.
Driving from Arizona to Rosarito
Take Interstate 8 west to San Diego where you will merge onto Interstate 805 or Interstate 5 south. You will arrive at the border in less than 10 miles. Then follow the directions from San Diego above.
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The directions provided in this section are opinionated general guidelines for driving to Rosarito Baja California, Mexico. We offer these directions, to show possible driving routes to Rosarito. Highways and road conditions are constantly changing. Be sure to consult a Mexico road map for official driving routes in Mexico.