Lodging - Rosarito Beach, Baja, Mexico

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ROSARITO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO So it's off with the family to Baja, but you don't have a lot of time or really want to go that far onto the peninsula. Here's a brief overview of some of the accommodations available to you if you choose Rosarito Beach as your base camp and headquarters. THE OASIS HOTEL SUITES, R.V. and CONVENTION CENTER RESORT offers 100 ocean-view suites, each with service bar, cable TV and private balcony. There are also 55 hook-up sites for RV's along with 22 fully-equipped RV rental units. Recreational facilities include 2 swimming pools, 2 Jacuzzis, kids' pools, putting green, beach-side tennis court and a club house with weight room and sauna. Call (800) 4-OASIS-2. THE BRISAS DEL MAR HOTEL offers 71 fully-furnished heated and air-conditioned rooms, plus color TV and phone. There is also heated pool, Jacuzzi, restaurant and bar, volleyball and basketball courts, meeting room and security parking. OCEANA CASA DEL MAR features custom condominiums for sale and limited rental. Deluxe one- and two-bedroom condos range from 1,000 to 3,500 square feet and are located right on the beach. Recreational amenities include Jacuzzis, swimming pool, exercise facilities, putting green, club house and saunas. Call (800) 962-3262. ROSARITO BEACH HOTEL is Baja California's landmark historic hotel. Nostalgia, culture and romance greet you at every corner. Each modern, luxurious room and suite features a phone, cable TV and ocean or lush flower-garden views. The hotel offers both casual and fine dining as well as several bars and cocktail lounges. Meeting and convention facilities are available. The world-class Casa Playa Spa compliments recreational activities such as dancing to live music, tennis, racquetball, volleyball, adult and children's swimming pools, jacuzzi and miniature golf. Call (800) 343-8582. THE HOTEL CALAFIA, with its unique cliffside perch, offers ocean-facing hotel suites, restaurants, bars and an ecological park. Club 1773 features a full-sized replica of a Spanish wooden ship! The site, which is part of the San Diego Museum established in 1773, includes an extension of the University of Mexico and supports regional cultural centers and arts organizations. LAS ROCAS HOTEL, with 26 suites, 8 deluxe rooms and 40 regular rooms, boasts incredible ocean views from each accommodation. The suites and deluxe rooms also feature a fireplace and wetbar. The uniquely designed pool, nestled among the rocks (las rocas) seems to merge with the ocean in the horizon. Other amenities include 2 Jacuzzis, tennis courts and a rocky beach where you can spend hours exploring the tide pools. Restaurants, open-air bar and terrace, and a grand banquet room add the finishing touch to this full-service resort. Call (800) 733-6394. FESTIVAL PLAZA HOTEL displays a full palette of color, fun and excitement where guests can stroll through themed restaurants, hot dance clubs, an open-air amphitheater, artisans' markets and more. The hotel features 113 ocean-view rooms and roof-top suites with mini-Jacuzzis. Suites on the Plaza's west side are Casitas featuring private bedroom, sitting area, kitchenette, enclosed parking and a view of the Pacific or a front-row concert seat on the attached balcony. Call (800) 453-8606. QUINA DEL MAR'S PACIFICA CABANAS on the beachfront. Fully-equipped kitchens, barbecue grills, pools, jacuzzis, tennis courts, restaurants, bars, curio shops, supermarket and sports books (gambling). There is also a 1,500 person convention center on site and riding stables within walking distance. Call 011-52 (611) 2-1215. PUERTO NUEVO is just south of Rosarito Beach and exudes the rustic charm and culinary delights of a small seaside fishing village. Check out the Hotel Newport Beach (800-582-1018) or the Grand Baja Resort (800-275-3280) for accommodations.

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