Easy Travel to Baja Blues Fest

We want your weekend at the Baja Blues Fest to be fun and relaxing.... so... we compiled the following information to take the worry out of your trip.

The Rosarito Beach Hotel is host to the Baja Blues Festival and is offering special hotel packages for the event.

If you live in the area, or plan to drive yourself, you will be interested in the Driving Directions below.

All visitors to the Baja Blues Fest will want to read the suggestions in our Traveling Tips below.

You can also get to the hotel via TJ Passport, a safe shuttle service that goes from the San Ysidro Border Station to the hotel.  One way is $20 per person and round trip is $35 per person. Departures are as follows:
Friday - 1pm/2pm/4pm
Saturday - 9am/10:30am/12pm
Sunday - 11am/1pm

Rosarito Beach Hotel Information

The Rosarito Beach Hotel is offering special Baja Blues Fest rates for your Baja Blues Fest weekend visit.

Their dedicated and professional personnel would be very happy to serve you as their guests.

The following is required to book rooms at the hotel with the Baja Blues Fest rates:

  • Two night minimum stay required to receive discount, Friday and Saturday only.

To qualify for the Baja Blues Fest rate, you must reserve direct BY PHONE to the hotel and give them the booking code BBF19 for Baja Blues Fest.

  • US Tollfree at 1-866 ROSARITO (767 2748)
  • Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm (PST)
  • Weekends and holidays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (PST)

Hotel Rates for 2019

3-Day Pass Package

  • Coronado Tower
    Double Occupancy
    Two nights PLUS two 3-day Event Passes (a $150 USD value)
    Package: $369 USD

  • Pacifica Tower
    One Bedroom Condo
    Two nights PLUS two 3-day Event Passes (a $150 USD value)
    Package: $489 USD

VIP Package

  • Coronado Tower 
    Double Occupancy
    Two nights PLUS two 3-day VIP Passes (a $220 USD value)
    Package: $439 USD

  • Pacifica Tower 
    One Bedroom Condo
    Two nights PLUS two 3-day VIP Passes (a $220 USD value)
    Package: $559 USD 

2-night minimum to receive Baja Blues Fest package rate, Friday and Saturday only.
Prices are per-room plus tax, based on double occupancy.
Rates valid if reserved before July 8th, 2019
Don't delay, rooms will sell out quickly.

Driving Information

Before You Go
  • If you are driving, make sure to get your Mexican Auto Insurance before you cross the border.  
  • The tollgates take US money but nothing larger than a $20 bill.
  • You do not need a tourist visa but you will need an approved government-issued ID to get back into the USA. Your passport is best.
Driving Directions
  • Go South on I-5 or I-805 and stay on it until you reach the border.
  • Cross the border at the San Ysidro Border Crossing in any lane. If you get a red light you will need to pull into secondary (the inspection area), but most likely you will get a green light and you just keep going.
  • The next quarter of a mile is the most confusing of the whole trip. You need to get this right it’s really not that difficult, just sounds like it!
  • As soon as you are across the border and are in the lanes to leave the inspection station, move to the far right lanes for the exit marked "Rosarito/Ensenada".
  • As you take the exit ramp right then up and over, you will be merging onto the road that runs west, along the border.
  • Follow the border road for maybe a mile and a half. You will go up a very steep hill, with lots of slow traffic! As you come down the other side of the hill, there will be an exit off to the right at the bottom that directs you to Ensenada. Take the first exit and be careful merging into the traffic at the end of the ramp. There isn’t much room. After merging, as soon as you safely can, get in the left lane.
  • You will travel maybe another mile or mile and ¼, the road will split and the two right lanes exit into another community called Playas Tijuana. Stay in the left lane and follow the curve to the left. If you are in the left lane you will have no trouble with this. After the curve you will come to the tollgate. The toll is about $2.20 US Dollars (varies with the exchange rate) or $31 pesos (they do not take mixed currency for the toll – just one or the other). Maybe at this point you have driven about 5 miles.  FYI, there are clean and safe restrooms on this highway, look for the blue signs.
  • Stay on the toll road following the signs to Rosarito/Ensenada. It really is a pretty drive along the coast. There are several American enclaves all along before you get to Rosarito. Just stay on the toll road!
  • Take the 4th Rosarito Exit, labeled "Rosarito Sur" (South Rosarito) under the big white archway welcoming you. Use caution as the exit ramp has a sharp right turn.  
  • Continue west toward the ocean until you reach the main 4-lane street with a landscaped median, Benito Juarez, about 2 blocks. There will be a stop sign there and directly across the street will be the Rosarito Beach Hotel and Resort with another big white archway.
  • That's it!  Welcome to the Baja Blues Fest!

Traveling Tips

Remember when Traveling to the Baja Blues Fest
Mexico Emergency Telephone Numbers
  • Police, Red Cross and Fire Department – 911
  • State’s Tourist Attention Office – 078
  • You can call 911 from any U.S. cell phone and be connected with assistance in Baja Mexico
Non-Emergency Numbers
  • Red Cross Ambulance – (661) 612-0414 (R) / (664) 685-5556 (TJ)
  • Police – (661) 613-0612 (R) / (664) 607-3113 (TJ)
  • Fire Department –  (661) 613-1145 (R) / (664) 685-5556 (TJ)
  • Yellow taxi cabs –   (661)  612-6168
  • Green and white taxi cabs –  (661) 612-7373
Rosarito "Help" Telephone Numbers for Expatriates/Visitors
  • City Hall –  (661) 614-9600
  • Convention & Visitors Bureau –  (661) 612-0396
  • * Ombudsman Office (Richard Moreno) –  (661) 612-5071
  • Foreign Residents Attention Office/FRAO (Oscar Lozano)  –  (661) 614-9600 Ext 1080
Consulate Telephone Numbers
  • US Consulate – (664) 622-7400 (Tijuana)
  • Canadian Consulate (664) 684-0461 (Tijuana)
Area Codes
  • To dial to USA & Canada – dial 001+area code+ phone number
  • To dial within Mexico – dial 01+area code+phone number
  • Area Codes: Rosarito (661); Tijuana (664); Ensenada (646)
To call US 800 NUmber from Mexico
NOTE: There is a charge for these calls
  • 800 numbers: Dial 001 880, then the number
  • 866 numbers: Dial 001 883, then the number
  • 877 numbers: Dial 001 882, then the number
  • 888 numbers: Dial 001 881, then the number