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ROSARITO AND ENSENADA ADVENTURES

ROSARITO AND ENSENADA ADVENTURES – Rides in Rosarito, dining in Ensenada offer memorable views and moments south of the border
By Wendy Lemlin Oct. 13, 2013

If you go – Getting there

Cross the border at San Ysidro and bear to the right, following signs for Rosarito-Ensenada Scenic Road and then signs for Ensenada Cuota. For the Rosarito Beach Hotel and Susanna’s, take the third Rosarito exit, and continue straight to Blvd. Benito Juarez.

Returning to the U.S.

Important: You must have a valid passport to re-enter the United States.

Some hotels and restaurants, including the Rosarito Beach Hotel and Susanna, offer a one-time “Fast Pass” allowing access to the faster, specifically designated border lanes.

Ensenada lodging
Casa Natalie: Hotelncasanatalie.com/English.
Hotel Coral & Marina: Hotelcoral.com
Rosarito Beach lodging
Rosarito Beach Hotel: RosaritoBeachHotel.com
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Calderon: Mexico to be World’s 5th Most Popular Tourist Destination by 2018

Mexico is already ranked 10th in the world, based on the number of annual visitors to the country and the amount of revenue that is generated.

Calderon: Mexico to be World's 5th Most Popular Tourist Destination by 2018

Calderon: Mexico to be World's 5th Most Popular Tourist Destination by 2018

On Monday, Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon announced plans for his country to become the world’s 5th most popular tourist destination by the year 2018. This announcement comes just weeks after declaring 2011 to be the “year of tourism” and on the heels of their new advertising campaign started last year, “Mexico, the place you thought you knew”.  According to the World Tourism Organization, the country is already ranked 10th in the world, based on the number of annual visitors to the country and the amount of revenue that is generated. Other contenders on the list include the US, France, China and Italy.

To bolster Mexico’s efforts to hit the number five slot, Calderon has outlined 10 strategic steps and 100 points of action, including advances in infrastructure via the construction of additional airports, highways and sea ports. In fact, flight service into and out of Mexico has already increased at a number of US airports, especially to popular tourist destinations like Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

Calderon is also encouraging Mexican travel agencies, resorts and tour companies to more aggressively promote Mexico as the perfect vacation destination, in part by diversifying the vacation packages that are offered, infusing them with higher quality options and a wider variety of activities and destinations to choose from. “Mexico is much more than having better beaches,” Calderon said.

In 2010, official figures showed more than 22 million foreign tourists visited Mexico, with more than six million dollars US generated as a result. By comparison, this year Mexico’s tourism industry hopes to offer around 4 million jobs and to offer support for around 12 million additional jobs, with income projected at around 40 billion dollars US.

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