Baja Norte – Resources and Things to Do

Resources:

Mexican Car Insurance - A must when you travel to Baja. Mexican law requires that you obtain insurance. We recommend BajaBound Insurance for your Mexico Insurance Policy. BajaBound makes it easy and convenient for you purchase and print your policy from the internet.

Simple CPR – Anyone can do. This easy CPR technique was developed at the Mayo Clinic. Excellent knowledge to have anywhere, anytime and you could save a life.

Bobby’s Baja by the Sea Condominium Resort and Restaurant - A delightful place to stay in Puerto Nuevo with beautifully furnished studio, one and two bedroom condos. Stay for a weekend, a week or a month while you explore Baja. Bobby’s has a great restaurant, bar and day spa. Check out their website Bobby’s Baja by the Sea and be sure to visit the beautiful on property day spa, Spa Ventana al Mar.

Interior Design Services - There are many talented, certified Interior Designers in Baja. Whether you love rustic Mexican Hacienda, warm Contemporary or a luxury style Beach House by the sea, you have your choice of several great American or Mexican designers at excellent prices. Contact  Irene@Donnell.us for referrals to designers suited to your taste.

Things to do in Baja:

Baja abounds with restaurants, shops, art galleries, beaches, spas and activities. Less than one half mile north of Las Ventanas is the little village of Puerto Nuevo, the famous “Lobster Village” with dozens of open-air shops and lobster of course! Baja has a host of day and nighttime activities all year round.

Day Spas - While there are many wonderful and relaxing spas along the coast, my favorite is Spa Ventana al Mar located at Bobby’s Baja Resort in Puerto Nuevo.

Shopping – So many wonderful choices! In 10 minutes by the free road you are on the way to Rosarito with hundreds of art, silver, clothing, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, stone, iron shops and more for miles. Starting at Fox Studios (K32.8 on the free road) to the south of Rosarito and continuing north through town, you will find local artists, treasures and craftsmen as well as pieces from all over Mexico. Stores in Rosarito like Accents de Mexico and Fausto Polanco (about a mile north of the Rosarito Beach Hotel on the east side of the street) bring in crafts, art and furniture from Guadalajara the artistic capital of Mexico.

Horseback riding - Just a short drive east of Las Ventanas is All The Pretty Horses Rides & Rescue. Not only do they do wonderful rides for all levels of riders but they are the only official horse rescue in Baja. A visit up to the ranch is fulfilling. You ride, meet the rescues (horses, dogs, sheep, cats...) and get to know how just being there can change the future of some of these rescued animals. They do events, private rides and a super fun Wine and Ride.

Drive 30 south minutes to Ensenada and a world of gourmet foods, wine and art are waiting for you. Downtown has a wonderful variety of furniture shops like Muebles la Mision. Cruise ships come into Todo? – Santos bay in Ensenada so there are dozens of shops that have silver, tapestries and ceramics from all over Mexico. Ensenada is also home to organic produce, fresh daily seafood and fine wines produced in the Villa de Guadalupe which is 15 minutes inland from Ensenada.

Dining

There are so many wonderful choices from taco stands to fine dining.

If you are in Rosarito proper, our favorites are Susanna's, Ajenjo's and Sokuna's. Each has something unique to offer. Susanna's has fine dining and wonderful wines.  Ajenjo's has everything from gourmet tacos to the best ribeye in Baja. Sukuna's has some of the best Asian fusion you have ever tasted and the owner is a delight.

Coming down the coast but before you hit Puerto Nuevo are some funky choices with amazing food.

At K38 you'll find Calypso with everything from prime rib night to $8 dollar breakfast. Indoor and outdoor dining with a dog-friendly patio.

Charly's Place at K37 has that just right blend of funky, food and fun. Dance at the disco on weekends enjoy a bubbling shrimp mohete and some kick butt fish tacos.

Next is Ollie's Pizza. One of the most popular restaurants on the coast, Richard the owner, dishes up excellent pizza, salads and desserts that are over the top. He even has a gluten free crust. And he opened a gelato store next to his restaurant with real Italian machines. The result - OMG!

And last but definitely not least is Happy Hour Resturante. What do you get when one of the most popular bartenders and chef's on the coast join forces? The best dive, funky, delish place around.

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