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Spring Break in Baja : from Fiestas to Shopping

Here are some ideas as to where and why you should spend spring break in Baja

Spring Break in Baja : from Fiestas to ShoppingImages by Baja.com
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By Meghan Fitzpatrick via Baja.com

Welcome to Spring Break in Baja! If you’re planning on passing your spring break here, you have quite a selection of things you can do and places to go. Some of Baja’s favorite spring break hot spots include Rosarito, Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and San Felipe.

And, for those spring breakers who are looking for peace and quiet instead of fiestas, the Bahia Asuncion region of Baja has something a bit different to offer this year — La Bocana, where you can almost hear the whales spouting and where the beaches offer the world’s best place for a private party.

Spring Break in Baja? The Rosarito Beach Hotel!

1.Rosarito: Just south of the US border at San Diego by about 25 minutes is Rosarito, a haven for thousands of Americans and Canadians who have chosen to move here and now call this place home. Annually, they experience the invasion of ‘spring breakers’, who come for the crazy party scenes that are frequently found in Rosarito.

But Rosarito has evolved (as have the ‘spring breakers’) away from the insanity of yesterday; today’s spring break in Rosarito is family friendly and fun.

In addition to bouncing bars and clubs, the friendly city of Rosarito boasts many calm and relaxing activities. True, places like the Festival Plaza Hotel and the famous Papas & Beer will be ‘busting’ at the seams with party-ers, and local hotels, beaches and restaurants are sure to be busy.

But people of all ages can find things to do for spring break, including popular activities like beach-front horse-back riding, shopping and fantastic dining by the sea. The Rosarito Beach Hotel is also a great place to spend a romantic evening. And then there is the world-renowned Lobster Village of Puerto Nuevo…lobster, beer, rice and beans? Now, that’s what I call ‘spring break’!

After a day of wine-tasting in Ensenada, visit Ochento's for some pizza and music.

2. Ensenada: About an hour south of the US border, is the bustling port town of Ensenada. Eating and drinking are among some of the biggest attractions that draw people to this city. Spring breakers will definitely fill up Hussong’s, the supposed birthplace of the Margarita. Wine tasting is another great activity in Ensenada’s Valle de Guadalupe, with its more than 70 (some say nearly 100) wineries.

Want to follow up your wine-tasting with a great dinner for not a lot of money?

Try Ochento’s pizza in the wine valley, near San Antonio de las Minas!

In the town of Ensenada, great seafood rules the day and can be eaten in charming wharf-front restaurants like Muelle Tres or at world-famous food trucks, like La Guerrerense. And then, there is the fun shopping along the main drag of Lopez Mateos…great knock-off purses, silver jewelry (Los Castillos and Marios must be visited) that is high-quality, and much more.

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