Baja California/Tijuana question
April 23, 2009 6:00 PM   Subscribe

I'm planning a (solo) weekend trip to Baja California in late May/early June. Need some planning/lodging advice!

I'm planning a (solo) weekend trip to Baja California in late May/early June.

I'll arrive across the border from San Diego to Tijuana, and I will be staying the night in Tijuana, and then will rent a car the following morning. I'd like a quiet weekend by myself, and I'm thinking San Felipe might be the best place for a chill place by the beach to stay that isn't too isolated.

I speak Spanish, so there is no issue with language. I have driven in several Latin American countries before, so i'm completely comfortable with that as well. And finally, yes - I am aware of the current safety situation.

SO, with that in mind:

With a long weekend in Baja California (the northern part)
1) Can you recommend a decent hotel (25-40/night) in Tijuana to stay at? (All the guides (LP, Moon, Rough Guide) suggest various places, but I wanted to hear recent, personal experience.
2) If i wanted a quiet, decent-sized beach town, would you recommend San Felipe? Or somewhere else? (Rosarito and Enseneda look exactly like what I want to avoid - gringo heavy and resort filled)

And finally, any must-dos, in Baja outside of the Tijuana Cultural Center?
posted by waylaid to Travel & Transportation around Mexico (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: Oops. Apologies for the bad formatting...
posted by waylaid at 6:01 PM on April 23, 2009

Northern Baja has been ruined by developers. Especially San Felipe. Sorry. Can you go further south? The further south you can go, the better.
posted by telstar at 4:57 AM on April 24, 2009

Response by poster: With the economy being the way it is, I managed to stay at great places in Baja (Tijuana, San Felipe, and Rosarito), even on a weekend, for under $50 bucks. This included places with wireless internet.
posted by waylaid at 10:22 PM on June 8, 2009

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