From the San Diego/Tijuana Border to Las Gaviotas
Las Gaviotas Address
Escenica Tijuana-Ensenada 41.5, Las Gaviotas, 22713 B.C., Mexico
Directions to Las Gaviotas
From San Diego take Interstate 5 or Interstate 805 south to the San Ysidro border crossing (at Tijuana), the freeway takes you right into Mexico.
The well-maintained toll road (cuota) is fast and easy with beautiful ocean views. The toll highway is also patrolled by the "Green Angels," a mobile mechanic that will assist you in the event you have mechanical problems. There are solar-powered call boxes located about every two miles along the toll road. If you need help just pick up the phone and a bilingual operator will provide assistance.
On your way to Las Gaviotas, you will encounter 2 toll booths that will be approximately 32 pesos ($2.00 USD) each.
To get to the toll road from the border, bear to the right just after entering Mexico. As the road merges with other lanes get over to the far right as soon as possible to avoid missing the exit. Take the exit marked Playas de Tijuana Rosarito. This will take you to the road that runs along the international border (Avenida Internacional). You'll see the border fence to your right as you travel west. You'll stay on this road as you climb the first hill. Stay right and keep going straight.
As you drop down into the canyon, you'll want to take the right turn-off to the road going west (Ensenada Quota). As you merge, move over into the left lane. Going up the next hill Playas de Tijuana (the beach community of Tijuana) will be off to your right. The toll road to Las Gaviotas goes to the left.
Just ahead is the first toll booth. A toll fee of approximately $2.00 USD will take you all the way to Rosarito Beach. The 17-mile scenic trip will take about twenty minutes. It is a beautiful trip. Some of northern Baja California's most spectacular scenery is along this route that glides along the coast with its unblemished views of the Pacific Ocean.
At the south end of the town of Rosarito Beach, there will be a large gas station with an easy on/off for gas. Shortly after the station is the second toll booth with another fee of $2.00 USD.
Once through the second toll booth follow the toll road to the Puerto Nuevo exit. This exit will take you beyond Las Gaviotas. Once you exit the toll road turn right onto the Rosarito-Ensenada free road. Las Gaviotas will be approximately 1/4 mile on your left.
Below is a video showing the drive to Ollie's Pizza, 1/4 mile north of Las Gaviotas.
You can find more information about Las Gaviotas at the Home Owners Association website LasGaviotasBC.com. Here you will find our website listed as LasGaviotasRentals.net.
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