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Baja California Coastal Day Trip from San Diego

  • Day trip along the Baja California coast from San Diego
  • Soak up picturesque views as you journey along the Pacific coast into Mexico
  • Take a cultural sightseeing tour of bustling Tijuana with your informative guide
Baja California Coastal Day Trip from San Diego
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Baja California Coastal Day Trip from San Diego
From US$124.99
Add a little Mexican spice to your visit to California during this 9-hour San Diego to Baja day trip. Admire views of the vibrant blue ocean and craggy coastline as you travel south and across Mexican border. Stop first in Tijuana for a guided sightseeing tour, covering landmarks like the Tijuana bullring and the shops of Avenida Revolucion. You’ll have lunch in the seaside village of Puerto Nuevo, dining on deep-fried lobster and a margarita, before exploring the historic waterfront city of Rosarito Beach. Round-trip hotel transport is also included.
What to Expect
Get ready for your full-day Mexico getaway! You’ll be picked up in the morning from your hotel in San Diego for a drive south aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach. As you cross the California-Mexico border and journey along the breathtaking Pacific coast, you’ll be treated to picture-perfect vistas of sapphire-blue ocean waters, rugged cliffs and rolling hills.
Your first stop is Tijuana, the fourth-largest city in Mexico, where you’ll take a sightseeing tour with your guide to experience this vibrant city’s rich culture and heritage. Visit the Cultural Center, the Tijuana Bullring, the Tijuana Zoo and the Tijuana Tower, and then enjoy time to shop along Avenidad Revolution. Practice your bargaining skills as you browse more than 400 shops!
Then, it's off to Puerto Nuevo, a small community known locally as ‘Lobster Village.’ This cute little village is home to tons of shops and arts and craft stores, but its claim to fame is the group of traditional restaurants serving up the local specialty: lobster. Head to one of these restaurants to enjoy your own lobster meal (included). Chat with your fellow travelers as you savor deep-fried Pacific lobster with unlimited beans, rice, handmade tortillas and a welcome margarita.
Once you’ve had your fill, take a stroll along the waterfront while enjoying some authentic mariachi music. Then, hop on the coach and head to nearby Rosarito Beach, a blooming beachside community that was once the Mexican Hollywood during the 1920s. You’ll have some free time here to explore the city or lounge on the beach, or your guide can direct you to other activities such as horseback riding or ATV riding (own expense).
After your time in Rosarito Beach, it’s time to venture back to San Diego. Drive up the Pacific coast and savor your last views of Mexico as you cross the border and arrive back at your hotel in the evening.
Important Information
• US and Canadian citizens: You must bring a passport for re-entry into the United States.
• Non-US citizens: You must bring your passport, and you may be required to show a I-94, Multiple Entry Visa or Resident Alien Card for re-entry to the United States. You must confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler.
Reviews (46)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2018
told we were upgraded to Ensenada tour, because they neded to combine tours to make a full group. GOT NOTHING INSTEAD

Viator supposedly contracted five star to handle this Tour. Stay away from Five Star. There were 11 ouf us going on this tour. Some paid for the Ensenada tour others Baja Coastal. We were told by Juan that they need to combine the trip so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
12  Thank catara52
Reviewed 12 August 2018
Juan is the best

I booked this trip for my boyfriends birthday as our first trip to Mexico. When calling to confirm the reservation, the gentleman at 5 Star Tours was pretty rude and ended up hanging up on me. When I called back, a woman answered and was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Van had broken air condition in 110 degree heat,broken seat belts ,cracked window.Driver said air would go on in fifteen minutes,never happened. Donna McKnight

Date of experience: July 2018
7  Thank charlesrivezzo
Reviewed 18 June 2018
Almost OK

We booked in San Diego through star tours and they seemed more concerned about going home for the day than our booking. You get a quick intro to Tijuana but seems to be a lot of free time then the day is done. Meal was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
7  Thank JoefromNewZealand
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile
Great Whirlwind tour of Baja!

Met Juan and the tour group at the Train Station. We gotvon and immediately he made us feel at home. He had great commentary and insight in monuments, history, as well as present day thoughts about Mexico and the US. In Tijuana he took us...More

1  Thank Bill G
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