Heading into Baja - What's Can't I Miss?

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  1. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    The wife and I are heading into Baja soon. Our only plan is to stay in Rasarito Beach for a few days then to wander around. Probably down to Encinata for a day or two then? We were just going to wander.
    So what's down there that we absolutely have to see?

    :ear
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  2. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    To get a real taste of Baja/Mexico take 3 east out of Ensenada for a while.

    Also 1 south after Ensenada over the Mountain.

    Also the free coastal road out of Rosarito Beach south then swing left under the Toll road and take the back road hilly route old road to Ensenada, pass through La Mission.
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  3. Baja Ho

    Baja Ho Been here awhile

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    The La Fonda restaurant about Eighteen miles South of Rosarito on the free road and just before the underpass at La Mision has great food, views and ambiance. They also have hillside cottages with ocean views and fireplaces, reasonably priced. If you stay there please tip the wachman in the parking lot when you leave.
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    dunerat WTF?

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    A burro show....:freakyGood times and safe travels AJ




    PS : avoid the walking steaks on the hwy:eek1
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  5. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    and avoid the livestock...just ask Tuckers.

    :hide

    But seriously slow down and dont ride at night.

    Have fun.
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    stickman1432 Crusty Adventurer

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    Here is a tip for "Baja Ho" don't loose your SPOT...............:eek1 :lol3 :wink:
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  7. Baja Ho

    Baja Ho Been here awhile

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    :clap :lol3 :lol3
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  8. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    la Bufadora. South from ensenada on the 1 then watch for the signs. easy to miss. I'm not sure how to describe it. Very cool to see though. Get yoru picture taken with a tigre while you're there.
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    Bonnie & Clyde Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Ok you must try El zurdo taco stand in rosarito beach. The have awsome pastor tacos. La bufadora already mentioned also there are some wineries close enough for a day trip. Weekend flea market in rosarito and Ensenada are interesting. Puerto Nuevo just south of rosarito is a day walk around fishing town know for fresh lobster.
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  10. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Yeah, puerto Nuevo. While in Ensenada on the weekend you can take a fishing boat around the bay. Don't worry about finding one. They'll find you.
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  11. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    awesome.... making a list of stuff.

    thanks guys - keep em comin

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    sarapicos n00b

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  13. eatpasta

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  14. TUCKERS

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    Yeah they built a four lane road back up north from the Ensenada cruise ships. It's kinda pricey and not so typical Mexico for me, the wines are expensive! As are the rooms. Cool though if you are in to that stuff. The directions on the web site suck. If you go to Ensenda you have to back track, just go to Tecate from the USA and head south on the only road.
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  15. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    Well, lobster anyway.

    Most are frozen. It's not like the old days.
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  16. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    Last time I stopped in Puerto Nuevo the lobsters were so small I felt guilty ordering them. They were more like eating large crawfish. Locals are totally willing to over fish their waters.
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  17. CA Stu

    CA Stu Tremendous slouch Super Moderator

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    It's a blowhole. Surf shoots through it, pretty cool to check out.

    http://www.bajabound.com/destinations/ensenada/labufadora.php
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  18. notmybikemodelname

    notmybikemodelname KOTW is a myth!

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    Exactly. The last time I ate there my lobster had claws. :huh

    For those who don't know, Pacific lobster don't have claws......................................
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  19. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Head further south. Mulege is awesome. The beach in Todos Santos is incredible.
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  20. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    I thought Todos Santos was an island?

    :scratch
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