Great Events Plus Wonderful Shopping Opportunities
ROSARITO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO---Sometimes its’ fun to roam a bit from home for the holidays --- and this year the Rosarito Beach Hotel & Resort offers plenty of festive yet affordable ways to enjoy this special season.
And there’s an additional bonus. A trip to Rosarito this time of year offers the chance to purchase some wonderful and unique holiday gifts at amazing prices --- including arts, crafts and products from Baja’s Wine Valley--- without fighting that frustrating holiday traffic in the U.S.
Among great hotel offerings for two-nation celebrations that make it possible to vacation, celebrate and shop at the same time:
Nov. 2: Day of the Dead & Halloween Celebration
This two-nation celebration includes live dance music, altar exhibits, costume contest with prizes, folkloric dances, family activities and more. A one-night lodging package in an oceanfront room is $119, including two tickets to the dance. A farmers’ market with Baja’s best produce will be held in the hotel’s oceanfront gardens in conjunction with the celebration.
Nov. 8-11: U.S. Veterans’ Day
The Phil Friedman Outdoors Weekend Event
Nov. 28-30: Thanksgiving Weekend
A wonderful holiday lodging and dinner package is offered at $139. As well as one-night in an oceanfront room, it includes traditional Thanksgiving dinner for two adults and two children. Plus two children under 12 can always stay in their parents, room for free.
Thanksgiving dinners will be served from noon until 10 p.m. from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1 in the hotel’s Azteca and Casa Blanca restaurants. Prices begin at $16.90 for adults and $7.95 for children.
Nov. 29 & 30: Shopping Extravaganza
A chance to enjoy the hotel’s (much less stressful) version of Black Friday shopping, as some of Baja’s best artists present an exhibit from 11 to 5, followed by a Nov. 30 farmers’ market. Many shops, galleries and Baja’s Wine Country also are nearby. It is the perfect chance to combine a wonderful holiday mini-vacation south of the border with stress-free holiday shopping.
Dec. 31: New Year’s Celebration
A special $269 package includes an oceanfront room and admission for two to the hotel’s legendary New Year’s Eve Party (normally $85 for adults and $50 for children until Dec. 20). As well as the exquisite dinner buffet, the celebration includes live music and dancing, plus an international show in the Salon Mexicano ballroom. Doors open at 7.
Further details on these and more activities and specials are available atwww.rosaritobeachhotel.com
(With almost 500 rooms and suites, the Rosarito Hotel & Resort’s amenities include restaurants, bars, an elegant spa, plus a wide beach for horseback and ATV riding. The resort has its own fishing pier, and two children under 12 can always stay free in their parent’s room at the family-friendly hotel.
The Rosarito Beach Hotel & Resort is totally self-contained yet only a short stroll from the heart of the city’s downtown tourist district. The resort offers time shares and full ownership of luxury suites through its condo-hotel program.)