Planning Your Time
Many travelers prefer to limit time in the border region in order to maximize time at Southern Baja destinations; however, Tijuana, Rosarito, and Tecate each have their own appeal. You might spend a day, a weekend, or, in the case of Rosarito, a whole week enjoying the culture and adjusting to the change of pace.
If you’re heading all the way to Baja California Sur, you can cover the length of Baja California (Norte) from Tijuana to Guerrero Negro in one long day, or, more comfortably, with a stopover in San Quintín or El Rosario.
Northwestern Baja enjoys a dry and comfortable climate year-round, much like Southern California. The beaches between Rosarito and Ensenada are warmest and most crowded July–September. Winter months tend to be cold and cloudy.
© Nikki Goth Itoi from Moon Baja, 9th Edition