Traveling from the US to Rosarito Bea...

Traveling from the US to Rosarito Beach Mexico........?

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james

Seattle, WA

#1 Feb 28, 2010
There is alot of different stories Im hearing on the blogs regarding the safety of Americans traveling over the border to Tijuana and Rosarito Beach...? It seems as if there is some changes being made to ensure safety but is it true? How many Americans do you see traveling across the border?
Baja Lover

Tijuana, Mexico

#2 Mar 1, 2010
Pleas check out these vids on Americans Traveling to Mexico
Baja Ken

Tijuana, Mexico

#3 Mar 2, 2010
Hello James,

Tourism is down, but as a resident of Rosarito I can tell you that the media has vastly overblown the situation.(Imagine that...)

The violence that has been reported is primarily gang member vs. gang member. It is important to note that of all the incidents about the drug cartel wars, not one single innocent tourist or foreign resident like myself has been involved.

Crime still exists... I'm not trying to say that you don't have to be careful of pick-pockets, car thieves, etc., but it is commonly accepted that if you stay in main business, commercial and tourist areas, you are safe. And in Rosarito, state records show that crime is down 21% overall.

I live here fulltime, so of course I am a fan of the area. I confess my bias. But I just met a family from Canada who came here during the Olympics and they flew in, walked to restaurants and shopping, played on the beach and had a great time. Tourism is coming back... little by little... but now is the time for bargains. Rates are down for everything, and you will be welcomed with open arms.

Use common sense as you would in any foreign country or unknown city anywhere in the world.

FYI:

www.rosarito.org

Feel free to write if you have any questions: [email protected] I'm not a real estate agent or business owner!
James

Seattle, WA

#4 Mar 3, 2010
Thanks Baja Ken for for your insight - If you can please keep this updated as we are planning on going to Rosarito in April -
likalika

Murrieta, CA

#5 Mar 6, 2010
Baja Ken did a good job discribing the truth about Rosarito beach, we go often and feel the same way.Remember the police will help you and the Red Cross is the place to go if your sick, they will cross you over the border and call 911 if needed. They saved my life.
Felipe Calderon

Oceanside, CA

#6 Apr 13, 2010
What an incredible crock of lies people are telling about Rosarito. The crime rate is astronomical, including crimes against Americans. This January, an American women had her car carjacked at gunpoint right on the main street of Rosarito and only two blocks from the Rosarito Hotel. A few weeks later, another American had his car jacked at gunpoint in a restaurant parking lot on the main street, Benito Juarez. Last week a woman had her car jacked at gunpoint while inside the OXXO in front of San Antonio Del Mar.

These people lying to you are involved in businesses in Rosarito. Read the US State Department travel warning on Mexico.

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/t...

It was just updated yesterday.
LA Don

Yorba Linda, CA

#7 Apr 15, 2010
Felipe Calderon wrote:
What an incredible crock of lies people are telling about Rosarito. The crime rate is astronomical, including crimes against Americans. This January, an American women had her car carjacked at gunpoint right on the main street of Rosarito and only two blocks from the Rosarito Hotel. A few weeks later, another American had his car jacked at gunpoint in a restaurant parking lot on the main street, Benito Juarez. Last week a woman had her car jacked at gunpoint while inside the OXXO in front of San Antonio Del Mar.
These people lying to you are involved in businesses in Rosarito. Read the US State Department travel warning on Mexico.
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/t...
It was just updated yesterday.
Car Jackings? Sounds like Los Angeles.
Felipe Calderon

Oceanside, CA

#8 Apr 17, 2010
LA Don wrote:
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Car Jackings? Sounds like Los Angeles.
That's because Los Angeles is the second largest Spanish speaking city in the world, behind Mexico City. Connect the dots, esse.
MJA

AOL

#9 Apr 19, 2010
Not once in the article you cited was Rosarito mentioned. In fact, here's a quote:
"While millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year (including tens of thousands who cross the land border daily for study, tourism or business and nearly one million U.S. citizens who live in Mexico), violence in the country has increased. It is imperative that U.S. citizens understand the risks in Mexico, how best to avoid dangerous situations, and who to contact if victimized. Common-sense precautions such as visiting only legitimate business and tourist areas during daylight hours, and avoiding areas where prostitution and drug dealing might occur, can help ensure that travel to Mexico is safe and enjoyable."
Ooh, sounds scary...I watch the San Diego & LA news when in Rosarito and I am appalled that the 1st 20 minutes of each news program describes the rapes, murders (including gang), carjackings and kidnappings. If only one of these incidents occured in NO Mexico, all hell would break out in the news in the US. Do you spend time in So Central LA? Probably not - I don't spend any time in E Tijuana.
Stop using coded language when describing Mexico and it's residents - we know what you're really saying and it's offensive.
joe

Rialto, CA

#12 Apr 23, 2010
did you also know that he owe the killers money for drugs. he thought he can buy drugs for cheap in mexico and thought he can get away with it. it all went wrong.
Christine Wilkie-Duke

Germany

#13 Apr 24, 2010
joe wrote:
did you also know that he owe the killers money for drugs. he thought he can buy drugs for cheap in mexico and thought he can get away with it. it all went wrong.
Then explain why these Americans were robbed/attacked in Rosarito this week:

http://www.frontera.info/EdicionEnLinea/Notas...

http://rosaritoenlanoticia.info/index.php...
Kamovi

Baja California, Mexico

#14 May 15, 2010
Christine Wilkie-Duke wrote:
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Then explain why these Americans were robbed/attacked in Rosarito this week:
http://www.frontera.info/EdicionEnLinea/Notas...
http://rosaritoenlanoticia.info/index.php...
Hey, if you're complainig so much why don't you go back to Germany? If you have a "casita" in Ensenada then be proud of it and stop whinning. We have a worse reputation because of people like you who live in Baja and still criticize our way of living. A friend of mine (Rosarito resident) got her car stolen a month ago in San Diego and we are not crying about it. It happens everywhere!!!
YONI

United States

#15 Jul 10, 2010
YOU ARE A LIER YES THERE WAS ONN CAR JACKING THERE WHERE COGHT WITH IN AN HOUR IN TIJUANA I LEAVE HERE 6 YEARS AND ALL WHAT I HERE IS MERDER IN SUN DIEGO EVERY DAY WE HAVE ONE 4 YEARS AGO AND THEN FROMTHE TIME THE FEDERAL AND ARMI/MARINS CLEAN THE ERIA IT IS CLEAN I WOULD GO OUT ON THE STREET AT 12 MIDNIGHT I WILL NOT DO IT IN SUN DIEGO LA AND NY
gatelli

Tijuana, Mexico

#16 Jul 11, 2010
Felipe Calderon wrote:
What an incredible crock of lies people are telling about Rosarito. The crime rate is astronomical, including crimes against Americans. This January, an American women had her car carjacked at gunpoint right on the main street of Rosarito and only two blocks from the Rosarito Hotel. A few weeks later, another American had his car jacked at gunpoint in a restaurant parking lot on the main street, Benito Juarez. Last week a woman had her car jacked at gunpoint while inside the OXXO in front of San Antonio Del Mar.
These people lying to you are involved in businesses in Rosarito. Read the US State Department travel warning on Mexico.
http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/t...
It was just updated yesterday.
Felipe darling, what you just described sounds just like Los Angeles. Frankly, Rosarito is a whole lot safer than LA. I live here because of that. THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE HERE ARE WONDERFUL AND KIND. I DO NOT OWN A BUSINESS HERE BUT I SURE LIKE TO SUPPORT THOSE WHO DO.
MIke

Pomona, CA

#17 Jul 11, 2010
Felipe Calderon wrote:
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That's because Los Angeles is the second largest Spanish speaking city in the world, behind Mexico City. Connect the dots, esse.
That is typicle in any US city. Look at the crimes rates. I here it all time in the news. I'm heading down there next week and I fell confident I should be okay.
shawn

Dana Point, CA

#18 Jul 13, 2010
I own a beachfront condo in Rosarito and work and live in the states, if you ask me I much rather spend my free time in Rosarito then Los Angeles or Idaho, I never had to be concern about my saftey in Rosarito but I've had plenty of time that I was concern about my saftely in LA, NY, Orlando etc..... You just have to be a little smart and avoid some people, some areas and not show off your bling bling and that goes for anywhere around the world, it's called common sense...
Jack

Warsaw, IN

#20 Jul 18, 2010
My wife and I live in a condo south of Rosarito 7 months of the year. The other 5 months are in the midwest near Chicago. We feel as safe in Rosarito as we do in Chicago. Sure, there is not zero crime, but name me a USA city that has zero crime.

Come on down, be aware of your surroundings just like you do in any major city of the world.

And by the way, not sure what will show up in the posting for my location, but when I post from the condo in Rosarito, it shows up as Tijuana.
Russ Dana Point

United States

#21 Jul 20, 2010
I also own a beachfront hse in rosarito near the Pemex plant and never had a concern about my saftey either.Been there for 20 yrs without major incidents(a few run ins with police,a couple of breakins).drive down in a older vechical if possible so you won't standout in a nice new shiney vechical .wear your seatbelt , drive the speedlimits and obey the laws and you shouldn't have a problem with police.use commonsense when your there.Avoid driving there late at night,it is best to do your driving there during the day.Always stash some extra money somewhere so you have some just in case.buying car insurance for there would be wise also.have fun and leave early for the border when going home.
just your average gringo

Glendora, CA

#22 Sep 17, 2010
Looked for a beach house for about a year and a half in Rosarito....know a bit about things.....2010 reports say crime is down 21%....great. Did they mention over 27,000 killings in mexico since 2006? Don't think so....well my comparison is saying only 20 people were eaten by sharks at so and so beach last year....NOW it's down to 14.....so now you should feel safe! I say you simply increase your chances being in the wrong place at the wrong time in and around Rosarito...all you biz owners should simply face the reality of things...it is only a matter of days until another tourist gets hurt or killed RANDOMLY. Additionally, the realtors are liars and property is not worth anything close to the prices pitched to gringos. Locals buy for about half the asking prices (sorry it's a fact as my bookkeeper is Mexican and sister (living in Ensenada) bought a property last year. I have nothing to gain or lose by my writing the FACTS. Wouldn't go back if property was free........
Christine Wilkie-Duke

Ramona, CA

#23 Jan 30, 2011
Well, I'm back from Germany. Now read the real numbers:

Tijuana murders 2010 = 808; Population = 1,784,034
San Diego murders 2010 = 29; Population = 1,385,524
Los Angeles murders 2010 = 278; Population = 4,094,764

Murder rate per 100,000:
Tijuana = 45.4
Los Angeles = 6.8
San Diego = 2.1

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