Just 35 miles south of San Diego, California. 20 miles to the north is Rosarito and 25 miles to the south is Ensenada.
Your U.S. auto insurance is not valid in Baja, so stop near the border at any number of insurance companies visible from the highway. Buy coverage for however many days you will be in Baja – rates are around $10 per day.
From San Diego , California , take Interstate Highway 5 south . This will take you to the San Ysidro , California border crossing (at Tijuana ). Bear to the right just after entering Mexico . As the road begins to split, take the second left where the signs read ” Rosarito-Ensenada Scenic Road .” That will take you to the road that runs along the international border (Avenida Internacional). You’ll see the border fence to your right as you travel west. You’ll stay on this road as you climb the first hill. Stay right and keep going straight. Just follow the signs marked “ENSENADA CUOTA” to the “toll-road”. Be prepared to pay approximately $2.00-$2.35 US along the toll road twice.
When you see the Plaza Del Mar entrance along the right hand side of the road you are there. Take the La Mision exit – K57 – we are one mile north.