Camping in Rosarito Mexico

Only 30 minutes south of Tijuana is the seaside destination of Rosarito, Mexico. Located in the northern Baja peninsula, this town is known for epic surf breaks and for being a convenient getaway that doesn’t require long drives farther down the peninsula. Visitors will find resorts, a vibrant nightlife and wide open beaches to explore.

Rosarito is also ideal for camping. You can pitch a tent in a budget space or opt for full hookups at RV sites. While you won’t find many options for free or “wild camping”, there are plenty of spaces to set up at reasonable prices. Planning a trip is easy and the drive is a direct highway route down the coast!

Rosarito RV Parks

Let’s start with the RV camping options. Many of these also allow campervans and tents as well. It’s best to book ahead because festivals and big events can make it difficult to find open space on certain days. If you don’t mind staying farther outside of town, there are a few additional options to the north and the south.  Ensenada also has a ton of RV parking if you want an alternative destination in the same region.

RV by the Sea – If you don’t want to haul an RV across the border, just book this rental. It’s an RV themed vacation home that is a single structure in the shape of a trailer. It’s super nice, on the beach and is a wonderful place to stay.

Mel’s Landing – One of the best options for RVers is situated adjacent to the beach and within easy walking distance of services. They have full hookups, restrooms and staff on-site. There are only a few dedicated RV parks in the area and this one has some prime real estate.

Popotla Mobile Home Park – Don’t let the name fool you. This business has camping, rentals, RV sites and a fantastic restaurant and bar. Call ahead to reserve sites or shoot them a message on Facebook. 

Armando’s Place – You can find the exact location on iOverlander. It’s basically a small parking lot that’s ideal for camper vans and Class B RVs. They do have hookup options and a place to dump your tanks. If the surf is right, it can be a good place to camp between sets. 

Campgrounds in Rosarito for Tents and Non-RV’s

Alisitos K58 Camping – This is our favorite for pitching a tent or car camping. There’s plenty of space for camper vans and even smaller RVs here. You park and set up right above the beach for direct access and open views of the ocean. They also have showers and toilets on-site. You might experience some noise and partying on the weekends but that is pretty normal for this area at any campsite. 

Playa Hermosa 777 – Situated on a beautiful beach, they have the perfect camping setup. You have secure sites with locked gates at night and also have direct beach access. A vacation house is also available for rent, making it a great option for groups who want a combination of house access and camping platforms.

Maleke Rosarito – They have campsites, glamping tents and great rates for an upscale and super clean campground with easy beach access. The reviews are all top notch from customers as well. 

Rancho Don Pancho – This location isn’t beachfront but it offers plenty of space, rental cabins and campsites. It does have strict rules and a Christian theme. It’s very family friendly and a good place for a quiet experience.

Camping on Rosarito Beach – There is one area where some visitors camp for free directly on Rosarito Beach. You’ll need a 4×4 capable of driving through sand to reach the beach and it’s really not the best option. There’s no security and you will be responsible for keeping an eye on your camp and personal belongings at all times.

Planning Your Visit to Rosarito

The cool Pacific breeze, wonderful climate and culture of the city make for an unforgettable trip. This is one you want to plan ahead for however. Look at the local events calendar to see the concerts and festivals that bring visitors to the area. If you want to join the party, book ahead and join the party.

For folks wanting a quieter experience, look to the weekdays and times between big events. There are plenty of time-windows with lower traffic where you’ll have more space on the beaches and less noise while camping at night.