Getting to San Antonio Del Mar
Kilometer 19 MEX D1, San Antonio Del Mar, Baja California, 22560, MX
From San Diego take Interstate 5 or Interstate 805 south to the San Ysidro border crossing (at Tijuana), the freeway takes you right into Mexico.
The well maintained toll road (cuota) is fast and easy with beautiful ocean views. The toll highway is also patrolled by the “Green Angels,” a mobile mechanic that will assist you in the event you have mechanical problems. There are solar powered call boxes located about every two miles along the toll road. If you need help just pick up the phone and a bilingual operator will provide assistance.
On your way to San Antonio Del Mar you will encounter 1 toll booth that will be approximately 30 pesos ($2.00 USD).
To get to the toll road from the border, bear to the right just after entering Mexico. As the road merges with other lanes get over to the far right as soon as possible to avoid missing the exit. Take the exit marked Playas de Tijuana Rosarito. This 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.
As you drop down into the canyon, you’ll want to take the right turn-off to the road going west (Ensenada Quota). As you merge, move over into the left lane. Going up the next hill Playas de Tijuana (the beach community of Tijuana) will be off to your right. The toll road to San Antonio Del Mar goes to the left.
Just ahead is the toll booth. The toll fee is approximately $2.00 USD. The short scenic trip will take only 5 minutes.
At KM18 (look for the KM markers), look ahead for the Real Del Mar bridge which is painted orange. Immediately after the bridge there will be a sign that says San Antonio Del Mar Nte – the exit will come up quick and be very short.
For step by step directions, with photos for crossing the border and getting to the toll road, visit bajabound.com.