A Lobster Mecca’s Landmark Lodging: Puerto Nuevo Baja Hotel and Villas
Puerto Nuevo is located a short distance from Rosarito Beach, and in addition to its well-earned reputation as a lobster mecca, is also home to one of Baja Norte’s most impressive hotels, Puerto Nuevo Baja Hotel & Villas. Formerly known as the Grand Baja Resort, this benchmark lodging boasts a gorgeous setting overlooking the Pacific, and features 135 elegantly appointed ocean view rooms, as well as first-class service and amenities, and delicious seafood dishes at the onsite Vista al Mar Restaurant.
The rooms at Puerto Nuevo Baja Resort and Villas showcase contemporary Mexican style, and are outfitted with all the latest amenities, including free phone calls, television, and a full kitchenette. Of course, if you don’t feel like cooking, room service is always available. In addition to the flawlessly appointed accommodations, the resort also offers enormous indoor and outdoor swimming pools, two jacuzzis, a playground for children, a firepit, and an onsite spa for adults, La Vid, that specializes in manicures, pedicures, massages, and other relaxing treatments.
There are a variety of other activities available to resort visitors, including picturesque walks through charming downtown Puerto Nuevo. This lovely little village is world famous for its lobster fishing, and for the way in which the crustaceans are prepared: pan fried with rice, beans, and tortillas. In addition to its buttery delights, which not only highlight the Vista al Mar menu but are found at more than 30 area restaurants, Puerto Nuevo also offers traditional Mexican ambiance, with mariachis strolling the streets, and merchants selling colorful blankets and pottery.
Given its spectacular setting, it should come as no surprise that Puerto Nuevo Baja Hotel and Villas is a popular spot for weddings and renewal of vows ceremonies. The hotel has long been considered the signature special events venue in Rosarito, and boasts its own onsite wedding and events coordinator. In addition to the ample accommodations options – which include courtesy rooms for newlyweds and special rates for their guests – the hotel features dining rooms that can host up to 350 people for receptions and rehearsal dinners. Meeting and convention facilities are also available.
Puerto Nuevo Baja Hotel and Villas is also on Baja’s wine route, and visitors to the hotel should definitely take advantage of opportunities to sample the liquid treasures of Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico’s premier wine making region. In fact, tours and packages can be booked right at the hotel. Puerto Nuevo’s finest luxury lodging is also located near the beautiful port of Ensenada, home to some of the peninsula’s finest restaurants.
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