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San Diego Uptown News | Aug. 5–18, 2011


Technically superior dentistry in a spa atmosphere

By Randy Kalp



• Do not drive at night if you don’t have to. The likelihood of encountering bandits or hitting a roaming cow increases after sundown.

• Each of the aforementioned villages gladly accepts U.S. currency, so there is no need


eyond the notorious avenues of Tijuana and the eternal

spring-break atmosphere of Ro- sarito, lies a stretch of coastline devoid of billboards, sprawling suburbs and rush hour traffic jams—imagine San Diego in the early 1900s. Baja California Norte’s long, sparse sections of undeveloped coastline are complemented by small, seaside villages, some no bigger than a cantina and a hotel, where a dol- lar stretches almost as far as the horizon.

PUERTO NUEVO If Rosarito is Tijuana’s

younger, dumber sister, then Puerto Nuevo is its chill aunt. Founded in the late 1950s by a few fishing families, Puerto Nuevo is the place to go for fresh, cheap lobster. Just 50 minutes from downtown San Diego, Puerto Nuevo’s main draw is


we had ever experienced, and we learned that this particular aircraft can definitely be categorized as “green” for its fuel consumption and earth-friendly, limited emissions. We landed in London’s

Heathrow on time and made our way through security without much fuss, though the lines were definitely longer than in San Diego. We found our connecting flight to Munich quite easily and in 90-minutes, arrived at our des- tination in truly “record” time. Tony and I are convinced. Save yourself time, stress and hassle, and book British Airways from San Diego for your next flight to London and destinations beyond.u

to exchange your money.

• When driving in Mexico, it is always a good idea to buy Mexican Insurance. Coverage costs vary but tend to average around $20 for basic coverage. Travelers can buy insurance policies in San Ysidro or online.

its abundance of fresh lobster served up in traditional Puerto Nuevo style—pan-fried with a side of rice, beans and tortillas. There are more than 30 restau- rants in Puerto Nuevo, including the village’s first eatery, Puerto Nuevo 1.

LA FONDA For a village the size of a

shopping center, La Fonda has a lot to offer San Diegans who want a relaxing getaway. Just 40 miles from the San Yisdro border crossing, La Fonda’s seaside restaurants and bars provide an ideal backdrop for mid-day margaritas. The small costal village is a perfect spot for budget-conscious travelers and families who enjoy fine dining and oceanfront rooms, but don’t want to have to take out a second mortgage to do it. Ocean view rooms can be had

for under $100 a night, and if you want to go even cheaper, La Fonda also has a campground (no hook ups), which costs between $15 and $23.

LA SALINA BEACH The best way to find La Salina is to follow the white high- way markers to kilometer 71; keep your eyes sharp, though, because it’s easy to pass right by this little slice of paradise. While developers have built up the nearby marina, the hallmark of La Salina Beach is still its lone cantina and hotel. Overlooking a huge sandy beach, the cantina offers good, but cheap, food and drinks as well as a deep jukebox and pool table. Above the cantina are a handful of rooms, ranging from $45-$65 (WiFi included). The rooms are spacious and each one has a balcony overlook- ing the beach.u

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