Baja's Best Destinations for Father's Day
Father's Day is fast approaching. Dads are notoriously difficult to shop for, so instead of planning a gift, why not plan a trip? There is something in Baja for all types of fathers: fishing, boating, golfing or just sitting back and enjoying a cerveza on the beach. There are literally hundreds of enchanting destinations in Baja for Father's Day; here is just a sampling of some of the best.
Real Del Mar Golf Resort and Spa
Halfway between Tijuana and Rosarito on the Pacific coast of the Baja is the secluded golf resort the Real del Mar. This enchanting resort is situated on a bluff overlooking the ocean, taking full advantage of the refreshing ocean breezes. The green is a championship par 72-hole course with 6,400 yards of golf dotted with six lakes. Special golf packages at the resort include room, unlimited golf and meals at the hotel's fine dining restaurant. The Real Del Mar is the perfect destination for a Father's Day road trip since it is only an hour south of the U.S. border.
La Fonda Resort and Spa
Just 36 miles from the U.S. border on Baja's carretera Tijuana, on the Pacific coast, lies the La Fonda Resort and Spa. This laid back destination is an affordable option for those looking for a Father's day trip that won't put them in debt for a year. Enjoy fine dining in the hotel’s sea side restaurant, refreshing drinks in the beach side palapa bar and breathtaking scenery everywhere you look. The spa features a full range of spa services including massage, facials, pedicures and manicures. Sunday Brunch is famous at La Fonda, where the mouth-watering Spanish style paella is not to be missed, and, of course, the all-you-can-drink Bloody Marys. Check the hotel's website for special discounts, packages and promotions.
El Dorado Ranch, San Felipe
San Felipe is one of Baja California's best-kept secrets. This quiet resort town on the Sea of Cortez is just hours from the border, but seems like a world away. Stunning beaches, beautiful deserts and a nice selection of resort hotels makes San Felipe a great place for a vacation any time, but especially for Father's Day. The El Dorado Ranch is a community and a resort, featuring time-shares, condos and hotel rooms. World class golfing is available at the championship 18-hole Las Caras de Mexico Golf Course. For Father's Day, a special brunch will be served in the Pavilions Restaurant, located adjacent to the golf course. Brunch will be served from 9:30 until 12:30 and reservations are recommended.
You don't have to go far to get to these Baja Father's Day destinations. Each makes a fun and unique road trip that will add to the memory of this Father's Day excursion. To prepare for your trip, it is suggested you make reservations ahead of time with the hotel of your choice. You will also need to get Mexican auto insurance for your vehicle. Purchase it online ahead of time to make crossing the border a breeze. Treat the father in your life to a Father's Day treat that he will never forget. Take him to Baja for the adventure of a lifetime!