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Spring Breakers a dud in Rosarito
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Pese a haber superado la afluencia de visitantes del año pasado, la derrama económica que dejaron los “spring break” en restaurantes fue modesta y no logró cumplir con las expectativas del sector.

Reflejo de que la crisis sigue pegando fuerte en Estados Unidos, los jóvenes universitarios anglosajones siguen limitando sus gastos durante su estancia en Rosarito.

Restauranteros revelaron que aun cuando las ventas se reactivaron el pasado fin de semana, el consumo de los spring break fue bajo y algunos de ellos llegaron incluso a “regatear” en los restaurantes.

Consideraron que es reflejo del bajo poder adquisitivo que traen los jóvenes estadounidenses pese a que pagan cuartos de hotel.

Es el turismo familiar de ambos lados de la frontera el que sigue haciendo “fuerte” las ventas de los restaurantes y se espera que en esta temporada de Semana Santa la reactivación sea mucho mejor en todo el sector turístico.

“Los spring break ya no traen dinero más que para hotel, comida y cervezas…No dejan más derrama. No compran nada más. Ya es mucho mejor el turismo de Mexicali que gasta más en restaurantes y compra más cosas”, dijo un prestador de servicios turísticos.


http://www.ecosderosarito.com/articulos/?sn=988

In spite of having a greater influx of visitors than last year, the economic flow left by the "Spring Breakers" in restaurants was modest and did not meet the expectations of the business sector.

Reflecting that the economic crisis continues to strongly hit the United States, the young Anglo Saxon university students continue limiting their expenditures while staying in Rosarito.

Restaurant operators said that even though sales increased last weekend, consumption by the Spring Break crown was low and some of them came and "haggled" in the restaurants.

They consider this a reflection of the lower purchasing power of the American youths, even though they do pay for hotel rooms.

It is family tourism from both sides of the border which continues generating "strong" sales in the restaurants and it is hoped that during Easter Week the business reactivation will be better in all the tourist sector.

"The Spring Breakers no longer bring any more money than to just pay the hotel, and buy food and beer...They don't spend any more money. They buy nothing more. The tourists from Mexicali are spending more money in restaurants and buy more things," said a tourist service provider.
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#2
Boo-hoo.

Why does Rosarito think it's a destination for spring-breakers?

If any college student is in Rosarito for spring break, they're just passing through. Rosarito is not a tourist attraction nor spring break destination. There's a lot more fun to be had in the U.S. and college kids aren't going to buy cheap trinkets.

What does Rosarito have to offer? What industries does it have? What unique cuisine? The only thing it seems to offer is the up chance that you'd get shot on a polluted beach.

And what the fuck? Did Mexico not get the memo that Anglo-Saxons make up about 30% of America? You expect some kids to put out money for anything more than beer, food, and lodging? While your own are living at home jobless? Wake the fuck up.

Who the fuck goes to Mexicali for tourism? Really, what the fuck do they have to offer? Rather than a dose of insobriety and delusion.
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#3
Rosarito was indeed the #1 Spring Break Destination for many years. The locals would groan about the clogged streets. There were many good concerts and the big beach clubs promoted it.
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The only allure of Rosarito, or Mexico for that matter, for college kids is that they can legally drink at age 18. That is Mexico's Spring Break market: 18 to 21-years old's pissing and puking all over the place.
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(04-12-2014, 10:23 PM)Woooosh Wrote: Rosarito was indeed the #1 Spring Break Destination for many years. The locals would groan about the clogged streets. There were many good concerts and the big beach clubs promoted it.

I should stop cursing so much. Do you know when that might have been? When I was in high school and college, I never once heard of Rosarito. I never even knew the town existed until three years ago.

(04-12-2014, 11:03 PM)Fulano Wrote: The only allure of Rosarito, or Mexico for that matter, for college kids is that they can legally drink at age 18. That is Mexico's Spring Break market: 18 to 21-years old's pissing and puking all over the place.

I would have laughed silly at them while knocking down a pint with a self-bought pack of cigarettes. All in a pub in London at 15-years-old.

When you're 15 and getting hit on by 17-year-old girls in a neighborhood pub. Holy mole.
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Well, my attraction to Baja was the surf.
I can remember being in a restaurant in Tijuana packed with tourists.
The waiter would pour tequila in the tourists mouth, and then whistle very loud.
I guess that was 25 or 30 years ago. The revolution ave has not been like
that for a long time. Although, I did have a great time at the tequila festival a
few years ago. There was a boom period in Rosarito many years ago. I don't think it will
come back. A great deal of the town looks like a war zone to me. Why would anybody
from San Diego want to visit? Unless you like an adventure, I guess.
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#7
The changes and lack of tourists in Rosarito is remarkable. It reminds me of a bankrupt amusement park that you drive by.

I can recall when during spring break and also every single summer weekend
(and also "most" summer weekdays) when the entire town was packed. The hotels were full and the big clubs had lines waiting to get inside. Partying continued 24 hours a day.

Are the bigger clubs in Rosarito still even open anymore?

Rosarito no longer offers anything to attract spring breakers or tourists for that matter. The town is sleepy except for the huge amount of criminals. It's to bad for the locals...no more tourist dollars flooding the area. I don't believe we will ever see the good old days of people flocking to Rosarito.

Three things changed...it will never go back to what it was:

1) INCREASED CRIME;

2) The need for passports
to cross the border;

and,

3) The economy in the
USA.

We will never see the stars aline in the manner they once did to make Rosarito a hotspot. It is no longer a fun place to go. I don't ever see the town getting back to where it once was, EVER.
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#8
When Playboy magazine named Rosarito Beach the Spring Break Capital- men still bought Playboy Magazine instead of getting porn on line. The huge Beachfront clubs (Papas and Beer, Iggy's, Azecta) had lines out the door. The beginning of the end of Spring Break was when Iggy's was kidnapped and moved to the USA for safety. He spent a lot of money promoting Spring Break and no one picked up the slack when he left. The southwest US colleges had bus groups and all-inclusive packages- but the kids had no passports. Aside from the economy, crime and border crossing times- the passport requirement was the biggest killer of the 18-21 crowd. If one person (read student whose parents wouldn't give it to them) in a social group didn't have a passport they would all go somewhere else- and have. This downturn happened the same time Trump Baja scammed $30Million from US investors so a perfect storm shut down Rosarito and Rosarito Spring Break.

Downtown Rosarito turned to blight and although the new street project on the boulevard is beautiful and well-executed there is no "life" to that area and many storefronts are still boarded up. The Malecon is the only glimmer of hope.

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#9
Wow. I never realized. That must have been before my time. I've only known it as a ghost town. The times I've visited, I spent the day at the old beach hotel bar having margaritas by the pool. My friends and I had the whole place to ourselves.
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#10
Well Tlacos- Last weekend downtown Rosarito was a ghost town at the Papas & Beer end of the strip (the tourist zone). All the action was north near the Smart & Final for a vinatge car show and "Sand Drag Races". Years ago the Tourist Zone clubs would be packed every Sunday afternoon with college students drinking, playing Volleyball and enjoying the wet T-Shirt contests. The Tourist Zone developed around these large (two city blocks) beach clubs catering to young, college age people. They aren't here. The Mexican tourists come with their family and San Drag races are a better entertainment match for them. Smart idea. Rosarito better start thinking about converting the behemoth beach bars into family friendly and safe all-inclusive beach-parks. jmho

Nothing going on at Papas & Beer (on the right) nor on the beach Sunday afternoon...
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or at Club Bombay (formerly Club Azteca...can you tell? lol)...
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Senor Iggys directly on the beautiful new main street is boarded up and for sale (all you nightclub investors with bottomless pockets please step up!)
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and Macho Taco did not even bother to open.
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But WhoHoo! The monster trucks are raking it in pesos (and the fun actually).
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The Colonia Constitution swap on Sundays is always fun...
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so were these ladies...
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