2014 Tecate Score Baja 1000
Norra Mexican 1000
On Saturday, May 10 the Bikes will begin the off road race to cabo from Ensenada. El Rosario is their first leg of the 2014 Norra Mexican 1000 called the "Happiest Race on Earth.”
Mama Espinoza in El Rosario could be compared to George Bailey in the Christmas Carol, “It’s a wonderful life.” It was a Baja 1000 check point since the first Baja 1000 in 1967. Before 1973 El Rosario was the end of the paved Trans-Peninsula Highway. For Baja’s Dominican friars, El Rosario in 1774, was their first mission: Although the Jesuits built the first Baja Mission in 1683. The Missions were connected by what is now known as, “Camino Real de California” or Royal Walking Path of California.
Prices at Mama Espinoza’s are reasonable, and although one sees considerable history on the walls, what one can’t see on the walls is that Mama Espinosa played a part in inspiring the creation of the Flying Samaritans and other organizations that provide free health care to the poor in Baja California. Born in 1906, Anita opened the doors of her house as a stop for dinner for travelers, in 1930, providing the now famous “Lobster Burrito” and Fuel, with the name of “Espinoza’s House.”
Today Anita has her daughter manage the restaurant; Anita visits the restaurant and has over 100 years of first hand history, including the Mexican Revolution when rebels overtook the town. A right turn at Mama Expinoza’s will take you to local beaches, Punta Baja and points south on the west coast. Highway 1 continues inland from here for over 150 miles before it begins to return to the west coast, with routes towards either coast off Highway 1.
On the north end of town is the BAJA CACTUS MOTEL, (22 Rooms), Mama Espinosa has the CABANAS ESPINOSA, (12 clean rooms just steps away from her famous restaurant.). A Bed and Breakfast is just south of town. Sinai Motel and R.V is located on the South end of town.
Fossil Beds Near El Rosario
Museum of Fossils is south of town on the right side of the street. Approximately 1,820 meters of Aptian-Albian Alisitos Formation is continuously exposed within a 100 square kilometer area east of El Rosario, Baja California. Estimated to be 90 to 130 million year old. Eighty-four species of the molluscan class Bivalvia are recorded in the Alisitos Formation.