El Dorado Ranch is located about 10 minutes north of town. This is a gated community with tennis, golf, pools, restaurants, and beautiful beach. There is 24hour security so you know youre safe and secure. El Dorado Ranch is a huge community and is split into two sides by San Felipe - Mexicali Highway 5. The West Side which faces the mountain, is commonly referred as El Dorado Ranch, while the East Side of the highway, which is also the beachside, is referred to as La Ventana del Mar. Choosing whether to rent on the Mountain Side or Beachside depends on what is important to you. If you prefer to be walking distance to the beach, then thats an easy choice. However, if you prefer a heated pool, the heated pool is on the mountain side.
Another reason to stay on the Beachside is if you are a golfer, as the 18-hole golf course is on the Beachside. But if you prefer the to be surrounded by the desert landscape, then the Mountain Side will be your preference. The Mountain side is also ATV friendly on like the Beachside.
Regardless of whether you are renting on the Beachside or Mountain side you can access into either side of the ranch. However, note that pool access is limited by which side of the ranch you are renting. Beachside renters can only access beachside swimming pools and Mountainside renters can only access mountain side swimming pools.