16 Cool Things to Do in Ensenada, Baja California

Approximately one hour south of the United States border at San Ysidro, Ensenada is an ideal destination for wine tasting, fresh seafood and whale watching to name just a few. The third largest city in Baja California, Ensenada is a great place to get away for the weekend with a plentiful selection of hotels, bed and breakfasts and spas. Here are a few things to do in Ensenada and surrounding area if your plans include this destination in the near future.
Finca la Divina, Ensenada

Sip on wines from the region at Chef Javier Plascencia’s bed and breakfast, Finca la Divina.

16 Cool Things to Do in Ensenada

  1. Visit “La Bufadora” the only marine geyser in North America
  2. Travel the wine route, where 90 % of Mexico’s wine is produced
  3. Experience grey whale sightings in Ensenada
  4. Visit the seafood market, one of the largest in the country
  5. Taste the traditional Ensenada fish tacos
  6. Visit the Rivera Center of the Pacific, former Casino of the 1930s’s
  7. Visit the sand dunes
  8. Partake in Vendimia the last two weeks of August
  9. Explore in the canopy tour in the “Las Cañadas”
  10. Eat shellfish or clams cocktail in any street cart
  11. If you are a first-time visitor, stop by historic Hussongs for an ice cold beer
  12. Savor french pastries at the oldest French restaurant in Mexico, “Rey Sol”
  13. Visit the only Cheese Cava in Mexico in the town of Real Castillo in Ensenada
  14. Take a stroll in Ensenada Bay on a tour barge to see dolphins and sea lions
  15. Surf or windsurf on San Miguel’s black sand beaches
  16. Visit state-of-the-art wine museum in Valle de Guadalupe

Have you visited Ensenada?  If so, what are some of your favorite things to do?

List courtesy of Discover Baja California website.

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Susie Albin-Najera

Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of ‘The Real Heroes of Mexico’ showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at info@themexicoreport.com


2 comments for “16 Cool Things to Do in Ensenada, Baja California

  1. 2016-08-30 at 6:19 pm

    Do an atv tour with atvensenada.com

  2. Mario DeNero
    2013-09-08 at 11:04 am

    I would like more info. of Mexico Right now I’m residing in Rosarito but have plans to go to Center of the Republic.. Thank you

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