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Ensenada
In Ensenada, only 80 miles south of San Diego, travellers can get a taste of Mexican food, culture and nightlife. Californians flock to this beautiful sea port, one of the largest on the Baja peninsula, for rest, relaxation and excellent outdoor recreation activities. From surfing and sea kayaking to horseriding and mountain biking, even the most discerning sportsperson will be impressed. Ensenada's nightlife is also a big draw. Papas and Beer and Hussong's Cantina serve up an on-going party atmosphere and lots of tequila, while nearby vineyards offer wine-tasting in a more traditional and serene setting. Nature enthusiasts are thrilled by the sight of grey whales and the underwater cave that randomly squirts water... more In Ensenada, only 80 miles south of San Diego, travellers can get a taste of Mexican food, culture and nightlife. Californians flock to this beautiful sea port, one of the largest on the Baja peninsula, for rest, relaxation and excellent outdoor recreation activities. From surfing and sea kayaking to horseriding and mountain biking, even the most discerning sportsperson will be impressed. Ensenada's nightlife is also a big draw. Papas and Beer and Hussong's Cantina serve up an on-going party atmosphere and lots of tequila, while nearby vineyards offer wine-tasting in a more traditional and serene setting. Nature enthusiasts are thrilled by the sight of grey whales and the underwater cave that randomly squirts water at onlookers. Whatever your interests, enchanting Ensenada will not disappoint. less

All things to do » Things to do

Museo de la vid y el vino
Museo de la vid y el vino
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Bahia de Los Angeles
Bahia de Los Angeles
This beautiful, island-studded bay is a prime spot for all kinds of aquatic activities, including windsurfing, kayaking and whale-watching.
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
First Street
First Street
This street is lined with shops selling curio, with many items costing under $5.
Attraction type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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La Bufadora
La Bufadora
Roughly translated as "the snorter," this underwater cave regularly sucks in sea water and spits it out the cave's top drenching visitors to the site.
Attraction type: Caverns/ Caves; Geologic Formations
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Rivera del Pacifico
Rivera del Pacifico
Once a casino, this graceful white building is now an architectural monument and features tours of its voluptuous interiors.
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings

All places to eat » Places to eat

Geppetto's Pizzeria & Bistro
Geppetto's Pizzeria & Bistro
Ranked #1 of 180 Restaurants in Ensenada
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta
Good for: Groups
Dining options: Dinner
Mama Bear's Pizza
Mama Bear's Pizza
Ranked #2 of 180 Restaurants in Ensenada
Price: USD 5 - 10
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Pizza
Good for: Outdoor seating, View
Dining options: Delivery
Finca Altozano
Finca Altozano
Ranked #3 of 180 Restaurants in Ensenada
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations, After-hours
Le Pinche Frances
Le Pinche Frances
Ranked #4 of 180 Restaurants in Ensenada
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, After-hours
Muelle3
Muelle3
Ranked #5 of 180 Restaurants in Ensenada
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Monalisa Beach Resort
Monalisa Beach Resort
USD 40 - 200
Ranked #3 of 17 Ensenada B&B and Inns
Motel America
Motel America
USD 28 - 30
Ranked #10 of 36 Hotels in Ensenada
Ensenada Backpacker
Ensenada Backpacker
USD 20 - 41
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Casa Encinares Bed and Breakfast
2.5 of 5 Casa Encinares Bed and Breakfast
USD 88 - 106
Ranked #1 of 17 Ensenada B&B and Inns
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Corona Hotel & Spa
3.0 of 5
Corona Hotel & Spa
USD 80 - 120
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Ensenada
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Estero Beach Resort
3.0 of 5
Estero Beach Resort
USD 88 - 146
Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Ensenada
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