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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

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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First Street
First Street
This street is lined with shops selling curio, with many items costing under $5.
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Cultural Center of Ensenada
Cultural Center of Ensenada
Housed in an old casino, this center contains space to be rented out for public events, but also has a natural history museum that can be seen for US$1.
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
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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; Historic Sites
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Plaza Civica
Plaza Civica
Ensenada's city center containing the busts of three historical figures: Benito Juarez, Miguel Hidalgo and Venustiano Carranza.
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

La Guerrerense
La Guerrerense
Ranked #1 of 349 Restaurants in Ensenada
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Fast food
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Finca Altozano
Finca Altozano
Ranked #2 of 349 Restaurants in Ensenada
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Deckman's en el Mogor
Deckman's en el Mogor
Ranked #3 of 349 Restaurants in Ensenada
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Punta Morro
Punta Morro
Ranked #4 of 349 Restaurants in Ensenada
Price: USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
El Rey Sol Restaurant
El Rey Sol Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 349 Restaurants in Ensenada
Price: USD 10 - USD 30
Cuisines: Mexican, French, International, European
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Ensenada Backpacker
Ensenada Backpacker
USD 22 - USD 47
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Glamping Ruta de Arte y Vino
Glamping Ruta de Arte y Vino
USD 40
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Hotel del Valle
USD 40
Ranked #12 of 38 Hotels in Ensenada

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Casa Mayoral
Casa Mayoral
USD 97 - USD 272
Ranked #1 of 30 Ensenada B&B and Inns
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Estero Beach Hotel & Resort
3.5 of 5
Estero Beach Hotel & Resort
USD 114 - USD 188
Ranked #2 of 38 Hotels in Ensenada
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Americas Best Value Inn - Posada El Rey Sol
3.5 of 5
Americas Best Value Inn - Posada El Rey Sol
USD 72 - USD 101
Ranked #5 of 38 Hotels in Ensenada
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Hotel Coral & Marina
4.0 of 5
Hotel Coral & Marina
USD 135 - USD 244
Ranked #1 of 38 Hotels in Ensenada
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Punta Morro Hotel
4.0 of 5
Punta Morro Hotel
USD 211 - USD 414
Ranked #3 of 38 Hotels in Ensenada
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