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Ensenada Introduction

Ensenada is one of Baja's top vacation spots, with over 4 million visitors a year flocking to bask on the sandy beaches and soak up the resort atmosphere. It's set on the shores of All Saints Bay and is one of the first places where you'll start to get a real feel for the Baja Peninsula. Colorful souvenir shops, excellent restaurants, and lively nightlife make Ensenada popular with cruise ship passengers, Californian weekenders, and vacationers from mainland Mexico.

Hotels in Ensenada

Luxury hotels in Ensenada treat guests to a resort experience. You'll find plenty of choice in Zona Playitas, a popular resort district that puts you just steps from the sand. Many feature on-site bars where you can sip margaritas and watch the sunset. Cheap hotels and resorts appeal to budget travelers in search of comfortable rooms and easy access to the beach. Demand spikes over summer and on weekends – book in advance to snap up the best Ensenada hotel deals. Catering to families and groups, self-contained villas offer space and privacy. You'll love cooling off in your private pool and relaxing on the sun terrace.

In the last hour, the most popular choices were:

  • Viña Calabria has been booked 5 times; click Viña Calabria for more info.
  • Casa Natalie has been booked 5 times; click Casa Natalie for more info.
  • Santulan has been booked 5 times; click Santulan for more info.

Where to stay

For sparkling ocean views, book a hotel along the waterfront promenade, also known as the Malecon. You'll find plenty of choice clustered along Avenida López Mateos, a lively thoroughfare lined with everything from traditional taquerias to upscale French restaurants. If nightlife is a priority, look for hotels along Avenida Ruiz, a popular haunt for bars and cantinas. For R&R, escape to the Valle de Guadalupe, where boutique hotels treat guests to outdoor pools and sweeping views of the mountains and vineyards. Many are run by local wineries, which means you'll be just steps from Baja's top tasting rooms and restaurants.

Things to see

Whether you want to bliss out on a sun lounge or surf rolling breakers, Ensenada boasts some of Baja's best beaches. When you've had your fill of sun and sand, spend the day sipping your way through the Ruta del Vino in Valle de Guadalupe. It's home to dozens of boutique vineyards where you can sample artisan blends and enjoy meals at chef-owned restaurants and trendy food trucks. For top-shelf tequilas, head to Hussong's Cantina, a local institution that's been pouring shots since 1892. Colorfully clad mariachi bands add to the atmosphere on weekends. Ensenada is a bucket list destination for anglers and offers some of North America's best sportfishing. Charter companies whisk passengers out into the Pacific Ocean, to reel in red snapper and rock cod, as well as exotic species like dorado, yellowtail, and albacore tuna. From December to April, Ensenada offers a unique chance to watch gray whales migrating along the coast.

How to get to Ensenada

Ensenada is set on the Baja California Peninsula, 80 miles from San Diego and 60 miles from Tijuana. Long-distance buses run to towns and cities across the Baja Peninsula, including Guerrero Negro, La Paz, and Tijuana. You'll also find connections to mainland destinations, such as Guadalajara and Mexico City. Arriving from the States and don't have a car? Simply catch a flight or Amtrak train to San Diego, then ride the San Diego Trolley to San Ysidro, where local buses run to Ensenada.