Visiting Ensenada in 2015

Today's visitors to Ensenada enjoy its colorful shops, the cuisine that has attracted world wide attention; And, its culture of hospitality, which has earned Ensenada the title of "Cinderella of the Pacific," on world class cruises to the Mexican riviera.

There is something for everybody in Ensenada 

Plaza Civica

Plaza Civica de la Partia, (three heads), is located centrally with a panoramic view of Ensenadaand it typically the first point of interest for people taking a cruise ship to Ensenada. The landscaped park hosts free free admission events and concerts.

 Plaza Civica


First Street

Is often refered to as a must see as a place for visitors to Ensenada. The cobblestone street is the main shopping point for visitors and is lined with outdoor cafes. It is the place for people who want to walk, shop, and eat.

A few of the activities and events in Ensenada that get world wide attention include:




Newport to Ensenada
Rosarito Beach Hotel
 Ensenada to Cabo
 Campo Nuevo Ensenada
 Ensenada to San Felipe
Ensenada - Plaza Civica
Bodegas de Santo Tomás
Plaza Cívica de la Patria
Estero Beach
 - San Diego to Ensenada
 Ensenada - La Paz


Mexico's Wine Country

Valle de Guadalupe is a popular location with numerous romantic and stylish boutique hotels. Wine tastings are done at the various vineyards and events take place in the valley year round. Many of the hotels in Ensenada offer tours to the valley.

Summer Valle de Guadalupe Festivals independently promoted.

 - Adobe Guadalupe
 - Rancho San Gabriel
 - Rancho San Gabriel
 - L.A. Cetto vineyards

The Russian immigrants town of Francisco Zarco, Molokan sect who settles in the Guadalupe Valley in the early 1900s; A Zoo (Zoologico parque del Nino),  and the only Russian winery (Vinos Bibayoff). The Russian winery also has campground and a small private museum.

Harvest Festivals begin in August 2nd at Ensenada’s Community Center, Civic and Cultural Pacific Riviera with an opening wine tasting geared to wet everyone’s appetite for more delicious wines to come. Other official events in Ensenada itself include:

The fiestas are not limited to Valle de Guadalupe or Ensenada - They spread out across Baja, many hotels and resturants have unofficail events.


Sports Fishing

Yellowtail migrate north past ensenada every spring sometimes well into Southern California waters starting the summer fishing season in Southern Califronia and back south again during the cooler winter months. Mahi Mahi, Tuna (bluefin and yellowfin), barracuda all make their seasonal appearances in Ensenada. And the reefs, points and islands are home to many none migrational fish. All these fish make Ensenada an ideal sports fishing port.

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