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Cruising Article – 2012-09-20

Go on a voyage of discovery to the enchanted region of Ensenada, Mexico

Ensenada, Mexico

Ensenada, Mexico, is an idyllic destination for travelers interested in everything from a bustling nightlife to the splendors of wine country. Trust Princess Cruises to take you on the Mexico cruise vacation of your dreams - all you have to do is pack.

Riviera del Pacifico Casino
In the early 1930s, The Riviera del Pacifico Casino sprung up near Ensenada, giving visitors a magnificent venue to mix pleasure and play. Here, visitors could gamble, relax and unwind.

Today, the casino no longer exists but the building stands as a testimony to the historic glitz and glamor in this area of Mexico. While on your Mexico cruise, you can visit the Museo de Historia de Ensenada that now sits in the casino's place. Here, you’ll be able to compare the past with the present.

Guadalupe Valley Wineries
While you might think of Napa Valley as the only place to try reputable wine on the West Coast, you may be surprised to learn that in Ensenada, you'll be near some of the most renowned wineries in the world.

Guadalupe Valley has gained a reputation for producing delectable wine through more than two dozen wineries located in the area. Regardless of which winery you choose to visit on your Mexican cruise, you're sure to be swept off your feet by the bounty in this region, which has the perfect climate for growing delicious grapes.

La Bufadora Geyser
A few miles from Ensenada you'll find one of the largest geysers in the world. La Bufadora Geyser is categorized as a marine geyser, meaning it's the product of ocean waves crashing into an underwater cavern. Air expels above, shooting toward the sky and creating an awe-inspiring scene. If you're looking for something unique to see around Ensenada, the La Bufadora Geyser is one photo opportunity you won't want to miss.

Open Air Fish Market?If you're looking to get a taste of the local culture and traditions while on your Mexico cruise vacation, there's no better way to do so than at the Ensenada Fish Market. Here, you'll find vendors from across the region selling everything from produce to seafood caught daily. The area is known for its big fishing business, meaning you can be sure that the food you find at the market is just as delicious as it is fresh. Near the water, you'll also find a series of restaurants that serve the exotic seafood.

Water activities
Ensenada is perhaps best known for its outdoor activities along its miles of white sand along the ocean.

Snorkeling and scuba diving are among the most popular activities in the area. By taking a dip in the ocean, you'll get the opportunity to view some of the region's most breathtaking marine life up close. Regardless of your experience level, there are professionals who can help you learn the ropes and view everything under the sea.

Whether you want to get a little color under the sun in Ensenada or indulge in the vibrant culture, there's a Princess Cruises itinerary for you.