Ensenada, Mexico

Ensenada is located 70 miles south of the international border and only a 90-minute drive from San Diego. Visitors are drawn to Ensenada's warm Mediterranean climate, friendly atmosphere and easy access by land, air, and sea.

Ensenada has become Mexico's second most visited port of call for major cruise lines and pleasure boats.

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Points of Interest

  • La Bufadora
  • Riviera del Pacifico
  • Bodegas de Santo Tomas
  • Avenida Lopez Mateos
  • Casa Dona Lupe
  • Guadalupe Valley Winery
  • Mexican Folkloric Show
  • Ventana al Mar
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  • La Bufadora

    The largest marine geyser in the world is located on the Punta Banda Peninsula. Watch as it blows upwards of 100 feet above sea level, hear its thunderous roar and expect to get wet!

  • Riviera del Pacifico

    This former casino attracted celebrities of the 1930s. Today you can tour its historic cathedral ballroom and salon. Stroll through the gardens and visit the Museum of History and city gallery.

  • Bodegas de Santo Tomas

    Founded in 1888, this winery is one of Baja's premier vintners. Its varieties include cabernet, chardonnay, chenin blanc, merlot, pinot noir and more. Enjoy a tour and wine tasting.

  • Avenida Lopez Mateos

    Just a couple blocks from the pier is the main tourist shopping area where you can find pottery, silver jewelry, woven blankets and hats as well as duty-free items such as liquor and perfume.

  • Casa Dona Lupe

    Taste the sweet grapes of one of Mexico's finest wineries, Casa Doña Lupe, where you'll witness the wine-making process, from the crushing of grapes to fermentation, pressing, aging and bottling.

  • Guadalupe Valley Winery

    Often cited as North America's next great wine country, Guadalupe is often compared to California's Napa Valley. Sitting at the forefront of the Baja wine movement, the rustic landscape is dotted with over 100 wineries.

  • Mexican Folkloric Show

    Head to Riviera del Pacifico to listen to a lively Mariachi band, then let the costumed performers entertain you with authentic Mexican music and dance. It's a folkloric fiesta!

  • Ventana al Mar

    Ventana al Mar (window to the sea)- enjoy a relaxing walk along the beautiful waterfront promenade.

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Guadalupe Valley Winery

3 hours | Ensenada | ESE-310
  • Guadalupe Valley Winery

Travel to the Guadalupe Valley in the heart of Baja's premium wine country. Tour the L.A. Cetto Winery and learn about the major phases of wine production, from harvest to fermenting and bottling. Taste Cetto's renowned wines accompanied by assorted cheeses.

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Bodegas de Santo Tomas & Riviera del Pacifico

3 hours | Ensenada | ESE-115
  • Riviera del Pacifico
  • Bodegas de Santo Tomas

Enjoy a scenic spin around Ensenada, including a drive through the downtown and residential areas of the city. Then visit the wine tasting room and shopping gallery of the oldest winery in Baja California for a tour and wine tasting.

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Blow Hole Express

3 hours | Ensenada | ESE-130

A salty blast of excitement, a visit to La Bufadora, one of the largest marine geysers, awakens the senses and fills your camera with beauty. Blowing upwards of 100 feet above sea level, the geyser's thunderous roar enthralls. After admiring this natural phenomenon, do a little shopping for crafts.

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Casa Dona Lupe, L.A. Cetto & Wine Tasting

4 hours | Ensenada | ESE-300
  • Casa Dona Lupe

Discover Mexico's wine country on this half-day excursion. You'll visit two wineries in the Calafia Valley renowned for the quality of their grapes. Learn about the entire production process and enjoy sampling a selection of wines.

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La Bufadora Adventure & City Drive

4 hours | Ensenada | ESE-110
  • Riviera del Pacifico
  • La Bufadora

Discover Ensenada's highlights on this half-day excursion where you'll tour the city and then head out into the countryside to see the marine geyser of La Bufadora.

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City Drive & Mexican Folkloric Fiesta

2.5 hours | Ensenada | ESE-120
  • Riviera del Pacifico
  • Mexican Folkloric Show

Take in the city sights on a drive through Ensenada. View the Ensenada Center for Research and the Plaza Civica, site of the largest Mexican flag in the nation. Visit the Riviera del Pacifico for refreshments, shopping and a folkloric fiesta featuring music and dancing from Mexico's many regions.

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Jeep Adventure Tour

4.5 hours | Ensenada | ESE-500
  • Guadalupe Valley Winery

Hit the open road in a Jeep and experience the rugged outback of Ensenada's scenic San Antonio de la Minas countryside. Varooom through charming villages, along mountain trails, and soak up the panoramic views of Northern Baja's wilderness. Along the way, visit a winery for a tasty sampling.

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Baja Off Road Buggy Adventure

4 hours | Ensenada | ESE-510
  • Guadalupe Valley Winery

Get off the beaten path and discover the splendors of Baja by two person off-road buggy. Travel convoy style past olive trees, along country roads, and up mountainous trails. Traverse rugged back roads on a fun and scenic ride with plenty of photo stops, highlighting the best off-roading routes Ensenada has to offer on an adrenaline fueled and sight filled adventure.

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Wine Country ATV Adventure

3.5 hours | Ensenada | ESE-505
  • Guadalupe Valley Winery

Discover the scenic splendor of the Guadalupe valley and surrounding mountain ranges by personal ATV (all-terrain vehicle) on this fun-filled adventure that travels convoy style through olive trees, country roads and fragrant vineyards. Conclude your ride at a picturesque estate for an informative wine tasting of exquisite local varietals

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Bufadora Kayak Adventure

4 hours | Ensenada | ESE-760
  • La Bufadora

Paddle your way around the spectacular Bufadora Cove on the Punta Banda peninsula in a two-person kayak. See the colorful marine life below the surface of the crystal clear waters and marvel at 'La Bufadora,' one of the world's largest blowholes

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Bon Appetit Exclusive: Made in Mexico - Ensenada Eats

4.25 hours | Ensenada | ESE-260
  • Ventana al Mar

Quench your thirst and satisfy your hunger for fun and adventure with the "Ensenada Food Crawl" where libations and exotic dishes are sipped and savored. This feast for the senses takes you to five different establishments for tacos, tostadas, seafood and wine.

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CHEESE, WINE & AWARD-WINNING BAJA-MED CUISINE

5.25 hours | Ensenada | ESE-255
  • Guadalupe Valley Winery

Get a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine and wine with this award-winning Baja-Med dining experience. Indulge on delicious locally-made cheeses, sip and savor quality wines, and relax with a lunch of Mexican favorites while the chef shares his culinary secrets.

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