Ensenada is located 134km south of San Diego and 109km south of Tijuana. It is the third largest city in BajaCaliforniaand boasts a protected harbor and modern port facilities, making it Baja California's leading seaport.
Known as the “Cinderalla of the Pacific”, this attractive town delights you with its cantinas, mariachi bands, and shops bursting with colorful Mexican blankets, native handicrafts, and enormous sombreros. In the shops of Avenida Lopez Mateos, there are excellent buys on silver jewellery, decorative masks, pottery and leather clothing. Ensenada also offers the best beaches and water sports on the Baja Peninsula. You can enjoy fishing, sailing, snorkelling, horseback riding and most popular of all sports, sunbathing. Local sightseeing attractions include La Bufadora, a spectacular sea geyser 50 feet high and Bodega Santo Tomas, a popular local winery.
Things to see and do
* Bodegas de Santo Tomás Winery
* La Bufadora, a natural sea spout in the rocks
* San Miguel Beach and Todos Santos Island
* Shopping on La primera
* Whale watching during migration season
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Mexican Peso ($)
Language – Spanish
Population – 370,000
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus six hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 52
Port Location – The cruise terminal is located a short distance from downtown Ensenada.
Transport Links - You can drive to Ensenada via the modern Tijuana-Ensenada scenic toll road offering some of the most spectacular views on the Pacific coast. You have the option of taking a tour bus in to the port or a boat out of California's ports. While in the city you can use car rentals, tour companies or taxis to move around.