"The wine capital of Mexico". Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, Ensenada is the largest municipality in Mexico. Its vast natural offerings attract nature buffs that enjoy the outdoors. Two National Parks are located here: Constitucion de 1857 and Sierra San Pedro Martir. This last one is also the home of the National Astronomical Observatory and “El Picacho del Diablo” (devils peak), the highest mountain in the Baja peninsula. Find Natural Protected areas like Valle de Los Cirios, Islas del Golfo, la Biósfera de Isla de Guadalupe, among others. Discover and live Ensenada!
What you need to know:
- 90% of Mexican wine is produced here.
- The most visited tourism seaport on the Pacific, with over 700 thousand cruise goers.
- Off-roading world capital and home of the Baja 1000.
- Named as Creative City by UNESCO for its gastronomy.
Known for fresh seafood and vegetables cultivated on these fertile lands. Here you’ll find restaurants with nationally and internationally known chefs; many of their dishes can be paired with a tasty wine or a cold craft beer from the region. Don’t miss out on the famous Fish Taco, it’s a true delight!
Hit the Ensenada gastro park scene, most parks offer craft beer, wine and aguas frescas; but there’s also food carts and stands that offer exquisite urban cuisine, with no other pretensions than to offer the flavors of the region through fresh products.
The city’s history has been preserved through important city heritage buildings, history and science museums, as well as an Art Center and galleries, where artwork by local and national artists from all over the world is displayed.
90% of the nation’s craft beer is produced in Baja California. Ensenada has the majority of breweries in the state, an industry under constant growth due to its quality, vast variety in types of beer, comfortable spaces and excellent atmosphere, where you can enjoy your favorite cerveza and local eats.
The atmosphere in Ensenada begins with pre-drinks as the sun goes down at Calle Primera, this is the meeting point where locals and visitors congregate. Find taprooms, oyster bars, wine bars and traditional Mexican cantinas. There's always something to do in town.
Ensenada is a nature and adventure lovers paradise. Sky, sea or land; take on exiting activities like surfing, sport fishing, kayaking, golf, rappel, hiking, mountain biking, zip lines, camping, photo-safaris, stargazing and more. In season, you can swim along whale sharks, or go on a gray whale or great white shark watching trip. Ensenada awaits!
Ensenada offers gastronomic, cultural, sporting events and concerts. Check out the events calendar before traveling to Ensenada. Don’t forget to visit La Bufadora, ranches and spas, hot springs, horseback riding and many other activities and places to discover.