ENSENADA TOURISM TRUST

Welcome To Ensenada


LOCATED ON THE PACIFIC COAST, AND KNOWN AS THE "CINDERELLA OF THE PACIFIC"; AT THE NORTHWESTERN PORTION OF MEXICO, ENSENADA IS ONLY 70 MILES SOUTH OF THE INTERNATIONAL BORDER, ONLY A 90 MINUTE DRIVE FROM SAN DIEGO. ITS WARM MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, SAFE AND FRIENDLY ATMOPHERE AND ACCESSIBILITY BY LAND, AIR AND SEA HAVE MADE ENSENADA A FAVORITE WORLD-WIDE TOURIST DESTINATION FOR MANY YEARS AND MEXICO'S SECOND MOST-VISITED PORT-OF-CALL FOR MAJOR CRUISE LINES AND PLEASURES BOATS.

THE WELL ENGINEERED TRANSPENINSULAR TOLL HIGHWAY CURVING ALONG THE COASTLINE FROM TIJUANA TO ENSENADA IS NOT ONLY NOTED FOR ITS BREATHTAKING OCEAN VIEWS, BUT ALSO FOR ITS MODERN SAFETY FEATURES SUCH AS ROADSIDE EMERGENCY CALL BOXES EVERY 2 MILES AND VIEWPOINT REST STOPS.

ENSENADA IS BAJA CALIFORNIA'S THIRD LARGEST CITY, IT IS KNOWN FOR ITS FISHING, SEAFOOD, WINEMAKING AND CANNING INDUSTRIES, MILLIONS OF TOURISTS TRAVEL EVERY YEAR TO ENSENADA TO EXPERIENCE ITS FIRST CLASS HOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND SHOPS FEATURING EVERITHING FROM MEXICAN CRAFTS TO BEATIFULLY DESIGNED LEATHER GOODS TO EUROPEAN IMPORTS. BUT PERHAPS WHAT ITS MOSTLY NOTED ABOUT ENSENADA IS THE WARMTH AND FRIENDLINESS OF ITS PEOPLE. THEIR HOSPITALITY RANKS AMONG THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD.

ENSENADA'S WARM TEMPERATURE PROVIDES COUNTLESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR FAMILY RECREATION THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE YEAR. OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS CAN ENJOY GREAT GOLF, TENNIS, HIKING AND HORSEBACK RIDING AS WELL AS AQUATIC SPORTS LIKE SWIMMING, SURFING, SAILING, SPORTFISHING, JET SKIING, KAYAKING AND SCUBA DIVING.

A KEY ATTRACTION IS THE RIVIERA DEL PACIFICO, A FORMER HOTEL AND GAMBLING CASINO BUILT IN 1930 WHICH NOW FUNCTIONS AS ENSENADA'S SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND CONVENTION CENTER; AND HUSSONG'S CANTINA, THE OLDEST BAR IN THE CALIFORNIAS; AND THE EXOTIC HANDPAINTED STATUE OF TARA, THE SYMBOL OF MOTHER NATURE, WHICH OVERLOOKS THE CITY. AMONG THE OTHER ATTRACTIONS ARE THE NEW "MALECON" SEAPORT WALKWAY AND VENTANA AL MAR PARK WITH ITS MONUMENTAL MEXICAN FLAG, THE REMODELED AV. LOPEZ MATEOS SHOPPING & DINNING PROMENADE, BAJA'S LARGEST SEAFOOD MARKET, AND A VARIETY OF MUSEUMS INCLUIDING THE SCIENCE MUSEUM, REGIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM AND ESTERO BEACH MUSEUM.

ONE OF ENSENADA MOST SPECTACULAR WONDERS IS "LA BUFADORA", A BLOWHOLE WHICH SPEWS OCEAN WATER UP TO 35 FEET IN THE AIR WITH A MIGHTY ROAR, NOT TO MENTION THE WORLD KNOWN MARINE MARVEL THAT THE ANNUAL MIGRATION OF THE CALIFORNIA GRAY WHALES REPRESENTS.

FOR THE WINE CONNOSEUR, THERE IS BAJA CALIFORNIA'S OLDEST WINERY IN TOWN WITH THE DAILY TOURS AND TASTING. OUTSIDE OF TOWN IN THE VALLEYS OF GUADALUPE AND SAN ANTONIO DE LAS MINAS YOU'LL FIND A VARIETY OF WINERIES, EACH HAVING TOURS AND TASTING ON AN APPOINMENT BASIS.

IN ADDITION TO CULTURAL EXPOSITIONS AND FESTIVALS, ENSENADA'S CELEBRATED CALENDAR OF ANNUAL EVENTS INCLUDES THE WORLD FAMOUS BAJA 500 AND 1000 OFF-ROAD RACES, THE NEWPORT ENSENADA REGATTA, THE ROSARITO-ENSENADA BIKE RIDE, THE INTERNATIONAL SEAFOOF FAIR, THE BAJA CHILI COOK-OFF, THE VENDIMIA FESTIVAL, THE CARNAVAL (MEXICAN MARDI GRAS) AND LOTS MORE.

ENSENADA'S ROMANTIC PAST, DYNAMIC PRESENT AND PROMISING FUTURE PROVIDE WIDE APPEAL FOR CULTURAL VISITORS, VACATIONING FAMILIES AND BUSINESS TRAVELERS; ANY TIME OF THE YEAR, YOU'LL WANT TO RETURN OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

ENSENADA EASILY SUITS EVERY TASTE AND BUDGET,
BIENVENIDOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!





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