get to know Ensenada we suggest you tour the following
points of interest. They will allow you to walk thru
Ensenada's past and present. If you are more
sports-oriented there are many options for water-sports,
as well as on land activities.
Here are some Points of Interest to get you started!
GRAY WHALE WATCHING
The gray whale is the most common species seen near
the coast of Baja. Other whales are present but tend to
seek deeper waters while the gray whale's swim in
shallow waters seeking Baja's many lagoons for calving.
The Baja California coastline is teeming with whales
during the calving season from late November to late
march. The greatest number can be seen in February
RIVIERA DEL PACIFICO
Once a plush gambling casino in the '30s, now a
center for social and cultural events open 8:30am-7pm.
Stroll the gardens landscaped with monuments detailing
Baja California history until 10pm. Visit Bar Andaluz,
the Museum of history and Galeria de la Ciudad.
Centrally located on Blvd. Costero, tel. 176-4233, fax
176-4310. The adjacent Parque Infantil (Children's Park)
with a playground and BBQs/tables opens Tues.-Sun.
The oldest bar in the California's established in
1892 and a designated historical landmark. Open daily
10am-1am. Av. Ruiz #113, tel. 178-3210.
PASEO CALLE PRIMERA
The newly remodeled shopping & dining promenade
stretching along Av. Lopez Mateos from Av. Castillo to
Av. Ryerson. Stroll through this colorful shopping
district, then relax and enjoy al fresco dining and
Once a sandy beach, now the coastal route through
Ensenada also known as Lazaro Cardenas. View the Riviera
del Pacifico and other sights along the palm-lined
boulevard from the comfort of a calandria (horse-drawn
carriage). Rides available daily 9am-6pm at Blvd.
Costero & Macheros, tel. 171-4303 (cellular).
The new boardwalk along the downtown waterfront from
Azueta to Av. Castillo. Relax and enjoy the view at
Parque Ventana al Mar (Window to the Sea Park) with its
monumental Mexican flag.
OPEN-AIR FISH MARKET
Northern Baja's largest seafood market with many
types of fish and shellfish plus Ensenada's
specialty-fish tacos. On the waterfront malecon.
An attractive park on Blvd. Costero & Macheros with
giant golden busts of Mexican heroes Benito Juarez,
Miguel Hidalgo and Venustiano Carranza. It is locally
known as "Three Heads Park." CHAPULTEPEC HILLS
A fabulous panoramic view of Ensenada from one of the
city's most attractive residential areas. Follow Calle 2
STATUE OF TARA & ECOLOGICAL PARK
A huge hand painted statue symbolizing Mother
Nature, a gift of peace and friendship from a Nepalese
cultural organization. Overlooking the city on the
original site of the 1930s Fort Keki on Calle 13 between
Av. Obregon & Moctezuma.
A lovely park with numerous species of shade trees,
a playground and Mother's Monument. Av. Obregon between
Search for trash and treasures at Los Globos,
Ensenada's largest outdoor swap meet on Calle 9 three
blocks east of Reforma. Open daily but weekends are
An extraordinary observation point with panoramic
views of Ensenada Bay and Todos Santos Island. At Km. 84
on the Tijuana-Ensenada toll tighway, 17 miles north of
San Miguel Last toll gate in Ensenada-Tijuana highway,
good surf spot
El Faro Beach Kilometer 14.9 in the transpeninsular
Baja Beach 16 miles south of Ensenada on road to La
Estero Beach 6 miles south of downtown Ensenada. Good
Colorful and bustling agricultural center that
stretches along both sides of the transpeninsualar
highway. With sandy beaches along both ocean and bays,
it is also a seasonal paradise for outdoor and wildlife
aficionados with excellent fishing, hunting, hiking and
bird watching. San Quintin provides a wide assortment of
restaurants, hotels, RV parks, stores and services
Tranquil village in a wide valley, the last town
along the transpeninsular highway with a full range of
lodgings, stores and services untill Guerrero Negro in
Baja California Sur. Visit the local museum and mision
Tiny community situated in a desert garden oasis of
unusual granite rock formations. Cave paintings, old
abandoned ranches, mission ruins and many species of
cacti and desert plants found nowhere else make Cataviņa
BAHIA DE LOS ANGELES
One of the spots in Baja California where deserts
and mountains meet the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez.
With its clear turquoise waters, miles of silky beaches
and proximity to cave paintings, deserted mines and
Mision San Francisco de Borja, Bahia de los Angeles is
popular among anglers, water sports enthusiasts, hikers