Ensenada tastes of wine, good food and adventure. Located 110 km from the U.S.-Mexico border, it is one of Mexico’s most important ports and is home to two national parks, the National Astronomical Observatory and iconic natural attractions of Baja California such as La Bufadora.
Its history, diversity of microclimates, flora, fauna, natural and cultural beauties, as well as its tranquil atmosphere are just some of the aspects that make Ensenada the ideal destination for its visitors. Among the places to visit are the emblematic Hussong’s Cantina, the Riviera Cultural Center, as well as the beautiful Guadalupe Valley where the best wine in the state is produced and which can be visited through the Wine Route, which also includes visits to Valle Calafia, San Antonio de las Minas, Santo Tomás, San Vicente and Ojos Negros.
La Bufadora, one of the largest marine geysers in the world, deserves special mention. The force of the waters expelled from the interior of this cave produces a very peculiar sound that attracts the attention of tourists and locals alike. Hundreds of gray whales also congregate in La Bufadora, attracted by the warmth of the Pacific.
Visitors to Ensenada will be amazed by the sporting events that include fishing, volleyball and fast off-road car races. Year after year, two important events for the city’s economy are held: the Baja 1000, the longest off road race in the world that starts in Ensenada and ends in the city of La Paz, and the Baja 500, which starts and ends in Ensenada.
Other events that the traveler can take into account when choosing the date of his visit to Ensenada are the Fiestas de la Vendimia (Grape Harvest Festival) every August. Also the Rosarito-Ensenada Bicycle Ride, a 50-mile ride on highway and rural roads. Once you reach the finish line, you can enjoy a true Ensenada-style fiesta.