First Time Tourists Guide in Ensenada, Mexico

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See the panoramic view of Ensedana from the city's highest point, El Mirador. The view here is beautiful during the day and night.

Have a little picnic at Ventana al Mar, a charming harbor side park, and enjoy a good day with your friends. There are a playground and a fountain in the park.

Riviera of Ensenada is a quite historical place in Ensenada. It used to be one of the most prestigious and luxurious hotels in Mexico, but it was all ended in 1964.

Come to the central square of Ensenada, Civic Plaza de la Patria, where the local people gather to enjoy a good day.

San Miguel Beach that is popular as a surfing spot. But, you still can visit this beach and have a little picnic and sunbathe on the shore.

Another beach that is a must to visit is the Malecon Playa Hermosa. This place is a nice place to walk.

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SIGHTSEEING

See the panoramic view of Ensedana from the city's highest point, El Mirador. The view here is beautiful during the day and night. From here, you will be able to see the view of the city and the sea at the same time. Watching the sunset from this point is a must thing to do in Ensenada.

El Mirador

See the panoramic view of Ensedana from the city's highest point, El Mirador.

Address : Cerro de Chapultepec, Fraccionamiento del Sol, 22870 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico

DOWNTOWN

Have a little picnic at Ventana al Mar, a charming harborside park, and enjoy a good day with your friends. There are a playground and a fountain in the park. Local musicians also often show their talent through live performances around the park. You don't need to worry about finding food since there are plenty of food vendors and restaurants to choose from around the park.

Ventana al Mar

Have a little picnic at Ventana al Mar, a charming harbor side park, and enjoy a good day with your friends.

Address : Prol. Castillo, Zona Centro, 22800 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico

SHOPPING

Find Ensenada's souvenirs at Bazar Casa Ramirez. This charming local shop sells locally made items, such as jewelry, artworks, and souvenirs. You might find a unique item that suits your liking when you stop by this place. You can also go to Centro Comercial Misión. This shopping mall has everything that you need with various shops situated in the shopping center, from clothes, makeup, and even restaurants.

Bazar Casa Ramirez

This charming local shop sells localy made items, such as jewelry, artowrks, and souvenirs.

Address : Av. López Mateos 498-3, Zona Centro, 22800 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico

Centro Comercial Misión

This shopping mall has everything that you need with various shops that situated in the shopping center, from clothes, make up, and even restaurants.

Address : Av. Reforma 1122, Comercial Misión, 22830 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico

FOOD & DRINK

When you're visiting Ensenada, make sure to try the Baja-style Tacos. Seafood is mostly used as the ingredients of this taco, such as halibut or shrimp. Other delicious authentic Mexican dishes can easily be found in Ensanada, like Ceviche, Tostadas, Puerto Nuevo Tacos, Camarones Enchilado and many more. And of course, when you're in Ensanada, you should drink the Margarita where it is originated.

CULTURE

Ensenada culture is an assimilation of several other cultures such as the Spanish and Indian culture, the language spoken in Ensenada itself is Spanish. The Indian culture can be seen from the celebration of Day of the Dead. The American culture also has an influence on Ensenada, such as the celebration of Thanksgiving and Halloween.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Peak season: Ensanada is mostly dry all year, but summer is considered to be the perfect time to visit Ensanada. The mild temperature and low intensity of rain make it convenient to explore the city.

HOTEL

Enjoy a comfortable and fun stay in San Nicolas Hotel & Casino. This hotel features several interesting facilities for entertainment during your stay, like the casino that is open for 24 hours, an outdoor pool, hot tubs, and a spa. Posada El Rey Sol is another great accommodation option in Ensenada. This colonial-style boutique hotel is located in the heart of the city. The sea can be reached within an 8-minute walk from the hotel. If you don't want to go to the beach, there's also a swimming pool for you to enjoy the water. And what makes this hotel great is that you're allowed to bring your pet to stay here.

San Nicolas Hotel & Casino

Enjoy a comfortable and fun stay in San Nicolas Hotel & Casino. This hotel features several interesting facilities that will make you entertain during your stay, like the casino that is open for 24 hours, an ooutdoor pool, hot tubs, and a spa.

Address : Av. Guadalupe s/n, Col. Centro, 22800 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico

Posada El Rey Sol

Posada El Rey Sol is another great accomodation option in Ensenada. This colonial style boutique hotel is located in the heart of the city.

Address : Blancarte 130, Zona Centro, 22800 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico

RESTAURANT

Try Ensenada's delicious cuisine in the well-known restaurant La Guerrerense. The restaurant that has been operating since 1960 is now popular internationally for its tostada. The restaurant also has its own 13 special sauces to complement its delicious food. You can also taste Ensenada's delicious food in Birrieria La Guadalajara. The restaurant that serves various Mexican dishes is one of the most popular restaurants among the locals. The Birria is a must-try while you're here. They have a variety of dishes like meat and homemade tortillas make this hearty meal tastes even more delicious.

La Guerrerense

Try Ensada's delicious cuisine in the well-known restaurant La Guerrerense. The restaurant that has been operating since 1960 is now popular internationally for its tostada.

Address : Av Adolfo López Mateos 917, Centro, 22800 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico

Birrieria La Guadalajara

You can also taste Ensenada's delicious food in Birrieria La Guadalajara. The restaurant that serves various Mexican dishes is one of the most popular restaurant among the locals.

Address : Macheros 154, Zona Centro, 22800 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico

CAFE

Indulge in a good cup of coffee in the great atmosphere of Café con Leche. The cafe that has been around since 2006 is an ideal place to hang out. The cafe offers tasty coffee and teas as well as various baked goods and desserts. The French-inspired decorations add a little magic to this place. Recinto Café is another nice quiet place to sip a cup of coffee. Snacks and pastries are also available to order.

Café con leche

Indulge in a good cup of coffee in the great atmosphere of Café con leche. The cafe that has been around since 2006 is an ideal place to hang out.

Address : Gastélum 789, Zona Centro, 22800 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico

Recinto Café

Recinto Café is another nice quite place to sip a cup of coffee. Snacks and pastries are also available to order.

Address : Av. Teniente José Azueta 130, Zona Centro, 22800 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Explore Ensanada's tasty drink in Hussong’s Cantina. A wide variety of alcoholic drinks can be found here, from cocktails, tequila, margaritas, and beers. Live Mariachi performances also often took place here that makes the place even more lively. And for a good night of partying, you can come to Papas & Beer Ensenada.

Hussong’s Cantina

Explore Ensanada's tasty drink in Hussong’s Cantina. A wide variety of alcoholic drinks can be found here, from coctails, tequila, margaritas, and beers.

Address : Av. Ruiz 113, Zona Centro, 22800 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico

Papas & Beer Ensenada

And for a good night of partying, you can come to Papas & Beer Ensenada.

Address : Primera 335, Zona Centro, 22800 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico

INTERESTING PLACE

Riviera of Ensenada is a quite historical place in Ensenada. It used to be one of the most prestigious and luxurious hotels in Mexico, but it was all ended in 1964. This place is rumored to be where the Margarita is invented. Today, the building is open to the public as a historical museum that features an open-air theater. Come to the central square of Ensenada, Civic Plaza de la Patria, where the local people gather to enjoy a good day. Various vendors can be found around the square, from books, jewelry, crafts, and even street food. The square also features several monuments and sculptures.

Riviera of Ensenada

Riviera of Ensenada is a quite historical place in Ensenada. It used to be the one of the most prestigious and luxurious hotel in Mexico, but it was all ended in 1964.

Address : Lázaro Cárdenas 1421, Bahia Ensenada, 22880 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico

Civic Plaza de la Patria

Come to the central square of Ensenada, Civic Plaza de la Patria, where the local people gather to enjoy a good day. Various vendors can be found around the square, from books, jewelry, crafts and even street food.

Address : Av Adolfo López Mateos 850, Zona Centro, 22800 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOT

San Miguel Beach that is popular as a surfing spot. But, you still can visit this beach and have a little picnic and sunbathe on the shore. The view of the beach is even more amazing during the sunrise. Another beach that is a must to visit is the Malecon Playa Hermosa. This place is a nice place to walk.

San Miguel Beach

San Miguel Beach that is popular as a surfing spot. But, you still can visit this beach and have a little picnic and sunbath on the shore.

Address : Villas San Miguel, 22760 Baja California, Mexico

Malecon Playa Hermosa

Another beach that is a must to visit is the Malecon Playa Hermosa. This place is a nice place to walk..

Address : Playa o Plinta Acapulco, Zona 4, 22890 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico