There are some very exciting sites in Ensenada which will make your trip, worth it! Places which are historical, cultural attractions are in plenty in Ensenada. There are many recreational places and also some fun places to visit in Ensenada. Here is an exhaustive list of amazing things to do in Ensenada which will make your trip to this place, worth remembering.
Experience the giant water jet at La Bufadora and get bowled over by the nature’s wonder. You can also surf all through the giant waves by visiting San Miguel.You can explore things to do in Ensenada Mexico cruise also. If shopping is what excites you, then visit the First Street, the ultimate shopping hub of Ensenada. Enjoy some fresh wine by touring in Las Bodegas De Santo Tomas. Other major attractions to visit in Ensenada are Hussong's Cantina, Museu De La Vid Y El Vino, Paseo Calle Primera or Avenida Lopez Mateos and Riviera Del Pacífico, Museu De Historia and Cultural Centre of Ensenada.Cruise to Ensenada, Mexico is also one of the exciting things to do.
Can't wait to discover Ensenada by yourself? Create a Ensenada itinerary today!
What to Do in and around Ensenada
Enjoy 13 best Ensenada attractions and points of interest to choose from!
#2 of 13 Things to do in Ensenada | Added 1054 times in trip plans
09:00 am - 08:00 pm
The ultimate local shopping hub, the First Street is swamped with vendors and small trinket shops trying to pursue you to buy almost everything!
Take a walk along the road to explore the variety of shopping you can do or dive into a shop and buy those gifts for your loved ones. The place is sure to keep you on your toes for as long as you are there.
#3 of 13 Things to do in Ensenada | Added 941 times in trip plans
Av. Miramar 666, Centro, Ensenada, Baja California Norte, 22800
One of the first tours you should embark on is the Wine Route. In fact, the Wine Route is why people visit Ensenada in the first place. Ensenada’s Wine Route is a part of the Baja Valley and we all know that the Valley falls in the top 5 wine destinations around the globe. Even you don’t want to sip wine, it’s natural to be curious about where wine comes from and how it’s harvested; of course, the fact that you’ll be residing in wine country just sweetens the deal.
Along the Wine Route in Ensenada, one of the most frequented wineries is the Las Bodegas De Santo Tomas winery. Baja’s oldest wine producing plants, the wines you’ll get to taste are par excellence. Don’t miss out on the surroundings of the winery; a café, a shop and a gallery are all a part of Las Bodegas de Santo Tomas. If you’re interested in seeing the winery’s vineyards, they’re located about 31 miles south of Ensenada.
The best wines of the Las Bodegas de Santo Tomas is Alisio chardonnay, the cabernet, and the tempranillo.
#4 of 13 Things to do in Ensenada | Added 854 times in trip plans
Av Ruiz 113, Zona Centro, 22800 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
The Hussong’s Cantina is probably as good as a heritage bar in the whole of Ensenada. Functioning for more than 100 years, Hussong’s was opened as a small restaurant with a minimal menu serving cheap beer and whiskey. Today the place maintains its authentic interiors to offer an ambience that has stood still in time.
Did you know that Marilyn Monroe has tasted a margarita here- a mass favourite of tourists and local alike! A must if you want to explore the nightlife of Ensenada.
#5 of 13 Things to do in Ensenada | Added 703 times in trip plans
Carr. Fed.Tecate-Ensenada Km.81.371 | Valle de Guadalupe, Ensenada, Mexico
10:00 am - 07:30 pm
If you love wines and are curious about the journey of a grape to that bottle of wine you can drain in minutes, then the Museo De la Vida y el Vino is the place for you. Learn about how grapes are grown, maintained and harvested to be processed in the brewery and finally packed in the glassy goodness.
The place also has a cafe where you can taste wines and buy them too!
#6 of 13 Things to do in Ensenada | Added 944 times in trip plans
Ensenada, Baja California Norte, 22800
This is where everything touristy happens. As an unconventional tourist, you could have second thoughts of giving this place a skip but turn down the voice inside your head and go pay the Avenida Lopez Mateos a visit! Everything a tourist needs- souvenir shops to pick up a few knick knacks for friends and family back home, restaurants to whet your taste buds with local food and sky high hotel buildings with view to die for are among the few things that line this eight block avenue. The Avenida Lopez Mateos is a fine example of how well a country has cultivated an entire street to a tourists taste…
#7 of 13 Things to do in Ensenada | Added 910 times in trip plans
Blvd. Costero at Av. Riviera, Centro, Ensenada, Baja California Norte, 22800
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Rivera Del Pacifico is a difficult to building to miss, as it stands tall in all of its architectural splendor. Built in the 1920s, the Rivera Del Pacifico served as a casino during its glory days before being transformed and preserved as a museum that draws the crowds in to what the splendor of the 1900s looked like. Legend has it that the crème de la crème of society thronged the halls of this erstwhile casino, especially during the Prohibition.
Within the palace, the beautiful ballrooms and elegant halls are the only things worth seeing. Tours are available but you’ll have to go to the main office and ask for someone who could show you around. Occasionally, there are art and civic shows that are hosted here.
The huge premises of the Rivera Del Pacifico also houses two very important museums in terms of understanding the history and culture of Ensenada. The Museo de Historia explains the history of Baja right from its first inhabitants to the mission period. The museum’s basement is dedicated to the works of art of the artists from Baja California.
The Cultural Centre of Ensenada is housed within the Rivera Del Pacifico and has a natural history museum worth seeing.
#8 of 13 Things to do in Ensenada | Added 710 times in trip plans
San Miguel Nueva Ensenada, 22880 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
San Miguel is known for its ideal surf waves. The waves can get moderately high and you can find surfers from all over the world testing their surfing skills or simple check listing yet another wave off their bucket list!
The place has a nearby surfboard renting shop although avid surfers carry their own surfboards. The water can get pretty cold so do carry a full body suit.
If you are not a surfer but love the waves nevertheless or even the strong sea-breeze, this is the right place for you.
#10 of 13 Things to do in Ensenada | Added 839 times in trip plans
The Civic Plaza is an open space where the busts of three prominent personalities have been carved and put up for public display. These three busts belong to Benito Juarez, Miguel Hidalgo and Venustiano Carranza, who are one of the most respected people in all of Ensenada and even Mexico in terms of the sheer amount of history that’s attached to these names. Helping shape the region that we know today, anyone interested in the history of Baja California must stop by the Civic Plaza.
#12 of 13 Things to do in Ensenada | Added 751 times in trip plans
08:00 am - 05:00 pm
The El Mirador is every tourist’s escape from its buzzing streets. A quiet and serene view of the whole city is sure to make you reach for the camera.
The view after dark, however, is the most romantic one with the whole city lit up to offer a rare treat! Do take a moment here to just take-in the breathtaking scene- a memory that will be embedded in your mind for a long time.
#13 of 13 Things to do in Ensenada | Added 584 times in trip plans
Blvd Costero 1094, Ensenada, Mexico
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
The Galeria Perez Meillon sells authentic pottery artefacts from the Paipai – an indigenous tribe known for their craftwork and Mata Ortiz- a pottery centre in North Mexico. The galleria also showcases beautiful Kumiai weaving articles.
If this is your first visit to Mexico, the place is a must for witnessing authentic Mexican art and gift shopping.