Things to do in Ensenada, Mexico

Ensenada known as the “Cinderella of the Pacific”,  is located 65 Miles south of San Diego, CA. It’s known for its exceptional food, wine & Mediterranean climate. Ensenada is a fun destination enjoyed by national and international tourists; it is also the second most important harbor in Mexico for cruise lines and a model port for Mexico.

Its history, microclimate, flora, fauna, natural and cultural attractions, as well as its tranquil environment are just some of the many aspects that make Ensenada the perfect destination to visit.

Among the places to visit, one can find the emblematic Cantina Hussong’s, the Riviera Cultural Center, as well as the beautiful Valle de Guadalupe where the best wine is produced. Don’t forget to visit La Bufadora, nature’s caprice where a cave in the sea hurls an impressive guttural sound.

Whale Watching

The migration of the whales that come from the north glaciers to the marine territories in front of the peninsula of Baja California is a spectacle that you can see in Ensenada.

The Ensenada/Bahia de Todos Santos day tours, January to March, is a tourist activity that several service providers offer.

Sport Fishing

In May the Guillermo’s Annual Sport Fishing Tournament is a famous event in Bahia de Los Angeles, next to the Municipality of Ensenada.

However, most of the year sailing and fishing lovers enjoy the Pacific Ocean waters.


This sport has become a tradition in the beaches of Ensenada. Surfing has attracted famous international tournaments at local spots such as San Miguel and at the island of Todos Santos.

Cantina Hussong’s


  • Tues 11:00am – 2:00am
  • Wed 11:00am – 2:00am
  • Thurs 11:00am – 2:00am
  • Fri 11:00am – 2:00am
  • Sat 11:00am – 2:00am
  • Sun 11:00am – 2:00am

Riviera Cultural Center

Explore the Riviera Cultural Center when you travel to Ensenada. Built during prohibition and opened its doors as a gambling casino and hotel with 60 rooms.

The casino and rooms closed its doors when the prohibition was lifted. Currently a national landmark, beautifully preserved and a must visit. It is the home of the first margarita by its inventor Salvador Negrete for the Srita Margarita.

Address: Boulevard Lázaro Cárdenas 1421, Centro, 22800 Ensenada, B.C., Mexico

Valle de Guadalupe

Only 15 minutes from the San Nicolas Hotel and Casino you can visit Mexico’s beautiful wine country. Choose from over 150 boutique wineries and local farm to table restaurants.

La Bufadora

La Bufadora is a marine geyser or blowhole located on the Punta Banda Peninsula in Baja California, Mexico. 

The San Nicolas Hotel

Primera & Guadalupe S/N

Zona Centro,

Cultural y Deportiva. Z.C. 22880 

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