Welcome to Ensenada in Mexico!

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Ensenada is a coastal city in Mexico, the third-largest in Baja California. Lying 125 kilometers (78 mi) south of San Diego on the Baja California Peninsula, it is locally referred to as La Cenicienta del Pacífico, “The Cinderella of the Pacific”. Ensenada is just one of over 60 official online guides covering the whole of Mexico. If you´re planning a trip to Mexico and would like discover our fabulous nation before visiting or, if you´d like to visit a specific place in Mexico, then you´ve come to the right place. Ensenada is a major tourist destination for Americans crossing the border at Tijuana and who search the authentic Mexican Culture absent in Tijuana.

One of the first settlements founded in the California’s, Ensenada has emerged as a major cruise ship destination, aerospace center, and there is a region in close proximity to the north east where wine is produced and grapes are grown.

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Legend has it that the first Vitis vinifera made it to the region’s San Ignacio Mission in 1703, when Jesuit Padre Juan de Ugarte planted the first vineyards here. When the first European explorers discovered the region, the Yuman Indians inhabited the region, of which tribal groups such as the Kiliwa, Paipai and Kumiai still exist. These semi-nomadic indigenous people lived in the bay area and interior valleys of the Sierra Juarez and San Pedro Martir.

Strategically located on the coastline of Bahia de Todos Santos a natural bay of the Pacific Ocean on the peninsula’s often referred “Gold Coast” the Port of Ensenada is a significant commercial, fishing, and tourist port receiving millions of cruise passengers and visitors driving down from California USA.

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Ensenada is one of Mexico´s most popular places, visited by millions of people over the last decade. When you travel to Ensenada you may wish to check out the Ensenada hotels we have available or maybe you´d like to rent a car in Ensenada? We also offer extensive shore excursions and day trips in Ensenada. This unique place has simply amazing. We´ve also compiled a list of Travel books on Ensenada Mexico.

Residents often refer to themselves as “porteños” or port-dwellers, in reference to the historic harbor. The city is home to a navy base, army base, and Ensenada Airport, a military airfield which also serves as an airport of entry into Mexico.

Ensenada is the municipal seat and cultural and commercial center of Ensenada Municipality, one of five into which the state of Baja California is divided. The city has an approximate population of 300.000 and, more significantly, 59% of the total population of the whole Municipality.

Ensenada is surrounded by small mountain ranges offering a picturesque backdrop for tourists. Proximity to the Pacific Ocean and temperate Mediterranean latitude create mild year-round weather, making Ensenada a hub for American and Canadian retires escaping the northern chills of winter. Ensenada´s rainy season during the winter is short and the area is known for its prolonged droughts, which can affect its grape harvests and wine production.

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The National Park Constitution of 1857 created the Sierra de Juarez and San Pedro Martir National Parks, which maintain one of the best astronomical observatories in Mexico.

Whether you are visiting Ensenada in Mexico for business, pleasure or both, we´re sure that Ensenada will meet all of your expectations and that the people of Ensenada will make you feel welcome while sampling some of the unique cuisine on offer in the Ensenada Restaurant districts.