5 Best Places to Visit in Ensenada

Ensenada is a small port town in Baja California, Mexico. It gains its popularity being at the Mexico-US border and its close proximity to water. The town at the best can be visited in a day for a weekend-long trip from San Diego. You can visit Ensenada if you are looking for a short and quick break to reset yourself from the daily stress of hustling. There are a lot of activities you can indulge in, most of which revolve around relaxing! We have made a list of 5 places to visit in Ensenada for you to enjoy on a guaranteed fun weekend getaway; read on to know more.

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Go to La Bufadora

La Bufadora, in the literal sense means “blowhole” in Spanish. This natural phenomenon is a marine geyser that shoots seawater several meters into the air and is the only marine geyser in all of North America. Visitors gather in masses only to be misted over with showers of seawater, the intensity depending on the blow from the geyser. Be prepared to get drenched in salt water because it is all a big part of the fun. This is perhaps the most exciting of all places to visit in Ensenada and hence is at the top of our list!

Watch Whales In A Boat Trip

Witness the beauty of grey whales migrating from the frigid waters of Alaska to the warmer waters of Mexico. You are going to be left mesmerized in the presence of these mighty yet gentle creatures. Not a lot of people know that they can whale watch in the water of Ensenada, all you have to do is book an excursion trip. Grey whales are very social mammals and are not afraid of humans being around them. If you are lucky, you might get an up-close encounter with one or many of them. The whales generally migrate from Mid-December to April, so make sure you plan your trip accordingly if you don’t want to miss out on catching a glimpse of these lovely beasts.

Taste Cheese and Fine Wine

You can go cheese tasting in the only cheese cellar of Mexico, the La Cava De Marcelo! Enjoy different tastes and textures of the different types of cheese. And what is life without fine wine? Valle de Guadalupe is known as the wine capital of Mexico and is full of many wineries for you to take a tour through. Of all places to visit in Ensenada, Decantos Vinicola one is the best wineries to stimulate your taste buds with. They have a large collection of wines with different ingredients, aged to perfection. A tipsy trip with your friends to this winery will have you coming back for seconds and thirds!

Zip-lining Through the Ensenada Canopy

For all the thrill-seeking adventurers: if you haven’t already tried zip-lining, now is your chance! You will be able to cruise past the forest from one high point to another by simply being hooked to a very strong cable line. What could be better than zipping past fresh forest air from a height? You will be able to look at the mesmerizing emerald trees and appreciate the beauty of nature, all while getting your dose of adrenaline. Trust us, the rush is worth it!

Take a Stroll Along The Malecon

Malecon is a lovely wide path along the oceanfront and is high on priority of the places to visit in Ensenada. Simple pleasures such as taking a leisurely stroll with friends or loved ones are the most underrated recreational activity we would not want you to miss. Taking a walk along the Malecon is one of the best things to do in Ensenada as you will find the strip isolated for a short distance, which eventually will lead you to a colorful marketplace. This market is full of everything vibrant and would be the perfect place for you to buy gifts and artifacts for your family and friends. The market is also dominated by places to eat. Binge on Mexican street food and let the briny aroma sink in; don’t forget to try the seafood special tacos. Your plans to relax and unwind couldn’t get better than this.

Ensenada is truly worth your time and appreciation, a place like this is unforgettable given its relaxing vibes and laid-back life. We hope you have a great mini break away from work and noise, only to return with a plan to revisit as soon as possible!

Recommended Reading – Top 6 Beaches In Ensenada

Sai Karthik Reddy

After completing his M.B.A in 2012, Sai the wizard beyond the blog, 21st Century Vagabond was never interested to find a day job at the desk but instead set out to explore the world. 5 years later Sai has become one of the top travel bloggers in India and inspired many Indians to get away from desk jobs and become a digital nomad.

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