Ensenada, Mexico

Ensenada, Mexico

Ensenada is a coastal city in Baja California, the northernmost and westernmost state of Mexico.

Riviera del Pacifico is an elegant Spanish/Moorish building, formerly a casino catering to Americans during Prohibition. Today, it’s a cultural centre, used for weddings, receptions and dance performances.

Mercado de Mariscos (Malecon at Av Alvarado) is Ensenada’s popular outdoor fish market.

Avenida Lopez Mateos and Boulevard Costero are near the waterfront and are lined with shops, selling everything from duty free perfume and woven blankets to leather goods, pottery, and silver jewellery.

Plaza Civica is a shady plaza featuring giant gold painted busts of three of Mexico’s most revered heroes — Miguel Hidalgo, Benito Juarez and Venustiano Carranza.

Dive, snorkel or kayak the sea caves and sea lion rookeries at Punta Bunda near La Bufadora.

From December to March, take a grey whale boat trip and watch them on their annual migration to and from the warm Baja lagoons.

San Miguel Beach is located just north of the city centre, popular with surfers because of it’s consistent waves.

Southward from the main area of Ensenada, Baja Beach offers watersports and is popular with families.

Local street vendors sell churros (deep fried dough dipped in sugar and cinnamon) and fish tacos whilst restaurants feature both Mexican and international dishes.

The disabled cruiser visiting Ensenada 

Where You’re Docked

Cruise ships dock at the Cruise Terminal located in the mid centre of the port. There is a market with numerous stalls and a chemist.

The pier is within easy walking distance of Avenida Lopez Mateos, the main tourist area for shopping and dining.

Taxis and shuttles are also available at the dock area.

Good to Know

Heavy traffic 

Getting Around

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By car: 

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Currency & Best Way to Get Money

The official currency is the Peso.


The official language in Ensenada 


The sunny,

Points of Interest

  • Ensenada – a seven-

Ensenada Accessible Excursions

Whether your cruise ship stops in 

Ensenada Accessible Guided Tour

This 4 hour accessible