Find out what to all to do on your Mexican cruise to Ensenada. Read our guide for more facts and information…
Ensenada or the ‘Love Boat’ port of the Baja Peninsula has become a happening resort town. This seaside city is visited by 4.5m visitors every year. The town is 68 miles from the border and has 325000 residents. Spanish is the official language spoken in the city whereas English is spoken in the tourist areas.
Ensenada has become Mexico’s second busiest port due to its fishing, processing and shipping industries. Aside from these the city is also dependent on tourism for its income.
The highlights of the city include the fresh sea food, sport fishing, cantinas, and winter whale watching and shopping. The beaches are located on the north and south side of the city.
Around the city
The location where your cruise is docked is shared with the industrial harbor. You can see shipping containers, tankers, commercial and sport fishing fleets. The cruise dock of the city has a market with many vendors selling everything from souvenirs to medicines to liquor.
Mercado de Mariscos
This place sets the ambience for you to admire the day’s catch from yellow tail, tuna to marlin. This is the city’s most popular fish market based on the sport fishing pier.
Riviera del Pacifico
This Spanish building was once home to the Xavier Cugat’s Orchestra. It was once a casino but today it is a cultural center which is used for receptions, dance shows and mariachi.
Movie buffs should pay a visit to Foxploration, 20th Century Fox’s move studio. It is located in Rosarition which is a drive away from Ensenada. You can see props, costumes, sets as well as film making and special effects at Cinemagico.
For nature lovers, La Bufadora is the place to be. It is one of the three tidal blowholes of the world situated in the south. It is a dramatic and thrilling experience which leaves you with unforgettable memories.
One can also head for shore excursions which keep everyone entertained. You have the chance to snorkel, dive or kayak the sea lions and sea caves at the Punta Bunda which is an amazing place for water sports.
Getting around the city is extremely convenient as the cruise ship pier is at walking distance to Avenida Lopez Mateos which is the main tourist attraction. It is the must stop place for dining and shopping.
There are taxis and shuttles available at the dock to take you on the short ride downtown. So there is no way of getting worried of being lost or stuck anywhere.
Ensenada is a beautiful destination with many exciting as adventures waiting for you while being convenient. So make sure to make it a part of your Mexican cruise trip.