Located only 80 km (50 mi) from the México - U.
border, Ensenada is one of Baja California Norte’s most attractive cities.
Enjoy endless activities, suited for any and all tastes, from a relaxing day in its beautiful beaches, a blissful day at some of the best spas in the country, or a game of golf in one of its many courses, to a day full of adventure, zip-lining, kayaking, or scuba diving.
But what everyone loves about Ensenada is the food, suited for all moods: with its food carts offering a variety of local foods, regional restaurants offering an authentic taste of México, or truly haute-cuisine informed my Mexican tradition or international influences, always with some of the best wines in the country.
Ceviche tostadas at La Guerrerense are a must.
It is one of Ensenada's more famous food stands, and with good reason: the freshest seafood out there, and some unbeatable salsas for each bite of food.
Just keep in mind one won't be enough.
Maybe not even two.
/> If there was one high-end option to try in or near Ensenada, it would be Corazón de Tierra, if only for how unique, special and ambitious it is.
Part of a food movement in the vein of Noma, the Copenhagen restaurant and title-holder for best restaurant in the world, or the important and forward-thinking Blue Hill at Stone Barns in New York, Corazón de Tierra aims to use only local and regional ingredients, many of which are harvested in its own backyard.
The result is impressive, delicious food.
But more impressive still: the menu changes daily, so no one experience is the same.
It is 45 minutes away from Ensenada, but it is worth the trip.
It is a prime example of the incredible culinary talent in México.
If you love wine, it is essential to visit the Guadalupe Valley, only 20 km (12 mi) from Ensenada, for a wine tasting: these are some of the best wines in México.
Scuba diving in Ensenada is always excellent, as well as its extreme activities, all a short drive from the city.
Anglers are bound to have a great time, with some truly incredible fishing nearby.
Lastly, whale sightings in Ensenada are truly breathtaking, and are a must to complete what will already be an unforgettable vacation.
Things to see and do
whale watching, surf, fishing, gastronomy, nature trails, wine routes, hiking, shopping, hot springs, camping, water skiing, spas, canopy tours, hot air balloons, motorcycling, dolphin pools. Read +