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Bienvenidos! Welcomes you to Ensenada, Baja California, Live It!

Known as the 'Cinderella of the Pacific', Ensenada is located 60 miles south of the international border, a 90-minute drive from San Diego. Its warm Mediterranean climate, friendly atmosphere and accessibility by land, air, and sea have made Ensenada a favorite tourist destination for many years, and Mexico's most-visited port-of-call for major cruise lines and pleasure boats.

Ensenada's romantic past, dynamic present, and promising future provide wide appeal for cultural visitors, vacationing families, business travelers, and real estate investors. With a variety of accommodations ranging from modern hotels with Old World charm to full-service resorts with convention centers.

Ensenada Mexico is a great town for a weekend getaway, or a vacation at one of the resorts by the beach. If you want to do more than lie around the pool and soak up some rays, you will find plenty of things to do in Ensenada. You can take a tour of the
town in a horse drawn buggy, go on a day trip to La Bufadora (a natural blow hole by the sea which shoots water into the air like a geyser), go to the beach and swim, go for a horseback ride, rent a jet ski, tour the harbor in a boat, go dancing in one of the Ensenada night clubs, or relax between shops at one of Ensenada’s fine restaurants.

Of course, you are in a port town and seafood is abundant and varied. A must is to eat fish and/or shrimp tacos, but also don't miss out on the excellent and award-winning dining experiences that Ensenada has to offer. You will find French, Italian, Spanish, traditional Mexican cuisine, and mesquite grilled steaks in Ensenada’s array of fine restaurants.

The gray whale is the most common species seen near the coast of Baja. Other whales are present but tend to seek deeper waters while the gray whale's swim in shallow waters
seeking Baja's many lagoons for calving. The Baja California coastline is teeming with whales during the calving season from late November to late March. The greatest number can be seen in February.
Bajamar is spectacular golf course, sitting on rolling hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean! For years this exclusive hideaway has been a true escape for folks looking for a
relaxing environment to play golf. In addition to the championship 18 holes at Bajamar, there are an additional 9 Scottish lynx style holes, several of which are right on the ocean! For golfers who want that Pebble Beach feel, without the hefty price tag, Bajamar is the only game in town.
Baja California's three wine-producing areas are all located on the west coast. San Antonio de Las Minas (which includes the Valleys of Guadalupe and Calafia), San Vincente Valley,
and Santo Tomás Valley on the Baja Peninsula grow nearly ninety percent of all Mexican wine grapes. Ensenada is a center of Mexican wine growing, convenient day trips to nearby wineries are available complete with tours and tasting. A must-see visit during the summer is the Fiestas de la Vendimia, the vintage festival in August,
which is fun for both locals and tourists alike. Indeed, an increasing number of wine connoisseurs from California make regular trips to the region which has been recently giving its Northern neighbor a run for the money in terms of wine quality and consistency. Find out why everyone else is suddenly talking about the newest 300 year-old secret from Mexico.
Ensenada Baja California has been known for sport
fishing for over fifty years. Each year thousands of anglers head for Ensenada to go fishing and take advantage of the shorter distances needed to travel by sea to get to the big catch. The short-range day trips are good for cranking in Bass, Bonita, Barracuda, Cod and Yellowtail, while the long-range trips pull in Tuna, Albacore, Dorado, and occasionally Marlin.

The Baja 1000 has always been the ultimate battlefield of man and machine versus the elements. The colorful and rich history of the Baja 1000 is a living testament to man’s inherent need to conquer the impossible, and it all begins at the Costa Baja Condo Hotel! The official starting line for both the Baja 1000 and Baja 500 is just north of the resort. Relax in your front row seat in our lounge or terrace with a cold drink and the official Tecate Girls as these brave drivers thunder pass the resort off into the Baja desert.

During your 60 minute trip down Mexico 1 (the continuation of the Pacific Coast Highway) you will experience spectacular ocean front scenery, and just before you reach Ensenada is the most breath taking of them all, El Mirador! El Mirador (The Viewpoint) is with out a doubt one of the most magnificent views this world has to offer. This will defiantly be a 'Kodak moment', so don’t forget your cameras and be sure to have your driver stop for a moment to experience nature’s beauty.

On Saturday night the streets are filled with everyone from local residents to all of the visitors. Most of the hotels offer some type of nighttime entertainment and there are many nightclubs for dancing and enjoying the south of the border atmosphere. It's real easy to party down in this town. 'Una cerveza mas por favor'. During the first week of February come celebrate Ensenada’s Mardi Gras. Attracting a multitude of national and international visitors with a wide selection of foods, libations, costumes, and parade floats. Dancing, drinking, eating, and partying in the streets from 6pm-2am is sure to provide great times and lasting memories.

Head south of the border with 8,000 of your closest amigos for this fun ride along the Pacific Coast and inland through rural countryside from Rosarito Beach to Ensenada, Mexico. Rosarito Ensenada is one of the largest cycling events in the world and is held semi-annually, in April and September of each year. Half a million people have completed this event. We have cyclists that are 9 years old, and cyclists that are 70 years young!

The LEXUS Newport to Ensenada Race is April 28-30, 2006. In the yachting world, no other international race attracts more entries. This annual event takes place the last weekend in April. With its spectacular starts off the shores of Newport Beach, this is always reported as one of the greatest sailing events of the year.

Estero is a clean sandy beach with swimming, boating and fishing, horseback riding and championship golf nearby. The beach is a few minutes south of downtown Ensenada and twenty minutes from famous 'La Bufadora' blowhole. Estero Beach also offers other exciting outdoor activities for everyone in the family like water skiing, skin diving, and windsurfing. Take a walk along the beach and enjoy incredible sunsets, and beautifully kept gardens, all of which create pleasant surroundings that contribute to make Estero Beach the perfect setting for a day in the sun. Estero Beach is also the favorite location for many sporting events, such as beach volleyball and soccer, as well as tennis tournaments.

Ready to win big? Then visit Caliente Race & Sports Book over looking the marina. Make a wager on hundreds of horse and greyhound races daily brought to you live via satellite. Also, all major professional and collegiate sports from around the world are on the boards as well. Grupo Caliente is a well-respected leader in the sports betting industry operating over 150 sports books in Mexico and the Caribbean.

La Bufadora 'The Blowhole' is a spectacular marine geyser that explodes upwards sometimes as high as 80 ft. above sea level, producing a tremendous sound. This is the reason for its name, 'The Blowhole'. The invading ocean wave collides with the air that is drawn down in a pumping action caused by the force of receding waters after the previous spout. For an instant, trapped air and water choke the cave, and then the compressed air and water explode through the only exit. This marine geyser is considered the highest in the world.



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