The Best of Ensenada, Mexico: 12 Things to do

Ensenada is a charming beach town in the northern state of Baja, California. Due to its proximity to the Tijuana border, it’s a popular destination for Americans wanting to travel from San Diego

So, if you’re ready to kick back and enjoy a coastal Mexican getaway, read on to discover all that Ensenada, Mexico, has to offer.

Walk Along the Malecon

The Malecon translates to “boardwalk” in English and is Ensenada’s pride and joy. It extends over two miles along the Pacific Ocean.

After you’ve given your legs a workout exploring Ensenada’s Malecon, hop on a boat to tour by water. You’ll have several boat tour choices, including: – Sunset cruise – Whale watching tour – Day trip to Todos Santos Island

Take a Boat Tour

If you’re interested in a whale-watching tour, visit Ensenada from December to April, as this is when the gray whales migrate to northern Mexico.

Don’t let its name fool you—Mercado Negro, which means “Black Market” in English, is a must-see during your time in Ensenada, Mexico.

Stroll Through the Mercado Negro

You can see why the Incas picked this location for their city when you're standing close to the caretaker's cottage and gazing out over Machu Picchu

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