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The Best of Ensenada, Mexico: 4 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 to fill up on tacos and experience new scenery along the Pacific Ocean.

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.


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

1. Walk Along the Malecon

After you’ve given your legs a workout exploring Ensenada’s Malecon, hop on a boat to tour by water. 

2. Take a Boat Tour

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.

3. Stroll Through the Mercado Negro

Every destination has a thing it’s known for. In Ensenada, it’s the massive Mexican flag that you can spot from practically any point in town.

4. See the Biggest Flag in Mexico

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