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Ensenada Travel Guide: 299 reviews and 653 photos

A small harbor town about 90 minutes south of San Diego. (not including time spent crossing the border). There are several ways you can get there; car, boat or bus. I haven?t gone by boat (Carnival Cruise Lines) - and you can find out about the other two ways in the travel section. Ensenada has basically a one street tourist area that incorporates about 8 blocks, filled with bars, places to eat and little shops and hotels. This place caters to a weekend party crowd from San Diego. There are some good restaurants around town, but the best tacorias are a couple blocks away from the touristy parts. I like going down and chill?n here for a weekend. The people there are very warm and friendly and the beer and food are cheap.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Fun, Friendly, Cheap, Close to San Diego
  • Cons:Small - after a weekend, you will be done
  • In a nutshell:A fun weekend getaway...
  • Last visit to Ensenada: Mar 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • RedEaredPanda's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2004 at 12:49 AM

    Great pages on Ensenada.. Brings back memories.. Thanks for the awesome tips and the cool photos.. Do you recommend crossing the border from SD while drinking a beer??? LOL

  • Hexepatty's Profile Photo
    Oct 5, 2003 at 1:14 PM

    How lovely... Ensenada. I'd love to go!

  • Guantanamera's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2003 at 3:44 AM

    I liked the film "Day of the Dead" -- when is the zombie genre gonna make a comeback...? And what about ninja films...? Better yet, ninja zombies...!

  • Geisha_Girl's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2003 at 8:49 AM

    Guess what? Someone the other day asked me about Mexican wrestling masks (Yes, I know....I know some bizarre people), thanks to your informative page, I told them to go to Ensanada! Doesn't it feel great knowing you helped a total stranger from afar?? ;-)

  • manuelEB's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2003 at 10:10 AM

    Really interesting! It brought me memories to see the mask of "El Santo, el enmascarado de plata". BTW, In BsAs they call mangos to the money. Ask them if the like mangos... (-;

  • Johnny_CA's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2003 at 1:31 AM

    Pound, I saw a bunch of signs on Maui for this "Blowhole" chick but I could never find her!! Oh where oh where did she go???

  • kenmerk's Profile Photo
    Jul 13, 2003 at 5:26 PM

    Glad to see there are no snake in the grass chuukese flounders down here in Ensenada... (or maybe there just hiding behind one of those mex wrastling masks... Great Mex travel info, Pounder...

  • trotador's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2003 at 10:43 AM

    So, did he pay $6 or $12?? he,he... funny guy!! nice reading

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2003 at 4:55 PM

    Thats an amazing blow hole you found. I didn't know about it either. You found some good deals on accomm & food. You have great tips.. you sure need to know them.


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