As Baja’s only deep-water port, it is a transport hub as well as a cruise ship destination and popular sports-fishing charter destination.
Downtown Ensenada’s main street, Calle Primera, is a wide and beautiful thoroughfare lined with shops, international restaurants, hotels and outdoor spaces to enjoy a meal or beverage., a fish taco or a lobster.
World-famous Hussong’s Cantina, built in 1892, is just off the avenue, as is a huge fish market, offering the freshest catch, plus stands and eateries full of seafood delights. Beaches are to the north and south of the city, along with nearby resorts.
One of the most famous Ensenada landmarks is La Bufadora, a saltwater geyser that shoots into the air as tide collides with rocks to the south of the city, much like Old Faithful.
Ensenada also is becoming known as the “Land of Wine” because if its proximity to Baja’s internationally known Wine Country, just a few miles east of the city.