Ensenada is the most important port in Baja California thanks to its strategic position on the Pacific Coast, just 70 miles south of the US/Mexico border. It is the only commercial port in the state, and is therefore a very important gateway for foreign imports into the country. The city also plays an important role in the tourism sector, with Ensenada's cruise terminal being the second most popular cruise port in Mexico for ships from around the world.

This bay includes several beaches suitable for surfing, sport fishing and regattas, as well as natural scenarios ideal for the practice of ecotourism activities. Surrounded by mountain landscapes that accentuate its beauty, the city is the ideal place to admire the extraordinary colors of the Pacific coast sunsets.

The tourist facilities in Ensenada include a fantastic variety of accommodation, golf courses, spas, bars and restaurants, along with an impressive array of cultural activities, natural attractions and beautiful beaches. While visiting the area you should definitely try and make some time to go whale watching, visit top Mexican vineyards, sample delicious regional cuisine, organize a convention, and enjoy fabulous events like the gastronomic festival.

Why choose Ensenada for your work meetings,
incentive trips, conventions and events?

Ensenada is home to a vast biodiversity and spectacular landscapes. Adventurers and lovers of the great outdoors will enjoy the national parks and eco-touristic activities on offer in and around Ensenada. The beaches that make up Ensenada's spectacular coastline are the most tranquil in the north Pacific zone and are ideal for diving. In addition, this gorgeous destination offers tiurs to the main vineyards of Mexico and has a very interesting cultural calendar, full of gastronomic events all year round.
The Valley of Guadalupe

The Valley of Guadalupe, located north of Ensenada, is the largest and most important wine-producing valley in Mexico. Thanks to the quality of the fertile earth and the temperate climate, grapes and olives grow better here than in any other region of the country. This area used to be occupied by Dominican Missionaries who originally started the winemaking tradition, which has now become a very prosperous international industry.  Read more

The Wine Route

The wine route is a tour through the San Antonio de las Minas and Valle de Guadalupe vineyards, designed to teach you everything about the region’s fantastic winemaking culture. This tour includes the large wine houses such as Domecq, LA Cetto and Monte Xanic, and small family run cellars where you can witness the fascinating wine production process. They will teach you about the harvest and the different varieties of grape, and show you around the cellars where the huge barrels are stored.

The host sommeliers will also provide you with an explanation about the time, temperature and special care needed for bottling the wine so it reaches optimum maturity. You will be able to taste a diverse variety of wines giving you a chance to enjoy the marvelous landscape surrounding Ensenada.

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Connectivity

Ensenada has an airport, but does not operate commercial flights. The closest is Tijuana’s, located 120 km, which is less than 2 hours by car. As for the land route you can reach Ensenada by the Scenic Highway that comes from Tijuana; the Transpeninsular Highway, which runs from Tijuana to Los Cabos; as well as the Federal Highway 3, which runs from Tecate to Ensenada through the Valley of Guadalupe (The Wine Route).  Read more

Events and Conventions

If you are looking for a beautiful and different place in Mexico to organize an incentive trip, Ensenada and the Wine Route are the ideal option. The Mediterranean climate of Ensenada allows celebrating the best events in front of the sea, while on land, the vines bloom between April and October, being the perfect setting to create a memorable experience.  Read more

Gray Whale Watching

This extraordinary natural phenomenon takes place between the months of December and April in the Bay of All Saints. The whales leave Alaska’s cold waters at the beginning of November and travel in groups led by the pregnant mothers, traveling 6200 miles to give birth in the calm lagoons and bays of Baja California, their winter sanctuaries. In and around Ensenada you will find many different tours organized by the local fishermen to experience this unique spectacle.  Read more

Missions

Throughout the territory of Ensenada there are many missions from the 17th and the 18th centuries. Some of them are bare adobe remains and others, such as San Francisco de Borja Adac and Santa Gertrudis La Magna, are still intact and in use. Founded by the Dominica and Jesuit religious orders, these ancient buildings exhibit the classic architectural style of the colonial era and are a rich tapestry of Ensenada’s intriguing history.  Read more

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