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Stay near Ensenada's top sights

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Quick stats about vacation rentals in Ensenada

  • Total rentals

    1.7K properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    710 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Rentals with a pool

    130 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    450 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    970 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    80K reviews

Your guide to Ensenada

All About Ensenada

Located just 70 miles south of the US border on the Baja California peninsula, Ensenada is a sunny port offering an array of shopping, dining, and nightlife. Despite being one of the most popular cruise destinations of the Pacific, this lively destination still retains its eclectic charm with its bustling harbor, sandy beaches, surfing spots, specialty craft boutiques, and art galleries. Ensenada doesn’t hold back when it comes to local cuisine — delightful alfresco restaurants and bars serve up farm-to-table plates, seafood, Baja Med dishes, local wine, and margaritas along Calle Primera, Ensenada’s popular main street.

Though its sea views and beaches are front-and-center, the area’s acclaimed wine country is just a short drive away. Visitors will find a surfer’s paradise along Ensenada’s coast, which features surf contests year-round. And yet, you don’t need to be experienced to catch the waves — hubs with board rentals and beginner outings are available. Snorkeling and scuba diving are also popular activities for those who want to discover Ensenada’s unique ocean ecosystems.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Ensenada

Ensenada enjoys a temperate climate and features many attractions and events year-round, offering a range of ideal times for booking a vacation rental. Winter is a great time to visit if you want to spot gray whales as they migrate annually from Alaska down to the lagoons of Baja California Sur. Guadalupe Valley’s wine harvest season begins in August, wherein the culinary festivities of the Wine Harvest Festival take hold of the city for two weeks, attracting many visitors. Ensenada Carnaval is exceptionally popular and takes place at the end of January. In the spring, the annual Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race, one of the largest of its kind in North America, marks its finish line in Ensenada.

Top things to do in Ensenada

Calle Primera or Avenida Lopez Mateos

Calle Primera, also known as “La Primera” or Avenida Lopez Mateos, is set in the heart of Ensenada. This strip features craft boutiques, seafood restaurants, and cafes, as well as an array of lively nightlife spots and bars, which proudly serve margaritas in the very city where the popular cocktail is purported to have originated.

Horseback Riding

Enjoy a guided horseback ride along the San Miguel Hills while taking in scenic views of Ensenada, Salsipuedes Bay, and the Todos Santos Islands. After the ride, saddle up to a BBQ lunch back at the ranch. Beginners and seasoned riders alike can explore Ensenada’s natural beauty on horseback with many options for guided tours.

History Museum of Ensenada

The History Museum of Ensenada is housed in the Rivera del Pacifico building, a former Prohibition-era casino. This museum offers a look at the cultural history and evolution of the region from the first settlers to current day by way of artifacts, artwork, and photography. You can also check out classes or film screenings in the Rivera del Pacifico building through the Casa de Cultura.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Ensenada?

    Ensenada is known for its mild Mediterranean climate. Summers are warm, averaging 75°F (24°C), while winters are cooler, averaging 55°F (13°C). The city receives most of its rain during winter, making it a great time for those who love cool, rainy weather.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Ensenada?

    Popular activities in Ensenada include exploring the Riviera Cultural Center, visiting the La Bufadora blowhole, and enjoying local Mexican cuisine at the city's food markets. Nature lovers can also go whale watching during the winter and spring months.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Ensenada?

    The most popular time to visit Ensenada is during summer and early fall, from June to October. During this time, the city hosts the annual Ensenada Seafood Festival and the traditional Vendimia Wine Harvest Festival, attracting many tourists.

  • What are the best places to stay in Ensenada?

    Popular areas to stay in Ensenada include the beachfront Zona Playa, known for its accessibility to the city center, and the vibrant Zona Centro, which is close to many restaurants, shops, and museums. For a quieter stay, Valle de Guadalupe is often suggested, known for its vineyards.

  • What are the best places to visit in Ensenada?

    Popular places to visit in Ensenada include the Riviera Cultural Center, rich in local history, and the Museum of Natural Sciences, where you can explore the region's flora and fauna. The Ensenada Harbor and the Ventana al Mar are also often recommended for their scenic beauty.

  • What are some hiking trails in Ensenada?

    Ensenada has several hiking trails that nature lovers often recommend. The Canon de Dona Petra Eco Park provides trails with varied difficulty levels, beautiful scenery, and picnic areas. Another frequently suggested trail is the Parque Nacional Sierra de San Pedro Martir, which is known for its pine-forested trails, abundant wildlife and clear night skies for stargazing.

  • What are some family activities to do in Ensenada?

    In Ensenada, families can enjoy a day at the Caracol Science Museum or explore the playful creatures at Mundo Divertido. Visiting the La Bufadora, a marine geyser or blowhole, is another activity often recommended for families.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Ensenada?

    You can plan a day trip to La Bufadora, a marine geyser that expels water up to 60 feet (18 meters) high. Alternatively, the San Pedro Martir National Park, about 150 kilometers away, is a great place for hiking and birdwatching. For a cultural experience, visit the Riviera del Pacifico Cultural and Convention Center to explore the history and architecture of Ensenada.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Ensenada?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 710 vacation rentals in Ensenada featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Ensenada?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Ensenada. Choose from more than 450 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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