12 Great Things to Do in Ensenada, Mexico While on Vacation

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.


Walk Along the Malecon

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

After you’ve given your legs a workout exploring Ensenada’s Malecon, hop on a boat to tour by water. You’ll have several boat tour choices, including: – Sunset cruise – Whale watching tour and more.

Take a Boat Tour



Stroll Through the Mercado Negro

You can expect nothing but fresh catches of the day at Mercado Negro, including octopus, lobster, shrimp, and countless fish species.


Parque de la Bandera is a classic Instagram selfie spot in Ensenada. But the massive flag isn’t the only thing worth gawking at there.

See the Biggest Flag in Mexico


Plaza Civica offers another opportunity to take unique photos. But this time, it’s because the plaza boasts statues of three heads, representing some of Mexico’s famous figures (Miguel Hidalgo, Benito Juarez, and Venustiano Carranza).

Admire the Statues at Plaza Civica

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