Just 70 miles south of the San Diego / Tijuana border crossing, Ensenada is a great destination for the quick weekend getaway or the perfect place to park your RV and stay a while! Situated on the beautiful Pacific coast, Ensenada is one of Mexico's most active ports for vacation cruise lines and visiting pleasure boats.
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The drive to Ensenada from San Diego takes about 90 minutes, and is extremely scenic and pleasant. The Transpeninsular toll highway running from Tijuana directly into Ensenada is extremely well maintained and safe. Many parts of the highway wind through the coastal hills hundreds of feet above the Pacific ocean making for breathtaking views. See more Baja driving distances
Once you arrive in Ensenada, you will find a multitude of interesting shops, fine restaurants, and charming hotels. There are also many great ocean related activities that can be experienced for very reasonable rates (If not for free) including whale watching tours, sport fishing, surfing, scuba diving, sea kayaking, horse back rides on the beach, and more. Close to town there are also a number of excellent golf courses and fine vineyards which offer tours.