Glittering in the Pacific sun, Ensenada is a lovely hideaway on Mexico's Baja peninsula. Just sixty-five miles south of the U.S. border, this warm, inviting town is known for its bustling harbor community and agricultural center nestled in the mountains. In 1602, Sebastian Vizcaino discovered an undeveloped, seaside village and christened it Ensenada-Bahia de Todos Santos. Since then, it has blossomed into the thriving port of call that today is simply known as Ensenada. The coastal area is so thriving, in fact, that it is the second most visited Mexican port city. Ranchers first laid claim to the fertile farmland up and down the coastal area. Soon thereafter, the marina came to mature into what we now see as the ever-expanding Ensenada.
With its rich agricultural region to the east and thriving fishery to the west, Ensenada offers visitors a chance to see modern rural life in action. Flourishing vineyards, famous throughout Mexico and North America, attract thousands of wine aficionados throughout the seasons. Locals and tourists agree that anyone who comes to taste the bounties of the vine will find that Ensenada wines rival the famed vintages Southern France and Northern California. Possibly its most alluring quality, Ensenada s locals keep visitors cheerful and comfortable while exploring the city s numerous treasures. The obliging residents have given this township an outstanding reputation, not only for its multitude of activities, but also for its attentive and gentle atmosphere.