About Ensenada

A member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, Ensenada is a major economic and cultural hub for Baja California. Ensenada, located in the picturesque Baja California region, captivates visitors with its unique blend of coastal charm and vibrant culture. One of its main draws is the iconic Malecón, a scenic boardwalk that offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and is dotted with charming shops and restaurants. The city is renowned for its thriving wine country, with Valle de Guadalupe just a short drive away, inviting wine enthusiasts to savor exquisite local wines amidst picturesque vineyards. Nature lovers can explore La Bufadora, one of the largest marine geysers in the world, where the mighty Pacific crashes against the cliffs, creating a mesmerizing spectacle. For history aficionados, a visit to the Riviera Cultural Center provides insight into the city’s rich heritage and hosts various cultural events. Additionally, Ensenada offers water activities such as kayaking and whale watching, making it a well-rounded destination for a memorable getaway.

Additional Tourist Attractions:

  • Valle de Guadalupe: A renowned wine region boasting a plethora of wineries and vineyards, offering wine tastings and tours.
  • La Bufadora: Experience the power of nature at this impressive marine geyser, where sea water erupts dramatically from a sea cave.
  • Hussong’s Cantina: Founded in 1892, it’s one of the oldest cantinas in Baja California, known for its lively atmosphere and signature drinks.
  • Todos Santos Island: A short boat ride away, this island is a haven for outdoor activities, including snorkeling, diving, and wildlife observation.
  • Ensenada Fish Market: Explore the vibrant Mercado de Mariscos, where you can savor fresh seafood and experience the bustling local market atmosphere.
  • La ruta del vino: Explore Ensenada vineyards by driving on the Ruta de los Vinos.
The harbor of Ensenda, Baja California Norte, Mexico.
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Wine vineyard and grape vines in Ensenada, Mexico


CETYS University, founded in 1961, is a private not-for-profit institution that stands at the forefront of excellence in education. They are committed to delivering comprehensive, unique learning experiences for High School, Undergraduate, Graduate, and Continuing Education students. As of today, CETYS has four campuses: Mexicali, Tijuana, Ensenada and the Virtual campus. CETYS offers 37 educational programs: 3 types of high school, 21 university majors, and 11 graduate programs enrolling approximately 8,000+ students across its system. CETYS international offers opportunities for exchange with agreements with universities in North America, Asia, Africa, Europe and Oceania. Nestled between hills and the ocean, the Ensenada campus has breathtaking views. It is home to the Center for Vitivinicultural Studies (CEVIT), the only research center in Mexico dedicated to wine, which contributes to the development of the vitivinicultural sector at a regional and national level. Moreover, the Ensenada Campus is known as the International Campus , home to the International Summer Program, which welcomes students and academics from over 20 countries every year.

Entering Mexico

You don’t need a visa to enter Mexico if you are a citizen of Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, United States of America, Uruguay or Venezuela.

However, you must present a valid passport and fill out an immigration form for tourists and business trips, which can be obtained in travel agencies, airlines or at the point where you enter Mexico. Please do not lose the stub from that immigration form that they will return to you upon entry to the country, since in most cases you need it in order to leave Mexico again.

Information for U.S. Travelers please visit: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Mexico.html 

Information for Canadian Travelers please visit: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/mexico 

Air Transportation:

San Diego international airport: https://www.san.org/ 

San Diego international airport to Ensenada maps https://maps.app.goo.gl/YEjqhdBKbgt6uV5M7 

Tijuana international airport: https://www.aeropuertosgap.com.mx/es/tijuana.html 

Tijuana international airport to Ensenada maps https://maps.app.goo.gl/WuziRbVCsUFy8EjB7 

Car rentals: there are several car rental companies in both airports. For more information, visit the airport webpage to select the most convenient prices.

Ground transportation: Both airports are about 2 hours away from Ensenada center. 


Visit the links below to book your bus ticket from the center of Tijuana to the center of Ensenada. There are several bus companies that can take you to Ensenada. For example:

 From ACN buses (near the bus terminal). Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/vDNhcM3pjjpqBUnN8 

It will take you to:

To: Ensenada Macheros BC, MX. Address: Macheros 291, Zona Centro, Ensenada, Baja California, Ensenada BN. Maps: https://maps.app.goo.gl/d3619F8yMSGG1wqu7 

Booking webpage:


Tickets cost about USD $10 to USD $20 each way for most bus companies. 


From Tijuana 18:30, arrives in Ensenada 20:30

From Ensenada 07:40, arrives in Tijuana 09:40

Central de Autobuses de Tijuanahttps://maps.app.goo.gl/t5WgN82wp4f2JDdN9 

ABC Tijuana Line Terminal. https://maps.app.goo.gl/ARsSpTX9bRZv7bs47