Posts Categorized: Ensenada

Peninsula Picks: 5 Craft Beer Tasting Rooms in Northern Baja

Norte Brewing Co

If your familiarity with Mexican beers doesn’t extend beyond Pacifico or Tecate, it’s time to introduce yourself to northern Baja’s blossoming craft beer scene. We’ve picked out a few of our favorite tasting rooms to help jumpstart your Baja craft beer explorations. ¡Salud!   Mamut Brewery Co. (Tijuana) Information: www.facebook.com/MamutBreweryCo, tel: 011-52-664-685-0137 Why We Love It:… Read more »

Dollar Deals

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By Graham Mackintosh For many years, heading down Highway 1, a typical first night in Baja for me meant camping in the peace and quiet of the desert around Cataviña. Leaving San Diego by mid-morning I would usually be there and setup by nightfall. Sometimes I’d sleep in a tent; other times in my vehicle…. Read more »

Ensenada’s Caracol Science Museum

caracol museum ensenada

By Graham Mackintosh Ensenada’s impressive new “Caracol – Museo de Ciencias” has been almost ten years in the making. It is prominently situated on Avenida Club Rotario #3, sandwiched between the harbor and the palatial white Riviera Civic, Social, and Cultural Center. Given its location, the Caracol (Spanish for snail or seashell) Museum is clearly… Read more »

La Cava de Marcelo: The Cheese Cave of Ojos Negros

By Jennifer Kramer A drive east of Ensenada on the southern branch of Mexico 3 (heading toward San Felipe) will bring travelers to the small dusty town of Ojos Negros, located in the namesake valley. The Valle de Ojos Negros gets its name (“Black Eyes”) from all of the wells in this sparsely populated agricultural valley that look… Read more »

Riding Baja: Summer Motorcycling Destinations

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Temperatures in Central and Southern Baja soar to over 100 degrees in the summer so stick to the north until the mercury drops in October. Here are come cool—in both senses of the word—destinations. Guadalupe Valley Baja’s Valle de Guadalupe produces 90% of all of the wine that comes from Mexico and is growing famous… Read more »

Three-Day Getaway: Ensenada

Ensenada Baja Chapultepec Hill

By Jennifer Kramer As temperatures heat up this time of year on the rest of the peninsula, Ensenada stays comfortably cool with its mild climate and Pacific breezes, making it the perfect summer escape. Just a two-hour drive from San Diego, Ensenada is an easy getaway that offers a little something for everyone. There’s the world surf… Read more »

The Food Colectivos of Northern Baja

foodgarden tijuana

By Jennifer Kramer The food truck phenomenon has been sweeping the U.S. for some time, and northern Baja California was quick to catch on and then take the movement one step further. Colectivos (collectives) are groups of small food stands or food trucks gathered together, allowing customers to try a selection of food from multiple independent eateries… Read more »

La Bufadora

By Jennifer Kramer www.bajatheothercalifornia.com Perhaps one of the most well-known tourist spots in northern Baja is the natural blowhole known as La Bufadora. Situated just south of Ensenada, tourists and locals come from near and far to see the ocean and rocks create a natural geyser that shoots water up to 100 feet up in the… Read more »

Ask a Local: Ensenada

Ask a Local Ensenada

  OUR LOCAL: Miguel Arroyo  HOMETOWN: Ensenada B.C Mexico   HOW LONG: 30 years  OCCUPATION: Tour guide & surf instructor   BIO: I love the ocean. I am a diver, surfer, sailor and tour guide. I have my own surf school,  www.surfensenada.com.  People from the cruise ships and tourists from Canada and the U.S contact me for surf lesson… Read more »

Buen Provecho: La Guerrerense

La Guerrerense foodcart Ensenada, Baja

By Jennifer Kramer www.bajatheothercalifornia.com It’s been called the most famous street cart in the world. Anthony Bourdain called it Michelin quality. Andrew Zimmern was rendered speechless when he tried the famous seafood. La Guerrerense, an unassuming little seafood street cart in Ensenada, has been featured by the likes of Rick Bayless, NatGeo, Travel+Leisure, the New… Read more »