Ensenada, Mexico Cruise Port

3.5 out of 5

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About Ensenada, Mexico

Ensenada is a pleasant combination of a fishing port and tourist center and is a very accomodating city. Visit La Bufadora, a geyser that spouts saltwater more than sixty feet up into the air and is one of biggest blowholes in North America. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the mountain climbing, beachcombing and hiking and Ensenada is a great place from which to begin your trek in the Baja's outback.

What people said about this port:

"The Blow Hole was just amazing - there are only three natural blow holes in the world." in 99 reviews.

"We took the kayaking excursion to La Bufadora." in 84 reviews.

"Nice city, when you get on the bus, the tour guide will tell you about a $ 15 trip to the flee market, its i..." in 35 reviews.


1162 reviews and tips of Ensenada, Mexico




katypasin
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
7+ cruises

Excellent! Went to the open market and blow hole. Played with baby lions, tigers, and jaguars! Ate fish tacos, drank some tequila! It was amazing!

Visited: Aug 28, 2017

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banananut
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Experience:
2-3 cruises

Took a cooking class in Ensenada. I believe it was a Taste of Mexico. It was one of the best excursions I have ever done.

Visited: Jul 30, 2017

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SaltyHair
Contributor Level: Purser

Has the best strip of restaurants where you can get delicious tacos and GIANT margaritas for a penny! Some of the streets did get pretty crazy with parties so be a little careful if you have children with you.

MountainMom
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Family (older children)

Experience:
2-3 cruises

We did blow hole tour. It is long and bus ride is an hour. For the time we could of done a lot of stuff in town. Don't even sip the water there, Take water bottle or buy one in port. Small bills for cash, hat and sunglasses are needed. Need good shoes since All Walking surfaces are uneven. Take large canvas bag or tote for shopping. Have a passport, much easier for returning.

Visited: Jul 10, 2017

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dakotawestlake
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

If you do the excursion ti La Bufadora dont go to this restaurant Banana Mana with the baby tigers, lions, and pumas you can pet. They are severely malnourished and one had fleas or some bugs crawling on its mange and inits nose. When we pointed this out to the care staff they responded that the animals produce their own bugs in their fur naturally in the wild. Bull Shit! After realizing that i felt so awful for falling in that trap and giving them our money...Kind of put a damper on our day in Ensenada

Visited: Jan 15, 2017

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jesselaine82
Contributor Level: Third Mate

I read so many negative reviews regarding this port, but my family and I went there with an open mind and I'm so glad that we did. Everyone we encountered was very friendly and helpful. We never felt unsafe like so many others had mentioned. Although here isn't as much to do in Ensenada (especially with kids) as other ports we've visited, we enjoyed just walking around, shopping, exploring, and eating local food. :)

Lchesso42
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Large Group

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

Take a good quantity of small bills! Try to pay for everything in cash, most of the vendors will haggle the price! The local man on the bus ride from the dock into town had many helpful hints and tips. Pay attention!

Visited: Mar 25, 2017

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