Ensenada City

Seventy miles (113 km) south of Tijuana, Ensenada is a gracious city located on the shores of Todos los Santos Bay, the only deep-water port in Baja and the second most important port on Mexico’s Pacific Coast.

The city is dependent on fishing, shipping, manufacturing (maquiladoras), agriculture and tourism—much of it in the shape of big-name cruise ships—and is wealthy in history, culture, natural attractions and gastronomic delights.


Industry

Fishing

The fishing activity in Ensenada is one of the most important for the regional, national and export market. The catch consists of 96 officially registered species such as sardine, king mackerel, bonito, seaweed, hedgehog, lobster and abalone fisheries.

Industria Tijuana

Wine region

The most important wine region of Baja California is located in Ensenada within one of the Wine Strips in the world. Ensenada produces almost 90% of Mexican wine and is made up of the following regions: Guadalupe Valley, San Vicente Valley, San Antonio de las Minas, Santo Tomas Valley and Ojos Negros Valley.

Airlift

The closest commercial airport is the Tijuana International Airport (TIJ), mainly served by domestic airlines, so your best bet is to fly into San Diego and drive the 90 miles (144 km) south if you come from the US; you can also connect via Mexico City.

Where to Stay

With 147 rooms and suites and the area’s only first class marina, the Hotel Coral & Marina is an excellent choice for meetings and events of up to 500 attendees. The iconic San Nicolas Hotel & Casino in the heart of downtown Ensenada has three event rooms with capacity for up to 600 people. Just 27 miles (43 km) from Ensenada, the Valle de Guadalupe is home to a number of exquisite boutique properties perfect for executive meetings, such as the 21-room Hotel Boutique Valle de Guadalupe, the 16-room Hacienda Guadalupe or the 20-bungalow eco-chic Encuentro Antiresort—all tucked away among their own vineyards.

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Where to Meet

With 147 rooms and suites and the area’s only first class marina, the Hotel Coral & Marina is an excellent choice for meetings and events of up to 500 attendees. The iconic San Nicolas Hotel & Casino in the heart of downtown Ensenada has three event rooms with capacity for up to 600 people. Just 27 miles (43 km) from Ensenada, the Valle de Guadalupe is home to a number of exquisite boutique properties perfect for executive meetings, such as the 21-room Hotel Boutique Valle de Guadalupe, the 16-room Hacienda Guadalupe or the 20-bungalow eco-chic Encuentro Antiresort—all tucked away among their own vineyards.


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What to Do

After meetings, there’s deep-sea fishing, tennis, golf, surfing and the wonder of seasonal gray whale watching, but because Ensenada is the Wine Capital of Mexico, there’s no shortage of activities in Valle de Guadalupe, from winery hopping on horseback to sumptuous dinners (well-paired, of course) and exciting wine festivals. Don’t miss a trip out to La Bufadora, a sea vent that throws up impressive columns of water, and a cocktail at Hussong’s Cantina, the oldest cantina in Baja California.

Weather

Warm, dry and semi-arid, temperatures average around 55º to 70ºF (13º - 21ºC), with warmer temperatures along the coast.

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