Your guided tour starts with a panoramic and scenic drive through the residential and commercial areas of the city eventually arriving at Plaza Civica. Here you will discover 12-foot high busts of noted Mexican heroes including Miguel Hidalgo (leader of the War of Mexican Independence, 1810 to 1821), Venustiano Carranza (37th President of Mexico and leader of the Mexican Revolution, 1910 to 1920), and Benito Juarez (26th President of Mexico and an equal rights leader).
You will then visit Riviera Del Pacifico, a once glamorous resort and casino most popular during the roaring 30's renowned for its Mexican architecture and famous clientele like Douglas Fairbanks and Al Capone. A complimentary margarita is waiting for you to enjoy as you take in the splendid surroundings.
Continue to the oldest winery In Baja, Bodegas De Santo Tomas (non-working winery) to have a guided tour.
Now it is time to return to the city and enjoy a guided walking tour of downtown Ensenada. It is here that you will begin to explore the local food scene, including a ceviche tostada at Mariscos El Guero and shrimp and fish taco while exploring El Mercado Negro, Ensenada's extraordinary fish, and seafood market. Have your camera ready to snap some great shots of this amazingly colorful place!
To round out your foodie experience, walk to a traditional candy store and try some local treats of authentic Mexican candies (dulces) like cocadas (coconut candy), tamarind (a sweet and sour fruit), sweet potato, etc.
Finally, you will have the opportunity to browse and enjoy the city's central shopping district before returning to your ship.
Reviewer: Susan Chazanow
We had the most delightful excursion in Ensenada. Our tour guide met us and showed us everything. We started at the beach, then went to the Hotel Playa, up the winding road to the top where we saw gorgeous homes and all of Ensenada. We went to a winery,( need to go there later in the day, as 9:30AM is too early to partake in their wines}, but loved the place anyway! We bought delicious candy at the candy store and shopped at lovely jewelry stores. We asked our awesome guide to take us to a Casino. It was an end to a perfect excursion! Five star from beginning to end!!!
Reviewer: Annette Reeves
Tour guide and driver went out of their way to accommodate all requests Ensenada is an interesting town