Even though Ensenada is a working town, there are many recreational opportunities in the area for Baja travelers. Just a few of the more popular include:
BIKES, The Rosarito - Ensenada 50 Mile Bike Race is one of the biggest annual events in the city! See 'Rosarito - Local Interest' for more information.
BOATING, The Ensenada Marina is located at the entrance to town. Service and fuel are available, and this is a great place to provision before heading further south. The next good harbor is over 400 miles south at Bahia Tortugas.
PUNTA BANDA, Head south of town 12 miles, right at the Punta Banda sign, then drive to the end. This bay has easy parking, easy water access, and is fairly protected from the open sea The dive shop is not always open so make sure you come preparred. The first bay you will come to is the Main bay Bahia Papalote, the next bay is Puerto Escondido, and finally Punta Banda.
ISLA TODOS SANTOS, 4 miles off of Punta Banda is Isla Todos Santos. The waters here offer good visibility. Becareful as there are some currents and the only access is by boat access.
GOLFING, at BAJAMAR and the BAJA COUNTRY CLUB
OFF-ROAD RACING, TECATE BAJA 1000, The title 'The most prestigious off road race in the world' is well deserved.
SAN MIGUEL, 7 miles north of town, just before the toll gate. Good rights on a rocky beach, some shoulder hopping lefts with a south swell.
TODOS SANTOS, 5 miles off shore, due west of town. These waves come in uninterrupted from the ocean, and really pump. Boat access only.
WATERSPORTS, Estero Beach is on a calm bay and perfect for all types of water sports, including water skiing, boardsailing, and personal watercraft.