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Action-Packed Adventure

From world-class surfing and deep-sea fishing to water jetpack flights and camel riding, Ensenada is a recreational playground waiting to be explored.


Estero Beach


The waters off Ensenada are rife with yellowtail, white sea bass, halibut, red snapper, and more. Head to the pier next to the Fish Market to find the perfect guide and vessel to hook the big one. Look for daily local trips to Todos Santos Island, Punta Banda, and San Miguel reef, plus seasonal longer trips to the outer banks. bestbajafishing.org

Las Cañadas

This sprawling recreational park and campground is all about family fun. Kids love the Pirate Cove Water Park with 23 slides and the multiple pools. The adrenaline-packed zip-line canopy tour features five hair-raising zip-lines and five hanging bridges. Explore the countryside on ATVs, mountain bikes, or horseback. Guests can pitch a tent, rent an eco-cabin, or slumber in a Sioux Indian–style teepee. lascanadas.com

La Bufadora

Ever see a marine geyser shoot seawater upwards of 80 feet? It’s worth the scenic 17-mile drive over the Punta Banda Mountains to witness this natural phenomenon. Enjoy great souvenir shopping and seafood snacks along the stroll to the geyser. Or get underwater; this diver’s paradise has nearby caves, pinnacles, and abundant sea life. labufadoradive.com


Surfers come from around the globe to charge the waves off Ensenada. Todos Santo Bay is the sixth World Surfing Reserve and the first one in Mexico. There’s something for every kind of surfer, from gentle waves at Playa Hermosa and swells at El Pico for intermediates to 50- to 60-foot monsters off Todos Santos Island for big-wave experts only. Newcomers can learn to hang ten with surfensenada.com

Camel Riding and Jet Pack Flight

Hop on a friendly two-hump ungulate and stroll across the sand at Estero Beach Hotel, where your dream of riding a camel by the sea can come true. Or fly like a superhero on a water jetpack adventure. hotelesterobeach.com

Water Play

Rent kayaks or stand-up paddleboards at Hotel Coral or head to the pier by the marina to rent motorboats. Hop on a 40-minute guided tour of the beautiful bay or enjoy an aerial view while parasailing. ensenadaparasailingmx.com 

Off-Road Tours

Get behind the wheel of a $100K Baja Challenge Race Car and do some laps, or explore the back country with Wide Open Excursions. wideopenbaja.com

Swim with Sharks

For the ultímate heart-thumping adventure, get face-to-face with great whites while cage diving off Isla Guadalupe. solmarv.com/guadalupe.html

Off-Road Racing Comes to Ensenada

For two action-packed days, race fans can experience the thrill of off-road racing at the Baja International Short Course at Estero Beach Pro. This event spotlights the pros racing multiple classes of purpose-built off-road vehicles on a closed 1-mile dirt track. The race scene revs up at Estero Beach Hotel on August 1–2. lucasoiloffroad.com 

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