Ensenada, Mexico

As MEGACRUISE heads 90 miles south from San Diego, we will find ourselves in the warm, but mild climate, calm seas and friendly atmosphere of Ensenada, Mexico! As one of the largest seaport towns, this port of call has everything you want in a destination; outdoor recreation, local attractions and wineries, incredible food and culture and of course, great cantinas to grab a cold one and party with locals.

If you are active and looking for an all-day adventure, grab a surfboard, kayak or paddleboard and hit the beach for the perfect day in the sun and surf. Want to stay more land-based? Book a day of horseback riding through the desert trails, mountains or even beachside. Snorkeling, zip lining, sailing, fishing and more…the outdoor adventures are calling for you.

If you are looking for a site unlike one you have ever seen before, then head to La Bufadora (The Blowhole). Climb the cliffs around this marine geyser, learn the legend behind it and when you are done, wander through the flea market nearby and pick up some souvenirs made by local vendors. Love wine? Guadalupe Valley is famous for its wine country and a perfect way to spend the afternoon and see Ensenada in a way not many ever experience. Sip wine, tour the different properties and learn about the winemaking process in Mexico.

How about food? With great restaurant options not too far from the port, you can enjoy tasty and quick street options from La Guerrerense, as well as a full dining experience of tableside salsa, fresh cooked tortillas and the beautiful atmosphere at La Hoguera. From street tacos and local pubs to some of the most elegant restaurants and dishes you have ever experienced… don’t miss out on the traditional Mexican cuisine around town.

Of course, what is a day in Mexico without a cerveza or two? Check out Hussong’s Cantina, the oldest bar in Baja and where the Margarita was invented, the locals welcome you with open arms and the mariachi band takes requests (who knows…maybe they even have some Metal up their sleeves). With inexpensive drinks and a warm and friendly atmosphere, you may just waste the day in this charming watering hole.

Whether you choose a day in the sun or fun indoors; you will always remember your day in Ensenada, Mexico.