Today your ride from San Diego to Ensenada begins with a US-Mexico border crossing at San Ysidro, one of the busiest border crossing in the world. In Playas de Tijuana is the start of the Tijuana-Ensenada Toll road. Be sure to check out the “Bullring by the Sea”.
Stop for lunch in Rosarito Beach at the historic Rosarito Beach Hotel. Opened in 1925, a sign above the lobby entrance states “Through this door pass the most beautiful women in the world.” The most spectacular overlook on today’s ride is at Salsipuedes. Stunning views of the coast and surf.
Situated on the coastline of Bahia de Todos Santos, an inlet on the peninsula’s Gold Coast, Ensenada is an important commercial, fishing and tourist destination. Watersports including surfing, wind surfing, whale watching, sport fishing, the Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race and of course the Baja 1000/500 are just a few of the area attractions.
Ensenada’s Fish Market, the Mercado Negro, sells an amazing array of fresh fish, including tuna, shrimp, California spiny lobster, abalone, sea urchin, sardine, mackerel, seaweed and smoked marlin. Be sure to sample a local specialty, fish tacos.
South of Ensenada on the Punta Banda Peninsula is one of the largest marine geysers in North America: La Bufadora (The Blowhole).