San Nicolas Hotel

Avda Lopez Mateos y Guadalupe, Ensenada, Baja California, 22800, Mexico
San Nicolas Hotel and Casino
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Whats the best way to spend one day?

by abs87

Hi all,

My friend and I (both in our 20s) are taking a short cruise to finish off our USA trip, we spend one full day ashore in Ensenada on the 22nd Jan 2011. Any tips would be great, it is our only chance to buy some local products if anyone knows of good markets etc. and anything else that is worth seeing or doing. We both enjoy adventurous activities so is it possible to go jet skiing or anything else like that?

Re: Whats the best way to spend one day?

by Jamesr3939

Stay on the ship and let everybody elso go ashore.

Re: Whats the best way to spend one day?

by travelgourmet

lol James, Yes, but be careful,not carefree. See my Ensenada VT tip pages:

Re: Whats the best way to spend one day?

by Odinnthor

Not knowing the hours you have to work with, it is hard to be precise. There are a number of things to do in Ense. I would imagine that there are things that are organized by the ship's staff, but likely very expensive.

There is plenty of aquatic sports to be enjoyed in Ensenada, from mkayaking to parasailing, fishing surfing diving and snorkeling. Here are some of the options. At the Marina you can find a place called Baja Para Sail, who can get you waterskiing, banana rides, and airial rides over the area.

You can do some Zip-lining here, but it is a bit south of Ensenada proper, so if this appeals to you, then actively recruit some fellow passengers to join you in a private car.....

Have fun.....d:o)

Re: Whats the best way to spend one day?

by lmkluque

Not far from the cruise ship terminal there is a "newer" shopping section that is geared towards tourists and they offer the crafty/traditional type things tourists are usually looking for.

The other "local products" type market is right there at the harbor, as mentioned, the seafood market. Fresh fish daily. Of course, I doubt you'd be able to cook anything on board, but it might be interesting to watch the activity.

As for jet skiing, I agree, in January, the water would be too cold without wet suits. Even then, pretty cold. I don't know of a specific place that rents them, but you could stop at the San Nicolas Hotel & Casino to ask. I'm sure they'ed have the info for you. If not you could always try your luck at the casino.

Travel Tips for Ensenada

ATM's in Ensenada

by machomikemd

the international Atm's in Ensenada are like in other countries that you have to see if the atm that you are going into have international atm consortium markings like CIRRUS, MAESTRO, PLUS, DISCOVER and others and if doesn't have that logo then it is not an international ATM. Now in withdrawing money, they dispense in mexican pesos off course (when withdrawing from international atms worldwide, they dispense the local currency ok!) and they also have the standard withdrawal charge and the standard bank charges of your bank. the standard bank charge is 20 mexican pesos for any withdrawal wfrom 200 pesos to 5,000 pesos! You will get the most value for almost any transaction using pesos. It is recommended to only use ATMs located at banks, however you will also find these in supermarkets, both banks and ATMs. It is also convenient if your bank offers online access to your account. Checks are not used much. Most people pay their bills with cash

Ensenada Map

by marcmalano

Note that as you drive into Ensenada after the last toll the road will split left, which zig zags through town (take this if you are continuing south), and right to go to the tourist zone.

The main tourist food/shopping/club area is along Ave. Lopez Mateos one block east of the main road (Blvd. Costero...also called Lazaro Cardenas). It runs from Ryerson to the river.

Rosarito pitstop

by Nexus7

Rosarito is very nice. It's where the Mexican tourists go and retired white people live. It's fairly dirty near the beaches, where horses and dune buggies roam free, so watch out, but there's food, music and fun everywhere. Many bars on the beach. Going clubbing and talking to locals at the harbor. The food is absolutely exquisite, many nice restaurants.

Mexican Pesos

by machomikemd

the mexican pesos is the local currency of Mexico and a peculiarity here in mexico is that it is the first to USE the $ sign (ok the united states just copied it ok! so that you would be surpised if the mexican peso here is using the $ sign since they were the first ones to use it!). many other latin and former spanish colony countries use the peso as currency but the sign is a P not an $. the Mexican peso is now among the 15 most traded currency units in the world, and is the most traded currency in Latin America. current exchange rate for a US Dollar to Mexican Peso is : 1 US Dollar = 13.50 Mexican Pesos. mexican pesos are available in 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000 pesos banknotes denominations and the coins are available in 50¢, $1, $2, $5, $10, and $20 denominations.

Mexican Jumping Beans

by Mrscience

Mexican Jumping Beans Are Found Only In A Few Small Areas Of Mexico, Where A Jumping Bean Is Known As A Brincador — or “Hopper”. In The Spring The Female Jumping Bean Moth Lays Eggs On The Blooming Flowers Of The (Sebastiana Pavoniana) Tree. Several Weeks Later The Eggs Hatch, And The Very Small Worm Insect Eats Into The Small Pod Or “Bean” Of The Host Flower. The Pod Or “Bean” Slowly Hardens And The Moth Larva Which is Now Living Inside Begins To Feed On The Interior Of The Pod. When The Spring Rains Come, The Pod Or “Bean” Will Fall To The Ground And The Pods That Have A Moth Larva Living Inside Will Begin To “Jump And Bounce” Around On The Ground. Jumping Beans “Jump” As A Way Of Surviving. This Enables Them To Bounce To A Cooler Place To Avoid The Heat And The Sun. Eventually, After Several Months, The Larva Will Go Dormant And Start To Spin A Cocoon Inside The Pod. After This Stage, Metamorphosis Will Occur, And A Jumping Bean Moth Will Emerge From The Pod Through A Small Hole.


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Address: Avda Lopez Mateos y Guadalupe, Ensenada, Baja California, 22800, Mexico