Ensenada, Mexico. Our first stop down the Baja.

Baja Wine Country

Before this trip we had only been to one town in Baja California.  Slimy and shady,  Tijuana is a close stop for some cheap food and drinks but not very exciting unless you’re into drugs and hookers.  Ensenada was surprisingly different.  We crossed into Mexico at Tecaté where we didn’t even need to wait in line, nor talk to anyone about coming into the country.  We drove through the Valle de Guadalupe, beautiful Baja wine country.  The only wine region in Mexico, the vino there was AMAZING.  We first stopped at Vinos Lechuza, whose owner, Ray Magnusen, Zach had met through work in San Diego.  After we had a whole tasting of Lechuza’s magnificent wines (some of the best in Baja wine country), Ray gave us a whole second round straight out of his aging barrels, showed us around the area a little bit, and took us to Michelin-starred chef Drew Deckman’s new popup restaurant right across the road.  Deckman’s setup was incredible and totally changed our views on what gourmet dining can look like!

Deckmans in Baja Wine Country
Picnic-chic restaurant with a view! Wish we could have stayed for dinner!

The Valle de Guadalupe had really taken off in the last few years with more and more places opening every season.

That evening we made our way to Ensenada town, only a 15-20min drive from the Ruta del Vino.  The city has everything you need but isn’t super big and obnoxious.   We ate some awesome tacos and tasted more vino.  It was a nice spot to walk around and, to say again, awesomely different from Tijuana.  We stayed at the Ensenada Inn, which was nice and quiet and had a good place to park our car.

We only spent one night, but since its so close to our home in San Diego, we hope to make it down to Ensenada again for a weekend in the near future.  Click here to check out day 2 of our Baja road trip adventure!

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Ensenada Inn in Ensenada, Mexico

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Ensenada Inn is a comfortable and welcoming place to stay in the northern half of the Baja Penninsula.  Close to the famous Valle de Guadalupe wine country, Ensenada is a city with a lot of potential.  It lacks the hustle and bustle of it’s dirty neighbor Tijuana, but still retains a lot of the charm that everyone loves of Mexico  The rooms are affordable and clean, and the facility is a walkable distance to the center of town.  You can’t really go wrong with an included pool and hot tub.  This was the first stop on our Baja Mexico Road Trip!

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With all the comforts of home, you could stay for days in a place like this.  Mexico always makes you wanna settle down, buy a little bar, and stay forever.  However, soon you drift back to reality and meander back to the bore of the states.  The Ensenada Inn is where you sleep while having those dreams.

Services:

Secure parking lot

Hot showers

Cable TVs in rooms

Pool/hot tub

Bar/restaurant on site

WiFi

Kitchens in suites

Address: Av. Sanginés # 237
Fracc. Playa Ensenada
Ensenada, Baja California
C. P. 22880

Phone: From E.U.A. : (01152646) 176-1361
(01152646) 182.9891
(01152646) 182-9882

From Mexico: 01(646) 176.1361
01(646) 182.9881
01(646) 182.9882

Email: info@ensenadainn.com

Website: http://www.ensenadainn.com

Prices: (weekday/weekend)

Suite: $80/$90

Double: $65/$75

Single: $55/$65

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