In Ensenada shopping offers all sorts of exciting opportunities, from street-side jewelry stands and curios shops, to clean grocery stores and wide, ultramodern shopping malls.
To begin a shopping adventure I recommend you to go through Calle Primera.
Calle Primera is a classic tourist attraction. There are so many things to see...
Calle Primera is a bustling street where you can see plenty of tourists, locales and street vendors, especially at night time. See map at bottom of page.
There you will find shops offering leather items of all kinds hand-made following traditional procedures.
In this street shops offer wedding dresses, travel items, sporting goods, quality locally-produced wine, and much more.
Calle Ruiz starts in Calle Primera, which is the best starting point for your shopping tour.
See map at end of page.
Ensenada stores Offer Fine Hand Made Items
The sterling silver is not to be forgotten, either. Look for the silver items made in Taxco. These are the best.
You can find very lovely pieces at surprising prices while shopping in Ensenada stores.
A fine store selling Taxco silver items is "Los Castillo" in Calle Primera.
This is a lovely two-story shop offering high quality original Mexican crafts.
They offer a wide variety of unique crosses, mirrors, nativity scenes, woodcarvings,"Day of the Dead" figurines and sterling silver.
On the walls of this store you can view the paintings of Vico, one of the most important visual artists of Ensenada.
Bazaar Ramírez is in Calle Primera. Phone: (646) 178-8209.
El Centro, where most of the local population goes shopping, is conveniently located near the tourist zone.
See map at bottom of page.
Along Avenida Juárez, downtown's main street, are a wide array of businesses... barber shops, pharmacies, hardware stores, boutiques.
Macro Plaza del Mar is the most exclusive and luxurious shopping center in Ensenada.
It is located in Avenida Reforma, south, where some of the big retailers are situated such as Costco, Comercial Mexicana, Walmart, Home Depot and others. See map below.
Along the same Avenida Reforma you'll find Smart & Final, Calimax and Soriana.
With all these Ensenada stores plus many more, you will want two things... very comfortable shoes and a few days set aside just for shopping in Ensenada...