Getting Around Ensenada, Baja California

Things to Do In and Out

No matter what transportation you choose while getting around Ensenada... you will live a memorable experience.

Getting around on foot, by car, public transportation and taxi.

Getting Around by Cart

Getting Around On Foot

You can easily tour Ensenada downtown and the tourist zone on foot since these areas are small and adjacent.

The bustling Avenida Juárez and the sophisticated Calle Ruiz are the most popular downtown streets among locals.

Calle Primera and Boulevard Costero are the premier tourist streets where hotels, fine shops, plenty of bars, cafés and restaurants with outside seating are all aligned.

Calle Primera, Ensenada, Baja.

Numbered streets run north and south. Celebrity named streets run east and west. This street arrangement makes getting around Ensenada an easy walk.

Getting around by Car

You'll need a car, either personal or rental, to get around the Ensenada municipality which is an extensive region comprising several separate communities.

A car is essential for Ensenada's vast back country.

Getting Around by Public Transportation

If you are adventurous, will stay here for a short time or you are on a tight budget... this system is the best sightseeing option.

  • The basic bus fare is 7 pesos -around US 80 cents.
  • Use the word "micro" instead of "bus".
  • Do not ride "micros" late at night.

    Getting around by Taxi

    Cabstands are located at major hotels and at downtown most crowded spots.

  • Taxis Amarillos.
    24 hours service. Local and country services available. They can take you wherever you like. Passengers are auto insured. Example of their fees: La Bufadora round trip is about US $50. Located in downtown. English spoken. 178-3475.

    Getting Around by Taxi

  • Eaton International Tours and Passenger Services.
    They can pick you in San Diego and bring you here fast and securely. In USA: (619) 479-1536. Contact Frank Eaton in Ensenada: (646) 108-8538.
  • Colectivo.
    Colectivo is a fast taxi riding in a fixed route within the city. They charge about US 80 cents (in Mexican currency).

    Getting around by Car Rental
    Rentals are conveniently located at walking distance from the shore line within the tourist zone.

    Click here for a list of car rentals.

    Tourist Information on Getting Around
    For free tourist information brochures visit the Ensenada Visitor Information Center located in Boulevard Costero. Dial 178-2411 or 178-3317.

    We hope getting around Ensenada will deliver you great experiences.

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