More about Ensenada, Baja
No matter what transportation you choose while getting around Ensenada... you will know better this city, get more out of your trip and live a memorable experience.
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.
These avenues are the premier tourist streets where hotels, fine shops, plenty of bars, cafés and restaurants with outside seating are all aligned.
Numbered streets run north and south.
Celebrity named streets run east and west.
This street arrangement makes getting around Ensenada an easy walk.
To visit, say, the Wine Route, La Bufadora, or Rancho Agua Caliente, you need a car, either owned or rented.
A car is essential to explore the vast territory of Ensenada.
If you are adventurous, or you are traveling on a tight budget... this system is your best sightseeing option.
90% of the public transport in Ensenada is carried out by small buses.
These vehicles are popularly known as "micros".
The basic fee to travel on "micro" is less than US 80 cents (its equivalent in Mexican pesos, of course).
Do not ride "micros" late at night.
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 $15 per person.
Their cabstand is located at the corner of Calle Primera and Miramar.
English spoken: 178-3475.
Colectivo is a fast taxi riding in a fixed route within the city.
They charge about US 80 cents per person (in Mexican currency).
Their main routes include Avenida Reforma and Avenida Juárez.
Car rental companies are conveniently located at walking distance from some hotels within the tourist zone.
Click here for a list of car rentals.
For free tourist information brochures and maps visit the Ensenada Visitor Information Center located in Boulevard Costero, near Virgilio Uribe St.
Dial 646 178-2411 or 646 178-3317
If you need car assistance while driving the Tijuana-Ensenada highway, the Green Angels will be happy to assist you.
We hope getting around Ensenada will deliver you great experiences.
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