Getting Around Ensenada, Baja California
Description of different methods of transport in Ensenada, to know better this city and get more out of your trip.
No matter what transportation you choose while getting around Ensenada... you will live a memorable experience.
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 Street
and Bulevar Costero
These avenues are the premier tourist streets where hotels, fine shops, plenty of bars, cafés and restaurants with outside seating are all aligned.
Street Orientation and Name
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
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.
Getting Around by Public Transportation
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.
Getting around by Taxi Cab
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 Hire Ensenada
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 178-2411 or 178-3317.
We hope getting around Ensenada will deliver you great experiences.
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