Ensenada is a Mexican city of 400,000 inhabitants and a major, international shipping port. The city is located on the Pacific Ocean side of the Baja California Peninsula. Geographically this peninsula is an elongated, narrow strip of land extending southwards from the western border of the land mass known as the North American continent. Mexico’s Baja California peninsula adjoins the American state of California.
Ensenada city is a one and a half hour drive of spectacular ocean views from the U.S. city of San Diego. The highway is excellent and combined with the sheer natural beauty of the landscape the ninety-eight-kilometre ride excels most any ocean view drive in the world. At sunrise and sunset, nature’s colourful blending of land, sea and sky challenges comparison.
This paved Trans peninsular Toll Highway is patrolled by Mexico’s free, friendly fleet of ‘Green Angels’ who provide assistance to any motorist in case of a vehicle breakdown or other mishap.
The national language of Mexico is Spanish. However in Enemata emata, English is also spoken in most hotels, hospitals, restaurants and stores. Baja California is rapidly becoming a bilingual state. This includes currency as you can comfortably use US dollars at most establishments down the coast. You will find price tags in both US dollars and pesos for your convenience.
While in the city you have the options of driving your own car (most driving licenses are accepted in Baja California for reasonable periods of time), car rentals, tour companies or taxis to go to wherever you wish to visit. Mexican auto insurance is highly recommended and motorists should carry a valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle ownership. Always wear seat belts.