The Pacific Ocean is rough here, but strong swimmers can go in the ocean at some places on the point.
Good surfing in Santo Tomas north of town. Camping available. The best time is fall and winter. Bring your wetsuit!
Some diving offshore, and on Todos Santo Island.
Rosarito to Ensenada Fun Bike Ride in April & September
Ensenada, just north of Punta Banda, has plenty of sportfishing outfitters.
Backcountry hiking in Sierra San Pedro Martir
Plenty of walking here, and along the boardwalk and shopping district in Ensenada.
There are two established, 18-hole courses in Ensenada: Bajamar and the Baja Country Club. A new Punta Banda Golf Course is scheduled to open in 2013
Good kayaking here
Large marina in Ensenada; annual Newport Beach to Ensenada regatta in April
Lots of bars in Ensenada, including Hussongs, where locals and visitors party hard
In Ensenada and environs
Ensenada has a small but interesting museum of Baja CA history
Visit area wineries, whale watch in the winter
In Ensenada, the Center of Languages teaches Spanish and courses Mexican culture. Accredited by UCSD Extension.
Check the resort hotels.
Some Kumeyaay baskets, shell necklaces and pottery, but mostly imports from elsewhere in Mexico.
Ensenada has plenty of shopping for items from throughout Mexico, plus housewares and some fine art.
English language flicks at the Mult-cinema
Desert meets the sea
San Pedro Martir Mountains are nearby, with hiking, camping and an observatory.
Couldn't get much closer to the ocean.
Plenty of ranches in the area
It's dry, but near the ocean for swimming and breezees.
At the north end of Punta Banda, the blowhole is an impressive spout.
Plenty of foreigners have homes in Ensenada and the coast to the north; many of the locals speak fluent English.
About 150 km/90 miles from the U.S. border and Tijuana
in Ensenada, 48 km to the north
Camping in Punta Banda
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