, known as the “Cinderella of the Pacific,” is Mexico’s second most visited port for cruise lines and pleasure boats, and offers an array of cultural and recreational attractions. It is situated 60 nautical miles from San Diego and is the American gateway to the great Sea of Cortez. Its’ warm Mediterranean-like climate and friendly atmosphere have made it a tourist favorite for years. Yachts can stop at one of Ensenada’s five marinas that have a total of approximately 600 slips. Ensenada’s beaches north and south of town are excellent for swimming, sunning and surfing. Both the waterfront and the downtown’s main street are great for shopping – with lots of silver jewelry and handicrafts. Along the main street of the waterfront is an indoor-outdoor market with row after row of shrimp, tuna, snapper and other fish caught off Baja’s coast. Ensenada is famous for its’ fish taco, and these savory treats are sold in dining stalls next to the fish market and from wagons at intersections throughout the city. Ensenada is also home to one of Baja’s oldest wineries, which gives tours and operates a café, shop and gallery. A great town that is host to many international events, such as the Baja 100 Off Road Race, yet it’s still a city for those who wish to experience a more traditional Mexico.