Planning a Trip
After passing through the final tollbooth, Highway 1-D curves sharply toward downtown Ensenada. Watch out for brutal metal speed bumps slowing traffic into town -- they're far less forgiving on the average chassis than those in the U.S.
The Tourist and Convention Bureau booth (tel. 800/310-9687 in the U.S., or 646/178-8588 or 646/178-8578) is at the western entrance to town, where the waterfront-hugging Bulevar Lázaro Cárdenas -- also known as Bulevar Costero -- curves away to the right. The office is open daily from 9am till dusk and can provide a downtown map, directions to major nearby sites, and information on special events throughout the city. As in most of the commonly visited areas of Baja, one or more employees speak English fluently. Taxis park along the bustling López Mateos, or Avenida Primera (First Ave.).