Wandering down to Ensenada Mexico was pure magic. The food, the wine, the views, the atmosphere, the vibes. It was an experience that is yet to be matched. Below find photos telling the story of my travels there with the most wonderful people all in one day.
We drove from San Diego and started the day at Cabañas Cuatro Cuatros for a hearty breakfast and breathtaking views. You can rent the luxury cabañas, there is hiking, horse back riding, wine tasting and a gorgeous venue for an event/wedding.
Next we wandered to the more modern Encuentro Guadalupe where renovated storage containers dotted the hillside making up these luxury "ecovillas" with views and vibes to match the price.
Next we wandered to Sol y Barro a Swiss-Mexican owned boutique vineyard which offered wine tastings in their cob house tasting room which was a great place to beat the heat and enjoy their varietal blends. I think you can also coordinate decadent dinners there.
We ended our adventures at Finca Altozano a quite literal farm to table restaurant and vineyard that was seriously out of this world. You can get a bottle of wine and hang by the fire pits or in the adorable wine barrel silos, we chose the latter and watched the sun set over the vineyards. As if that wasn't breathtaking enough we then got to eat one of the best meals I've ever had with the moon over the mountains. HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND. They have gardens, some livestock and pride themselves on ONLY using ingredients local to the region, fresh from the sea and of course wines straight from the orchards of Valle Guadalupe.
There are lots of ways to get to Ensenada, and it's very easy from southern California. There are buses and tours that you can join like Club Tengo Hambre or chartering a van can be affordable when you split with enough friends. Grab your crew and head south of the border
All the places to go:
- Cabañas Cuatro Cuatros
- Encuentro Guadalupe
- Sol y Barro
- Finca Altozano
- We also stopped at a roadside market where we got a wine and food pairing and there was locally made arts crafts, wines and food.
These were just a few of the amazing places we got to make it to in our one day trip down the coast and back. There is lots more to explore in Ensenada and Baja California. I can't wait to get back and explore more. Please let me know your Mexico recommendations, Oaxaca is on the top of my Mexico bucket list any recommendations?