Much of the development of Ensenada is credited to the twentieth
century prohibition, which led the Americans and Canadians to Mexico in search
of alcohol and entertainment. It is 78 miles south of San Diego, connected
by a 4-lane toll road and a 2-lane free road, and home of Hussongs Cantina and Papas and Beer.
Ensenada is an important commercial and fishing port, as well as a major cruise
With mild year round
temperatures, Ensenada has monthly highs averaging 65.5-75.2 degrees, and lows
averaging 44.8 to 64.4 degrees. The city has a population of 279,760 as of the
2010 census, and is the third largest city in Baja California, behind Tijuana
and Mexicali respectively. Ensenada was discovered in 1542 by Don Juan
Rodriguez, and in 1882 it was designated the capital of Baja California. In
1915, the area was devastated by the Mexican Revolution, and the capital was
moved to Mexicali.