Northern Baja attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in Ensenada

Riviera del Pacífico

Opened in the 1930s as Hotel Playa Ensenada, the extravagant Riviera del Pacífico, a Spanish-style former casino, is rumored to have been a haunt of Al Capone. It now houses the Museo de Historia de Ensenada and Bar…
Top Choice Museum in Tijuana

Museo de las Californias

The Museo de las Californias chronicles the history of Baja California from prehistoric times to the present. The exhibit kicks off with replica cave paintings, then covers important historical milestones, illustrat…
Top Choice Arts Center in Tijuana

Pasaje Rodríguez

This atmospheric arty alley reflects TJ's growing urban art scene. The walls are painted with vibrant graffiti-style murals – the perfect backdrop to the boho-style cafes, Oaxacan food stalls, locally made fashion, …
National Park in Northern Baja

Parque Nacional Sierra San Pedro Mártir

Bobcats, deer and bighorn sheep await visitors to San Pedro Mártir national park, but its real claim to fame isn’t what’s on the ground but what’s in the air: this park is one of only six places in the world where t…
National Park in Northern Baja

Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857

At the end of a challenging 43km road out of Ojos Negros (east of Ensenada), Parque Nacional Constitución de 1857 has beautiful conifers, fields of wildflowers and a sometimes-dry lake, Laguna Hanson, at an altitude…
Landmark in Northern Baja

La Bufadora

La Bufadora is a popular ‘blowhole’ (really a notch in the rock that sprays waves upwards) 40km south of Ensenada. If conditions are right it sends a jet of water up to 30m into the sky, drenching cheering onlookers…
Museum in Ruta del Vino & Valle de Guadalupe

Museo de la Vid y El Vino

Who knew that the first wines in the Americas were produced in Baja? Follow the fascinating history of wine in the region via diaromas (in Spanish, but English speakers are given a binder with English translations) …
Cathedral in Mexicali

Catedral de la Virgen de Guadalupe

This cathedral is the city’s major religious landmark.
Museum in Ensenada

Museo Historico Regional de Ensenada

Built in 1886 and once the Aduana Marítima de Ensenada, the city's oldest public building now houses this historical and cultural museum. It has a relatively small but comprehensive collection of artifacts, and disc…
Palace in Tijuana

Frontón Palacio Jai Alai

Oddly baroque in style, the striking Frontón Palacio Jai Alai dates from 1926 and for decades hosted the fast-moving ball game of jai alai – a sort of hybrid between squash and tennis, originating in Spain's Basque …