Camping, that oh-so natural recreational activity that often produces a feeling of being one with nature, is a very popular activity in Ensenada, Baja California. This large municipality, the largest municipality in fact in the Baja California peninsula and in all of Mexico, is home to a number of diverse landscapes where campers can pitch their tents and roast marshmallows while enjoying the natural wonders that Ensenada has to offer.
Just 8 miles north of Ensenada city proper, or a mere ten minute drive north, is the Playa Saldamando. The Playa Saldamando is a popular camping site especially for vacationing families because of its beach access, many amenities and its fencing protection. Unlike many public beaches in Ensenada, Playa Saldamando’s one mile long beach is fenced-in, making sure that campers and belongings found within its premises are safely protected.
Aside from pitching their tents, those wishing to camp in Playa Saldamando can also rent or bring their own trailers and RVs and park it in Playa Saldamando’s RV park. Campers can also rent picnic tables and kerosene lamps. Camping necessities such as firewood and food can also be bought from Playa Saldamando.
The Monalisa Beach Resort is another coastal campsite that vacationers and tourists can choose to stay in while at Ensenada. Those bringing their own trailers and RVs can stay at the resort’s RV park where showers, laundry areas, and stores can be found. Tents can also be pitched along the shores so that campers can also enjoy swimming, diving, kayaking and fishing. Monalisa Beach Resort is also very affordable, charging something around $17 a day during the winter and $22 a day during summer.
Six miles south of Ensenada city proper, another, very beautiful camping site can be found. The Estero Beach resort is a privately-owned bay where campers are certain to enjoy the wonderful scenery. Surrounding the Estero beach tent campsite and RV park are towering mountain peaks, palm trees and the turquoise blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Campers in Estero beach resort can spend the morning in an exciting game of beach volleyball, fish for their lunch, take a siesta in their sea-side tents and hammocks, go for a late afternoon swim, and tell ghost stories around the campfire at night. The Estero Beach Resort camping ground is peacefully secluded and also conveniently near stores and shopping areas.