Desert adventures await just south of the border.

Travel + Leisure
May 29, 2012

The rugged Baja Peninsula has long been ideal for adventurers, and now a four-lane toll road makes it easy to get to Ensenada, just 65 miles south of the border.

San Miguel Beach

Hike or surf along the sweeping, often-deserted San Miguel Beach, which is free of cell-phone-toting city dwellers fighting for parking spots.

La Embotelladora Vieja

Enjoy fresh seafood—abalone, filet mignon, and swordfish with cilantro sauce—at this restaurant, adjacent to a winery.

Hotel Coral & Marina

A modern all-suites hotel with a spa, balconies, and harbor views.

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