"I live in New York and have been traveling to Baja for many years, I discovered this private little beach community 4 years ago and felt in love! I knew I had founded something special, and have been coming back ever since. This is not a 5 star resort with luxury accommodations, quite the opposite actually, Nueva Espana it's an old beach front gated community, safely located 15 minutes away from the core of the city, its the perfect setting for letting your hair down and relaxing, we wake up everyday to watch the dolphins swimming by and bounce between surfing, margaritas, grilling and taking advantage of everything Ensenada's gastronomy and nightlife has to offer.
Ensenada has become one of the most important cities in the Mexico proper, due to its progressive food culture, and mediterranean like weather It's now the #1 producer of wines in the country, along with a new generation of artisanal beers producers and artisanal bakeries.
Because of the abundance of exotic sea food and produce, the food scene here has exploded and it's catching the attention of food enthusiast or "foodies" from around the world, from its iconic Hotel-Restaurant Brunches to innovative hipster restaurants like "Manzanilla", "Muelle 3" and "Barra Azul" focusing on local and organic ingredients.
There's also an incredible amount of street food carts offering inventive twists on traditional ceviches "La Guerrerense" and "Marco Antonio" come to mind just to name a few, and not to forget the exciting food festivals "El Festival del Taco" and "Ensenada's Beer Fest" that have now become a huge component of Ensenada's culture.
I Love Ensenada!!!! and will love to live here, but for now I will continue to come back every year.
I hope the owners of the "Nueva Espana" beach rentals, keep up and invest some time improving the conditions of the beach properties to increase the tourist traffic coming here, with all the attention surrounding Ensenada right now, and with the competitive hospitality industry growing so rapidly, it would be in their best interest.
Big thanks to Nancy who has been very pleasant and accommodating to us all, and I cant wait to go back."
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: July 6, 2015