- Simply enjoy one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in the world! This includes morning and sunset walks along our 7 mile beach. Considering there are some "hot springs" just a couple miles down the beach, the water is a good 8-10 degrees warmer than other places along with he Pacific Coast in Northern Baja and Southern California. This makes the beach a very attractive place for surfing, boogie boarding, and other aquatic activities any time of the year.
- Kayaking - The ocean water surrounding the community is relatively calm and protected, with no signficant currrents or undertow. It is a great idea to bring kayaks, where explore both the ocean and lagoon sides of our peninsula. There are kayaks for rent at La Bufadora, which can provide a fun day adventure!
- Jet Skiing - The relatively calm surf surrounding the area also makes it ideal for launching and riding jet skis! There are no restrictions with jet skis in the area, so this provides an excellent adventure.
- Fishing - The fishing in northern Baja is excellent. Yellow Tail, Blue fin and Big eye tuna, Calico, Bass, Dorado, Wahoo, Barracuda, Bonita, Halibut, Marlin, Perch, and Rock Cod are just a few of the many fish off these waters. Anglers will find a variety of sport-fishing boats.
- The hotel Coral and Marina resort (1-866-302-0066) offers a 36-foot Chris Craft and party boats.
- The Ensenada clipper fleet includes day party boats as well as long range vessels at 619-428-6946, or 011-52-617-8-20-62.
- To fish along smaller pangas, from 22'-25',call Captain Jaime "JJ Fishing" 011-52-646-185-5705.
- Gonzalez Lizardi, the Coral Port master, can assist with boat launching and dockage. 619-425-2721.
- Live bait is available most of the time for private boats. If you bring your own boat to Mexico, a Mexican boat permit is required. A fishing permit is required of everyone on board. These can be obtained from many San Diego tackle shops and tourist offices. Request a copy of Mexican regulations as well. NOTE: Permits for boats 30' and over must be obtained from the Mexican Dept. of Fisheries, 2450 5th Ave. Suite 101, San Diego Ca. 92103; 916-233-4324.
- On the way to the Bufadora look for the half day fishing excursions. They take you on a boat and you fish off the Punta Banda Peninsula. I understand that it's a fun day of fishing and fun for the whole family!
- Visit the Hot Springs - Just a couple miles down the beach to the South, you will find natural Hot Springs! At low tide, the steam rises from the sand. It is popular to go and dig a beach hot tub "Agua Caliente." to soak in.
- Explore the bird preserve - Bird watching is an awesome activity. The end of our beach is a bird sanctuary as well as the estuary behind the house. There is a large variety of birds who migrate through this area at all times. There are a variety of hiking trails to explore throughout the preserve.
- Horseback Riding - Treat yourself to a tour of the many sights in the area and ride along the beach with one of the local guides. There are many rentals along the way to the Bufadora, the last check was $7.00 per hour! (PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE).
- Bicycling - Bring your bike, your Cannondale is not necessary, any old bike will do! Ride along the ocean (when the tide is out) and luxuriate in the gentle breezes of Baja, My favorite ride is during the sunset hours. Turn right from the house, the shoreline is rock hard (at low tide) and continue north to the end, it's approximately a 15-20 minute ride. What a joy to take a spin on one of the most unspoiled beaches in the world where there are hundreds of pelicans and swallows resting on the shoreline. This ride is a must!
- Golfing - Baja Country Club: Phone from the U.S. (01152-617-75523). Offers a 18 hole golf course, par 72, 6820 yards, 119 slope. Fee includes a mandatory golf cart: $34.00 (PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE), locker room, power carts, golf shop, rental clubs, driving range, coffee shop, cocktails.
It is located 25 minutes from the house. Turn left at the billboard and drive toward Ensenada, look for it on the right hand side of the road.
I personally have not played this course but my colleagues tell me that the quality of the course is excellent. I have seen the course and its setting is breath-taking, & I understand that it is rarely crowded.
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS AT THE BAJA COUNTRY CLUB COURSE, (NO WAITING!)
- Scuba Diving - The Bufadora is an exceptional diving area. From the house turn right at the entrance ( the large billboard with the arrow ) and proceed up the scenic winding road to the Bufadora, approximately a twenty minute drive.
- Surfing - SAN MIGUEL, 7 miles north of town, just before the toll gate. Good rights on a rocky beach, some shoulder hopping lefts with a south swell. TODOS SANTOS, 5 miles off shore, due west of town. These waves come in uninterrupted from the ocean, and really pump. Boat access
- Ultralite Tour - One of the many unique experiences this area offers are ultralight tours. Ultralights are very small and light aircraft. This small plane has an open cockpit with just 2 seats. Further, the engine and propeller are typically positioned in the rear of the aircraft. There is an ultralite operator that provides private tours over the Lengueta Arenosa over to La Bufadora and back. The view is stunning and the experience is a memorable one!
- Special events - If your interested in special events such as the Baja 1000 off- road race, sailing regatta, Mexican Mardi Gras and seafood festival, call the Ensenada tourist office at 800-310-9687 for a complete calendar and brochure about Ensenada.
- The fifty mile fun bike ride from Rosarito to Ensenada - This happens twice a year, in Sept. and in April. Its one of the most enjoyable events in Baja. Thousands of people from all over the country join in the ride and participate in the incredible festivities that take place at the finish line. Check with the local bike shop in your area for sign up details.