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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 4th decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Playa Hermosa

Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

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We have been to a LOT Of beaches in our travels, and we used to live near a beach in Santa Cruz, California. While these beaches have the obvious in common, still, there are differences between them that make them interesting.

So, we're spending some time in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico and decided to hit the beach.

Here is Playa Hermosa.

Map of Playa Hermosa, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

The map showing the Malecon and Playa Hermosa





Our hotel is in a decent location in a clean neighborhood of the city, north east outside this map.

After a morning walk to a coffee shop, we decided to take advantage of the weather and head on to the beach to see what we could find.

Billy calls an Uber driver and for 50Pesos (about $2.50USD) he takes us to Playa Hermosa and we begin walking north toward  the Plaza Contenedores.

On the above map, you can see both Malecon de Playa Hermosa and the Plaza Contenedores.

Malecon walking towards Playa Hermosa,  Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

The malecon

The ocean is to the left of the malecon which you see here.

The Uber driver took us to a stopping place where some restaurants were located. We took a few minutes to check it all out, but then shortly thereafter, decided to head out.

It was an easy walk, but there was some construction going on and the cement dust had us closing our mouths and holding our breath.

Playa Hermosa,  Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

Looking toward the deep water port of Ensenada

Playa Hermosa stretches about 12 miles with no structures built on the beach, so the view is unobstructed.

We were told that there was good surfing here, but the waves we saw today weren't the sufin' kind.

Malecon at Playa Hermosa,  Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

Unobstructed beach view

There are no rocks on this beach, a gentle slope into the sea, but apparently there can be strong rip currents.

Hence, the lifeguard station... which, er... is vacant.

Letters of the city, Playa Hermosa,  Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

City letters spelling out Ensenada





Many towns have these large letters spelling out the city's name. It's quite the tourist attraction to have one's photo taken in front of these letters showing friends and family that you were really there.

The whales migrate to this area and give birth, and that's the reason they decorate the letters.

Looking towards the port from Playa Hermosa,  Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

Further down the beach

Apparently, this is a favorite place to walk or run your dog because it is so wide open.

Here you get a better view of the deep water seaport in the middle of the photo.

This is the area of the beach that is closer to The Containers - a Food Plaza offering several international cuisine styles.

Horses for riding, and The Containers Restaurant area,  Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

Plaza Contenedores

Because Ensenada has a deep water seaport, there are lots of used shipping containers available.

As you see here, this whole Plaza is made up of these containers, and inside of them - in this circumstance - you'll find restaurants.

We saw these containers all around town being used for one thing and another, including bars, shelter, restaurants and more.

Horse back riding on the beach is a favorite for tourists and we saw quite a few people riding these horses along the sea.

Too bad these horses didn't have any shade. I imagine in the summer the heat is quite overbearing. Maybe at that time they put up tarps to keep the animals comfortable.

I hope so!


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