Photos of Alternate Routes to Ensenada: Free Road at La Misión

Alternate Route 1: Free road from La Misión

Due to the collapse of the Scenic Toll Road (Mexico highway 1), there are two alternate routes to take to Ensenada. Alternate route 1 is to take the free road at La Misión, shown below. Alternate route 2 is to cross at Tecate and take the Tecate-Ensenada free road.

If your destination is Punta Piedra, Baja Seasons, La Salina or Bajamar, the authorities will allow you access to the toll road.

Time to get to Ensenada: Approximately 30-40 minutes
Overview: Exit the Scenic Toll Road (Mexico 1) at Km. 59.5 (Alisitos exit, near Hotel La Fonda) take the free road inland all the way to Ensenada. This route passes the exit for the Baja wine valley (Valle de Guadalupe) as well.

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Free Road to Ensenada Baja

At approximately K59.5, at the Alisitos exit (near Hotel La Fonda)
traffic is directed off the Scenic Toll Road (Mexico 1) and onto the free road.


Free Road to Ensenada Baja

Curve down to the right. At the "Alto" take a left, following the Ensenada sign.


Free Road to Ensenada Baja

Next, you will pass Hotel La Fonda on the right and parallel the ocean
before heading east into La Misión.


Free Road to Ensenada Baja

After passing through La Misión, the road begins to climb a winding hill.


Free Road to Ensenada Baja

Then it levels out.


Free Road to Ensenada Baja

To visit the Baja wine valley (Valle de Guadalupe) watch for the exit signs.


Free Road to Ensenada Baja

Descending into Ensenada.


Free Road to Ensenada Baja

Exiting the free road and taking a temporary road.


Free Road to Ensenada Baja

Arriving into Ensenada near the Ensenada toll booth.

Click to view Alternate Route 2: Tecate - Ensenada free road

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