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Old January 17th, 2006, 06:10 PM
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I have a question about the Riviera Del Pacifico in Ensenada. We'd like to see the folkloric festival (and the Bar of Seven Sins), but I can't find any pricing information other than what's offered through the cruiseline. I would imagine we may save some time and money by going through Riviera Del Pacifico directly, but I can't find any information on them online.

From what I gather from reviews of the area, I think it's close to the shopping area, but if anybody knows for sure, I'd appreciate it. Also, can we buy tickets directly, or does it have to be through RCL?
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Some information,
an article from CruiseMates http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/ports/ensenada.cfm

As for pricing RCL does show around $29.00.
Other than that can not find independent pricing.
Bet you can purchase on your arrival.
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We were in Ensenda last April (aboard the Mercury). We went to the Riviera Del Pacifico, explored the building, the grounds and saw the show. It didn't cost us anything. The show is in an open air theater near the vendors and seems timed to when the tour buses arrive. Nobody was collecting tickets or any money. The part of the building where the ballroom, casino and Bar of the Seven Sins is locked, but the guard will let you in and you can wander around at your own pace. When we went in there was a tour group, but they soon left and we had the place to ourselves. There is also a little museum which has exhibits on the history of the place. I think there was a sign for donations, but the donation box was not there.

You can see the building from the ship. Riviera Del Pacifico is basically across the street from the entrance to the dock area (there is short road which goes from the dock to the main road). Unfortuantely you end up in the middle of the block and need to go to one end or the other to safely get across at a light.

We had a good time there - the building is beautiful and the show very enjoyable.

Hope you have a good time!
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Eddy thanks for all the gerat details on that ... never been to it, and we always hear questions.

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Thank you for all the information. I know a lot of people say that Ensenda isn't a great port, but i can't wait to see it. I think the local culture and flavor of the area will be so interesting. Plus, I can't wait too try a fish taco and have a Margarita at Hussongs.

Since there are a few Ensenada experts here, have any of you been to the Santo Tomas winery that's in town? It's supposed to be 4 blocks from the main downtown, I'm just wondering if anyone has been there and if it's a short walk or should we find a taxi?
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I only did the ones that are out in teh Guadelup Valley ... I thought it was a Santos taht I vsisited then.

By the way, the excursion offered thru the cruiselines to teh wineries is a pretty good value -- $27, two wineries, and a free bottle of wine.

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Since there are a few Ensenada experts here, have any of you been to the Santo Tomas winery that's in town? It's supposed to be 4 blocks from the main downtown, I'm just wondering if anyone has been there and if it's a short walk or should we find a taxi?
The Santo Tomas tasting room is only a few blocks (fairly easy walk) from the dock. The actual winery is out of town. However, we found the wine very good. I can't recall if there was a charge for the tasting.
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