We rented a golf cart, $80 for 3 hours & they gave us a map to follow to see the isalnd. I asked the guy for a good place to get coffee (it was like 9 am) & he recommended Catalina Coffee & Cookies & told us how to find it. It was delicious!! We also booked a parasailing adventure with Island Water Charters & it was amazing!! I would definitely do this again.
We felt that most of the shops held the usual "touristy" type stuff, t shirts, sweat shirts, coffee mugs, etc. Not too much unique unless you are into art maybe.
We found Ensenada disappointing. Just your usual run of the mill tourist trap shopping. Jumping beans, sombreros, fake mexican blankets, etc. Hussongs was like watching something out of a bad teenager movie. 11 am & lots of drunk young people in bathing suits - but wait, there's no beach nearby...bathing suits??
We ate breakfast at a street cafe closer to the cruise ship (quiet end of the strip) & it was good. We then headed back to the taxi area at the end of the street that leads to the ship. We found a taxi driver to take us to Las Canadas Campamento for $45 and wait for us. There is a Canopy Tour there. For $23 for 2 people we did a series of 5 zip lines & 5 suspension bridges. It was totally safe feeling & a lot of fun. Be warned-in the high season the guides said they get about 300 people a day. We were lucky to be 2 out of a total of six that afternoon. Counting the drive out & back, the whole thing took about 2 hours. And it was a pretty place to be. Dinner at Mariscos de Bahia de Ensenda was good & really cheap. Had a fantastic Margarita! then we went to Massage & Facial care where we had pre booked a couples massage. Again saved a ton of $ - $43 per person plus tip. Compare that to the $330+ on the ship! Massages were very good & we got a full hour each. A bit of wandering the strip then back to the ship.