La Ensenada is a very attractive lodge attached to a working ranch in a fairly remote location. It has beautiful sea views and lots of good walking trails. As birdwatchers we were disappointed that the lake was dried up - since this was the end of the dry season and very hot it might be better at another time of year. However we still saw lots of birds around the cabins, along the well marked trails, on the beach and at the salt pans - which are within walking distance. As we were almost alone in the lodge the food was freshly cooked for us and was generally hot (which made a change from the generally luke warm buffets in other hotels). Our room was an individual cabin and was very nice - quite roomy, with a fan and a balcony, although we did get ants in the bathroom at night. The staff were friendly, but only speak Spanish, which was not a problem for me. In conclusion, a very peaceful and lovely place for walkers, birdwatchers or for relaxing, but not for those who like nightlife or with children.