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La Bufadora

Punta Banda, Ensenada, Mexico
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Ensenada
Type: Geologic Formations, Caverns/ Caves
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: Roughly translated as "the snorter," this underwater cave regularly sucks in sea water and spits it out the cave's top drenching visitors to the site.
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Anaheim, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Come to visit this site during high tide only. Around 7pm is the best time of the day. It is a wonderful site to see. A pride of Mexico.

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Jakarta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The aisle to my room smells smokey and there has not any internet access. It is very contradictory to the promotion of the hotel which says high speed internet access. I will never stay at this hotel again even if I get 50% discount of what I pay (around USD100) for a family room (one double bed plus one single... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We took a Carnival Cruise to Ensenada and had no interest in any of the excursions however there was a shuttle off the cruise that offered transportation to the blowhole for $15. Worth every penny. Had no expectations and was pleasantly surprised. La Bufadora is 1 of 3 blowholes in the whole world. The flea market was fun to walk... More

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Lancaster, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

La Bufadora is one of those things you should do if you have the opportunity. It is known as the blowhole. Ocean water comes in with the tide, hits the rocks and shoots water up in the air from air pressure that gets trapped between the rocks underneath and the water on top. Sometimes the water gets people standing around... More

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Banning, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

La Bufadora is an interesting site. On the way one can see the rural areas of Ensendada. Once you arrive you will have several vendors trying to sell you items so be prepared. RMS

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The blow hole is about the only thing to see in Ensenada other than adult or alcohol related. To get to it there is a gauntlet of hucksters trying to sell you stuff at "99% off" (aka knock-off/cheap). The blow hole is not a bad place to go under that condition. But, if you are on a cruise then consider... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We took a tour from Ensenada to La Bufadora. It was about 30 minutes from town. There is a portion of the road where its still dirt and a tad bit rough but luckily Ensenada is working on making the road paved completely. When we got there we saw the flea market which extended for blocks down the pathway to... More

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Carson City, NV
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4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

However, you have to walk through what we would call in the US, a Swap Meet. It would be great to be able to leisurely stroll through and shop at your own pace, however, the PUSHY vendors make it very uncomfortable! The Blow Hole I could watch all day...fascinating!!!

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Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Maybe we were lucky, but the local bus (deserted) took us to a parking lot within 100 feet of the blowhole. Sure, 50 of those feet are filled with vendors but they are just trying to make a living and are harmless. The blowhole is enormous and is an interesting amateur physics lesson - but the fun is watching the... More

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La Jolla, California
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12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's a long walk to La Bufadora so wear good shoes. You get pretty close to the blow and its best at high tide. The tourists buses and cruise ships will show up for high tide so be ready for a crowd. Your will get wet if your there at the right time and get right down on it. The... More

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