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Address: Punta Banda, Ensenada, Mexico
Phone Number: 4352770008
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Roughly translated as "the snorter," this underwater cave...

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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Ensenada's Main Attraction

We last visited La Bufadora 16 years ago, before the street vendors and taco stands. Our disappointment was having to walk down the walkway with vendors trying to pull you in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Fullerton, California
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Aloha, Oregon
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with family and friends. It was kind of windy and cold, but every one had a wonderful time even the little ones. We we're glad to have seen it.

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Hermosillo, Sonora
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

specially when on a high tide.. you can have fun on the streets as well. charming place, restaurants are not as good as in Ensenada

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Thank albertoso
Sunny California
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the famous blowhole of Ensenada. A lot of local buses pick up passengers and take them to this attraction. There are tons of vendors and souvenirs but the highlight of this stop is the taco stand by the entrance!

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Thank worldmissionaries
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the "bucket list" things you should do if you are only going once to Ensenada but it is quite a ways out of town so don't go unless you have your own car or negotiate the price in advance with the cab drivers. The do have some street vendors there too. Seeing the water shoot up... More 

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Fullerton, California
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576 reviews
232 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We last visited La Bufadora 16 years ago, before the street vendors and taco stands. Our disappointment was having to walk down the walkway with vendors trying to pull you in (literally) to their shops. We were not here for shopping, so to us it was a nuisance. La Bufadora was having a good day with water shooting up so... More 

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Holtville, California
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39 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been visiting La Bufadora for over fifty years, I have watched the area grow from a couple of makeshift curio stands and rustic restaurants to a bustling, but typical Mexican tourist attraction. In the farm fields at the base of Punta Banda, stop and enjoy an ear of delicious Mexican corn on the cob with the works. Corn is... More 

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Thank Ronald F
Fort Collins
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hit it just right during low tourist season. The ride out to the point was spectacular. One of the parking attendants watched our motorcycle for 30 pesos. Walking through the gauntlet of vendors was fun and especially nice since it was not crowded. It all looks like a tourist trap, but getting hit with a big spray is worth... More 

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Thank Juanayrico
los angeles
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was an outing that we took while in port on my first cruise. I have been here before but it's still a beautiful place to spend time at. As Maker H. stated, it all depends on weather and tides. We were lucky that the tides were high and the weather was clear. Some sets were over 40 feet. You need... More 

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Thank readytogoonatrip
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

disclaimer: the performance of this natual wonder depends of the tide/season. Sometimes you have to get lucky. But when you get there, it's awe-inspiring. The sound, the visual spectacle and the general atmosphere are worth it. You might find the tourist shops a bit annoying but it's no big deal. Make sure to try the churros or tamales! you'll also... More 

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Thank Makar H
Redmond, Washington
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68 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Total tourist trap. The only good thing is there is no charge to actually see the blow hole. It is a nice drive and there are some beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. However, it is easily 45 minutes to an hour there and back. Long way to go for a blow hole. Once you arrive, there is a mile... More 

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