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La Bufadora

Punta Banda, Ensenada, Mexico
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Ranked #5 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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Ontario, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

If you are going for the blowhole, this is a 1 hour walk through a huge throng of vicious sellers of pottery and souvenir garbage just to see a blowhole that might consume 4 minutes. The first dozen shops might hold some mild interest but after that you realize that this is a sick version of Groundhog Day where all... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

it is a good place... sometimes is a little bit dirty because of too much people... it is a good chance to see this beauty from nature...

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17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

Took a shore excursion from the Carnival Inspiration cruise for $33 pp 4hr tour. The bus ride to the blow hole was okay. Got there early 10am ish not crowded, some sellers was pushy and annoying. The blow hole was okay nice for kids to see; But if you an adult its only good for a minute and your over... More

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Oakland, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

As there aren't many things to see or do in Ensenada, it makes sense to take the 15-25 min. bus ride to La Bufadora. Our bus driver was certainly entertaining and made the ride pleasant. The shopping area was very busy. Pretty much everyone from the cruise managed to find their way there. Prices weren't as cheap as I thought.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It's a beautiful place to see as longest it's not crowded, hearing the water splashing into the rocks and getting a small breeze it's worth it., plenty of places to it local food and handmade crafts, it's a one time visit.

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Tokyo, Japan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Our visit in January this year and was surprised to find no carnival nor crowds, we visited early in the morning while the shopping/tourist places and local market around the area still in the sleeping mode so was able to walk at leisurely pace and enjoyed waiting for the blow hole to spout the trapped sea water. According to our... More

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Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I feel like I am at a carnival midway when ever I visit here. As I am a local try to avoid the place like the plague, but out of town guest always want to go and see it. Lots of very aggressive and pushy vendors. Not on my must revisit list.

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Vietnam
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31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Kinda cool but no wow factor. It is very crowded area with limited spots to view. In fact, we did enjoy the local market and fresh tacos vendor even more (shrimp, chicken tacos are good but beef is numero uno). I did try cactus taco for the first time and it is alright. If you have nothing to do while... More

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Seattle, Washington
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25 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What a cool little place this is. First we took the public bus out to la bufadora which was very cheap ($1 each) and the ride was fantastic. Local people on a bus with singing and music playing. Loved it. When we arrived there was a ton of cool shops set up which we picked up some great bargains and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was a great stop in La Bufadora! Caught the perfect explosions and waves mounting up! Definitely a place to check out and hopefully you are as lucky.

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