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Address: Punta Banda, Ensenada, Mexico
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: Roughly translated as "the snorter," this underwater cave regularly sucks...
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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Natural wonder with a little shopping on the side!

Continuing our daytrip around ensenada ( please see my review on the zipline) we decided to check out this natural wonder.. This is the second largest marine geyser in the world... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Continuing our daytrip around ensenada ( please see my review on the zipline) we decided to check out this natural wonder.. This is the second largest marine geyser in the world and it was best seen by land than going with a kayak.. We enjoyed the experience as it shoots cool ocean water periodically while tourists like us try and... More 

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Ensenada, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Its a nice road trip with beautiful view, when you get there La Bufadora surprise you with a blow of water and and an amazing scenario, the only bad thing is the people who will try to sell you all kind of stuff.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We visited La Bufadora as part of a cultural tour of Ensenada. We arrived around 9:00am. The vendors along the dirt road/walkway to the blow hole were just opening for business. Most kept a respectable distance while urging our group to stop & shop. La Bufadora was worth the walk up. Before it sprays there is a loud snore-like sound.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

we took this tour when we got off the ship you get picked up by a bus that takes you into the city for 2$ They will sell you the tour cheaper then on the ship and they actually worked for or with carnival so it was safe. The ride is a little long to get there, Once you arrive... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The fact that this is a top attraction in the Ensenada area says a lot about the lack of quality things to do in and around this region. After you walk the gauntlet of vendors aggressively selling the same cheap souvenirs, you're treated with a nice ocean view and if your lucky enough to be there when the tide is... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We chose an excursion to see La Bufadora during a recent cruise to Ensenada. The bus ride was 45-60 minutes each way from the port. There was a 10-minute walk down a street lined with vendors hawking their wares to get to the blowhole. We watched the blowhole for about 5 minutes and walked back to the bus. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Food and drinks at tourist prices - knickknacks and tee-shirts super cheap. Look around before you buy ANYTHING I found the prices seemed to drop as you walk down the road to the Bufadora. I personally enjoyed eating fish tacos in a patio on a small cliff over looking the ocean.

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Layton, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went on a tour of Bufadora when we went on a cruise. Instead of booking through the cruise we used one of the tour buses from the city which was a lot cheaper. It is fun to see but quite a drive from downtown. Probably the most entertaining part is haggling with the merchants that line the path down... More 

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Ensenada, Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

its amazing how the water blow high. but that is the only attractive from the site, lots of small business selling same stuff and its really no where to sit and enjoy the paradise from there. Its a very long drive form Ensenada. Eating a Grilled clams or fish taco is worthed.

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Seattle, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

In order to get to the "blow hole" you have to walk though the flea market. The vendors are pushy and somewhat annoying. The blow hole is not really visible from the viewing area and is not very intriguing.

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