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La Bufadora

Punta Banda, Ensenada, Mexico
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Ranked #6 of 15 Attractions in Ensenada
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Geologic Formations, Cultural
Activities: Scuba diving
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Owner 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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Westminster, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

On any given day here is what you will get at "La Bufadora" Put your hands together in a sink full of water, make a fist to let water in between your two palms. Squeeze them together really fast to force the water out.... instant.. La Bufadora

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Los Angeles, California
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8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Yes, its a far (albeit interesting) drive out of town. Yes its a bit treacherous going rural and up the side of a mountain with buses coming the other way. Yes, the vendors are over the top even by Mexican standards. Yes, it goes from them selling cheap knicknacks, to various food items, to viagra, to vendors selling pictures with... More

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California
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

the height and power of the water that is blown up depends on the tide, so go there during high tide to be worth it. you won't see anything if the tide is low. i went there during a cruise, didn't buy the excursion but bought the trip for half the price when i got off the bus from the... More

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Delano, California
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15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

A classic original place to visit in Ensenada. A lot of little stores and people selling on a street with good restaurants and seafood. La Bufadora is a nice place to take pictures and take video where the water gets thrown off the rocks. I don't recommend taking a paid tour but instead rent a car to get there, etc.

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Mather, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

La Bufadora definitely is a one of a kind place to visit however getting there is really a bummer. The bus ride definitely highlights the poverty in Mexico. The town you walk through to get to La Bufadora is filled with very aggressive (and sometimes funny) vendors hawking everything from jewlery, viagra, and smoothies. The only thing holding this sight... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My first time there and it was beautiful! It's crazy how nature works, I couldn't stop looking at the water as it rose from the bottom. It was amazing, I will definitely come back.

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El Cajon, United States
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It was many years ago that I was last here. Can't dial in a date that goes back that far on Trip Advisor, but it was August, just not 2014. La Bufadora has a fascinating blowhole where seawater is expelled upward and outward when the tides are right. But, what I was most intrigued with here were the street tacos... More

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Berkeley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I've been spoiled by living along some of the most scenic spots on the US Pacific Coast ( Big Sur, Point Reyes ) so the Bufadora itself ( the blowhole ) was kind of a letdown. You don't get such a great view from the lookout spot and you have to during at the right tidal conditions. Actually I enjoyed... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

outside of Ensenada about 30 miles or so in some really nice country you come across a typical Mexican tourist area filled with restaurants and vendors selling Mexican curios but at the end of the walk is Blowhole that is worth walking the gauntlet of vendors. Restaurants are ok nothing special but nothing bad. There were some wild animals rescues... More

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Silverado, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I've watched La Bufadora (the blowhole) become a major tourist attraction over the years. You walk to some cliffs and experience a seaborne geyser blowing sea mist into the air on tidal surges. You need the cool mist after experiencing all the hot air on the way. You walk a gauntlet of vendors hawking everything from wood carvings to viagra.... More

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