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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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Ensenada, Baja California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The vendors that have been there for years, and are 90 percent of the attraction in visiting the Blow Hole, have been evicted. The property has been sold to another owner who plans to upgrade the property to a more 'modern' tourist attraction. We loved the culture that one was immersed in when visiting and are very sad to see... More

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Palm Springs, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If u like shopping there's plenty of it on the walk to the blowhole but when I got there the place was packed and had to wait to get a front row seat but it was really cool to see how high the water would go each time

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

La Bufadora was ok! I wouldn't spend money again to go back. I am more an adventurous person, not just standing there waiting for 15 mins or more for a blast of water out a hole. What sucked was the currents were low so the water spurt was sooo small. The best thing about the trip was our tour guide... More

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Lille, France
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The blowhole is impressive. You have to walk through dozens of shops and restaurants to get there. Going to La Bufadora is nice, we stayed at Casa Mediodia B&B, which is a fantastic B&B. it is a good way to avoid sleeping in Ensenada. the place is worth 2 nights stay, probably more during the whales season

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Lincoln, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

What fun! We booked this excursion through Carnival Cruises. My 15 year old grandson and I enjoyed our sea kayaking! The sea was calm--almost like glass. We were outfitted and given good instructions on how to row. It wasn't hard and we had a really good time. The blow hole was amazing from the ocean level. Glad we went!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I traveled here late in the evening, which is not the best time to go because all the shops and restaurants around the area were closing, however we pretty much had the blowhole to ourselves. It is a beautiful view, but the blowhole itself was very mild and less than spectacular. My favorite part about the trip there was were... More

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San Francisco, California
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29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My review is based on my experience traveling here via Carnival Cruise and getting shuttled by trusty tour guides. Instead of opting for one of the cruises' planned excursions, I chose to take the non-affiliated shuttle bus tour to La Bufadora. I don't remember the name of the shuttle company, but they say they cater to the tourists coming off... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The blowhole was pretty mild during the time of day we went. Great prices at the market if you can handle the crowds and slightly aggressive sales people. Got some good deals at the pharmacy.

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Denison, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

You park, then walk through one corridor of a trinket market with aggressive vendors....like every tourist trap in Mexico. I did like the restaurants and food vendors...delicious. At the end of it is La Bufadora. You can only see it if you look down over a crowded wall. It's not a big blow hole. The view of the bay is... More

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Anaheim, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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