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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

La Bufadora itself was pretty cool. We were lucky in that we went mid-week and there were no cruise ships that day so it was pretty deserted. You have to walk through a gauntlet... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Riverside, California
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San Francisco, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Without La Bufadora, I should probably stay at the cruise ship because there is not much to see in Ensenada. This is my second time to visit this place. We privately hired a small bus that cost $25/person to the site. There were six of us. It was fun because we made loud noise, drink and laugh without disturbing any... More 

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Fallbrook, California
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I first went when it was just dirt and NO dealers, restaurants, or vendors. It was a hidden gem in those days. Still a great place to visit and we go there twice a year. Take half off any stated price from the vendors and work from there. Never fear saying no and walking away after your half price offer,... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

La Bufadora itself was pretty cool. We were lucky in that we went mid-week and there were no cruise ships that day so it was pretty deserted. You have to walk through a gauntlet of shops to get to the actual blow hole. Very few were open the day we were there so we got away with all our money.... More 

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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Nothing extremely fascinating. Basically water shooting up into the air. Making a distinctive sound as it rises.

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Corona, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Be prepared to walk a bit and through heavy street vendors with all the Mexico wares for sale. Good stuff, but everyone calling you in to shop. Good restaurants and some to watch...oysters got a few people sick. Overall definately worth the trip. Be in the mood to be invited into every shop and watch the places you eat.

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Frisco, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Too many musicians and you could not really hear the natural sounds of the Bufadora. It was a disappointment.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

As another person stated we too we also coming off a Carnival Cruise. It was quite expensive to take a tour group out to La Bufadora so we opted to take the shuttle to the city shopping. On that shuttle they offer La Bufadora for $15.00 a person way cheaper then the cruise. (Tickets were purchased in Plaza Pueblo Antiguo)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We went on a Cruise with Carnival and had a day to spare at Ensenada. We booked a rental car (instead of opting for the trip with the cruise which was extremely expensive) and went to see this natural phenomenon. The blowhole was is really exaggerated compared to what you are able to see. One very important thing : Visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We booked our blowhole trip through the cruise line. It didn't leave until 1:30 so that was a little annoying. Our tour guide Belen was awesome! She is a local so told us about the town and history of Ensenada. Kept us in a group the whole time and made sure we bought from the good shops. It was great... More 

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Ensenada, Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

One of the only three blow holes in the world(so I'm told) Old world shopping , New and Old world foods, and when the tides are in a fantastic view of the pacific power rising up behind you with the camera shutter in high gear. One of my favorite hangouts is located on the curve coming down the mountain road.... More 

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