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La Bufadora

Punta Banda, Ensenada, Mexico
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Ranked #5 of 13 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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Bellingham
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This place is great, the drive up the mountain you get to see pretty much the whole city from above and the view of the ocean is great, we even got to see some whales from far, the way the water shoots up is incredible we did got very wet, my 6yr old was loving it, it was like a... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
58 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The La Bufadora (blowhole) is located at the Punta Banda Peninsula in Ensenada, Mexico. According to our guide, there are three blowholes in the world: one in Hawaii, another in Australia and this one in Ensenada. La Bufadora is the second highest geyser after Hawaii's. It is a natural marine geyser capable of shooting water as high as 80ft above... More

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Ensenada, Baja California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Lots of fun, tons of vendors, food, any kind of souveneir you want to get.. Great one day outing for all..

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El Centro, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Great place to visit well known lots of things to do horse riding, eat and visit curios also the view of the sea and get wet while viewing the bufadora blow water. The drive is a little long well worth it thers lots of puestos on the side to buy stuff.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Ensenada Mexico was one of the stops on our Carnival Cruise. We booked a tour that included La Bufadora along with a guided walking tour of the Civic Center in central Ensenada. Our tour guide Rogelio was extremely pleasant and very informative during our air conditioned bus ride, La Bufadora is approximately 20 miles away from the port of Ensenada... More

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Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Our Carnival Cruise docked in Ensenada Mexico, got off the ship, and we just chance it by NOT joining an excursion to see the blow hole. So we just got ourselve a cab and paid $80 for the whole trip. After we arrived, we set a time for return with the cab driver, and he waited for us, drove us... More

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Murrieta, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

On Carnival cruise line trip, stopped at Ensenada Mexico and La Bufadora was one of the few site tours. Took taxi ride for 30 minutes or so. Lots and lots of vendors with Mexican souvenir items. Make sure you negotiate because they will always give you their highest price first and all though it sounds reasonable, you can alway bargain... More

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Orono, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

once you get by the curio sellers the experience is amazing-the sound of the water is a roar- the view of Pacific is beautiful

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We went here on a tour from the people who drive shuttles from the cruise ship. The blowhole was not super exciting, but we took a couple of pictures. There are people giving little churro, pina colada, and bread samples every few feet, to get you to buy some from their stand. The flea market area had some fun souvenirs... More

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The blowhole was spectacular. In all it's beauty, 20-30 minutes is probably enough time to enjoy it...maybe less if you have a super short attention span. The most enjoyable part of this trip was having lunch as Los Panchos (behind Hanna Banana, off the main street). They have a wonderful patio area that overlooks the ocean -- a truly mesmerizing... More

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