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La Bufadora

Caverns & caves, Geologic formations, Nature & Parks
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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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Tide was out kind of a let down

I think that the tide was out and the blow hole was kind of a bust. Great for out door shopping though.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Fresno, California, United States
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Fresno, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I think that the tide was out and the blow hole was kind of a bust. Great for out door shopping though.

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Sacramento, California
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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It was fun to visit this place. Our tour guide took us there straight from the Princess cruise ship. It took us about 30-45min, to get there. Nice flea market place, bring cash! People were selling fake LV designer bags for 20-30$, lots of little things to buy. The best fresh fish tacos I've ever had, right next where bus... More 

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Coarsegold, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Overall it was good to take a drive out of Ensaneda and enjoy some of the countryside. We did not have high hopes for big geyser plumes, as we knew the tide would be low when we arrived, and as expected the geyser was nothing more than a small puff of mist with low tide and calm seas. I wish... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I had not heard of this place or the phenomenon of a wave surge through a narrow rock passage before. While doing research on the shore attractions at Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, I got to know about it. We were on a cruise ship that had a day halt at Ensenada. There were a few private bus operators affiliated to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This was an awesome experience. Not only do you get to see and get wet from the blowhole but you can pick up a bargain from one of the many vendors at the site. My first but not last trip To Mexico! Oh, the vendors, bargain with them, you might get a better deal. if you are having an off... More 

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Elk Grove, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Hi Travelers, We got off our cruise ship early and had an opportunity to stroll around Ensenada before it got too busy. We then acquired a ride to La Bufadora. It was great to have a personal guide and we also beat the masses. We were by ourselves looking at this majestic shooting water. Very powerful and beautiful. Our stay... More 

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Ensenada, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

There's also a couple of other decent restaurants there but the touristy shopping "mall" is constantly in danger of being shut down due to properyt dispute.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

On arrival you walk through a Mexican tourist market with everything you could have thought to find in such a place, from wild animals, souvenirs, and so many sales people. Great fun. Then after walking down to the bottom of the hill, the Bufadora itself was spectacular and just blowing away the whole time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

First of all, IGNORE all of the people hawking parking spaces and drive all the way down the road - you can park almost at La Bufadora for the same price + you avoid all of the people selling tourist items. Next, go with an empty stomach - there are lots of people selling everything from deserts to meats +... More 

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SO. Cal.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

It had been a few years since I last visited the blow-hole. Had some big surf coming so thought it would be an excellent time to go. As usual, getting there & parking was a snap. The area is actually a little bit cleaner (but not much) than it was years ago - but the vendors selling the tourist junk... More 

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