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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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We saw La Bufadora in the late '90s, before it became such a hook for tourists & cruise ship shore excursions. It was then possible to perch yourself at the observation deck above... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Monterey, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This place is not close, drove from Rosarito Beach about an hour and a half, no waves, when there are no waves, no blow hole!!!!!!!! ended up a long lunch outing

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annapolis, md
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226 reviews 226 reviews
38 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It never ceases to amaze me how people continue to junk up places instead of working with the natural beauty of a site such as this. As another reviewer mentioned, from the dirty parking lot, you walk through a gauntlet of merchants that are all selling the same crappy souvenirs. I think we were offered no less than ten samples... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We saw La Bufadora in the late '90s, before it became such a hook for tourists & cruise ship shore excursions. It was then possible to perch yourself at the observation deck above the blowhole with a dozen or so others for an intimate experience with a unique marine geyser. What an experience it is! Air is trapped in a... More 

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anaheim, ca
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I like the natural aspect of la bufadora but the stores and vendors on the street before the blowhole really takes away from its natural beauty. My 2 toddlers loved it...it was exciting for them. Will I go again...probably not.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

What ever you do, don't get involved with the owners nor the neighbor Mike Gabriel. He's a thief and a liar. He arranged for me and my ex wife to purchase a property and after our divorce, the owners and this neighbor took possession and stole my trailers and the property inside. I had a 2 bedroom mobile home on... More 

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Placentia, California
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

La Bufadora has changed a lot over the years. It's really lost it's innocence. It's not nearly as clean as it used to be and there are too many people. What is the most disappointing is the amount of venders there are, all hawking pretty much the same things. It's almost a gauntlet to get to the Bufadora. The Bufadora... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My husband and I went on a cruise with our 2 teenage boys. We chose the excursion to La Bufadora to see this natural blowhole. Unfortunately, we were there on a day with low tide. It was a neat sight but not as extraordinary as it could be during high tide. :) The shopping was fun but lots of people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Just got back from our Carnival Cruise ship to Ensenda Mexico and was not disappointed at all when vising La Bufadora spanish for "the blow hole". If youre planning on seeing this attraction dont purchase it off the cruise ship it will be triple the price instead take the shuttle $3 (us) round trip to the bus stop and find... More 

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Missoula
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I would not recommend- long drive from Ensenada, you have to pay $2 to park, walk through a mile of booths with various tourist crap and be accosted by sales people trying to lure you into their shops or try their foods, a couple of stands selling photos with you cuddling with a lion cub purportedly raising funds for an... More 

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San Diego, California
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13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I visited this extremely touristy spot several years ago and was very disappointed with all the street vendors. It's been nearly ten years since that last visit. On a glorious 99 degree day after the toll road has re-opened we decided to visit once again. I don't know if I set my expectations low but we liked it and we... More 

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