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La Bufadora

Punta Banda, Ensenada, Mexico
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Ranked #4 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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Oakland, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

As there aren't many things to see or do in Ensenada, it makes sense to take the 15-25 min. bus ride to La Bufadora. Our bus driver was certainly entertaining and made the ride pleasant. The shopping area was very busy. Pretty much everyone from the cruise managed to find their way there. Prices weren't as cheap as I thought.... More

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10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

It's a beautiful place to see as longest it's not crowded, hearing the water splashing into the rocks and getting a small breeze it's worth it., plenty of places to it local food and handmade crafts, it's a one time visit.

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Tokyo, Japan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Our visit in January this year and was surprised to find no carnival nor crowds, we visited early in the morning while the shopping/tourist places and local market around the area still in the sleeping mode so was able to walk at leisurely pace and enjoyed waiting for the blow hole to spout the trapped sea water. According to our... More

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Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I feel like I am at a carnival midway when ever I visit here. As I am a local try to avoid the place like the plague, but out of town guest always want to go and see it. Lots of very aggressive and pushy vendors. Not on my must revisit list.

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Vietnam
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Kinda cool but no wow factor. It is very crowded area with limited spots to view. In fact, we did enjoy the local market and fresh tacos vendor even more (shrimp, chicken tacos are good but beef is numero uno). I did try cactus taco for the first time and it is alright. If you have nothing to do while... More

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Seattle, Washington
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What a cool little place this is. First we took the public bus out to la bufadora which was very cheap ($1 each) and the ride was fantastic. Local people on a bus with singing and music playing. Loved it. When we arrived there was a ton of cool shops set up which we picked up some great bargains and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was a great stop in La Bufadora! Caught the perfect explosions and waves mounting up! Definitely a place to check out and hopefully you are as lucky.

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Riverside, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love the little shops, sellers were cool and of course a little pushy. Loved the atmosphere, definetly want to go again. A little drive but worth it. The Bufadora water thing was cool to see, but not amazing. Everything else that went along with the experience made it a great time.

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San Diego, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Come check this natural wonder and get a taste of the culture with shops and restaurants! Got a picture key ring for 2.50 dlls! What a souvenir!

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Ensenada, Baja California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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