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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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Tour guide was awesome!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Sacramento, California, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We are a family of four(Couple, Kids (8 and 5) picked this attraction as part of our cruise itinerary. We were there for 2 hours. Timing of the visit is very important so that you can see water shooting up very high only when there are high waves at high tide. Generally close to full moon there will be high... More 

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92 reviews 92 reviews
70 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We did this on a day we had some time to kill, and while it was worth it, it was not as big a deal as it seems. Yes it is impressive how the 'hole' sucks in sea water and spits it up into the air, but...so what. Happens many places around the world. If you have time to spare... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Not worth the trouble or expense. Nothing but a tourist trap to aid the local economy. You'll be harassed by street merchants going in and coming out. And some of them won't take no for an answer either. The blowing hole itself is just a farce over nothing. Go spend you time and money somewhere else like a nice cantina.... More 

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Anaheim Hills, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I am torn between a 2 and a 4 star because the blowhole is not that big of a deal most of the time. You need to have bigger surf before it does much of anything more than a spray. It is still one of only a few in the world, or so they tell us on the trip to... More 

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Alpine
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We went to La Bufadora for the first time in ages. There didn't used to be anything there but a restaurant or two and some cottages where we stayed. Now it is all tourist-oriented and you have to pay to park. There are all kinds of restaurants, shops/vendors, even pharmacies! The charm and beauty has been spoiled.

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Monterey, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
14 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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239 reviews 239 reviews
43 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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127 reviews 127 reviews
33 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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