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La Bufadora

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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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Punta Banda, Ensenada, Ensenada Municipality, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Shopping and sight seeing, enjoyed our time Lots of vendors! Enjoyed eating food from various stands.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank AnnTravels95
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a natural wonder, that I was really disappointed to see how thronged with touristy shops and the tourist gauntlet that you have to go through to even reach La Bufadora. However, it was worth the journey. It impressed us all.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a bus from the port to here. We then walked through the market to get to the Blowhole. No one really moved so that others could look. You had to pay if you needed a restroom. Once you started your walk back through...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank JoyY573
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked the La Bufadora Adventure through the cruiseline on our recent trip and we were not disappointed. The one option that we picked to go with included 1.5 hours here to explore on your own. Be advised the restrooms are not free, you will need...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Roger25375
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun place to visit but a long walk from the parking to the blowhole. It cost 50 to 75 cents to use the restrooms, no free restrooms at all. The blowhole is the 2nd largest in the world but is best visited when the sea...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Bill M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a cruise to Ensenada and then took a tour bus to La Bufadora. The bus ride out to La Bufadora was beautiful and had lots of scenary. The blow hole itself is beautiful to watch and the surrounding environment is gorgeous. One of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 279ericai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of three in the world, ya gotta go. More commercial than the one in Australia, but you’ve got to see it. Nature is pretty spectacular. Bonus tip, as you round the last corner the bay comes into view, take the first parking lot. It’s...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank tw1509
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go see the Blowhole if you ever visit the La Bufadora in Ensenada. The blowhole spews a water stream every few minutes so you get lots of photo ops. Beautiful views. The only issue is that you have to walk by hundreds of people that...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Diz-Naddy
Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

We drove from Ensenada, it was easy to find and a short drive. There are plenty of people selling parking for $3. You need/get to walk through a flee market to get to the blowhole. There is no fee at the blowhole, just parking. It...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jeana N
Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I took a Day trip Here. Great place to visit especially when the tide is high in the blowhole is really active. Plenty of food is offered for sale here lots of souvenirs and the most amazing views of the Pacific Ocean....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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January 30, 2019|
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Response from Mike D | Reviewed this property |
We took a bus tour from Ensenada and I think it took about 40 minutes. The tour guide gave us some history during the ride there. Once at La Bufadora, she gave us tips as to where to buy, where the best food was, and then... More
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January 20, 2019|
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It's like a 45 to 50 min drive
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Response from k b | Reviewed this property |
No you can't. La Bufadora is 45 minutes on the scenic route in 25 minutes on the non scenic route. Tell your taxi hire that you want the non scenic route if you're trying to get there quicker. However your driver has so much... More