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La Bufadora

Punta Banda, Ensenada, Mexico
+52 435 277 0008
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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.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average22%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Punta Banda, Ensenada, Mexico
+52 435 277 0008
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took the bus out to La Bufadora. About 40 minutes but worth it. Had a real knowledgeable and funny guide for the drive. The blow hole was very cool and the scenery around is beautiful. Very picture worthy! Cool shopping with some really good food....More

1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We rented an ATV from Ensenada and took the route to La bufadora. The ride is about an hour. The place itself is so crowded with so many visitors and giftshops. They have nice restaurants but a little bit overpriced. If you are on a...More

Thank Daisyt0
Reviewed 4 days ago

La Bufadora is 'The Blowhole' in Spanish. A knowledgeable friend sez it is the highest in the world. Donno, but it blows high. Crowds are close enough to get wet. Lots of restaurants and small shops. LOTS. Large crowds, lots of paid parking ... but...More

Thank lpdh1937
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was both amazing and disappointing! Disappointing because you can't actually see the actual source, which is why it's not 5 stars. Amazing because the amazing repeated water shoots high up into the air and surrounding rocks every few minutes at varying heights right in...More

Thank JackiLeak
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dont miss out on this amazing experience, it is a must. The wonderment of it continual action is great picture taking...

Thank Lynambridge
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My spouse and I heard of this place, and thought we would visit while we were in Ensenada. It was a 30 to 40 minute drive through the countryside, which we really enjoyed. If you drive yourself there, which we did, you have to pay...More

Thank Havinggreatfun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was ok. Guess just to say we went. Nothing overly special to see. It was a hot day! And its a long walk to it once you park. If you have small kids id say skip it.

Thank Magaliv86
Reviewed 1 week ago

La Bufadora is great to go to say you have been, but the marine geyser loses it's majesty when you walk through a quarter mile of aggressive street vendors to reach the blow hole. It's a substantial drive/bus ride out of Ensenada so plan on...More

Thank johneU5604AP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Flea market is crazy aggressive with vendors getting mad if you aren't interested. Even if you are polite. The blow hole wasn't blowing. The view is beautiful though and prices are great. I bought a hand painted plate for $6. My friend got vanilla, small...More

2  Thank Carrie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove about 45 minutes south of Ensenada to reach this attraction, you pay a few dollars to park and then walk down a street filled with vendors selling things. Don't buy from the first person you talk to, chances are you will find it...More

1  Thank Shelleyash
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Christina F
12 August 2017|
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Response from Francisco F | Reviewed this property |
I agree, I wouldn't spend too much time, as far as the shopping, you'll get better pricing if you haggle in downtown and that seems to be safer and much much better places to eat, go to la guerrerense cart for lunch or... More
Esther M
26 March 2017|
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Response from Amber R | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but I'd Google it to find out.
9 March 2017|
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Response from Amber R | Reviewed this property |
No, the car wasn't reserved ahead of time. They give you a map and you can always ask the locals if you're lost. Almost everyone speaks English.