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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.
Punta Banda, Ensenada, Ensenada Municipality, Mexico
+52 646 107 2073
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This is about a 40 minute ride from downtown. It’s a must see if you are in the area, but keep your expectations in check. If the tide and wave action is high, you will get a memorable sight. The waves crash into the coast,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank sbsfl
Reviewed 1 week ago

That part we most disliked was walking through the long gauntlet of shops and getting yelled at from both sides to come look at their goods. Many were too aggressive of sales people for my taste. If this atmosphere bothers you, I suggest you stay...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Budgetbob
Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip out there from town is kind of a schlep. On the day we went, the ocean was very calm and the bufadora wasn't boofing at all. The zillions of curio vendors are fun, and the thrill of getting to pay $.75 Americano to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank drboyd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyable experience , shopping, fun looking around, good food, entertainment, family friendly, beautiful environment

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank manrriquezkarena
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of the fun is passing through all of the tourist trap vendors and seeing all of their wares. The Bufadora gave us a good show and yes we paid $5 pesos to use the bano.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sandy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive from the main road to the beach is not long--about 3k--but it is pretty rugged. We had a 4-wheel drive vehicle, but the other folks who we met there had a regular car, so 4-wheel drive is not necessary. It was fun to...More

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

Overall our trip to La Buffardo was worth while. There was some major disappointments. I understand that it's Mexico and there are some basic luxuries that are absent but it kind of was ridiculous. We came from a cruise ship I would not recommend booking...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

admittedly getting to it can be a challenge navigating between hundreds of stalls , but it worth the walk to see it blow

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jackpine2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing experience! Benjie, our tour guide was quite informative with a great sense of humor. We learned that there are only 3 Blowholes of this magnitude in the world, La Bufadora in Mexico, Australia & Hawaii.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lorena C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's great, But We're more interested in the hand-painting artist there and had our own art pieces to bring home.

Date of experience: February 2019
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30 January 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
Sharon I
21 January 2019|
Response from Toni N |
It's like a 45 to 50 min drive
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21 January 2019|
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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