La Bufadora, Ensenada

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Geologic Formation · Cave
Observe the spectacular natural phenomenon of a blowhole at La Bufadora, as water shoots up to 30 m (100 ft) into the air. Caused by ocean water becoming trapped and then expelled from a marine cave at the bottom of the cliff, the a rare geological feature stands out as one of the largest blowholes in North America. Peruse the multitude of street stalls in the area, selling an array of trinkets, and consider timing your visit with high tide, as that's when the spout offers its most spectacular performances. Don’t forget to bringe change for the restrooms. Arrange to visit La Bufadora and other attractions in Ensenada using our Ensenada tour itinerary maker website.
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  • strip mall you can say as you walk to the blowhole. through your walk you will see many stand alone shops selling a variety of things such as food, drinks, souvenirs. when you get to the blowhole it.....  more »
  • Just a blowhole, long ride from the city and trust me it's not really worth it. It's a crowded spot with some small crappy souvenir shops for keychains, t-shirts, etc.  more »
  • Great place to take the kids. We all enjoyed see the water rushing through he blow hole, as well as sampling the food stalls along the way. Helpful tips: Don’t buy the tour through your cruise. You can get huge discount by getting them in town’s ticket booth. Go directly to the blow hole first and stop at the food stalls on your way back. You need time to wait for large waves to come in order to see the water spout up.
  • I loved it. The ocean waves smash into some rocks and makes a gigantic splash, that's the Bufadora part. Right next to it is a gigantic flea market. When I was there I saw a Mariachi band as well as a few Aztec dancers. You can fill prescriptions there quite inexpensively. If you don't have your prescription that's no problem as there are doctors that will write any script you need. There's good food there, try the fish tacos. Go and have fun.
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