A place that definitely you cannot miss in your visit to Ensenada is “La Bufadora” a marine geyser located at the south of the city just 8 miles away in the end of Punta Banda; this is just one of the few that exist in the world, among others in Australia, Tahiti, Japan and Hawaii. The experience this tourist destination offers in Mexico starts from undertake the journal to get there, the highway offers you beautiful views of Todos Santos Bay and beaches as well as the also called Todos Santos Island.
At the arrival you start a hike in which, during the journal, you find small shops that offers you handmade artisans and souvenirs, besides you have the chance of choosing between restaurants and small stands where you can enjoy from seafood to the famous Mexican churros and coconuts. At the end of the hike you see the wonderful show that can get you wet if you are not careful. This marine geyser is, without a doubt, the most visited attraction in Ensenada.
This attraction also has its own legends, one of them says that one day during the migration of the whales to the warmer waters south of Baja California a baby whale was lost and got trapped in between some rocks; trying to release itself and be rescued, the baby whale decided to give the biggest splash to get noticed, but never did. As time passed by, it became part of the rock formation and born the blowhole “La Bufadora”
The scientific explanation is simple, an invader wave from ocean crashes with air making a pumping action under the cave caused by the strength of the coming and going waters inside a tunnel like entrance. The trapped air and water blows up under the cave 80 feet high over the sea trough the only way out.
If you want to enjoy this attraction you can drive by your own or enjoy one of the many tour services in the city like the transportation service of Hotel Coral and Marina.