La Bufadora

ENSENADA (LA BUFADORA)
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It is a spectacular marine geyser that rises more than 30 meters (100 ft) above sea level. The name of the bufadora comes from the sound that occurs when the water jumps, due to the force with which the trapped air and water escape through the chimney.

It is the second largest in the world of its kind, after the one in Hawaii, because although there are others in Australia, Tahiti and Japan, none of them is as spectacular.

It was formed by the action of the sea for years, drilling holes into the rock to form a cavern, which can be seen during high tides. The mainland slid away, forming a crack below the water level that communicates with one side of the submarine canyon.

When a wave crashes against the cliff, a part enters through the underwater crack and drives the air inside, which, when it comes out at great pressure through the mouth of the cave, which is very narrow and is located above the water level, crashes from the bottom up against the part of the wave that follows its course to the cliff with the power of its weight of several tons, exploding and roaring outwards causing a wave of more than 20 m (65 ft) in height, as well as a characteristic sound which gives rise to the name "La Bufadora".

You can watch form a platform where you can wait for the water to jump. You have to be mentally prepared that maybe you’ll get wet. Depending on the time you visit, it will be more or less easy to get in a good place to see the natural spectacle.

here is also the possibility of seeing the water jump, but from the side opposite the viewpoint. That’s right, from the water, you can rent boat or kayak rides and observe the natural phenomenon from another angle.

There is a souvernir shop and restaurants with an ocean view.

 

Activities

  • Kayak
  • Boat tours

Location

Located in Punta Banda, 35 km south of Ensenada. To get there, take the transpeninsular highway to the town of Maneadero, from where the road to "La Bufadora" begins. During the journey you will have the opportunity to appreciate an excellent panoramic view of the Ensenada Bay.

La Bufadora

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