This is a marine geyser provoked by a unique combination of geology and wave action
How it "Works" La Bufadora Travel Information
Violent waves coming from the Pacific Ocean are driven via a natural underwater canyon
directly to a cave at the base of a cliff south of Ensenada city.
The water and colliding air are forced to be expelled through the only exit... a narrow basaltic notch.
Then the climax of this natural phenomenon happens...
A spectacular shooting spray of water explodes up in the air, dissolving into a cool mist that cascades
back down onto people watching.
Almost every minute water and air are launched upwards producing a thunderous roar.
This spout of marine water reaches up to 85 feet above sea level.
This fascinating marine geyser is the second highest on earth, after the one in Hawaii.
The Town. La Bufadora Travel Information
La Bufadora is also the name of the village surrounding this spectacular marine geyser.
The hand of Nature has carefully scooped a beautiful crescent shaped bay from the land just south of the blowhole.
It is a perfect anchorage that is protected from the northern winds and swells.
Many of the weekend and retirement cottages are situated on a sloping bluff above the ocean, crowned by small windmills and black solar panels that help the residents fully utilize the area's natural amenities.