In the peninsula of Punta Banda, 21 miles south from the city of Ensenada, lies one of the region’s most impressive natural attractions: La Bufadora, one of the largest marine geysers in the world. This geyser is caused by the breaking of waves against a cave that is at the bottom of the cliff, reaching a height of up to 65 feet.
Every year, hundreds of gray whales migrate from the cold waters in the north to the lukewarm waters in the south; legend has it that many years ago, during one of these migrations, a baby whale became separated from the group while snooping around the coastline. During its wandering it got stuck in the rocks, and in its search for help it decided to launch a jet of water and then a larger one and so on. Over time, this whale turned into stone until it merged with the rocks at this place.
Enjoy this beautiful legend, which you watch the beautiful views offered by the coastline of Ensenada. From this city’s port you can board a boat and tour the Sea of Cortes, reliving the story of the little whale.
Tour the local shops, where you will be able to buy beautiful handicrafts, grab you favorite drink and enjoy a quiet day watching street performers sketch on flat dishes or on abalone shells. You will love La Bufadora!