La Bufadora – Ensenada, Mexico

La Bufadora – Ensenada is home to one of the biggest blowholes in North America and a great place to visit.

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This is our first time in Mexico.

The 4-hour tour includes a 45minutes bus ride and a guided tour of La Bufadora from our ship.  Along the way, our tour guide Valerie told us a bit about Ensenada.

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From the parking lot, you have to walk about a half mile to the Blowhole, passing through little shops selling silver, leather, cigars, arts, souvenirs, bags, food and drinks. Shop owners calling for you to stop by their store, some are very pushy. Some people got intimidated, but for us who grew up in the Philippines are used to it.

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The rumors about the La Bufadora area is true. Our tour guide warned us not to drink anything offered by the vendors, specially drinking anything with ice including free samples of Pina Colada.  There is no clean water in the area.  Water is being delivered, and water cleanliness is not a priority to them.

Pay US.50cents for a bathroom use.  Why pay? Because of the scarcity of water in the area, they need to keep clean it and uses a lot of water.

We tried some local food sold along the street.

The fresh seasoned clams with shrimps, $7.00 for 2pcs.  A bit pricey but flavorful.

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Churros, a lot different from Costco churros.  These deep-fried, crunchy treats rolled in cinnamon sugar are known as Churros or Spanish doughnuts. They are usually sold by street vendors or cafes, at breakfast time. They are crunchy on the outside with a soft chewy center.

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And not to miss are the fish and shrimp tacos at the taco shop near the parking lot (as recommended by our tour guide).

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Next stop, The Riviera and is said to be the birthplace of the Margarita drink, created in 1948 at the renowned Bar Andaluz and has been popularized around the world, so that his invention is of great pride for the residents of Ensenada.

Some people enjoyed the Margarita drink, I din’t.  It’s been a long time since i refrain from drinking any alcoholic drink.

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From the Riviera, our tour bus brought us back to the port and get back on the ship.  Ensenada is a nice place to visit and discover more about their culture and people.  Maybe one day we can return back and rediscover the place.

It was such an amazing day, and a great way to see a part of Mexico!

 

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