I camped near the tip of Punta Banda on a family's land on a promontory high above the Pacific on what must be one of the most breathtaking campsites of my life. Spectacumous! Stupendulous! Beautific!
On the south side of Bahia de Todos Santos less than 20 miles from Ensenada is Punta Banda, a spectacular mountainous peninsula that juts out into the Pacific a la northern California's Point Reyes. And on the Pacific-exposed far side lies the area's most famous attraction (well, its second most famous after the fish tacos). La Bufadora (The Blowhole), is a V-shaped cliff that funnels Pacific swells inward with a violent force that sometimes creates enormous upward splashes. It's an impressive enough site to make running the gauntlet of a long street of vendors selling cheap leather goods, t-shirts, and made-in-China trinkets to get to it well worthwhile.