Explore the Beauty of el Bufadero de la Garita

The Bufadero de la Garita, located on the eastern side of Gran Canaria, is a natural phenomenon that is both beautiful and dangerous. This geological formation is made up of two large cavities in the rocks, filled and emptied by the crashing waves of the ocean. When the tide comes in and the cavities fill, the pressure forces water through a small opening in the rock, creating a spectacular display of water spraying into the air.

As the cavities fill and empty, they create a distinctive sound that some have dubbed the “heartbeat of the ocean.” This sound is due to the unique combination of the rock formations and the pressure of the water, which creates a snort-like noise.

The Bufadero is located next to Playa de la Garita, a wide beach with soft, dark sand colored by volcanic deposits. It is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike to relax, enjoy the sound of the ocean, and watch the water spraying through the rocks. However, visitors must be cautious as people have drowned by going inside the blowhole.

This natural attraction is best viewed at the point of the highest tide, when the speed of the water entering and exiting the Bufadero is at its peak. Sunrise is also a great time to visit, as the sun will be in front of you, highlighting the beauty of the sea as it climbs the rocks and forms a nice spectacle of foam.

In conclusion, the Bufadero de la Garita is a breathtaking natural phenomenon that is worth seeing when visiting Gran Canaria. Whether you are a local resident or a visiting digital nomad, this unique geological formation is a must-visit destination that offers a truly awe-inspiring experience. Just remember to be careful and check the tides before visiting, as the sea can be strong and the blowhole is inherently dangerous!

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