WHALE WATCHING IN LOS CABOS
After a year of relatively little travel and a resounding call to make every moment count, choosing your next destination merits a great deal of consideration. Not only is it vital to ensure that your resort has all the necessary preventive health measures in place, but the overall trend is now to book destinations offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Whale watching in Los Cabos is one such experience, enabling travelers to seize the day, as it were.
Time to work your way down that bucket list. Next stop, Los Cabos.
When is whale-watching season in Los Cabos?
Whale-watching season in Los Cabos runs from December to April, when hump-back whales gather in the region to give birth and raise their young for the initial months of their lives. This is, in effect, their warm winter escape, after having migrated some 13,000 nautical miles (25,000 km) from high latitudes in the Arctic or Antarctic, where they feed during the summer months.
A number of whale species can be observed at different points in Baja California, including the sociable, gentle whale shark; however, the playful hump-back whales tend to steal the show ̶ and the hearts of eager spectators ̶ with their expressive displays of joy, both above and below the waterline.
How and where can I enjoy whale spotting?
Whale-watching tours are available along the coastline of the Sea of Cortez, or Pacific Ocean, from San Jose del Cabo and Can San Lucas, and generally last a few hours. These can either be combined with a trip to the famous Arch of Cabo San Lucas and a stop-off at Playa de los Enamorados, or organized as purely a whale spotting tour. Bear in mind that morning tours tend to be a little less choppy than afternoon ones.
Occasional sightings of hump-back whales are also possible from the comfort of all-inclusive luxury resorts such as Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos, where your concierge can organize your whale-watching experience, ensuring all necessary protocols are included on your trip and that your tour provider is committed to respecting and protecting these magnificent creatures as they thrive in their natural habitat.
Time to work your way down that bucket list.
Next stop, Los Cabos.
Need we say more?