Adventure abounds in Cabo San Lucas, since there is a lot of amusements for tourist that visit this destination. The water activities are the main attraction for couples or families with kids, you could practice world class snorkel and diving in the wonderful reef of Cabo Pulmo, declared as a Humanity Heritage by UNESCO, there you will be able to appreciate a variety of tropical species under water.
On firm grounds, visitors that are seeking true adventure can ride a zip-line, that offers an opportunity to view things from another perspective, by flying in the air from a zip-line that is 600 feet high. For a more relaxing experience, slow down your speed and go play golf at any of the golf courses available or enjoy a spa day in any of the hotels that offer this service to calm down your senses.
In a paradise where the Sea of Cortes meets the Pacific Ocean there are activities for everyone: fishing, golf, dive, snorkel, kayak, horseback riding, luxurious spas and resorts, plus many places to party and dance until daylight.
Whale Watching in Los Cabos
Did you know that during winter and spring, around 300 whales arrive to Mexico through the Gulf of California? Now imagine going in a boat to be able to watch them up close. Don’t lose the opportunity of watching the whales in a majestic scenery and taking hundreds of pictures to capture this memory.
What type of whales emigrate to Los Cabos?
Probably the greatest population that you will be able to see while whale watching in Los Cabos, will be the humpback whale. These dark colored whales are quite fun and friendly, they love to interact and play when they are together,
Whale sharks only eat microorganisms called planktons; this is why they don’t represent any kind of danger to humans. Whale shark season in Cabo goes from the end of October to the end of April.
Gray whales tend to nest near the coast, which gives you the possibility to see them without even going in the water.
There have been other types of whales seen in Los Cabos area: Orcas, Blue Whales and Fin Whales. These sea mammals don’t stay in the area, so if you are lucky enough to see them it’s generally because they are migrating of searching for food.
When is the best season so go whale watching in Los Cabos?
The Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources of Mexico (SEMARNAT), has established whale watching season in Los Cabos from December to April. During these months is when several whale species migrate from northern cold waters around Alaska, to Los Cabos warm waters.
The best season to whale watch in Cabo is from January to March, months in which you will have a greater opportunity to get a closer view of these beautiful mammals. From the end of January through February and the beginning of March is when the females start giving birth, and you will be able to presence baby whales known as calves.
The most common tours in Los Cabos include immerging in the Pacific Ocean or the Sea of Cortes to take advantage of the bests spots to find whales. During winter there have been found around 32 species of whales and dolphins in these waters, making Cabo the perfect place to experience whale watching.
What to bring to this experience?
Some recommendations for tourists that are doing a whale watching tour or visiting Los Cabo’s beautiful beaches are:
– Sunblock and repellent
– Comfortable clothing
– Photo camara (we recommend water resistant)