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Los Cabos Whale Watching

Every late December through March, the Baja peninsula is visited by warm water loving sea creatures, attracting numerous whale enthusiasts and tourists. If you're coming to one of our Cabo hotels, you are likely to see a few water spouts and tail splashes.

Many Los Cabo visitors hope to see the spectacular breaching of a whale. This is when one leaps almost completely out of the water and falls back with a large splash, inspiring some of the most memorable events. To see this, keep in mind that the whales are moving slowly and will stay under for two to five minutes, so try to anticipate what direction they are taking so you are able to focus on the location of their next breach or spout. You'll also see the whales showing their flukes, which is known as sounding.

Viewing these gentle giants is an awe-inspiring spectacle. Grey whales on average reach a length of about 16 meters (52 ft), a weight of 36 tons and an age of 50-60 years, with males commonly smaller than females.

Each year thousands of grey whales make this 6,000 mile migration, the longest migration of any mammal. They can be seen down the west coast of North America, from their Alaskan waters to the warm Mexico waters. Traveling both night and day, Gray whales average approximately 120 km (80 miles) per day, with an average speed of four to five knots per hour. Gray Whales are usually spotted playing, mating, and nursing young between January and March, before they head back North to the Arctic.

  • Did you Know: Bottom-feeding grays are placid shore lovers who spend most of their lives traveling.

To book a hotel for this incredible event, go to the Pueblo Bonito homepage and choose from our four hotels in Los Cabos.

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