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Whale Watching Season is Here

Nov 15, 2023

As Los Cabos’ whale-watching season approaches, the excitement is palpable at Pueblo Bonito Resorts. This natural phenomenon is one of two famed migrations in Mexico — the other being the annual arrival of the monarch butterflies to the UNESCO Natural World Heritage biosphere reserve near the capital. 

Far from the fragile, flying insects, Los Cabos is the destination of one of the longest mammal migrations on Earth: the 6,000-mile journey whales take from their feeding grounds in the Arctic Sea to the warm waters off the coast of the Baja California peninsula.

Those who visit Los Cabos from mid-December through mid-April may get to see up to eight different whale species seeking this area of the Pacific to socialize, mate, give birth, and nurse the newborn calves. 

A standout among the majestic giants is the humpback whale. Weighing up to 80,000 pounds and living up to 80 years, these remarkable creatures surprise and astound with their interactions and antics. It’s easy to see the 10 to 16-foot spout that forms when they exhale. They can also be seen using their wide tails — formally called flukes — and long pectoral fins when they dive, splash around, or simply communicate with one another, making their presence known. While those actions are certainly attention-grabbing, it’s the full-body breaches that are the highlight of any sighting. 

Those seeking an up-close experience can book one of the many whale-watching charters run by the excellent outfitters in Los Cabos. From pared-down eco-friendly tours to luxury yacht experiences with specialty drinks and hydrophone systems that allow you to listen to the animals’ “singing,” there are excursions for every kind of traveler. Contact your concierge to find out more about local whale-watching cruises.

At Pueblo Bonito Resorts, this wildlife-focused season ushers in a time of joy and wonder that we are proud to share with our guests. Beyond being a great time of year to experience this natural spectacle, the awe-inspiring creatures can easily be viewed from various locations across our resorts. 

Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Golf & Spa Resort offers suites with Pacific Ocean views and a range of amenities, including the Sky Pool, where watching whales is part of the experience during this special time of year. The resort’s Lobby Bar terrace is another prime spot for sightings, thanks to its breathtaking views and relaxing ambiance.

At Montecristo Estates Luxury Villas, guests enjoy stunning ocean views, private infinity pools, and the sight of whales right from the comfort of their balconies.

The Whale Watching VIP Lounge at The Towers at Pacífica provides an exclusive setting for guests to enjoy culinary delights and cocktails with a stunning view of the ocean, where whales are often seen. Similarly, Quivira Steakhouse is renowned for its fine dining options served amid panoramic ocean views. Diners there are also treated to seasonal whale sightings.

Taking the golf experience to entirely new heights, players at Quivira Golf Club can spot whales from various vantage points on the stunning course. It’s a visual treat that is only available in a few other courses in the world.

To ensure you don't miss this spectacular bucket list experience, book your Pueblo Bonito stay today. No matter which Los Cabos resort you choose, we can help you take part in this beautiful natural event.