It’s that time of year again. No, not Christmas, whale
watching. The official season begins today, December 15, and will run until
April the 30 2017.
Around 2500 gray whales are expected throughout the
season - most of them in the coastal lagoons of Ojo de Liebre and San Ignacio. Both
areas form part of the whale sanctuary in the Biosphere Reserve of El Vizcaino.
The whale sanctuary was created back in 1972 to try and encourage
preservation of the whales which were an endangered species back then.
The sheltered lagoons have allowed the species to flourish
as the warm waters are ideal for breeding. And Mexico’s robust conservation policies
to protect the whales, guarantee the safety of these huge cetaceans during stay
in Mexican waters.
The whale sanctuary is now universally recognized as the
best place in the world for the breeding and rearing of the gray whale. And it
was awarded World Heritage Site status in 1993.
Watching the adult whales and calves swim and play is a phenomenal
natural experience. And one that should definitely not be missed if you are in
Cabo over the holidays.
There are loads of tourism service providers that will
take you to see the whales. But make sure you go with a reputable company that
has a permit
And if you need to know any more about whales before you go - read all about whales here on itravel-cabo