Hotels Prepare for Guests to Witness One of Nature’s Most Spectacular Shows
Los Cabos, Mexico (December 4, 2015) – Each year in early winter, one of nature’s most delightful signs of seasonal change occurs – the migration of hundreds of whales from the frigid waters of the arctic to the warm, calm waters surrounding the Baja Peninsula. In recent years, whale watching has become a growing tourism trend and Los Cabos is no stranger to receiving visitors looking for up-close encounters with the ocean’s largest mammals. To provide guests with a seamless experience, many hotels in the area partner with local tour providers to offer whale watching packages lasting through the end of the season, which begins in December and ends in March.
Whale watching season in Los Cabos; Photo credit: Los Cabos Tourism Board
“Los Cabos is a prime location for whale watching,” said Ruben Reachi, Los Cabos Tourism Board Managing Director. “Our region’s ideal climate, shallow waters, salinity and abundant marine life make it the perfect place for whales to birth and rear their young each year.”
Of the 11 whale species found worldwide, eight venture to the waters surrounding Los Cabos each year, including minke, bryde, fin, sei, humpback, gray and blue. The whales make their way south at an average speed of four miles per hour and complete the 12,000-mile migration by mid-December, staying until late March when they repeat their journey. This six-month, round-trip sojourn is the longest trip made by any animal in the world.
There are many ways to observe these magnificent cetaceans in their natural habitat. During this time of year, several hotels offer special packages to cater to guests looking to maximize their whale watching experience, complete with top-notch accommodations and, in some cases, even additional perks.
- Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort offers a one-of-a-kind Whale Safari Experience where guests embark on a journey to discover the magnificent whale species that migrate to Los Cabos. Guests are first transported by private jet to Loreto and then enjoy a helicopter ride to San Ignacio taking in the awe-inspiring views of Sierra de la Giganta. After a day of whale watching, guests finish their excursion with a romantic picnic set up on Honeymoon Cove prior to jetting back to Las Ventanas. The next morning guests continue the journey in search of the playful humpback whales.
- Esperanza, An Auberge Resort has a special Whale’s Journey package including, three night/four day accommodations in an ocean view garden casita, private roundtrip airport transfers, marina transfers and a two-hour Zodiac whale watching excursion. Active guests will be in for a treat with daily complimentary yoga and fitness classes.
- Hotel El Ganzo offers the Ganzo Getaway Whale Watching Package, a two, three or four night stay in a deluxe room complete with arrangements for an educational encounter with whales.
- The Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort offers a whale watching package including a two-and-a-half-hour tour provided by Cabo Adventures.
- Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa, Playa Grande and Solmar Resort from the Solmar Hotels & Resorts collection are also offering whale watching packages. Guests will receive a two-hour whale watching tour led by talented marine mammal behavior experts.
Los Cabos. Photo by @TheMexicoReport
About Los Cabos, located at the tip of the 1,000-mile long Baja Peninsula, is one of the world’s most diverse tourism destinations. Boasting a dramatic desert backdrop nestled by coastlines of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez, Los Cabos is home to award-winning resorts and culinary offerings considered some of the finest available anywhere. A growing list of championship golf courses, rejuvenating spas, world-renowned sport fishing tournaments, and state of the art convention facilities add to the destination’s unmatched appeal.
Source: Los Cabos Tourism Board