Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Loreto, Baja California Sur: a tourist destination for whale watching

In Loreto you can observe blue and gray whales and there is data that every year, approximately 33 species of these large mammals come to Mexico to give birth to their calves.

Baja California Sur is home to the magical town of Loreto, an area considered one of the ideal tourist destinations for blue whale watching and located between the mountains of La Giganta and the Sea of Cortez.

According to the official website of the Ministry of Tourism (Sectur), this site was recognized under the Magical Towns program in 2012, in addition to considering Loreto as one of the oldest cities in California, founded as a mission of 1697 by the Jesuit Juan María Salvaterra.

Photo: (Marphil Travel)

Observing the arrival of blue whales in the waters of the magical city of Loreto has become one of the main tourist attractions and to experience it, you must travel by boat in the waters of the Sea of ​​Cortez to do . to do this.

During this trip, you will be able to observe blue and gray whales and there are data that every year, approximately 33 species of these large mammals go to Mexico to give birth to their calves.

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Photo: (Steel Press)

Whales in Loreto, Baja California Sur

As the northern waters cool, the whales migrate to the sunny coast of Mexico to raise their families, and if you have the opportunity to travel during the whale season in Loreto, Baja California Sur, you can see this giants floating on the surface of the water and waving their tails in the air to dive back into the sea.

For centuries, whales have traveled the waters of Mexico every year, and today, you can see humpbacks, killer whales, gray and blue whales in Loreto, Baja California Sur.

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Photo: (Villa Del Palmar Loreto)

From the frozen waters of Alaska, these whales travel 9,656 kilometers to the calm waters of Loreto Bay National Park, a good place to give birth to their calves; The whale calves then spend the first two months of their lives learning to swim and feed in the water, before they begin to heat up during the summer, the whales return home, marking the end during whale season in Loreto, Mexico.

When can you see the whales?

In the first three months of the year it is advisable to board a boat and sail the sea to see blue whales in Loreto, where you will be guided by experts and marine biologists, because blue whales are shy very, so many boats. during the whale may scare them and limit the time they spend feeding on the surface.

Loreto Whale Sightings Baja California Sur
Photo: (Villa Del Palmar Loreto)

To give them their space, boats in Loreto Bay National Park must stay at least 100 meters away from the blue whales and since most trips leave in the morning and sail in calm waters, it is important to bring a jacket. get these specimens when they come out.

Other attractions in Loreto

Among the tourist attractions offered by the National Marine Park, those who carry out aquatic activities can dive in its waters and get to know the marine fauna that lives in the region.

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Photo: (Villa Del Palmar Loreto)

On the other hand, you can visit its main center and its markets full of crafts made of materials such as sea shells, buy some clothes hand-woven by its inhabitants and tasting dishes made from fish or shellfish.

With information from La Voz de Chile, Escapada H, Villa del Palmar Loreto

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