5 Fun Facts About Humpback Whales
During the winter, Banderas Bay is home to humpback whales, a species that visits our destination to mate and/or give life to the next generation of these beautiful animals.
From December to March, both Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit are excellent places to meet these specimens, who find this warm haven of peace to escape the icy waters of the north of the continent.
Therefore, we present five fun facts about humpback whales:
- Humpback whales do not feed here, as they spend the summer at the North Pole, where the waters are richer in nutrients due to 24-hour light. They come to Banderas Bay only to mate or give birth to their young.
- The spectacular jumps for which they are recognized are a form of remote communication and part of the mating ritual.
- On average, a whale is 16 meters long and can weigh up to 40 tons.
- Underwater songs are sung by males to attract their mates.
- Humpback whales swim more than 5,000 kilometers from the Canada’s northern coast to Banderas Bay during their annual round-trip migration.
Humpback whale watching in Vallarta · Nayarit is one of the most impressive activities that our destination can offer during this time year, and it is a substantial part of a wide range of ecotourism activities you can do here.