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Danya Soto
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Music lover, an enthusiast of dark beer and the art. Field of view: 50 mm. Shy but with a high probability of thunderstorms.

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Our Destination Through 5 Senses: Observe and Listen to the Enigmatic Humpback Whales

By  Danya Soto
Oct. 22, 2021
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From December to March each year, our bay is visited by the marvelous humpback whales, who migrate here from their northern home to reproduce, and thanks to the various whale-watching tours available, we have the opportunity to witness one of the most beautiful and impressive spectacles nature has to offer.

Sighting whales is a unique experience that awakens indescribable feelings in us like few other events in life, leaving lasting memories. During this exciting adventure, a sense of peace is mixed with the thrill of being surrounded by the immensity of the sea, with a front-row seat, as these huge mammals leap, flip and soar out of the water. Witnessing this display of physical strength and listening through a hydrophone to these enigmatic beings’ hypnotic songs brings home the reality of just how small we are amid the enormity and beauty of Mother Nature.

One of the best ways to experience this magical encounter is through a certified tour operator. And one of the most prominent is Ecotours de México, an agency dedicated to observing and researching whales. During their two daily tours, groups of no more than 12 aboard Zodiac inflatable boats, led by an expert guide-biologist, have the opportunity to witness this exhilarating display and learn about these ocean creatures.

Other local companies offering certified whale-watching tours include PV Ocean Tours, Wildlife Connection, and Vallarta Adventures, among others.

Photo courtesy of Ramón Joya.

Danya Soto
Photographer

Music lover, an enthusiast of dark beer and the art. Field of view: 50 mm. Shy but with a high probability of thunderstorms.

  danyasotto

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