World capital of whales



Between January and April each year, the nearby waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez are filled with migrating whales.
The most representative species is the gray whale, that migrates 20,000 miles from the Bering Sea down to Laguna Ojo de Liebre, San Ignacio and Bahia Magdalena as well as Puerto López Mateos and San Carlos, all of them located just a few kilometers from La Paz. These cetaceans travel to the seas of Baja California Sur during the months of December through March, where they mate and give birth. They are naturally
peaceful and friendly making it very easy for visitors to see them and interact with them. Tour operators in La Paz take you on a three hour
journey north of the city to watch and experience this great adventure.
Other whales that visit the Gulf of California are, the Blue Whale, the largest in the world, the Humpback Whale that can be observed during the months of February through June, and the Pilot Whale, also known as Calderón Negro, from October through February.

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