3 Must-See Sanctuaries In Baja California Sur To See Gray Whales

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One of the greatest shows you can enjoy in Sea of ​​Cortes It is the arrival of the gray whales who make an extraordinary journey from the Arctic to Baja California Sur to feed and have their young. Although the sighting season is generally dand from December to March some groups stay until April when eThey come back.

In Baja California Sur there are some sanctuaries located within Protected Natural Areas where their young give birth and where they are fed and educated by their mothers for their migration northward. The season has already started and if you want admire these giants of the seaThese are 3 must-see sanctuaries in Baja California Sur.

Hare’s Eye Lagoon

Belonging to the Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve the Hare’s Eye Lagoon It is one of the largest natural sanctuaries that receives the yearly Gray whale, originally from Alaska. With 60 square kilometers, it is a lagoon complex that brings together five central areas: Conchas, Broscas, Piedras, Zacatosa and La Choya Islands. You must hire a guide, who will take you aboard a boat to see them. The shrine belongs to Municipality of Mulègefrom where you can take the tours.

El Vizcaino Biosphere Reserve

It is the National Protected Area largest in Mexico and one of the largest in Latin America, occupies 11 percent of the total area of Protected natural areas from the country. It is considered the most important place in the world to to protect to the population of gray whales that spend the winter in these warm waters. To see them you need to hire a authorized guide of Semarnat. This site, along with the rock paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco, has been declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Bay of La Maddalena

Whale watching season. Photo: Special.

Gray whales come to these waters surrounded by white dunesin December and will remain there until the end of March.To see them you must hire the services of a authorized guide which will take you to Puerto Adolfo López Mateos where is the boats to locate them. The best time to see them is in the morning, before noon. Since then they have been diving to feed and rest. In spring you will find the guides who will take you to see them, in a tour that lasts about an hour. The cost of the tours is approximately 3,500 pesos.

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