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Whale watching doesn't get any better than in Baja California, Mexico.

Baja California is fast becoming the premier location to watch whales in the world. More than 20 species of whales are encountered around Baja (most year-round), making this area an important center for whale observation. In addition, whale watching is becoming more common in the Sea of Cortez.

The magnificent Blue Whales, the largest living creatures on earth, come to the Sea of Cortez each year, as do Humpback Whales, Sperm Whales, Finback Whales, Minke whales, Orcas, schools of dolphin and Pilot whales, and many other creatures of sea, land and air.

The greatest concentration of whales, however, involves the gathering of hundreds of Grey Whales in the Baja California Peninsula lagoons of the "El Vizcaino" biosphere reserve, providing tourists with a tremendous opportunity to observe the whales close up.

The Grey Whale makes one of the longest annual migrations of any mammal, travelling more than 5000 miles (8000km) from its northern summer feeding grounds to winter calving and breeding areas in the warm waters off the Baja Peninsula. At the end of the Grey Whale's annual migration from the Arctic, the desert landscape along the west coast of the Baja Peninsula provides a spectacular backdrop for whale watchers to closely observe these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.

Come and see for yourself these gentle giants at their winter breeding grounds in the Sea of Cortez and the lagoons on the Baja Peninsula. Few other locations in the world rival the perfect conditions enjoyed by whale watchers here each year. Grey Whales return to these lagoons year after year ensuring that from December to March Baja California offers some of the best whale watching in the World.


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