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Gray Whale and Whale Shark Watching

La Paz

The sighting of the gray whale is the natural spectacle for which La Paz is known throughout the world. From December to March, this species travels from the north of the continent to mate in the warm waters of Baja California. Watching the largest mammals on Earth jumping a few feet from you is an experience that is never forgotten.

But the gray whale is not the only marine mammal that reaches the coast of La Paz, since between the months of October and April they coexist with the arrival of the Whale Shark, who also seeks the warmth and the vast production of plankton found there. This fish, considered the largest in the world, can measure up to 18 meters (60 feet) long and weigh just over 34 tons (37 US t).

It is important to note that if on your visit to La Paz you are looking to enter the waters of the Sea of Cortés to observe these giants of the sea, a little more closely, you should do it with a certified tour operator to ensure that you are not damaging the habitat of this species.

The sighting of the gray whale is the natural spectacle for which La Paz is known throughout the world. From December to March, this species travels from the north of the continent to mate in the warm waters of Baja California. Watching the largest mammals on Earth jumping a few feet from you is an experience that is never forgotten.

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But the gray whale is not the only marine mammal that reaches the coast of La Paz, since between the months of October and April they coexist with the arrival of the Whale Shark, who also seeks the warmth and the vast production of plankton found there. This fish, considered the largest in the world, can measure up to 18 meters (60 feet) long and weigh just over 34 tons (37 US t).

It is important to note that if on your visit to La Paz you are looking to enter the waters of the Sea of Cortés to observe these giants of the sea, a little more closely, you should do it with a certified tour operator to ensure that you are not damaging the habitat of this species.

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