Los Cabos Myths and Truths

Some say pirates once inhabited the area and you might hear rumors of a shipload of sunken treasure buried under the sparkling Sea of Cortez.

In the mountain regions around Cabo, large teeth from the 200 million-year-old Megalodon sharks can be discovered; they are thought to be a grandfather of the Great White Shark. Finding one brings good fortune.

Each year in early autumn, one of nature’s most enchanting seasonal renewals occur—the migration of hundreds of whales from the frigid waters of the Arctic to the temperate and tranquil bays surrounding the Baja Peninsula. From December to April, there is no better place to observe and delight in the display than Los Cabos.

Making their journey south, completing a 12,000-mile migration by late December and staying until late April when they repeat their journey northward. Idyllic weather, shallow waters, salinity and abundant marine life in the bays and lagoons north of Los Cabos provide a perfect place for whales to birth and rear their young.

An afternoon spent on the sea generally yields an up close look at these majestic creatures; one never tires of their majesty. Baby whales seemingly relishing and frolicking in tail smacking or lobtailing antics, although it appears this practice is for sheer delight, it will eventually aid them in stunning or scaring prey.

From the serenity of your casita, reclined in your beach hammock or bobbing on the sea on a yacht or power raft, whale watching is forever thrilling.

For lounge inhabitants, cabana boys announce the whale performance with the legendary blowing of the conch shell.

Truths: Los Cabos is a picture-perfect mixture of languid afternoons and playful whales.
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