Whale Watching at Calafia Condos

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Baja California: Mexico’s playground for whales

By Mark Carwardine

Baja California, on the wild Pacific coast of Mexico, is the best place in the world to see whales in all their glory. That’s why the zoologist Mark Carwardine heads there at this time every year to get his fix.

Gray whale watching on the sea of Cortez in Mexico. Photo: Getty

Gray whale watching on the sea of Cortez in Mexico. Photo: Getty

I am a whale addict. I need to see a whale at regular intervals just to survive normal daily life. Since I saw my first exactly 30 years ago, I’ve been whale-watching in at least 50 different countries – many more times than I can remember – and yet every time I head out to sea I get the same buzz of anticipation I felt the first time around.

But there is one whale-watching hot spot that has had a greater impact on me than anywhere else on the planet. I’ve returned there once, twice or three times a year since the late Eighties – doing research, taking photographs and leading tours – and miss it enormously when I’m somewhere else.

It’s Baja California, on the wild Pacific coast of Mexico. Look at a map of North America and, down in the bottom left-hand corner, you will see a long stretch of land that looks rather like a giant chilli. This is Baja. It’s one of the longest peninsulas in the world, stretching 800 miles (1,300km) south from the Californian border, and you can see a greater variety of whales and dolphins here in a couple of weeks than anywhere else on the planet. Read more »

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