Vibrant nightlife, pristine beaches accented by dramatic rock formations and azure seas, and a relaxed tropical ambiance combine to make Cabo San Lucas one of the most popular vacation spots on the planet. The magic doesn’t stop on the surface, though — just under the water lies an enthralling undersea environment that leaves visitors with no doubt as to why the area was designated as “the world’s aquarium” by none other than the legendary expert on all things oceanic, Jacques Cousteau. Here’s a short sampling of sea life you’ll see in your sojourn to this unique paradise.
The largest species of fish in the ocean, whale sharks are migratory creatures that spend abundant amounts of time in the Sea of Cortez while resting from their travels. Like many others who visit, many whale sharks find it difficult to leave, and some have even attained the status of year-round residents. The best months for spotting the whale sharks is May, and those that migrate to other waters are usually back in the Sea of Cortez by July. Female whale sharks are larger than their male counterparts and have been recorded at 65 feet in length and weighing as much as 34 tons.
You’ll be able to see magnificent gray whales in the waters off of Cabo San Lucas from December until April. They come from the clear, cold northern waters of Siberia and Alaska to give birth to their calves in Baja Mexico’s warmer environment. Esperanza’s Tours provides you with the opportunity to observe these enthralling creatures in their natural habitat as they frolic in the sea. This popular tour should be booked at least one month in advance to ensure available space.
Vibrant Tropical Fish
Few sights on the planet are more entrancing than a school of brightly colored tropical fish when viewed underwater. Pelican Rock is one of the most visually rich snorkeling sites in the area, where you’ll see ethereal angel fish, bright blennies, fascinating electric moray eels, sea horses, and many other unique undersea life against the dramatic backdrop of steep rock formations and waterfalls.
Chileno Bay is another preferred destination of world-class snorkeling aficionados. Our professional guides ensure that you and your traveling companions have the best possible experience. Chileno Bay provides pristine beaches and sparkling waters that reveal a vast, vibrant marine ecosystem that’s a wonder to behold. Ideal for undersea photography buffs, Chileno Beach enjoys Blue Flag status, meaning that the area has met exceedingly strict criteria regarding environmental, safety-and-access related, and educational standards. Besides the types of tropical fish listed above, you’ll see starfish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, stingrays, and more as well as a wide variety of stunning undersea flora. Santa Marias is another favorite snorkeling spot of those who love the finer things in life.
If you would like further information on planning the tropical vacation of your dreams, please feel free to contact one of our experienced travel professionals at your earliest convenience. Let us introduce you the magical mysteries that lie just beneath the surface of the sea.