Migriño, a picturesque area in the northern part of Cabo San Lucas, has recently become a hub of excitement and wonder. Locals and tourists alike have been thrilled to spot a few majestic humpback whales in the waters here, as well as near the iconic arch in front of the Grand Solmar resort. These gentle giants of the sea have always held a special place in the hearts of nature enthusiasts.
Humpback whales, known for their impressive size and distinctive singing, are found throughout the world’s major oceans. Interestingly, the ones seen around Cabo San Lucas are born in the warm waters of Southern Baja. What makes their journey remarkable is their annual migration. Each year, in the first three months, they embark on an awe-inspiring journey back to the cold waters of Alaska.
Their migration is one of the longest of any mammal, with some whales traveling an astonishing 5,000 miles. This journey is undertaken between their high-latitude summer feeding grounds and their winter mating and calving areas in tropical waters. The reason behind their visit to Cabo San Lucas is quite heartwarming – they come here to mate and give birth to their calves. This natural phenomenon not only showcases the incredible endurance of these creatures but also highlights the importance of preserving their natural habitats for future generations to witness.