People promised me I wouldn’t even have to head offshore to see whales in Baja California Sur if I visited during the winter and spring months. But I could hardly prepare to see so many of the migrating mammals right from the balcony and beach of my hotel that I would become, dare I say, accustomed to their blowing and breaching antics.
During a recent stay at Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas in Cabo San Lucas, I had barely wiped the sleep from my eyes before the synchronized blows of a passing humpback and her baby greeted me as I stepped out onto the balcony.
By the time I’d seen a breach or plume of water for the tenth time in ten minutes, I even stopped reaching for my phone to try to capture it, just taking a seat, sipping of my coffee, and doing what is perhaps easier to do here than almost anyplace on Earth—watch whales from the comfort of your hotel room, with no seasickness required.
Read on for a few hotels in Baja California Sur, Puerto Vallarta, and Hawaii where migrating humpback whales (and sometimes gray whales and even blue whales) cruise so close to the coast on their annual migrations, you hardly need to set foot on a boat to see them.
The Cabo Post