The director of the Puerto Vallarta Tourism Trust, Javier Aranda Pedrero, said that this tourist destination is ideal for sighting humpback whales.
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“It’s a privilege that in the winter season, tourists will have the opportunity to observe the humpback whales that migrate to the Bay of Banderas each year.”
He added that Puerto Vallarta is undoubtedly one of the “most complete sun and beach destinations in the Mexican Republic, having a wide variety of ecotourism activities, without neglecting its responsibility to the environment.”
He said that the calm waters of the Mexican Pacific Ocean are ready to receive the more than two thousand humpback whales that year after year come together in this destination to perform their mating ritual.
December to March is the official whale watching season in Puerto Vallarta, which has always been characterized by having the perfect natural resources to be the temporary home of the more than two thousand whales that visit the Pacific Ocean each year.
In Puerto Vallarta, there are several service providers offering whale watching tours, when hiring it is important to check that the boat has federal permission from Semarnat, in addition, and to make the trip much more pleasant, it will usually be accompanied by a biologist, which will explain the precautionary measures that must be taken into account when making the trip.
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He stressed that the “marine giants” give a fantastic show with jumps and flutters, which can be seen just a few meters away from the boat or between 200 and 500 meters from the beach.
“However, it is important to respect the space, since they use this season to carry out their courtship or in case of those who are already pregnant, give birth to their calves,” he said.