Whale Watching From a Hotel Balcony in Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is just a short three hour flight from San Francisco. In the middle of a unusually raining winter, the flight seems even shorter.

I just returned from four days of laying in the sun, swimming in pools and sipping margaritas. We [Ciji and I] stayed at a really nice resort along the Pacific Ocean called Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach. Our room had a balcony with a virtually unobstructed view of the ocean, and while kicking back with a few ice cold Sols we saw a whale breach the surface of the water not too far off shore.

Lucky I had my Flip close by and was able to catch the Planet Earth moment as it happened. Cool, right!?

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7 Responses to “Whale Watching From a Hotel Balcony in Cabo San Lucas”


  1. 1 Chris February 23, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    That’s so cool! Those whales are way too close to shore for my liking though.

  2. 2 Evie February 23, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    SOUNDS GREAT!!!!

  3. 3 Pueblo Bonito February 23, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Awesome video! So cool that you captured this from the resort. Thanks so much for posting this! We have featured it on our Twitter account :)

    Pueblo Bonito

  4. 5 Mom February 23, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Wow! Did this whale just happen by while you had your camera in hand or did you two set this up?

  5. 6 Lana February 23, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    I was at Pueblo Bonito in mid-January and there were lots of whales. I saw one out there jump backwards 4 times in a row! The locals said this time of year they’re raising their calves. Saw them on both snorkel & sunset cruises too. So fun to see.

    • 7 doug February 24, 2010 at 1:11 am

      I had heard that this was a prime time of the year to see whales, but definitely wasn’t expecting to be able to see one from my room! Glad that I had my camera close by.


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