Whales Arrive to the Riviera Pacifica

Embark on the Riviera Pacifica beaches and move towards the horizon to enjoy the arrival of the whales in Panamá. Live the experience of seeing the majestic jump of a humpback whale in front of your boat and sail patiently to discover the loving care a mother whale gives her baby of about 2000 pounds (900 kilos).

Every year, about 2,000 humpback whales set out on a migratory journey from the cold South Pole to the cozy shores of the Panamanian Pacific. Here, they are welcomed by warm waters that provide the perfect environment to mate, give birth, and teach their calves to swim without fear of encountering their super-predators, the killer whales.

Humpback Whale Watching

Humpback Whale Watching

Humpback whales arrive in Panamá during the southern winter, from July to October. You can see them during the whole season, but the chances multiply during August when there is an increased number in the same place.

Responsible Whale Watching

Responsible Whale Watching

You will be pleased to know that humpback whales are easy to see, as they are very peaceful and spend much time on the surface. But just because they are friendly does not mean you should not be cautious.

Remember that the maximum whale watching time is 30 minutes, and that you should never try to swim or dive near the whales. This is not only dangerous, but invasive to the whales and is prohibited by Panamanian law. 

Whale watching is one of the several exciting activities that the Riviera Pacifica has for you. Stay on its beaches, enjoy nature, and get ready to create unforgettable memories. 

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