By:

Michelle Geisler

Michelle Geisler

Sales Assocciate

Keeping Watch Enjoy unforgettable whale watching views from home.

Legend says that whale-sightings from your property is a sign of good fortune and blessings to the home. Surrounded by everything you love and in company you cherish, a visit from a whale at home is as welcoming as the return of snowbird neighbors. Like us, these whales visit and raise their calves along our safe shores and warm waters. They play, rest and make reunions, every year returning to Los Cabos.

Los Cabos has an abundance of properties and neighborhoods that lend view to the whale. Some of the best locations to watch whales are from the properties and neighborhoods that have developed our rugged Baja coastlines. Homes that have views from elevated hillsides, through long valleys, or over shallow bays can be spectacular places to enjoy a whale-watching scene. Any ocean view property or neighborhood has the potential for a whale spotting. The size of the view or its distance to the ocean is not a factor to determining a good whale watching spot.

Custom homes and various home site lots are available in the Pedregal Community of Cabo San Lucas. These spectacular properties perch over the Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California. These views are quite notable as some orient over the Bay of Cabo San Lucas, one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Residents are keeping watch from hillside homes and beachfront terraces as the whales descend from their long Alaskan journey.

Migrating past Land’s End into the warm Sea of Cortez the whales can be seen from single and multi-family residences, villas, condominiums, fractional properties and Esperanza, an Auberge Resort and Spa, which are found within the 174 acres behind the gates of Punta Ballena (translated as Whales Point). The Esperanza hotel and the beach club for the Punta Ballena residences are located on reaching seaside points that allow you to get even closer to the secluded coves and the breeching whales that visit this part of rugged coastline.

There are plenty of hide-a-ways spots where our whales share vacation time. The Bay of Santa María is not only a go-to-spot for snorkeling, but it is also a place to spot whales taking a break in its serene bay. Owners of the new residential community, Maravilla (currently building along the highway), will enjoy unforgettable whale watching views from their home site lots and villas.

Everybody is watching the Bay of Chileno since pods of whales and their calves often pass through. Auberge Resorts, the management company of the sophisticated Esperanza hotel located in Punta Ballena, is beginning to develop a parcel of land within Chileno Bay. Once the Solage Hotel & Resort breaks ground it will offer Resort and Residential experiences to owners and guests, where undoubtedly owners will have frequent visits from our underwater friends.

Further along the Sea of Cortez, in the area of Punta Palmilla, is a 1,000 acre golf community of custom homes, condominiums, townhouses, and the exclusive community of Villas del Mar. Situated behind a guard-gated entry adjacent to the One&Only Palmilla, Villas Del Mar offers a variety of ownership options ranging from oceanfront villas to mountainside casitas. Villas Del Mar’s private resident beach club, Club Ninety Six, secures some of the most coveted real estate for a whale watching adventure. Many other residential communities built along the Bay of San Jose achieve views of the coastline right from their homes and condominiums and can become your next sought after whale watching destination.

Whale watching is like watching the real estate market. To spot something good, you have to be keeping watch.  The trick to enjoying any ocean view is always to be “keeping watch” for the whale. In the same way, it is important to be “keeping watch” so you can discover a home where your location is about being one with nature.