Plenty of people come to Cabo San Lucas purely for the party. And often they completely miss out on the abundance of natural wildlife around them.
More than 100 mammals have been recorded in the Baja Peninsula, and two dozen of these are considered endemic. The extreme terrain and desert climate has made for some interesting adaptations. Among the list of carnivores that live in the wilderness are coyotes, mountain lions, foxes, bobcats, and even raccoons.
Off the coast, whales are undoubtedly one of the main wildlife attractions, bringing visitors from all over the world. November through March are most famous for the gray whale migration, but it’s not just the iconic gray whales you will find around Cabo. There is an ample variety of game fish, rays and humpback, blue, fin, sperm, and killer whales.
Cabo can pretty much guarantee great dolphin, or sea lion displays year round, as well as the odd appearance of elephant or Guadalupe fur seals. These seals have made a recent comeback on Isla Guadalupe, where they were hunted nearly to the point of extinction in the 19th century.
And of course there is the beautiful San Jose Estuary – famous for bird life of all kinds. It is well worth a visit early in the morning, and a perfect experience if ever on a family vacation.