It's amazing to think that the gray whale trundles its massive body—an average weight of 26 tons and an average length of 40 feet—on the longest migration journey of all mammals: nearly 10,000 miles from the Arctic to Mexico's Baja California peninsula.
Like any snowbird, gray whales come here to winter. But they're not just lazing around; it's here, in Cabo, where gray whales calve, giving birth to their babies.
It's no surprise, then, that whale-watching is a popular activity in Cabo. The best place to see these giants of the sea is San Ignacio, the only undeveloped, pristine lagoon where the whales mate and give birth.