Samantha Hall shot this amazing video of the whales just off the shores of San Agustinillo while staying at Casa Mihale this Christmas. Thanks for sharing this Sam! Great video.New whale watching zone declared in Oaxaca October 7th, 2019.
The 280-square-kilometer area includes San Agustinillo.
“It’s a dream for all of us. I believe it’s a benefit for Puerto Escondido. We know that this will bring about a boom. With good publicity, it will bring lots of tourism,” he said.
The Oaxaca coast is a transit zone for many different whale species as they travel to and from their habitat in the Gulf of California and seas further south.
“The whales begin to arrive in December and they return to their feeding grounds, in the north of the country, in February, March, and by April there aren’t any whales,” said Francisco Villegas Zurita, a researcher at UMAR. “So the data tells us that the best months to see whales in the zone near Puerto Escondido, Mazunte and San Agustinillo are January and February.”
The creation of the zone includes a series of regulations for enjoying this spectacle of nature, among them the prohibition of boats to get within 60 meters of the whales. Tourism boat captains will also be required to take training to learn to observe them.
“The whales have done their part by migrating. It falls on us to have certification, and we will soon have it. I believe that the tourists that come for this will look for certified individuals, people with the knowledge and experience we’ve acquired through our research,” said Villegas.
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Samantha Hall shot this amazing video of the whales just off the shores of San Agustinillo while staying at Casa Mihale this Christmas. Thanks for sharing this Sam! Great video.
Best Beaches In Mexico according to The Guardian Newspaper reader’s…..
San Agustinillo: pristine beach
Between Puerto Escondido and Pochutla on Oaxaca’s Pacific coast sits the tiny town of San Agustinillo and perhaps the finest pristine beach in Mexico. The sand is soft, the palm trees sway, the waves are huge and endless. Sunset sees serious surfers share the evening with traditional dancers and music. Hemmed in by cliffs, it has resisted major development and yet found space for cosmopolitan restaurants and luxury and budget accommodation by the beach . This is Mexico as it should be – catch it while you can.
(Full article http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2015/dec/10/mexico-best-beaches-hotels-hostels-readers-tips)
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