I've read the other reviews and can only say, 'Ditto'. We took the flight option down to the lagoon rather than a long bus trip and were gently and very ably shepherded by John, from our hotel in San Diego across the border into Mexico where we caught the plane. The whale watching is a life-changing experience and I can't really add to what the other reviewers have written, but anyone with the slightest feelings for natural wonders should go. There were two or three other camps on the lagoon that didn't come close to Campo Cortez, at least from what we could see. To begin with, the others used tents while we enjoyed the comforts of delightful wooden cabins that housed two single beds. Each morning we opened the door to spectacular sunrises over the lagoon which was just a few yards away. The need to get up in the night and use the toilet was rewarded with unbelievably star-filled skies, and I really mean filled, from one horizon to the other. But this experience was elevated further by the staff. Maldo and his family who hosted us so well. The panga helmsmen who placed us so ably so that the whales weren't stressed and allowed to approach the boats by choice. And they do! I cannot adequately explain what it's like to see a 45 foot whale nudge it's 2 ton calf to the side of the boat to be petted by humans. I actually kissed a calf when it rose up beside me. Finally, I would like to thank the naturalist guides, Chris, Pamela and Rubi who were remarkable. Since the people who go on trips like this tend to be fairly like-minded the whole experience takes on a very special atmosphere thanks mainly though, to the efforts a a superb team of people. My wife and I want to say a great big thank you.
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