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Prime Time in Panama for whale watching!

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Prime Time in Panama for whale watching!
Prime Time in Panama for whale watching! (Courtesy of Panama Tourism Authority)


Panama’s Pacific Coast Offers the Best Whale-Watching in the World



Each year, more than 2,000 whales arrive in the Panamanian Pacific, migrating from as far away as Antarctica and Alaska to mate in the warmer tropical waters, where their newborn calves are safe from predators and food is plentiful.


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September is the best time to visit Panama to see Humpback whales, who migrate as far as 6,000 kilometers (3,600 miles). July through October is considered “prime time” for whale watching, but whales are often spotted as late as November.


The best places to see humpback whales are the Islands of Coiba and Taboga, and the archipelago Las Perlas—and specifically Contadora Island.


Other popular destinations for whale-watching include Iguana Island, San Miguel, Panama Bay, the Gulf of Chiriqui, Golfo de Montijo and Choco.


Panama has created whale sanctuaries to protect these majestic animals from threat of extinction and uses the whale-watching season to raise awareness for conservation efforts around the world.


For more information about whale watching in Panama, visit www.visitpanama.com.

Prime Time in Panama for whale watching!
Prime Time in Panama for whale watching! (Courtesy of Panama Tourism Authority)

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Central America, Panama