Whale sharks in La Paz

I am so behind on posting on here. I can’t wait to get back into it over the next few months. I now have a new adventure buddy to be my sidekick during my travel escapes.

Back in November of 2018, I spent a few days in La Paz, Mexico. I have always wanted to swim with whale sharks and discovered two years ago that whale sharks are in La Paz, Mexico. It is a two hour flight from Tijuana airport. So I finally made it happen and I booked my flight to go see them! I parked my car at the lot on the US side and bought the Cross Border Xpress pass for $30 usd round trip to make it over to the airport. It was very easy and safe. I would do it again when we can start safely traveling.

A few things to know about whale sharks:

– are endangered unfortunately, so we need to do everything we can to protect them

– every shark has their own unique pattern of spots

-largest shark

-feed off of plankton

La Paz is very strict in the area these beauties feed. Only 14 boats are allowed at a time and up to 5 guests with a guide in the water near a shark. Boats are only allowed out for 3 hours at a time. When getting into the water, do not splash or move too fast. It will scare off the shark. I am in total agreement with the area being strict so the sharks can be protected.

I went out to swim with the whale sharks two times with two different companies. Both were fantastic! My first day I went out with La Paz VIP tours and the second time was with Whale Shark diaries.

Can’t wait to go back again in the future!

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