avistamiento de ballenas jorobadas ecuador 2023

Watching (observation) of humpback whales in Manabi Ecuador

Tourism Ecuador: Humpback whales

These mammals (jorobadas in spanish) bend their backs to shoot out of the water and fall back with an awesome splash, so they are called “humpback whales”. This happens as part of a ritual in times of mating and reproduction off the coast of Manabi Ecuador, specifically in the warm waters between Puerto Lopez and “Isla de la Plata”, known as “whale sanctuary” area.

Humpback whale mating season

Most of the humpbacks arrive from Antarctica to the Ecuadorian coast between June and October.

From the beach front terrace of our hotel you may watch the awesome mating ritual, one of nature’s more flamboyant displays of passion.