The yubarta or Humpback Whale, so-called for its arching of its back before diving, can reach a weight of over 60 tons and is characterized by having very long pectoral fins. Some of their fascinating aspects include that they have the longest migration distance of any mammal and stand out among whales by emitting a very melodious sound when they communicate among themselves.
The Panamanian Pacific Coast has the privilege of being a sanctuary for the reproduction of these authentic acrobats, that are a spectacle to behold when they breach and strike the water with their tail flukes and fins. A symbol of protection for Panama, the creation of a marine corridor in this country since 2005, has helped in its conservation and research. You won’t want to miss the majestic exhibition during the months of June through November, when hundreds of humpback whales come to these coastal waters.Close