As usual, there's a gentle ocean breeze and even though it's February it's 75 degrees.
There's not much activity on the beach yet and the tropical blue ocean is even more peaceful.
Other than a fishing panga knifing across the water, the ocean is as flat as a mirror.
Suddenly, your Zen like serenity is shattered when, 100 yards from shore, a 45 foot long, 40,000 pound Gray whale leaps nearly completely out of the ocean, pirouettes on its tail and crashes back down sending salt water spraying 30 feet into the air.
Standing on the beach, you barely have time to wonder if you really witnessed such an explosion of nature and how you got out of the hammock so quickly, when it happens again - and then again.
You find yourself involuntarily jumping up and down, fist pumping in the air yelling at the top of your lungs at one of nature's most spectacular demonstrations known to mankind.
Welcome to Cabo San Lucas during peak whale watching season.
Along with Iceland and Antarctica the Los Cabos region of the Baja peninsula is listed by the World Wildlife Fund as one of the top 3 places in the world to watch whales from shore.
And for most North Americans it's not only easy to get to but also nice and warm.
This is a great place to exchange your timeshare to because of the quantity and quality of timeshare resorts in the area.
There are 30-40 timeshare resorts listed in RCI and Interval International.
In fact, there are more timeshare rooms than hotel rooms in Los Cabos.
You'll want to place your exchange request at least 7 months in advance to be able to get confirmed for February.
If you own a very powerful trading timeshare or have maximized your exchange power you can do it with less notice.
You can expect daytime temperatures in the mid 70's to low 80's and is the perfect time of year for a visit.
If you exchange to one of the timeshare resorts on the Pacific Ocean side of the Baja peninsula, like Sol Mar, Playa Grande, Finisterra or Pueblo Bonito Sunset, the Gray whales often come close enough to the shore that you can hear them spout.
They come in so close because the shore drops off at such a steep angle they can rub their bellies on the sand to get relief from the barnacles and mites irritating their skin.
But be careful.
The same conditions that make it so great for whale watching make for extremely dangerous swimming.
Many people have drowned swimming on the Pacific side of the Baja peninsula.
A great way to get up close to the whales is doing a sunset dinner cruise instead of just a whale watching cruise.
That way you get to eat, drink and watch sunset while the whales are entertaining you.
And they really do put on a show.
Some stand on their head and wave their tail; others roll on their side and wave a flipper at you.
Another peculiar trait you'll likely see is called spy hopping.
That's when a whale sticks just their head vertically out of the water seemingly to take a look around.
Whale experts think that they are really doing this to help swallow their food.
The most spectacular whale behavior is when they breach.
Usually it's the big males that do this and to us it looks as if they are leaping for joy.
Whatever the scientific reason for this behavior, it's something you'll never forget.
So get your exchange request in early with RCI and Interval International and don't forget the camera.