Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort offers the perfect setting for your Baja Mexico get-away! Waiting for you is a place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life - with the sea breeze whispering through the shady palm trees and the soft mesmerizing sound of the the Sea of Cortez wrapping around the golden beaches.
The Beach House is like a front porch on the Sea of Cortez. You can expect a restful nights sleep on a double bed or two single beds it offers in the studio style main house. Or, if you prefer a bit more privacy you can slumber in the master bedroom that boasts a queen bed and open shower. Make a delicious latte in the full kitchen and enjoying it in the morning sun on the patio. The patio also has a BBQ to grill fresh caught fish on. The Beach House also provides a dining room and half bath.
Our Village Casita studio has a fabulous second level deck overlooking the ocean. Sit, relax and enjoy the view either from the deck or on the ground level patio which is surrounded by a tranquil garden space. The Casista consists of a fully functional kitchen, delightful dining space, serene living room, a bathroom with an outside shower (ahhh, so nice!), a queen bed and a double futon. An excellent spot to kick back after a day of diving or snorkeling the Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park.
Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort offers three Deluxe Bungalows. A hammock and a cool drink? Who could ask for more after hiking or mountain biking the awesome trails of Cabo Pulmo. Inside the bungalows you will find an efficient kitchen, a dining space, a cozy living room and a full indoor bathroom. You can sprawl out on a queen size bed while your little ones snuggle up on the two single sized beds. BBQ are available upon request.
Whatever you are looking for, we have got you covered. We hope you can come visit us soon. Mi Casa es Su Casa!
Ahhhhh, nothing like the beautiful silence of having your head underwater! How I love the sound of my breathing while diving in the amazing beauty of the Sea of Cortez. It is an escape from everything. No cell phones, no kids crying, no bosses shouting orders, no traffic whizzing by. Not even any talking.
Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort offers a get away like few others. It is a place to do so much or so little - it's all up to you.
We have quaint baja style bungalows and a Cabo beach house. You can sit under palm trees and listen to the waters of the Sea of Cortez while enjoying a soft breeze. Our bungalows are your home away from home and offer more than just breath-taking views. Air conditioning, full kitchens, full baths, shaded patios, hammocks...the list goes on!
You can fill your days with beach hiking, mountain bike riding, paddle boarding, snorkeling or scuba diving.
The trails for hiking and biking are a work of art and a labor of love. Made by locals, the trails have taken years to evolve into the wide and winding byways they have become. We offer mountain bike rentals at Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort, so if the urge arises, we have you covered.
Paddle boarding has found it's way to our village! It's an excellent way to explore the sea. Many also use their SUPs for surfing as well.
The snorkeling in Cabo Pulmo is impressive. You do not have to go far to see increadible marine life. Our waters are filled with fish! A snorkel tour will take you to the best places to get the full benefits of swimming with the aqquatic wildlife. This is something everyone should experience, it is magical.
And scuba diving in Cabo is an experience people travel from all corners of the world to partake in. It is world famous, it is exceptional. It is home of the northern most coral reef in the eastern Pacific and is one of only three coral reefs on the west coast of North America. The reef is home to over 6000 species! All of this, right here in Baja Mexico. Wow.
You deserve a vacation here! Come see us, we will treat you like an old friend.
Peace, quiet, sun and sea. Cabo Pulmo has it all! We hope to see you soon!
We would like to share a very important, although heartbreaking, story regarding the future of coral reefs. Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort strives for and advocates for sustainability in the living reefs of the Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park.
A World Without Coral Reefs
By ROGER BRADBURY
Published: July 13, 2012
IT’S past time to tell the truth about the state of the world’s coral reefs, the nurseries of tropical coastal fish stocks. They have become zombie ecosystems, neither dead nor truly alive in any functional sense, and on a trajectory to collapse within a human generation. There will be remnants here and there, but the global coral reef ecosystem — with its storehouse of biodiversity and fisheries supporting millions of the world’s poor — will cease to be.
Overfishing, ocean acidification and pollution are pushing coral reefs into oblivion. Each of those forces alone is fully capable of causing the global collapse of coral reefs; together, they assure it. The scientific evidence for this is compelling and unequivocal, but there seems to be a collective reluctance to accept the logical conclusion — that there is no hope of saving the global coral reef ecosystem.
What we hear instead is an airbrushed view of the crisis — a view endorsed by coral reef scientists, amplified by environmentalists and accepted by governments. Coral reefs, like rain forests, are a symbol of biodiversity. And, like rain forests, they are portrayed as existentially threatened — but salvageable. The message is: “There is yet hope.”
Indeed, this view is echoed in the “consensus statement” of the just-concluded International Coral Reef Symposium, which called “on all governments to ensure the future of coral reefs.” It was signed by more than 2,000 scientists, officials and conservationists.
This is less a conspiracy than a sort of institutional inertia. Governments don’t want to be blamed for disasters on their watch, conservationists apparently value hope over truth, and scientists often don’t see the reefs for the corals.
But by persisting in the false belief that coral reefs have a future, we grossly misallocate the funds needed to cope with the fallout from their collapse. Money isn’t spent to study what to do after the reefs are gone — on what sort of ecosystems will replace coral reefs and what opportunities there will be to nudge these into providing people with food and other useful ecosystem products and services. Nor is money spent to preserve some of the genetic resources of coral reefs by transferring them into systems that are not coral reefs. And money isn’t spent to make the economic structural adjustment that communities and industries that depend on coral reefs urgently need. We have focused too much on the state of the reefs rather than the rate of the processes killing them.
Overfishing, ocean acidification and pollution have two features in common. First, they are accelerating. They are growing broadly in line with global economic growth, so they can double in size every couple of decades. Second, they have extreme inertia — there is no real prospect of changing their trajectories in less than 20 to 50 years. In short, these forces are unstoppable and irreversible. And it is these two features — acceleration and inertia — that have blindsided us.
Overfishing can bring down reefs because fish are one of the key functional groups that hold reefs together. Detailed forensic studies of the global fish catch by Daniel Pauly’s lab at the University of British Columbia confirm that global fishing pressure is still accelerating even as the global fish catch is declining. Overfishing is already damaging reefs worldwide, and it is set to double and double again over the next few decades.
Ocean acidification can also bring down reefs because it affects the corals themselves. Corals can make their calcareous skeletons only within a special range of temperature and acidity of the surrounding seawater. But the oceans are acidifying as they absorb increasing amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Research led by Ove Hoegh-Guldberg of the University of Queensland shows that corals will be pushed outside their temperature-acidity envelope in the next 20 to 30 years, absent effective international action on emissions.
We have less of a handle on pollution. We do know that nutrients, particularly nitrogenous ones, are increasing not only in coastal waters but also in the open ocean. This change is accelerating. And we know that coral reefs just can’t survive in nutrient-rich waters. These conditions only encourage the microbes and jellyfish that will replace coral reefs in coastal waters. We can say, though, with somewhat less certainty than for overfishing or ocean acidification that unstoppable pollution will force reefs beyond their survival envelope by midcentury.
This is not a story that gives me any pleasure to tell. But it needs to be told urgently and widely because it will be a disaster for the hundreds of millions of people in poor, tropical countries like Indonesia and the Philippines who depend on coral reefs for food. It will also threaten the tourism industry of rich countries with coral reefs, like the United States, Australia and Japan. Countries like Mexico and Thailand will have both their food security and tourism industries badly damaged. And, almost an afterthought, it will be a tragedy for global conservation as hot spots of biodiversity are destroyed.
What we will be left with is an algal-dominated hard ocean bottom, as the remains of the limestone reefs slowly break up, with lots of microbial life soaking up the sun’s energy by photosynthesis, few fish but lots of jellyfish grazing on the microbes. It will be slimy and look a lot like the ecosystems of the Precambrian era, which ended more than 500 million years ago and well before fish evolved.
Coral reefs will be the first, but certainly not the last, major ecosystem to succumb to the Anthropocene — the new geological epoch now emerging. That is why we need an enormous reallocation of research, government and environmental effort to understand what has happened so we can respond the next time we face a disaster of this magnitude. It will be no bad thing to learn how to do such ecological engineering now.
Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort offers much more to do than just world class diving in a pristine coral reef. We have miles and miles of awesome trails that offer breath taking views and are perfect for hiking and mountain biking.
The trails were created by locals who wanted to make it possible for tourist visiting their town to see all that Cabo Pulmo has to offer. The trails were made with rakes and shovels and have taken over 15 years to complete. A true labor of love by those that love Cabo Pulmo and call it home.
You can enjoy beautiful ocean views while hiking or mountain bike riding. The trails wind through the vast desert where you will come across all types of birds, including the infamous road runner! Whales migrating south can also be spotted from the trails.The best time to go is in the morning when the temperatures are cooler and a soft cooling breeze is coming off the ocean.
Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort rents mountain bikes too, so if you don't feel like hiking you can grab a bike and enjoy a ride. We hope to see you in Cabo Pulmo soon!
Congratulations to the newest PADI Open Water Divers in the world. Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort was the resort of choice for a fun group of teenagers, ages 14 and 15, and their parents, all from Aspen, Colorado.
While the parents enjoyed hiking & biking, the kids hung out with me for 2 days while we completed their PADI training. It was just as fun for me as it was for them, like being in high school again. Being with these young divers has reminded me of what Cabo Pulmo was like for me back in the day.
I'm sure I'll be seeing them again!
Driving Directions to Cabo Pulmo from San Jose del Cabo (HWY 1)
Take HWY 1 east. You will be on this road approx 1hr (from San Jose del Cabo) and 1:30 (from Cabo San Lucas). Enjoy the desert scenery until you come to a small town called Las Cuevas – you will see signs cabo riviera, cabo pulmo national park – GO RIGHT. You will be on this road for 10-15mins. You will pass the town of Santa Cruz (careful of the unmarked speed bumps) you will come to the town of LA RIBERA – You know you’re close when you see signs advertising cabo riviera. When you come to LA Ribera – GO RIGHT (at LA RIBERA Monument) - This is the last turn you will take. You are now on the road leading to Cabo Pulmo. You will be on this road for 15-20mins until you reach the DIRT ROAD – from the dirt road you have 9kms to go. Do not deviate from the dirt road or take any cut offs. You will arrive in Cabo Pulmo in approx 15mins. When you drop down into our village you will see a 2 story turqouise building on your left with signs that say DIVE CENTER, RECEPTION along with an enormous dive flag.
Cabo Pulmo is a Mexican National Park. The map shows park bounderies, cabo dive and snorkel sites, areas to camp and kayaking limits.
The best time to visit Cabo Pulmo depends on what sort of activities you're interested in doing. Cabo Pulmo Diving is good all year long with June having marginal conditions due to the climate and wind changes. The best time to snorkel Cabo Pulmo is mid January to mid April; Guaranteed to be the best snorkeling of your life. The surf season officially begins in June, but usually surfers begin to show up around April. Hiking and mountain biking are always happening. There are miles of trails that zig-zag through the desert terrain. if you're a bird-watcher this is also a great place to be. There are over 300 species of birds that call Baja home.
Whatever your interests you're sure to find a home away from home in Cabo Pulmo
Cabo Pulmo is a small community of about 100 residents, half of whom are Mexican Nationals and the other half American and Canadian "snowbirds" that have bought small lots and built themselves houses to escape their cold winters.
The main attractions of Cabo Pulmo are its world class scuba diving and snorkeling sites. These sites include eight coral reef formations that stretch from the sandy shores to approxiamately a mile out into the sea. Other noteworthy attractions include the village's tranquility, great local fare, quaint thatched roof bungalows, whale-watching, bird watching, miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, and of course, surfing!
Cabo Pulmo was declared a National Park by the federal government 17 years ago. Since then the reef has shown a 463% increase in biomass (sea-life). Entrance to the park requires a $5 per person fee, which is well worth it! Kids six and under are not required to pay.
In the center of town sits Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort, often referred to as the "Hub" of town. Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort consists of 18 bungalows, a diving and snorkel center, its own restaurant and an international staff to accommodate most cultural and language barriers.
The bungalows range from Eco Bungalows, that sleep two or three, up to the Beach House, that can accommodate nine guests comfortably. They have fully equipped kitchens, gas BBQ grills on the patio/deck, outside hammocks and some even have a 2nd story deck.
The Coral Reef Restaurant is located above the dive center and reception. It boasts local and international fare that includes tasty mexican dishes, delicious pastas, steak and potatoes and of course, FRESH FISH!
Cabo Pulmo has a flare for all types, whether you just want to realx and have a lazy day or two, or if you seek the adventures of land and sea, or maybe a couple of days of each. Whatever you choose, it's your vacation and the folks in Cabo Pulmo are always quick to offer you advise on where to go, things to do and places to visit.
At Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort, guest won't be bothered by staff. After check-in you are left alone to enjoy your bungalow. Unless you request the service, no room service or cleaning staff will interrupt your stay.
You will notice that everyone waves to each other, whether they know you or not. Cabo Pulmo is a very welcoming town.
Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort has a 60% repeat customer base, the diving and snorkeling are the main reasons people keep coming back.
Jacques Cousteau called this area, the Sea of Cortez, "The Aquarium of the World". What more can be said?
My husband and I did the Cabo Pulmo Snorkeling Tour
with the Cabo Pulmo Dive Center within the National Marine Park. They picked us up at Mykonos in San Jose Del Cabo, it was a little under 1 1/2 hours drive from there to the park. We were suited up with wet suits and inflatable life vests, and headed out in a panga with our guide and the driver. We say manta rays, two grey whales and a calf that was frolicking in the waves - an inbelievable sight! The sea lion colony was awesome!! They were so playful, and loved to swim circles around you and blow bubbles, they were hilarious. The coral was beautiful and plenty of tropical fish. At the end of snorkeling, we had a delcious lunch (included in the tour fee) and then the drive back to our resort.
If I ever return to Cabo or San Jose del Cabo I would definitley take this tour again! The staff were very friendly and very knowledgable, not one bad thing about it!
Cabo Pulmo Diving in the warm turquoise green waters of the Sea of Cortez, is one of the most beautiful places in the world to dive.
In Cabo Pulmo you get the total diving experience. Starting with the drive to Cabo Pulmo through the lush baja desert, then arriving to the friendly greetings from the local dive staff, followed by the unorthodox boat launching procedures and spectacular diving (that is virtually unparalled), ending with a delicious lunch at the Coral Reef Restaurant.
The operators at Cabo Pulmo Diving, dive every day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, with 10am & 2pm departures. Generally, the morning dives are more popular than the afternoon dives due to the fact that the winds tend to increase as the day goes by. But unlike the Caribbean or other parts of the world, this doesn‘t happen as often Cabo Pulmo. Whatever time is best for you, will work for Cabo Pulmo. However, they do request that you arrive at the dive center 1 hour prior to departure for equipment disbursement and briefings.
Another option that has become quite popular, especially among those staying at the bungalows at Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort, or even locally, is the “Early Bird Dive”. This is arranged upon request, and has become quite popular with those traveling with non-diving family members, spouses and groups. You’re back on shore by 9:30am, ready to start your day!
Cabo Pulmo Diving offer 2 dives per outing at 2 different dive sites (2 tank dive). The surface interval is made while motoring from one site to the next. The first dive lasts approximately 45 minutes, or “low on air” (750 psi), and your 2nd dive 40 minutes or “low on air” whichever comes first. Depending on depths, surface intervals will be 20 to 40 minutes
Cabo Pulmo diving is literally world class! Not to be compared to places like the Caribbean, it’s in a class all it’s own. There are more fish in Cabo Pulmo than you will ever see, anywhere, and I mean BIG FISH! Grouper, half the size of a volkswagon, swarms of pufferfish, guitar sharks, rays, moray eels, huge snapper, oysters, scallops, sun corals, and various hard corals and many other species indigenous only to the Sea of Cortez. There’s even a good chance of spotting bull and tiger sharks, orcas, dolphins and giant mantas.. Depending on the season, visibility can range from 20ft, up to 150+, with water temps ranging from the lower 70s to almost 90F. The diving here is not to be missed.
To arrange your cabo Pulmo diving adventure try one of the following:
1. Contact Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort directly by telephone or email. From MX (624) 141-0726 / US (562) 366-0722 / email email@example.com.
2. Ask your hotel concierge or travel agency for information about Cabo Pulmo Diving.
Diving in Mexico has been enjoyed by millions of divers over the past few years.
Dive enthusiast from around the world have been travelling to Mexico with dive groups, dive clubs and dive buddies just to experience the warm, clear oceans off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and the island of Cozumel.
These dive particular destinations have been visited so many times by the same divers that they seem to be losing their appeal. Dive store owners and dive club operators are now searching to experience new dive destinations to keep their members and customers from jumping ship. The challenge is how to find world class diving close to home, reasonably priced and exciting for all levels of divers.
There's a not so new dive destination here in Mexico that is just starting to catch on......... CABO PULMO! World class, reasonably priced exciting diving in Baja Mexico.
It's a far cry from the concrete jungle of Cancun, or the cold water sink holes in Tulum that some call cenotes.
Cabo Pulmo is a hidden treasure located just one hour from the Los Cabos Airport. A place that is home to 100 residents (1/2 of them Mexican. the other 1/2 Gringo), a dirt road runs thru it, as does the Baja 500. There are 6 restaurants, no grocery stores, no gas stations, no power lines and no ATM machines. Oddly enough, there are 5 well maintained tennis courts, miles & miles of bike and hike trails and some of the best food on the planet.
But the coolest thing is the DIVING!!! It's equal to or better than any other dive destination in Mexico. It is in a class of diving all by itself.
There are more fish, bigger fish, more schools of fish, bigger schools of fish, more species of fish, bigger species, whales, rays, mantas, moray eels (swimming in the open), sharks, dolphins, orcas, sea lions, nudibranchs, coral, I can go on and on.... So much bio mass that Jacques Cousteau called Cabo Pulmo "The Aquarium of the World".
If someone would have told me 10 years ago that Jacques had said that about a place so close to home, I would have been coming here every couple of months to do some diving! And Cabo Pulmo does get a tremendous amount of business from people who do just that.
Dive Cabo Pulmo is an amazing deal. Come for a long weekend, summer's almost here. It's a great place for family diving, old friends to reunite, and a FUN place stay and play.
Cabo Pulmo is offering 50% off EVERYTHING during May & June. It's worth the trip. Cabo Pulmo is a vortex...If you go once, you will return again and again.
Make those plans now.
Visit the website at www.cabopulmo.com