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What is diving in Cabo Pulmo?


What is Diving in Cabo Pulmo?

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A few years ago, Cabo Pulmo wasn´t known as the important diving destination that is today, so we feel the need to explain to our followers what Cabo Pulmo is about when it comes to Scuba Diving.

There are only three coral reefs on the west coast of North America.  Cabo Pulmo is the location of the northernmost coral reef in the eastern Pacific.  It is the oldest coral reef and is estimated to be 20,000 years old.  

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The reef has a number of fingers of hard coral occurring in progressively deeper water offshore. 

On June 15, 1995, the area surrounding Cabo Pulmo was declared a National Marine Park.

Since then, the fish population and the reef health have been getting bigger and better.

The schools of fish are impressive even for the most experienced and travelled diver.

David Valencia, our guest photographer in September, is someone that became a Cabo Pulmo “believer” after the dives he made here with us, at Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort.

Dave, is a very well known underwater photographer worldwide.

To see part of his art work, you can visit his website  www.david-valencia.com

His work has been recognized in several contests, and one of his photos has been selected by PADI to be on the certifications cards in 2014. http://www.padi.com/blog/2013/11/25/photo-contest-winner-david-valencia-the-story-behind-the-shot/ 

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Another of his photos was selected as the main image of the Project Aware campaign (you remember the one with the Whale Shark being liberated?? Well… that´s it).

During his visits to Cabo Pulmo this season, Dave had the chance to capture the magnificence  of the Big Eyes Trevallys schooling in our beloved Cabo Pulmo National Park reef, along with uncountable other species during his dives.

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Cabo Pulmo is very well known for its reef, sharks, rays and fishes, but the Big Eyes Trevallys schooling in massive numbers, are the stars of the seasons, and the main attraction for underwater videographer and photographer from all over the world.

After watching Dave´s work on the schools, you can appreciate why.

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This is an underwater paradise, no doubt. One of the few places in the world where you can meet the past the present and the future of the oceans if we decide to take care of them, a unique Aquarium in the world, or as they say, “The Aquarium of the World”.

Now the question is, when are you coming to enjoy it with Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort, the only PADi Divecenter and PADI 5 Star Resort in the area??


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Or visit our website www.cabopulmo.com to know about our diving packages and specials of the month.

Take Me Away | A Cabo Pulmo Vacation Reality


This blog is for you mothers and fathers out there who feel your shoulders creeping up to your ears, who are experiencing neck pains and back pains due to the unrelenting stress of your every day lives.

How do you relieve this stress for a time?  How do you sit, breath and "re-boot" your body and brain?  It's simple - with a vacation.  No, not a vacation that requires you to schedule lunch dates, dinner dates, park time, play dates, and visits with every relative, friend, and acquaintance; NO!

You need a vacation that allows you to leisurely get out of bed whenever you feel like it.  A vacation that calls to your tired feet, asking them to sink into the warm, soft sand for hours.  A vacation that begs you to breath deeply and feel the warm, sun drenched air slowly seep into your calming lungs.  A vacation where your children are safe, where your worries can take a back seat to your enjoyment, where your time is truly yours.  A vacation that helps you find that rhythm of comfort and tranquility you so deserve.

You need a vacation in Cabo Pulmo.

Sure, you can dive, hike, mountain bike, snorkel, swim, explore or whatever. Yet, you can also sit, relax, breath and quite literally feel the muscles in your face relax with the heat of the sun.

Come visit us, you will not regret it.

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Vacation Rentals- Baja Villas


Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort is excited to announce three luxury Villas available for rent.

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VILLA DEL MAR, CASA DEL MAR and EL NIDO offer unparalleled service with complimentary housekeeping and grounds-keeping provided daily (except Sunday and Holidays).

Guests at VILLA, CASA DEL MAR and EL NIDO enjoy complimentary use of our large, airy, laundry facility with washer, dryer, folding counter & drying lines.




VILLA DEL MAR from BAJA PARADISE offers Cabo Pulmo’s most luxurious vacation rental.
Located right on the beach with outstanding 360-degree views, VILLA DEL MAR is completely turn-key providing guests with every amenity needed for the perfect beach holiday!

  • VILLA DEL MAR offers two bedrooms and three baths: a king ocean-front bedroom with large private bath; plus a queen bedroom with 2-twins (bunks) and private bath.
  • VILLA DEL MAR also includes overflow sleeping on a roofed outdoor patio with queen- futon sofa and comfortable twin-size cots with bedding plus a third bathroom in the laundry building.
  • VILLA DEL MAR’s the perfect place to entertain with a large ocean-front living room, cook’s kitchen offering every kitchen appliance needed, multiple sets of dish ware, with island seating for seven and dining room seating for up to ten guests and a buffet full of table linens.
  • FREE in-house wifi. FREE satellite TV. FREE maid service. FREE laundry facility for guest use. FREE use of BAJA PARADISE’s exclusive beach and ocean equipment including sit-on-top ocean kayaks, boogey boards, snorkel gear, life jackets, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, inflatable toys and more. During hot weather months, BAJA PARADISE villas offer nighttime air conditioning in the bedrooms (available 9:00 PM to 7:00 AM) for an additional nightly fee.




CASA DEL MAR from BAJA PARADISE offers luxurious, ocean-view studio-style living just 20 short-steps to the beach. CASA DEL MAR is a completely turn-key villa with every amenity you will need for your perfect stay!


  • CASA DEL MAR offers a queen-size bed and double-size futon sofa, private bath and completely equipped kitchen.
  • CASA DEL MAR also includes overflow sleeping on outdoor patios (roofed or open) with comfortable twin-size canvass cots complete with bedding.
  • FREE in-house wifi. FREE satellite TV. FREE maid service. FREE laundry facility for guest use. FREE use of BAJA PARADISE’s exclusive beach and ocean equipment including sit-on-top ocean kayaks, boogey boards, snorkel gear, life jackets, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, inflatable toys and more.




EL NIDO from BAJA PARADISE offers 2-story, ocean-view living just 60-short-steps to the beach.
EL NIDO is a completely turn-key villa that works very well for families and larger groups.


  • EL NIDO offers a main floor queen-size bedroom with bath; and a large second floor bedroom with 4-twin beds each having its own area with dresser, window and lamp plus second floor bath.
  • EL NIDO also includes overflow sleeping on two double futon sofas in the living room, plus on outdoor patios (roofed or open) with comfortable twin-size canvass cots complete with bedding.
  • EL NIDO offers a large kitchen with eat-in dining, separate living room and multiple patios, including a second level vista desk with 360-degree views.
  • FREE in-house wifi. FREE maid service. FREE DVD player with TV. FREE laundry facility for guest use. FREE use of BAJA PARADISE’s exclusive beach and ocean equipment including sit-on-top ocean kayaks, boogey boards, snorkel gear, life jackets, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, inflatable toys and more. During hot weather months, BAJA PARADISE villas offer nighttime air conditioning in the bedrooms (available 9:00 PM to 7:00 AM) for an additional nightly fee.


Due to demand; we offer different prices for 'low' and 'high' and ‘peak’ seasons on all Villas


Make your reservations now! 


For more information on the Villas and our Bungalows, please see our website:


Mother's Day Special - 20% Off Lodging

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Imagine this......
Mom is fininshing up her day.  She is worn out. She has made breakfast, made lunches, car-pooled, gone to work, attended a baseball game, done two loads of laundry, walked the dogs and made dinner.  She is happy because the kids did the dishes without arguing.  She sinks tiredly into a chair.  You tell her how much you appriciate all she does.  She smiles dismissively.  You tell her that she deserves a vacation.  She chuckles, agreeing. You say you have booked a Mother's Day Vacation at Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort in Baja Mexico.  Of course at first she thinks it a joke, but when she finally realizes what you have done for her she can't help but shed a tear of pure happiness!  She jumps up, hugging you and dancing with joy!  A VACATION?!!  It's exactly what she wanted!  You are a hero.  Nice Work!
Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort wants to help you make this the best Mother's Day ever.  We are offering 20% off our lodging!  Call us now and make your reservation your our Mother's Day Special.
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Mexico Holiday at Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort


Read for a Mexico Holiday?  Come stay in our famous bungalows and enjoy diving, snorkeling, hiking, mountain biking and relaxing.  

Take a look at our beautiful and comfortable beach accomidations.  (Click for more info)

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Here is a little more information on staying at Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort:

Rental Houses in Cabo Pulmo

Be careful that you don't over pack as dress is very casual in Cabo Pulmo. In addition to your personal clothing and toiletries bring:

  • Beach towels
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock or sunscreen
  • Sandals or water shoes
  • Walking or hiking shoes
  • Flashlight and batteries (important)
  • Sweater or light jacket
  • Insect repellent (important)
  • Don't forget your camera.
  • Coffee beans if you like gourmet coffee.
  • Extra cash (don’t be shy here, many people run out) 10% fee for cash advances.

Although the following items are not necessary, they can make your stay more enjoyable and are not readily available for rent in Cabo Pulmo.

  • Life jackets for small children. We have them now. Beach chairs. We have them now.
  • Beach umbrellas (we have rentals)
  • Sand toys. Inflatable rafts and toys.
  • Beach bags
  • Ice coolers (personal igloos are great)

Do we need to bring our own food?

There are several restaurants in Cabo Pulmo, but if you wish to cook for yourself, each house has a well equipped kitchen with all of the supplies needed to cook. Each house has a mid- sized propane refrigerator that will keep your food cool. If you like cold drinks bring ice and maybe a good cooler for the beer. The propane refrigerators are not like your electric one at home! Otherwise, you can purchase beer and sodas at the local restaurants.

Are there restaurants in Cabo Pulmo?

Yes, there are four restaurants in Cabo Pulmo. The new restaurant is called “The Coral Reef” it has great food and a great chef upstairs from the reception/dive center. Tito's serves excellent seafood but has inconsistent operating hours. El Caballero serves good Mexican food and has very consistent operating hours, usually opening around 8 AM and closing at 10 PM. Nancy's restaurant is pricey but serves more gourmet type meals. La Palapa is a beach front taco stand that serves tacos and beer. All of the restaurants serve beer and a few serve alcoholic beverages.

Is there electricity in Cabo Pulmo?

Yes, each house is equipped with a solar system that charges its batteries. You must be very conscientious of your electrical usage especially on cloudy days. Once the batteries are emptied there is no way to recharge them except waiting for the solar power to charge the batteries the next day. So be careful in the day that there is no power turned on. Do not bringing any electrical appliances with you. However, some customers have large battery chargers for their underwater photo equipment, we like to ask them to charge them in the dive center where we have more power.

Is the water safe to drink?

The water supply for all of Los Cabos is spring fed ground water. The water here is very pure, but be careful. The pipes used for distribution of the water supply and other factors can lead to contamination. The well servicing this small community in Cabo Pulmo supplies reliably good, sweet water, piped underground to each house. A lot of people drink it right from the tap. Although many people drink the water directly from the tap, it is not recommended. Anywhere in the world a change in drinking water can cause stomach distress. We recommend that you drink only bottled or purified water. It is sold here at the Coral Reef restaurant bar upstairs. Or you can get a whole 5 gallon bottle at the caballero restaurant.

Are there telephones in the rental houses?

No. This is why you are coming to Cabo Pulmo. To get away from that phone! We do have a Radio-telephone available for $5 dollars per call and 1 dollar a minute for long distance. Email is not available.

Are there televisions, VCRs, or stereos in the houses?

No. You are forced to communicate with your companion. Yikes!

Is there air-conditioning in the houses?

Yes. We do have A/C in 3 units only for the hottest months of the year. Normally you will be fine with just the fans. Fans are included in each rental house. In cases of extreme heat we have places in Cabo Pulmo with air-conditioning and cooler areas.

How far from the beach are your rentals?

It just depends on what house you are staying at. We have beach front where you walk out of your room and be on miles of sandy beaches. Ocean view is having a view of the ocean from your room, not beach front. Walking distance to the beach is always 2 minutes or less. If you need more privacy and open space, we will put you farther from the water.

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Spring Break Vacation


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Vacation To Mexico

It's time for Spring Break, friends!  You are probably as excited for a sunny spring break vacation as we are to see you!

Spring weather in Cabo Pulmo is AMAZING!  Spring is Peak Season in Southern Baja. Fishing and diving are excellent! The weather is temperate and perhaps the best we see all year, not too hot and not too cool, and usually calm. Daytime air temps average between mid 70's and mid 80's, nighttime temps in the high 60's and low 70's, water temps average from low to high 70's.

Cabo Pulmo is located on the Tropic of Cancer, in the tropics. The landscape is desert-like, relatively dry similar to Southern California during most of the year. The climate is sunny and it's never cold. The area is arid with over 300 days of sunshine. Average annual rainfall is 5-10 inches (12.7-25.4cm), mostly occurring during the months of September and October.

The average year-round temperature is 78F.

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Dive and Stay

You can Dive and Stay right here at Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort.  We are a Padi 5 Star Dive Center and we have Baja's best diving and snorkeling.  We are also very proud to offer exceptional customer service.

We have the perfect place to stay for your vacation get-away!  From the Beach House to the Casitas to the Bungalows.  We offer a variety of different sized bungalows, with or without air con, and casitas to suit just about any sized group. From our large beach house that comfortably accommodates up to nine people to our quaint bed & bath bungalows fit for two, we've got the place for you!

Cabo Pulmo Reef is the northern most living reef in Eastern Pacific ocean. The reef is home to 6000 species. Marine life has increased by an unprecedented 460% in the last decade, truly amazing to experience for yourself!  

Get more information on our diving and Dive Sites here.vacation in mexico


If you are ready to soak up some sun and bury your toes in the sand, you need to give us a call! 


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Cabo Pulmo Screaming Deal


Screaming Deal


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Cabo Pulmo is offering a great deal!  

Book a diving or snorkeling trip with us and from the 3rd day on receive 15% off of lodging and activities!  Take advantage of this offer for President's weekend or Spring Break.  Or, just escape the winter and dive the clear blue waters of Baja Mexico.



Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort offers comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, world class diving and many more fun activities.



Call us to day to book your adventure, banish the winter blues and save money!


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Who Needs a Relaxing Vacation?


vacation in mexicoDo you plan a vacation months in advance?  The kind of vacation where you spend days trying to figure out what art gallery you will be visiting on Monday, what museum you will go to on Tuesday, who you have to meet up with on Wednesday, how many dresses do you need to bring, how many pairs of slacks, is it going to be cold, is it going to be hot, do you need casual clothes, how much money should you bring, did you save enough, should you bring the babysitter? etc...etc...etc...

I want to go on a vacation that is truly a vacation, one where I get to relax, watch the kids play in the sand, read a book, have a beer, snorkel if I feel like it, hike if I feel like it, maybe even throw in a dive or a surf trip.  I certainly don't want to feel like I HAVE to do anything I don't want to do.  I mean really, it's a vacation right? 

relaxing mexico vacationPicture this; you start your vacation out by sitting on your bed wondering which backpack to bring, you know you don't actually need luggage, you only need to pack a couple of bikini's, some trunks, flip flops, t-shirts, and maybe a sarong or two.  in fact, thats all the kids need as well, so they can easily pack and carry their own backpacks (thats enough to make me relax already).  You know when you arrive there will be nice beds to sleep in, good food and cold beers at the restaurant, and plenty of relax time.  Ok, so what more will you need..... Oh, a plane ticket and your off!

mexico vacationVisiting Cabo Pulmo is like visiting a slow miracle.  Everyone there is relaxed, they smell of sunscreen, salt and hot sun, they walk slow and smile big.  The air is warm and
clean, the palm fronds knock together softly in the wind and the sweet little tropical birds are singing a happy song.  Your heart immediately relaxes, your shoulders drop away from your ears, you smile, you are in Cabo Pulmo.

Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort Is Thankful!



We are truly thankful for all of our visitors and our staff!

The people that visit Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort are some of the coolest, greatest, most fun people on earth!  We have made so many new friends this year.  We want to thank you for the conversations, the laughter and the stories.  You have taught us new ways of thinking and expanded our horizons.  You have brought us a piece of your world and it has helped our resort to become a better place for all travelers.  We thank you and we hope you visit us again!

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 Our staff is an international A-Team!  We are so fortunate to work with some of the most talented people in the world.  They give their heart and soul each and every day.  Their passion in what they do is obvious in the way they interact with clients, tourist and one another.  We are so proud of and thankful for the staff here at Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort!  

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We hope you come visit us soon and see for yourself how fantastic Cabo Pulmo, Baja Mexico is!

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Cabo Pulmo Maps



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





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