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Underwater film of Cabo Pulmo National Park

 

Making David and Goliath from Octavio Aburto on Vimeo.

This image was taken in Cabo Pulmo National Park in Baja Mexico.  The image was entered in the National Geographic photo contest 2012.  This is a short film of the photographer, Octavio Aburto, shooting the underwater photos.

Best of luck to photographer Octavio Aburto.  We think his work is beautiful!

Baja Mexico Adventures

 

Dive, Surf, Bike, Relax, Repeat

Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort is the place to visit!

Dive Cabo

We offer something for anyone in your group.  Perhaps you want to some extraordinary diving on a lush and lively coral reef.  We have it!  Dive, Dive, Dive is the motto of our 5 Star Padi describe the imageDive Center!  Our most popular dives are close to the resort and are just a short boat trip from shore.  You will be impressed with the vibrance and beauty of Cabo Pulmo's National Marine Park that shelters the coral reef.  The Marine Park has been closed to fishing since 1995 and therefore the marine life is abundant.  It is nothing less than magical to dive through the vitality filled water! 

 

Surf Cabo 

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The action above the water is also invigorating!  Cabo Pulmo boast some impressive surf sites.  We have four breaks in fairly close proximity to our resort.  El Rincon is the closest break and delivers big swells and is sheltered from the south winds.  Punta Perfecta break is to the south of Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort and has optimal Fall surfing conditions.  When it goes off, it is big and seriously fun!  Access and the tide are two factors to consider at Punta Perfecta, but if you hit it right you are guaranteed a good ride.

Bike Cabo

Mountain biking in Cabo will introduce you to the flourishing and diverse ecosystem of the Baja California desert.  While many think the desert is barren, you are sure to find it to be anything but desolate. The mountain bike trail (also used for hiking) goes up the tallest mountain in Cabo Pulmo.  The views are incredible!  When the humpback whales are around you can spot them breaching off shore.  No worries if you don't bring your bike, we rent bikes out at Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort!

 

Baja Get-Away

baja bungalows, baja bungalowJust need to relax?  How about some warm sunshine and cold drinks! Our beach bungalows were built with chillin in mind!  Your worries will float away in the ocean breeze as you sit on a deck overlooking the Sea of Cortez listening to the whispering palm trees.  We have a bungalow to fit any budget and all of them are clean and comfortable.

Ready for a Mexican get-away?  Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort invites you to enjoy all that Baja Mexico has to offer!

 Contact us now to plan your trip!

Baja California Diving

 

Diving Baja California, Cabo Pulmo Style

Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort is a PADI 5 Star Dive Center!  We are located in Cabo Pulmo, Baja California, Mexico and happen to be located right on a National Marine Park.  We have the best diving and snorkeling in Baja California Sur, Mexico.  

 

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Top 10 Reasons To Dive Cabo Pulmo, Baja California with Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort

  1. Giant Fish! And LOTS of them! 
  2. Dive Sites are close, only about a 10 minute boat ride.
  3. Cabo Pulmo, Mexico is a remote and quaint village!
  4. Dive groups are small with a 6 diver maximum.
  5. Dive a National Marine Park, no fishing, just diving & snorkeling!
  6. We are a 5 Star PADI Resort and Dive Center.
  7. We use Nitrox in our tanks (mixture of nitrogen and oxygen)
  8. We keep our equipment up-to-date and inspected at all times.
  9. We offer Baja Bungalow lodging at reasonable rates to fit any budget.
We invite you to come stay with us and find out first hand what an amazing place to dive Cabo Pulmo, Mexico really is!  
 
Contact us to get your dive vacation started!
 
 
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Cabo Pulmo Maps

 

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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.

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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

 

 

 

 

Diving in Cabo Pulmo, Mexico is Spectacular!

 

Diving in Mexico has been enjoyed by millions of divers over the past few years.  Snorkeling Cabo Pulmo Mexico

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.comreef fish in Cabo Pulmo Mexico

 



New Travel Advisory Safe to Travel Baja California Sur Mexico

 

Travel Warning U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Bureau of Consular Affairs. 

Mexico - February 08, 2012

Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_5665.html

We have all heard the horror stories of travelling to Mexico.  Carjackings, drugs, kidnappings, etc, etc...These warnings are greatly exaggerated and put in place by government officials that are discouraging travel outside of the United States.

Mexico is one of the most beautiful countries in the world.  It depends on American and Canadian tourists to help sustain it's economy.  

I have lived and worked in Mexico for over 6 years.  I have a beautiful Mexican wife who has been here her whole life and we have never experienced any problems out of the ordinary. Of course you'll run into problems if you put yourself in a bad situation.  The key is to be smart.  Just remember all the things you were taught as a kid.  The Mexican Government is doing their best to combat criminal activity.  That said, there are places here in Mexico that I won't even visit.  But rest assured that areas like Baja California Sur (Los Cabos, Cabo Pulmo, La Paz, Loreto, Mulege, etc...) are very safe and secure.  The Army, Marines and local law enforcement, along with US law enforcement have really kept Baja Sur clean from drug traffickers.  

The below statement comes directly from the US Dept of State:

Baja California (South): Cabo San Lucas is a major city/travel destination in the Southern portion of Baja California - No advisory is in effect.

So what are you waiting for - Give us a call and get ready to dive cabo, surf cabo, snorkel cabo, mountain bike cabo, relax in cabo, hike cabo, bird watch cabo.

Check out our website www.cabopulmo.com and check our SPECIALS !!!

US: 562-366-0722 (the call is free)  MX: 624-141-0726

Tell 'em Rick sent you.  See you soon!


 

Cheap Vacation Travel Mexico 50% off Bungalows, Dive Cabo, Snorkel

 

Cabo Pulmo Village

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort is offering their annual Stay & Play Vacation Special. During the months of May & June you will recieve 50% off of all of your stay & play activities.  Whether you enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, mountain biking or hiking, surfing or just reading a book and lounging the discount applies to all activities.  You will receive 50% off all of the following activities:

Bungalow Rentals / Diving & Snorkeling tours / PADI Scuba Diving Courses / Meals / Mountain Bike Rentals / Surf Board Rentals & Snorkel Equipment Rentals.

We do not inflate our prices and then offer a discount - The 50% discount is off of our regular advertised prices see www.cabopulmo.com

Give us a call or email us and mention this blog to receive your 50% off special.

Travel must be between the dates of May 1, 2012 and June 30th, 2012. (Reservations made before May 1, 2012 do not apply.) 

Keep in mind that this yearly special has become quite popular by those "in the know" so we tend to sell out quickly.  Availability is based on first come first serve - Payment must be made at time of booking to confirm the discounted rate.  CALL NOW TO RESERVE 

See you soon!

Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort Team

US: 562-366-0722 MX: 624-141-0726

info@cabopulmo.com www.cabopulmo.com

 

 

Keep The Sea Of Cortez & Cabo Pulmo Alive

 

 

Cabo Pulmo Mexico is one of the best kept secrets in Baja Sur California lying along side the breath taking Sea Of Cortez.  Marine life in the Sea Of Cortez has increased by 463% since 1999.  Jaques Cousteau called The Sea Of Cortez "The Worlds Aquarium" a statement that is true to this day.  The Sea Of Cortez is an absolute wonder teaming with marine life that is seldom seen in the worlds ever increasing damaged waters.  We want to keep The Sea Of Cortez alive and well, we want to keep The Sea Of Cortez lush with marine life.  Read the attached article to see how you can help.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/03/28/mexico_mix_cabo_pulmo.DTL

 

Cabo Pulmo Dive Center's Newest PADI Open Water Divers

 
Congratulations to our newest PADI Open Water Divers in the world.  These young students just received their dive certifications while diving in Cabo Pulmo.  What a fun group of youngsters!  They come to us from Aspen, Colorado travelling with their parents.  While their parents enjoyed hiking & biking in cabo, this group of high school kids & myself hung out for 2 days while completing their PADI open water training.  It ended up being just as fun for me as it was for them.  For me it was like being in high school again, doing back flips off the boat, taking our fins off underwater and having a running race all while introducing them to the underwater world.  Being that these guys have been coming back to Cabo Pulmo for more than 10 years, I'm sure I'll be seeing them again.  From left to right we have:  Willy, Colin, Jack, Arthur
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Cabo Pulmo / Wildcoast Salvaje / National Geographic News

 

October 6, 2011

"NGO questions the profitability of new tourism development in Baja California Sur (Mexico)."

EFE (Spanish News Agency with coverage in Spain and Europe) by Juan David Leal.

“The conservation organization, WiLDCOAST/ COSTASALVAjE, criticized today the Mexican Government for supporting the construction of new development in the state of Baja California Sur, in the small town of Cabo Pulmo - given the fact that several recently build projects remain abandoned or on sale (without buyers) in the region.  Director of Communications for WiLDCOAST/COSTASALVAjE, Fay Crevoshay, said to EFE, that the hotel occupation in Baja California Sur, which is an important tourism region where Los Cabos and La Paz are located “is not very high” and yet the Mexican authorities award new construction permits.  According to official data, Los Cabos, a main tourism destination for Baja California Sur, with more than 10,000 hotel rooms, closed the year 2009 with 56% occupation and 2010 with 60%.

WiLDCOAST/COSTASALVAjE, in conjunction with Greenpeace, WWF, Niparaja, ProNatura, and Amigos para la Conservacion de Cabo Pulmo are opposed to the tourism Project Cabo Cortes which is being built by the construction company Hansa Urbana, because they fear it will affect Cabo Pulmo, the only coral reef in the Gulf of California.”

November 10, 2011  "Plans for Resort in Mexico Ignite Concern about Reef"

Washington Post By William Booth

“CABO PULMO, Mexico — where once the local waters were almost barren of life, there are now vast schools of randy and spawning big-eyed jacks. The grouper lurking in the thriving coral have reached the size of overindulged toddlers. The tiger sharks are big enough to star in scary movies. The nesting turtles, devil rays and sea lions have returned, too, alongside a few tourists wearing flippers and masks.  Marine scientists express pure astonishment at what has happened in the 16 years since Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park was created at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California state, 60 miles north of Cabo San Lucas.

In August, researchers reported that the biomass of fish in the no-take marine reserve had increased by an unprecedented 463 percent in 10 years, offering hope that, if just left alone for a little while, the planet’s depleted seas can rebound.

But all is not well in Cabo Pulmo.  These days, the talk in the little solar-powered village of 200 Mexicans and expats is not the vigor of the reefs but, of all things, the European debt crisis”

To read full article [in English], please click here.

 

November 17, 2011  "NGOs working to protect Cabo Pulmo"  WiLDCOAST News Center

"On November 15th, 2011, NGO groups presented in La Paz, Mexico to a joint mission of UNESCO, RAMSAR (Convention for Wetlands of International Importance) and the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) on the current development threats to Cabo Pulmo. AIDA, CEMDA, WiLDCOAST, Greenpeace, Niparaja, Amigos para la Conservacion de Cabo Pulmo, NRDC, ProNatura, Cabet Cultura y Desarrollo, and Iemanya presented their arguments for the protection of Cabo Pulmo.  Although there are many reasons to protect this globally unique coastal and marine ecosystem, the underlying message was clear:  the Cabo Cortés development would devastate the remarkable marine life in Cabo Pulmo as well as the local communities".

To read the full article in English, please click here.

 

November 16th, 17th, and 18th  Special Series about CABO PULMO on Televisa.

Mexico’s largest broadcasting corporation Televisa aired a feature story on Cabo Pulmo National Martine Park in Baja California Sur, Mexico. This three part series included an in-depth explanation about threats facing the Marine Park’s reef as a result of the proposed mega development of Cabo Cortes. Featured interviews included Cabo Pulmo residents, WiLDCOAST, Greenpeace, CEMDA, as well as the developers of Cabo Cortes.  In an interesting and confrontational dialogue, Star reporter Mario Alberto Tinoco Valderama challenged Mexican authorities from the Ministry of the Environment about the permits granted to developers, despite internal opposition from their scientists and an inadequate environmental impact assessment.  The series on Cabo Pulmo aired for three days on national prime time in the morning news program “Primero Noticias,” with Carlos Loret.  Additionally, the broadcasting of the story coincided with the arrival of the Special Joint Mission of representatives from The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) and Convention for Wetlands of International Importance (RAMSAR)to support further protections for the park.  The three part story is called “Destroying Paradise” and uncovers a staged strategy between the Mexican Ministry for Environmental Protection and Spanish developers Hansa Urbana. The piece also describes the illegal construction permits and ill planned marina, golf course and housing development that will surely threaten the most robust marine reserve on the planet.

Aboutuspic5To see the three videos in Spanish, please click on each link: First Part, Second Part, Third Part

 



 

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