For those looking to get away from it all... here is the place to visit. The resort consists of several small and comfortable bungalows that are solar powered (if you run out of electricity during the night, just close your eyes and go to sleep, or pay big bucks to have the generators power your reading light). Mosquito netting over the bed is a must - be sure to tuck it in properly. The kitchenette was adequately stocked with utensils and pots/pan. Be sure to hit the Mega store in San Jose Del Cabo before venturing out here - there are few grocery stores visible from Highway 1 northbound. We did not drive south from the airport into SJDC b/c we were concerned about driving into Cabo Pulmo after sunset (the road is dirt for the last 8-9 miles), and so picked up some eggs, bread, water, and snacks on the way.
There are no TVs or phones, but most of the day you are out diving or fishing. Evening entertainment primarily involves star gazing and listening to the ocean - the stars are incredible! Bring a planisphere if you are interested in identifying the constellations.
The town has a few restaurant choices - El Caballero had reasonably priced Mexican fare. The resort dive shop had typical American lunch and a good variety of seafood, chicken, pasta and meats for dinner. There is a taco shack on the beach with fresh and reasonably priced Mexican fare (the flies are a bit annoying). We skipped Nancy's b/c of the reports of high prices.
The final verdict: this is a wonderful place to visit but be prepared for a more summer camp type of feel in terms of accomodations and activities (bring flashlights and bug spray).
We concluded this trip with meeting our family at the Intercontinental Presidente All Inclusive, also a wonderful place to vacation but for entirely different reasons - what a world of contrasts!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort is a small rustic romantic getaway village of Palm-thatched bungalows that are located right in front of the National Marine Park of Cabo Pulmo just 60 miles up the Sea of Cortez on the gulf side. Most of the bungalows host a simple open floor plan modern in style but rustic in nature. Most casitas and bungalows offer a nice functional kitchen for cooking and some offer BBQ's and are Solar powered. We have Air Conditioning in 3 of our Deluxe Casitas for the warmer times of the year....Mainly for the summer. Many guests choose to dine for lunch and dinner at the Coral Reef Restaurant just above the Dive Center. Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort Dive Center is the Only PADI 5 Star Resort and Dive Center in the National Park with a full range of PADI courses, Diving and Snorkeling tours availables ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cabo Pulmo Beach Hotel Cabo Pulmo