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“Good place to get away from it all” 4 of 5 stars
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Centro de Buceo | Cabo Pulmo, Cabo Pulmo 23400, Mexico   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Cabo Pulmo
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“Good place to get away from it all”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2006

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!

  • Liked — remote location
  • Disliked — mosquitos
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2006

If you go to Cabo Pulmo expecting to snorkel from the beach be prepared it's not as calm (at least recently) as expected. The snorkeling tours were great but the winds created surf that wasn't condusive to beach snorkeling. The Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort has comfortable cabanas and the stars were incredible - but since everything is run on solar power one would think it would be very quiet - not so, since some houses/businesses are using generators. Bring lots of books and games - not much else to do so when the winds pick up there's a lot of "down-time" - 4 days would have been plenty in my opinion.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2006

The "resort" is a joke. It's a dump in the middle of nowhere with flies covering everything and zero ambience. The beach is full of rocks. No restaurants or ammenities to be found within miles. Steer clear!!!

Stayed April 2006
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2005

We had stayed at the Hilton for most of our vacation- but spent a night at this hotel. (nice relief from $300 a night) We had not booked anything and were lucky to get a cancelled room. We loved it...no phones- no tv's- no computers- the stars were unlike anything we had ever seen. Tito's for dinner- just preorder 1-2 hours ahead...we had our kids with us (12 & 13)- snorkelled for the first time- everyone was very nice and helpful- we're not the really roughing it kind of family- so a couple days was enough for us- but it was bliss!!!

  • Stayed March 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2004

Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort is quiet and beautiful. Walking paths, no cars driving through the complex. Bring food for some of your meals, bottled water. Restaurants are limited (Nancy's is very expensive). Casitas individually owned and rented by owners, try Casa de la Luna.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2004

nature is 5 star in Cabo Pulmo, the food at Nancy's was a hoax, our bungalow at the American Beach resort was kind of a Hawaiian apartment without
the free pineapple or mac nuts. We have since
returned to Cabo Pulmo and found MUCH better
values renting from locals. Diving with the Beach'
resort was the cattle call we were hoping to avoid,
there are local dive shops like Cabo PUlmo Divers
and Pepe's that are MUCH MUCH better, as we
found out on our second trip. Cabo Pulmo is the best place in Baja to be in nature with basic
comforts a few feet from your palapa.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2004

sorry, while Cabo Pulmo is a fabulous place, I stayed at the Beach Resort and found the staff to be low end and apathetic.

The beach resort lacks real ambience and as it attracts mostly shallow gringo travelers interested in downing beers and tequila.

Much better options exist in Los Frailes and in private rentals in Cabo Pulmo, search the net

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Address: Centro de Buceo | Cabo Pulmo, Cabo Pulmo 23400, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > Los Cabos > Cabo Pulmo
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Cabo Pulmo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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 
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