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“Amazing marine gem!”

Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve
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Cabo Pulmo National Park Snorkeling Tour
Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in Cabo Pulmo
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Owner description: A sanctuary to the only living coral reef on the western side of the continent.
Reviewed February 19, 2014

We were staying in Puerto Los Cabos and made a day trip to Cabo Pulmo. We had intended to snorkel off the shore, but decided on a whim to join up with Eco Adventures for a snorkeling tour by boat. What an amazing place! The water clarity was unbelievably good, and the water was the most beautiful blue. The fish were incredible - HUGE schools of fish. We also snorkeled near a sea lion colony, and then the absolute most incredible part was a mother and baby humpback whale surfacing near our boat. The water was so clear that we could see the mother whale hanging out under the boat while the baby whale swam under our boat many times, surfacing just meters away.

Now the tricky part - getting there. We drove up to Cabo Pulmo from Puerto Los Cabos. We made the mistake of taking the coastal road (Camino Cabo Este) the whole way up as it was the recommended route from Google Maps. Be warned - Camino Cabo Este is dirt. Really really really rutted dirt. After 2 1/2 hours to go 36 miles (UGH!), we arrived. We went home by heading north out of Cabo Pulmo on Camino Cabo Este to Highway 1 - only 7 miles of dirt that wasn't nearly as rutted. Although that route is a lot longer (64 miles), we covered it in 1.5 hours.

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Reviewed February 11, 2014

I am always reluctant when it comes to tours. Especially when there are a bunch of outfits offering similar packages. My wife wanted to go and take a whale watching tour. I did not eant to do it but I said nothing because I spent a pile of money on a fishing trip the day before.
No regrets on this one. My wife and 2 children had an amazing 3 hours that nobody will forget. My wife was right (she will love that I said that).

Thank JKNTA
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

National parks in Baja are not like those in the US. Little infrastructure exists in the park, rather it is a way to protect and conserve the reef and its sea life.

Many fingers of the reef can be reached from shore beaches, allowing easy snorkeling and fish viewing. While a fee is not required to walk the beaches, snorkelers are expected (and required) to purchase a permit, in the form of a bracelet (like you wear at a concert or event) for about $5 USD. While enforcement is spotty, the park police will require you to get out of the water if you are spotted with out the permit.

Visiting in the winter months, usually finds high wind and reduced visibility. Even so, in sheltered bays you can still see 30 feet or so.

8  Thank gje5
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

We signed on with Cabo Outfitters and were lucky to get the owner, Casey, as our guide for a day of Kayaking and Snorkeling. We arrived, unloaded the boats and were off. It was the first day of low wind and we were lucky to hit two beaches were we jumped out of the boats and snorkels with sooooo many fish only a few feet below the water! The coral is healthy and so colorful. This is a trip worth taking. It is about 2 hours out of Cabo, but Casey made the drive amazing as he to,d us about the flora and fawna and the history of the area.

A must do with Cabo Outfitters! Thanks Casey

Thank Khakijo
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

This was my second time at Cabo Pulmo.

The long drive is definitely worth it.

We were not so lucky this time because we were tgere right when the hurricane Raymond hit. The water was very rough and windy and we werent able to see many fish as on my first time.

Tips:
Coming from Cabo San Lucas take hwy 1 the unpaved road is not as bad, and there are not very many signs. Just keep on going.

Diving trips leave at 10am o 3 pm

Thank Georgianne C
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