Our room was in the main guesthouse, upper level. It was an extremely large and beautiful room with almost a 360 degree panoramic view of the Sea of Cortez and surrounding area. This room, actually more the size of a suite, could easily hold four people. We were looking forward to meeting owner Kent but unfortunately, he was away. His substitute was nice enough but she looked a little overwhelmed running this small set of bungalows.
If you stay at Baja Bungalows, make sure to bring your own shampoo and soap. This type of lodging is very basic, as are all of the other accommodations available at Cabo Pulmo. This time of year (January), the days were pleasantly warm but it was cold and windy on some nights. You'll probably need to wear a sweatshirt over your pajamas at night.
Snorkeling: It's a short walk to the main Cabo Pulmo reef but in the winter, the best snorkeling is located about seven miles south at Los Frailes Beach, which is protected from the winds that are common this time of year. Once at the beach, walk to the extreme northern end of the beach where you will see a hill that will protect you from the wind, and where the water is calm.
Another good snorkeling spot in winter is Los Arbolitos which includes Mermaid Beach, located about five miles south of Cabo Pulmo.
We also snorkeled at the main reef at Cabo Pulmo. All in all, you'll see some nice schools of fish. The coral reef is relatively small and not all that impressive compared to reefs in other parts of the world.
One word of advice: Bring or rent a 5 mil wetsuit and hood if you plan to snorkel this time of year. This is not a tropical environment. The water temperatures are between 62-68 degrees in January.
- Also Known As:
- Baja Bungalows Hotel Cabo Pulmo
- Baja Hotel Cabo Pulmo