One of the jewels of the East Cape is Cabo Pulmo, approximately two hours away from San Jose del Cabo. It is a protected National Marine Park recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, representing one of the most impressive achievements in ocean conservation and the only hard coral reef in the Gulf of California.
Estimated to be around 20,000 years old, the reef of Cabo Pulmo has been considered a treasure of the Baja Peninsula and has over 800 species of marine life, hence its nickname, ‘’The Aquarium of the World’’.
Cabo Pulmo is a perfect example of eco-tourism at its finest. The region is ideal for those seeking for the quieter, more natural side of Los Cabos. Scuba diving and snorkeling are very popular in this area, providing an up-close look at this amazing underwater ecosystem. Home to one of the largest and most diverse coral reefs in North America, it provides a safe haven for over 800 species of marine life in the Sea of Cortez. Five of the world’s seven endangered species of sea turtles find refuge in Cabo Pulmo and the largest collections of sharks, including bull sharks, tiger sharks, hammer head sharks, black tip and white tip sharks.
This eco-destination is remote and unspoiled and is the perfect "off the beaten path" experience. Visitors are encouraged to make an effort to care for the surroundings while experiencing and exploring Cabo Pulmo in various eco-friendly ways:
Limiting energy consumption in the area, many accommodations in the village are 100 percent solar powered. No phone lines and limited electricity keep the area extremely low impact and visitors are able to enjoy a nightly sky filled with stars.
Cabo Pulmo is known for some of the best snorkeling in North America. The Sea of Cortez is one of the most tranquil areas for visitors to explore and certified divers from Eco Adventures escort visitors to explore this living coral reef and experience an incredible underwater world.
Sustainable Sea Kayaking:
One of the most practical and eco-sensitive ways to explore the shores of Cabo Pulmo is by kayak. This non-motorized form of transportation preserves the natural wonders of the national park, while experiencing unspoiled waters first hand.
Low Impact Diving
Mar y Sierra is an eco-tour business promoting sustainable tourism and the protection of one of the most unique underwater environments in the world. Certified divers take visitors to some of the best-kept secret spots in diving to witness the beautiful creatures of the sea in their natural environment.