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Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve

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Hwy 1 Km 31, Cabo Pulmo 23400, Mexico
+52 624 168 2232
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A sanctuary to the only living coral reef on the western side of the continent.
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Hwy 1 Km 31, Cabo Pulmo 23400, Mexico
+52 624 168 2232
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading all the reviews here in trip advisor, we decided to take a ride and visit playa Los Arbolitos. We drove from San Jose del Cabo following the state freeway n. 1 passing by the town of Santa Anita, Miraflores and Santiago; from there...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove in from Cabo San Jose. The highway wasn't well marked and I wasn't sure we were on the right road for awhile. Highway wasn't in the best condition and even was a rough, dirt road the last 25 km. But when we arrived,...More

Thank Tourin_Texan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warning : it's NOT easy to get to. The off road portion is about 6 miles. Once you drive away from the airport, you are out of the safe zone. You will see almost no one on the road. I thought the drive was similar...More

Thank startupdiva
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Views and marine life is great near this little village, i feel like though in winter it gets a bit forgotten about and is not much hallening

Thank vampslayer01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a good post with directions. Print it out. We got to the end of the sand but didn't think we were there so got back on the dirt road and headed further to Los Frailles. You have arrived at Cabo Pulmo when La...More

Thank cellofool
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The only way to access this marine preserve is by car (and boat I believe) but when you drive here, it is not easy. There are companies that offer transportation but if there are two of you going, it is cheaper to take a car...More

Thank 4NY2VA
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Just get out here and experience what this reserve has to offer below the waves. You wont be disappointed. Be prepared to be in awe and marvel in the the underwater life that will swim around and with you! Because this is a preserve it...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Remote location, Mexican Government protected and the ideal conditions for an amazing array of marine life. It has coral reefs with tropical fish, sea lions, sharks, whales, mantas, turtles, whale sharks and massive schools of jacks. Odds are you won't see all this in one...More

Thank SolarT
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We rented a car in Cabo San Lucas and it was right at a 2 hr drive to get to the Cabo Pulmo Sport Center. When traveling on Highway 1, go just pass klm marker 92 for your right turn to Cabo Pulmo. Incredible amount...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We were looking for something that we could do together in the water. So we asked about snorkeling and someone mentioned the marine preserve at Cabo Pulmo. I wanted to scuba dive and my wife wanted to snorkel. In my dive I saw thousands of...More

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Darek G
Is it typically windy mid April??? We would come for a number of days as we are flying into Caba San Lucas just need a destination to get to after that. Any help is appreciated.
23 February 2017|
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Response from pedro w | Reviewed this property |
Its not too windy but you have to know that accomodatons there are with no a/c. There are only 4 restorants and you have to rent a car to get there and drive trough some bad roads. The closest convinient store is located... More
am using public transport from san jose. how to get there where to stay and price of dives i have snorkel gear only .thanks for your help!
8 December 2016|
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Response from PanchoTheSeaLion | Reviewed this property |
There are some small hotels but we stayed at the eco palapa. One of the dive shops has a hotel. Never taken public transportation to cabo pulmo we usually rent a car. it's a nice area. There a few more places to stay than it... More
Safe to snorkel here without being with a tour group? Ok to drive here with our car?
27 September 2016|
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Response from kaymankb | Reviewed this property |
Snorkelling is great and no boats or groups required. Head to beach a few miles south for easy access. Dirt roads can be rough but fine if you slow down. We had a Jetta rental and no problems. Great spot. Have fun.