Cabo Pulmo Natural Park

Cabo Pulmo Adventures


Cabo Pulmo

The Cabo Pulmo National Park is one of the most important areas of the Sea of ​​Cortez region. This importance lies in the large number of marine species that inhabit the place and in which the only living coral reef in the northernmost part of the Americas is located in its waters, it is the only hard reef in the entire peninsula of Baja California , and it is also one of the only three living reefs left in all of North America, 1 and whose age is estimated at approximately 25,000 years. This area is located right in the Tropic of Cancer and within the limits that correspond to the Mexican state of Baja California Sur.


The marine wealth of this site has been known since the mid-nineteenth century, although it really began to explode since the mid-twentieth century, especially for the abundance of commercial fish species and others such as lobster, oyster and some more than correspond to snails; although the area is really known worldwide for the abundance of the mother of pearl, which began with its exploitation since the time of the colony and began to appear commercially since the year 1912 appearing in the catalog of Perch Banks of the Baja California, so during the first half of the twentieth century several groups of divers from around the world arrived to devote to the extraction of this.


Also numerous chroniclers, especially Americans, have recorded their wonderful and abundant marine resources highlighting the variety of species that are located on the reef, making reference to this area as one of the richest in terms of flora and fauna marina on the California Peninsula. In recent times it was decreed as a special protection area and later it was given the category of national park.

How to get to Cabo Pulmo?

To get to this place, which is 63 km northeast of the city of San José del Cabo which is the nearest town, take the Transpenínsular Highway number 1 towards La Paz to the community of Las Cuevas, where take another paved road that leads to the town of La Ribera; just before arriving at La Ribera there is another deviation that takes about 10 kilometers of pavement and then becomes a dirt road; This road of approximately 17 km which borders the coast leads directly to the community of Cabo Pulmo.