CABO PULMO IS A GOOD PLACE FOR DISABLED SWIMMERS AND DIVERS, 18 A HAS RAMPS A LOW SINK AND AN EXTRA WHEELCHAIR TO USE. THE VILLAGE IS FLAT AND THE RESTAURANTS ARE ACCESSIBLE.
LOS ARBOLITOS BEACH
World's Best Wheelchair ramp into the Sea of Cortez. Excellent snorkeling and diving for disabled swimmers, divers, and those who just want to float and relax in the healing waters. 10 min. drive from C.Pulmo.
GETTING TO CABO PULMO
FLY INTO SAN JOSE DEL CABO. Rent a car. Be sure to use a VISA credit card and VISA covers half your insurance costs.
GROCERIES & SUPPLIES
SORIANOS, SAN JOSE DEL CABO – This wonderful new super market is very close to the airport and the easiest market to shop in before you head out to Cabo Pulmo. From the airport, at the intersection of Highway #1, turn right toward San Jose del Cabo. Sorianos is about 5-km further down the road next door to City Club (which is easily visible from the highway). Credit cards accepted.
There are six restaurants in Cabo Pulmo offering a variety of fare at a variety of prices. We suggest you take plenty of cash with you as the only restaurant that takes credit cards in Cabo Pulmo is the Coral Reef Restaurant. The remaining restaurants are cash only. It’s a common misunderstanding that eating out in Mexico is dirt cheap. While one can find inexpensive places to eat in the city, or at road-side food carts, Cabo Pulmo is in a rural village and all supplies must be driven out from the city, an hour-and-a-half to two-hour drive each way, so the cost of these supply trips must be factored into restaurant pricing. Most restaurant pricing starts a mid-range and goes up from there depending upon restaurant and menu item. Each restaurant is usually closed one-day-per-week to make supply trips to the city, so if one restaurant is not open, several of the others will be. During summer months, the restaurants frequently have additional closed days as business is slower than in the popular winter months, but there’s always one or more restaurants open for business.
By the 1990's, decades of destructive overfishing in the waters of the Sea of Cortez left the coral reef at Cabo Pulmo severely impacted. In order to restore and recover the vitality and biological diversity of the reef’s ecosystem, the local community on the East Cape of the Baja Peninsula convinced the Mexican federal government to establish a protected area at Cabo Pulmo. The result was a 17,560-acre swath of marine and coastal habitat successfully established as a Marine Protected Area, 99% of which is based in the ocean.
Today, Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park is one of the most fruitful examples of marine conservation in Mexico. Fishing was banned inside the park, and local residents, in concert with the Mexican government, helped bring the reef back from certain demise. Today, Cabo Pulmo’s reef is called an “Ocean Miracle,” and it is a great success story for Mexican conservationists. Researchers recently reported that the biomass of fish in the “no-take” area has increased by an unprecedented 463% in just ten years, offering hope that Mexico’s coastal ecosystems can be recovered.
Most visitors come to Cabo Pulmo from December to around Easter when the whale watching is at it's best. It can be windy in December and January. Wind surfing and sailing! Kayaks with sails are popular here. And this home comes with a much coveted garage to store such important toys in. The seas are warm by Easter so May and June are nice -and not too hot before the humidity starts to rise. The summer months get very hot and humid but have the best diving with clear warm water. The nights cool down and you can sleep out as there are very few biting bugs. The sticky hurricane season lasts from August til October. October and November are really good months and the village is lush with palms and aloe vera and other native plants. The desert in bloom is amazing as are the many native birds. The birdsong on the top view deck is so beautiful we recorded it.
WHAT TO BRING AND NOT TO BRING:
Do not bring:
1. Blowdryer, curling or flat irons (blows the solar system)
2. Candles or charcoal (no open flames or smoking allowed inside or out)