Things To Do In Cabo Pulmo
Estimated to be around 20,000 years old, the storied, millennium-old reef of Cabo Pulmo in Los Cabos is considered a national treasure of the Baja California Sur in the Sea of Cortez and quite magically hosts over 800 species of marine life, hence its nickname ‘’The Aquarium of the World’’ coined by Jacques Cousteau. The ethereal beauty of the national marine park is unsurpassed, giving a peaceful, quiet experience close to nature for visitors looking for things to do, and there is certainly no lack of underwater pursuits to explore the area. Warm waters, excellent visibility and absolutely breathtaking underwater encounters drive the two main activities of diving and snorkeling on the living coral reef. Many outfitters will rent out gear to engage in the submarine exploration endeavors. There’s a good chance when peering under the water’s surface you may come near gliding sea turtles, boisterous sea lions or find yourself swimming with dolphins just off the beaches.
There is no doubt you will come away going eye to eye with some truly wild tropical species of fish. Any one of the small village areas in Santiago or Miraflores are a top place to visit on a day trip. Head out to the deep waters where scuba divers can have potential nearby encounters with whale sharks, hammerhead sharks and even yellowfin tuna. Though the many attractions draw people to the reef, protection is a priority as you explore along the hallowed waters, and many initiatives are in play to ensure the reef site continues to provide enjoyment and education for generations to come. This is one marine show you definitely want to have a ticket to.