Cabo Pulmo Park is located just 60 miles north of Baja’s
tourism epicenter, Los Cabos. This jewel of the East Cape region
of Baja California Sur stretches five miles from the northernmost
tip, Pulmo Point to the southernmost tip, Los Frailes. Surrounded
by undeveloped desert and a stunning mountain range, the pristine
beaches of Cabo Pulmo Park give way to a shallow bay that cradles
one of three living reefs (the only hard coral reef) in North America.
For many years, this precious place went unprotected.
But through the tenacious efforts of the Cabo Pulmo community, in
1995, the waters offshore from Cabo Pulmo were designated a National
Marine Park by the Mexican government.
Over the past 10 years, the park has endured pressures from commercial
fishing and abuse from visitors that are simply unaware or uneducated.
Additionally, in a region where the locals live on the seafood they
catch by hand, enforcing a ban on fishing presents a challenge.
However, both Mexican and American residents are committed to protecting
the marine environment and promoting sustainable fishing practices.
And so it is the intention of this website to support the local
community by involving and educating the public in hopes of preserving
the Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park.