Stayed for two nights at Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort, prior to the start of a Livaboard dive trip to Socorro and the Sea of Cortez. We had planned to stay at Cabo San Lucas but decided to dive here on the recommendation of a well travelled acquantance who had dived here before. Chose Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort on the strength of Tripadvisor recommendations. Arrived around 5 pm after a very long trip from Sydney, Australia via LAX - it's an interesting drive from the airport - landscape beautiful, deserts very different to Australia (cactus!) and when you enter the national park, stunning beach and mountain views. We moved into our room - a very pleasant surprise - well maintained, very large, in a nice garden with an upstairs "cabana" with a hammock where you could experience the afternoon breeze. We were greeted by Carlos in the office who had handled the booking - all done by e mail from Australia without a problem. The dive shop is well appointed with a restaurant above, rinse tanks and big drying area and a good deep training pool out the back. Restaurant food was awesome - great Mexican and large servings and very reasonably priced. Discovered Pacifico beer - a local brew - also pretty good. Early night, next day up early for breakfast followed by the first of four dives we had booked. The diving was pretty good - not a lot of coral but the fish numbers were very high and we spotted a couple of sharks in the two dives. We had hoped to dive with California Sea Lions but were advised it was the off season - small numbers and the wrong conditions. The diving was pretty good - big schools of yellow snapper, a large school of the biggest jacks I have ever seen in my life, enormous moray eels, and in places the underwater scenery was pretty good. Viz ranged from 10-20 m over the dives. Overall a great spot - would have been good to stay for a few days more too relax.This is an Eco resort - but very comfortable, bore water but quite drinkable, solar power and LPG for refrigeration - take a torch - no street lighting and not much light from the surrounding rooms when you walk back to your rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort is a small rustic romantic getaway village of Palm-thatched bungalows that are located right in front of the National Marine Park of Cabo Pulmo just 60 miles up the Sea of Cortez on the gulf side. Most of the bungalows host a simple open floor plan modern in style but rustic in nature. Most casitas and bungalows offer a nice functional kitchen for cooking and some offer BBQ's and are Solar powered. We have Air Conditioning in 3 of our Deluxe Casitas for the warmer times of the year....Mainly for the summer. Many guests choose to dine for lunch and dinner at the Coral Reef Restaurant just above the Dive Center with spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez! Eat, Sleep & Dive Packages available. Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort Dive Center is the Only PADI 5 Star Resort and Dive Center in the National Park with a full range of PADI courses, Diving and Snorkeling tours availables ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cabo Pulmo Beach Hotel Cabo Pulmo