HOW TO GET TO & AROUND CABO PULMO

Most people will fly into Los Cabos International Airport, which is located just north of San Jose del Cabo.

Cabo Pulmo is a small, off-the-grid community which is accessed by a dirt road (for the last 10 km), which means you will need a car not only to get there, but also once you have arrived, to make the most of the area.

There are several rental agencies at the airport, with desks in the luggage exit area.

The village is about a 60-mile, 90-minute drive north of the San Jose del Cabo (Los Cabos) International airport. After leaving the airport, turn north on Mexico Highway 1. Travel about 26 miles north, passing through the village of Las Cuevas. Do NOT take the coastal road from Los Cabos, it does take longer, and it is completely unpaved.

Take a right turn at the fork just before entering La Ribera. Follow the main road south. The pavement ends ten miles south of La Ribera, becoming a dirt road. Continue for another six miles / 10km to arrive at Casa Marino.  

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CABO PULMO MAP

Once in Cabo Pulmo, you will pass Tito’s Restaurant and Pepe’s Dive Center on the right. Just past these establishments, you will see an orange stucco wall on your right. Follow the wall to the right and keep driving up the road, you will be passing two cattle guards. After the second cattle guard, take the second road to your left, follow it to the end, and you reach Casa Marino.

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BEACHES CABO PULMO

Playa Las Barracas

There’s some boogie boarding and some nice kayaking, SUP in Las Barracas, and lots of shells to explore and look at. Fishing is allowed off the south of the rocky point.

Cabo Pulmo Beach

Cabo Pulmo beach has two restaurants, and some diving and snorkeling outfitters. It’s a beautiful beach with easy access to the reef for snorkeling. You can walk, SUP or kayak from here to Playa Arbolitos, 

Playa Los Arbolitos

The beach is within Cabo Pulmo National Park and one of the best spots for snorkelling. The beach has some basic amenities like showers and toilets, and small restaurant. Alejandro, the  guardian, has a snorkel and kayak rental as well. If you come by car there is a charge of 30 pesos per person.

Playa Sirena / Mermaid Beach

The beach can’t be accessed by car. Easiest way to get there is to walk from Playa Arbolitos, or to kayak, paddle-board, or swim from that beach. Beautiful snorkeling and kayaking. This is a favourite site for snorkeling and diving tours, so not as remote as one would like anymore. But well worth visiting!! 

Los Frailes

Our favourite fishing beach. This is where the Marine National Park ends. It is 9km south of Cabo Pulmo, and sheltered from the afternoon north winds. This is also a popular spot for camping, and most of the time you will also see a fish camp located here. IF you’re unlucky with your own fishing, go and buy some of the best fish directly from the camp. The long beach has a few palapas for shade, but otherwise no services. Snorkelling is best along the northern point where  there is also a small sea lion colony. 

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