Discover A Haven For Aquatic Life At Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve
Discover A Haven For Aquatic Life At Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve Many of the 800 species of Sea of Cortez marine animals call the protected reef of the Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve home. This beautiful, 20,000 year old fringing reef provides a natural and safe habitat that is rich in biodiversity, and perfect for Cabo San Lucas snorkeling and scuba diving.
A protected marine sanctuary since 1995, the park is a destination for water sport lover. They flock here to enjoy the local sea lion colony and explore the pristine waters. The park is also a great spot for whale watching between January and March.
Cabo Pulmo Marine Preserve is a designated protected area of the Sea of Cortez and adjacent shoreline and beaches. There is a permanent sea lion colony within the park, and it is not uncommon to find turtles, including leatherbacks, black turtles, hawksbills and rare olive ridley sea turtles, returning to lay eggs. Abundant bird life can also be found here, including brown pelicans, terns, Heermann's gulls, great egrets and blue herons.
Besides an abundance of turtles throughout the year, expect to see colorful schools of fish swimming in and around the coral reefs. They are joined by several species of eels, delicate crinoids, sea horses, frogfish, manta rays, yellow jacks, striped mullets, spinner dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, roughtoothed dolphins, humpback whales, fin whales, Bryde's whales and the rare tropical rorqual whale.