Cabo Pulmo Marine Park
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In 1995 President Zidillo declared the eight miles of land, sea, arroyos and mountains that surround the main reefs at the long known Cabo Pulmo Reefs as a National Park. This designation has nurtured study and awareness of all aspects of the unique environment found here.
Amongst the serenity of the surrounding desert and mountain range, within a shallow bay in the Sea of Cortez, the Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park is one of three living reefs and the only hard coral reef in North America. The eight fingers of the Cabo Pulmo reef provide a safe haven for many of the 800 marine species found in the Sea of Cortez and lead biologists have classified it as an area of significant biological relevance, which is why conservation efforts at both the local and international level have been working together with the park to implement programs such as park enforcement, reef monitoring, nest monitoring for sea turtles, and beach clean-up.
More information about the Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park can be found at their website here.
Watch this video to learn why BBC announced the National Marine Park in Cabo Pulmo as the most successful marine reserve in the world here.
This jewel of Mexican parks includes the largest living coral reefs in the Eastern Pacific north of Equator. Cabo Pulmo Eco Palapa is two miles into the park from the north in Punta Los Mangles and easy to get to from the Los Cabos Airport (SJD) which also serves San Jose Del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas or LaPaz (LAP).