When it comes to planning an amazing getaway, travelers often begin by looking at destinations that provide much in the way of versatile options for enjoyment. From fine dining and fun nightlife to cultural landmarks to enjoy and beautiful beaches to savor, there’s something about a place that balances the best of it all. Fortunately for those with their sights set on Los Cabos, it’s a destination that has long found its reputation revolving around all of these highlights. While the city center fun is sure to thrill, visitors are often mesmerized by the natural beauty Cabo hosts and perhaps no place is better to see it than at Cabo Pulmo National Park.
An Oasis of Natural Wonder
Cabo Pulmo National Park sits a mere 60 miles north of bustling Los Cabos but for many, feels like a world away thanks to its pristine natural beauty. This protected national marine park earned its government status in 1995 and National Park status in 2000 and encompasses 5-mile stretching between Pulmo Point and Los Frailes. Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park consists of a collection of dynamic landscapes that range from desert terrain and a backdrop of mountains to chalk-white beaches that are lapped by deep blue waves. Below the surface of the waters that make up the greater Cabo Pulmo National Park, ecosystems thrive. Colorful coral reef call these waters home and within the reef, over 154 species of marine invertebrates have been recorded to date. From January to July each year, sea turtles make their way to Cabo Pulmo National Park to lay their eggs and it’s not uncommon to spot sea lions basking in the sun near this protected park as well.
Options for Exploration
The thriving marine life and underwater plant life in Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park have long made it a must-see destination amongst diving and snorkeling enthusiasts that are traveling to Los Cabos to soak up the sights and explore. A trip underwater in this area puts divers and snorkelers in direct contact with everything from tropical fish and dolphins to mesmerizing manta rays, impressive hammerhead sharks, and even a humpback whale or two depending on what time of year the dive occurs.
Restaurants Near Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park
While you’ll traverse long dirt roads on your way to Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, making it feel like a hidden gem, there are still some services nearby that allow for a pre- or post-visit meal. Fuel up before or after exploring the scenic sights of Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park at one of these nearby restaurants.
With an unbeatable location overlooking the waterfront, a meal at La Palapa delivers in both excellent cuisine as well as views aplenty. This eatery serves up both local Mexican dishes as well as fresh seafood plates. Snag a table on the covered outdoor patio and soak in the views over the white sand beach and azure Sea of Cortez. Favorites are the fish tacos and deliciously cheesy quesadillas. Let your conversation linger over a good meal, watching as dive boats pass through and pelicans hover in search of abundant fish near the shoreline. La Palapa is a favorite with locals and visitors alike to this area!
Another excellent eatery serving up fresh seafood and Mexican dishes is the nearby El Caballero. Choose a table indoors or on the covered patio overlooking the garden. The large palapa covering creates a tropical ambiance in this casual restaurant. The lunch menu includes items such as ceviche, fish tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, and quesadillas. Start your meal with a fresh fruit platter or a bowl of tortilla soup. For entrees, the fish tacos and shrimp fajitas are both favorites!
Tacos & Beer Cabo Pulmo
The name is simple and so is the setup, but don’t let that deter you from enjoying this little hidden gem tucked right along the beachfront. A large covered area with picnic tables makes up the seating area at Tacos & Beer, where you order at the counter from a large wall menu. Food is served casually, placed on red and white checkered paper. Eating casual local food with good drinks and your toes in the sand make this the quintessential casual experience. The grilled fish tacos here are a popular order, as well as the pastor. Tacos are accompanied with generous side portions of salsas, veggies, and fresh guacamole. Sip a cold beer or margarita while enjoying open views over the ocean!
With Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park just a short drive away from Cabo San Lucas, a trip here and a stop at one of the local restaurants makes a great day trip!
Enjoy a Scenic Escape
Whether you’re visiting to make the most of the natural beauty or are in town for the city-center fun, a trip to Cabo isn’t complete without booking accommodations through Sun Cabo. Contact our team today to learn more about our many property options waiting to be reserved and to start planning your trip!