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Cabo Pulmo

Cabo Pulmo Mexico Baja Peninsula East Cape
Cabo Pulmo is the only hard coral reef in the Sea of Cortez and one of only three living reefs in North America.
A Mexican fishing vessel (the Colima), sunk during a storm in 1939, lies in 15 meters of water approximately 2.4 kilometers north of Punta Cabo Pulmo, and offers the added bonus of a wreck dive for scuba enthusiasts to an already spectacular marine park.

Cabo Pulmo (Pulmo being a corrupted version of the local Guaiacuro word for where the mountain runs into the sea) is a sleepy village on the Sea of Cortez.

Manta Ray Cabo Pulmo


To the East, directly before the village, is the Baja Pulmo (Pulmo Bay), with the sea just beyond. To the West, within walking distance, is the Sierra de La Laguna (The Lagoon Mountain Range). The mountains here are covered with cacti forests. Botanically speaking, this areas desert lands belong to the Sonoran Desert, which extends across northwestern Mexico into parts of southeastern California and southern Arizona. The combination of ocean, cacti deserts, beaches and spectacular rock formations make this little-visited area a perfect location for superb landscape photography.

Pulmo East Cape