The Village of Cabo Pulmo
2:00pm Check In
11:00am Check Out
The rental office usually opens at 8:00 AM and closes around 5:00 PM. If you are a arriving after 5:00 PM please contact the office ahead of time and they will leave a map to your house with a key in the office. You will then need to check in with the office the following morning. The staff in the office is typically bilingual so you should not have any problems if you cannot speak Spanish.
There is a small store that stocks basic fruits and vegetables and meat, fish, and chicken and some dairy products but it is a bit limited. If you want a larger selection of food you will need to go shopping in La Rivera or San Jose Del Cabo.
No. The nearest medical services are in La Rivera which is 20 miles north of Cabo Pulmo. For more serious injuries a hospital in San Jose would be contacted to pick up the injured person in La Ribera. Always check with your doctor if there is any doubt in your mind about traveling to Los Cabos. Medical service in Los Cabos is not as sophisticated as in the U.S. or Canada, and the hospital is not equipped for severe trauma cases.
USA IP (562) 366-0722 or 0398 . Direct # inside mexico 011-52 (624) 141-0726. 9-5pm only
American dollars are accepted everywhere in Cabo Pulmo. Credit cards are only accepted in the dive center and for your accommodations. It is best to exchange only what you plan to spend. It’s a good idea to bring along plenty of $1’s, $5’s, and $10’s.
Yes. There is very virtually no crime in Cabo Pulmo, and what little there is, is usually very petty. Use your common sense with your valuables. Out of site- out of mind!
The bugs are more prevalent in Cabo Pulmo following rains. The most annoying are mosquitoes and they grow out of standing water. During the late summer months we recommend you bringing bug repellent. If you will be hiking in the hills be careful where you walk because snakes do live in the desert. Although the Cabo Pulmo bay is a very safe and protected from any large waves we ask everybody entering the water to use extra caution with the little blue bubbles on the surface. These are small stinging jellyfish in the water that have long tentacles that are hard to see underwater. These can cause a burning rash that lasts for a few hours or so.
No. There are many locals that can speak both Spanish and English.
- No fishing is allowed. New rules indicate that fishing shall not be permitted inside the park and embarkment shall take place outside the park.
- The well water and federal permit to distribute the water to the houses is private. The permit is expensive and has a limit so the owners of the houses ask you to be very conscientious of your water use. Do not let the hose run excessively and keep your showers short. When doing dishes, try not to keep the water running. Every gallon is precious!
- Your house will be cleaned upon your arrival. We offer additional daily housekeeping services for $10 per day. Let us know when you check in if you would like that service. Upon your check out we will clean the house for you for no charge. We also have personal laundry service available for your clothes at a rate of $10 per load. This includes wash, dry and folding.
- NO pets allowed
We require a 20% deposit to hold your reservation. The balance is due 60 days prior to your arrival date. We accept VISA and MasterCard only!!!!.
Depending on when you make the booking and when you are traveling. Normally we will charge your credit card with a deposit seven days from the date of making the reservation. The final charge will be made 60 days prior to your departure.
Normally we will not call before charging your final payment unless we have specific questions. What is the cancellation policy? The initial 20% deposit with your confirmed reservations is non-refundable. If you cancel your reservation more than 30-days before your arrival you will receive a full refund minus the 20% deposit. If you cancel less than 30- days before your arrival, no refunds will be given; rain checks will be honored for 1 year.
RENTAL HOUSE IN CABO PULMO
Be careful that you don’t over pack as dress is very casual in Cabo Pulmo. In addition to your personal clothing and toiletries bring:
- Beach towels
- Sun hat
- Sunblock or sunscreen
- Sandals or water shoes
- Walking or hiking shoes
- Flashlight and batteries (important)
- Sweater or light jacket
- Insect repellent (important)
- Don’t forget your camera.
- Coffee beans if you like gourmet coffee.
- Extra cash (don’t be shy here, many people run out) 10% fee for cash advances.
There are several restaurants in Cabo Pulmo, but if you wish to cook for yourself, each house has a well equipped kitchen with all of the supplies needed to cook. Each house has a mid- sized propane refrigerator that will keep your food cool. If you like cold drinks bring ice and maybe a good cooler for the beer. The propane refrigerators are not like your electric one at home! Otherwise, you can purchase beer and sodas at the local restaurants.
Yes, there are four restaurants in Cabo Pulmo. The new restaurant is called “The Coral Reef” it has great food and a great chef upstairs from the reception/dive center. Tito’s serves excellent seafood but has inconsistent operating hours. El Caballero serves good Mexican food and has very consistent operating hours, usually opening around 8 AM and closing at 10 PM. Nancy’s restaurant is pricey but serves more gourmet type meals. La Palapa is a beach front taco stand that serves tacos and beer. All of the restaurants serve beer and a few serve alcoholic beverages.
Yes, each house is equipped with a solar system that charges its batteries. You must be very conscientious of your electrical usage especially on cloudy days. Once the batteries are emptied there is no way to recharge them except waiting for the solar power to charge the batteries the next day. So be careful in the day that there is no power turned on. Do not bringing any electrical appliances with you. However, some customers have large battery chargers for their underwater photo equipment, we like to ask them to charge them in the dive center where we have more power.
The water supply for all of Los Cabos is spring fed ground water. The water here is very pure, but be careful. The pipes used for distribution of the water supply and other factors can lead to contamination. The well servicing this small community in Cabo Pulmo supplies reliably good, sweet water, piped underground to each house. A lot of people drink it right from the tap. Although many people drink the water directly from the tap, it is not recommended. Anywhere in the world a change in drinking water can cause stomach distress. We recommend that you drink only bottled or purified water. It is sold here at the Coral Reef restaurant bar upstairs. Or you can get a whole 5 gallon bottle at the caballero restaurant.
No. You are forced to communicate with your companion. Yikes!
Yes. We do have A/C in 3 units only for the hottest months of the year. Normally you will be fine with just the fans. Fans are included in each rental house. In cases of extreme heat we have places in Cabo Pulmo with air-conditioning and cooler areas.
It just depends on what house you are staying at. We have beach front where you walk out of your room and be on miles of sandy beaches. Ocean view is having a view of the ocean from your room, not beach front. Walking distance to the beach is always 2 minutes or less. If you need more privacy and open space, we will put you farther from the water.
Cabo Pulmo is located on the Sea of Cortez at the southeastern tip of the Baja Peninsula in the State of Baja California Sur. Cabo Pulmo is approximately 1,000 miles south of San Diego, California, On the Tropic of Cancer at a latitude of 23.5 degrees. Cabo Pulmo is approximately 60 miles northeast of the Los Cabos International Airport.
San Jose Del Cabo, airport code is SJD.
Los Cabos is accessible by air from most major cities in the United States and Mexico. The flying time from Los Angeles and San Diego is approximately 2 hours. By land, Cabo is accessible via Highway 1, which runs the entire length of Baja California from the US border.
From the airport, rental cars are readily available at the airport and rates begin at about $20 per day. Insurance is highly recommended. Rental cars provide the greatest flexibility if you are planning on exploring areas outside of Cabo Pulmo. But they may be more expensive after insurance and gas at $2.50 per gallon.
There are two ways to get to Cabo Pulmo. From the airport (SJD) we recommend that you follow Highway 1 North, that way you will only encounter about 6 miles of dirt road. From Los Cabos Airport (SJD) travel North on Highway 1 past Caduano, Mira Flores, and Santiago turnoffs. Once you approach a small village called Las Cuevas you will find a right turn to La Ribera / Cabo Pulmo (if you cross a long bridge you went too far). Follow the road to La Ribera and turn right just prior to entering La Ribera. You will see the Cabo Pulmo turnoff. Follow the Cabo Pulmo road south until the pavement ends. Continue another 6 miles on the dirt road until you reach the village of Cabo Pulmo. Prior to Cabo Pulmo you will see some signs promoting Cabo Pulmo information, continue past this village, Cabo Pulmo is the next bay. You will know you are in Cabo Pulmo when you see Tito’s restaurant, El Caballero restaurant, and the Cabo Pulmo Dive Center which is a two-story blue building.