With its history and variety of activities, GlobeQuest Travel Club says Cabo Pulmo is worth a roadtrip.
When visitors are enjoying the seaside vacation of their dreams with GlobeQuest Travel Club, people sometimes have a tendency to stay near their home-away-from-home. What they may not realize is that the Baja Peninsula has many beautiful and exciting places to explore.
One such location is just a 60-miles up the coast. Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park, which was established in 1995, is a prime example of marine conservation in Mexico.
An hour-long drive may not sound ideal to some travelers, but GlobeQuest Travel Club offers these top reasons vacationers should venture out and explore Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park.
A variety of activities: Visitors to Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park will find many water-based activities for their day trip, says GlobeQuest Travel Club. The clear water allows for amazing views of the coral reefs below the surface for snorkelers. Scuba divers can get up close and personal with the sea life. Kayakers also can enjoy the park, getting close up sightings of the nearby sea lion colony. Also, Cabo Pulmo is a wonderful spot for whale watching between January and March. There are some equipment rental businesses nearby, or travelers can sign up with a tour guide or group in Cabo San Lucas.
Conservation history: The park is the location of the oldest of only three coral reefs on the west coast of North America. Located on the east coast of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, the reef, which experts estimate is approximately 20,000 years old, is called an “Ocean Miracle.” By the 1990s, overfishing had all but decimated the reef. Thankfully in 1995 Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo declared the area surrounding Cabo Pulmo a national marine park. This allowed conservation efforts to take place with the support of the local populace. GlobeQuest Travel Club shares that these efforts included a ban on fishing in the park’s waters. Fortunately, within 10 years the 17,560-acre swath of marine and coastal habitat has seen a 463 percent increase in the biomass of fish.
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