Cabo Pulmo is a nice escape from the routine and craziness of the big cities. It's a lovely, quiet village surrounded by mountains that bring clean, healthy waters to the village. It's a popular place for diving, snorkelling and relaxing on the beautiful, white sandy beach.
You can take an international flight to Los Cabo International Airport, then hire a car or take the bus. You can also drive from San Jose but be sure to leave before midday and fill your tank before taking the coastal road. The bus from San Jose will drop you at Las Cuevas and you'll have to organise a ride from there or hitch hike.
There are various accommodation options from resorts, bungalows and private houses ranging from $70-$200 a night. The cheapest option is to camp on the beach, which is free on the south end of the beach and $5 on the north end.
Cabo Pulmo is a fishing village, so you won't find a huge amount of things to do here. It is an excellent place for getting in touch with nature though. You can do many outdoor activities such as mountain hiking, mountain biking, whale watching and fishing, although with the fishing you must go 8km from the shore, outside the marine park as it's forbidden inside the park.
You might like to take a day trip for the great snorkelling available and tours of the bay usually include a visit to the sea lion colony and Playa La Sirenita. There is a beautiful waterfall and hot springs nearby, but you will need to find the man 'Juanito' if you want to do this trip, he's the only one who does.
So relax your days away at Cabo Pulmo, grab a bite to eat or cocktail on the coastal road to watch the sunset. You'll be glad you came to visit.
(By Kelly Luckman)