Cabo San Lucas Marine Park Snorkeling

The 12th most popular snorkel dive spot in Mexico.

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South of La Paz at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, the snorkeling in Cabo San Lucas is known for its sandy shores and rock formations in the Bahia San Lucas. The waters of Bahia San Lucas are known to usually be calm with little current. The reef formations around Cabo San Lucas have been declared a national marine park called Cabo San Lucas Marine Park. During Cabo San Lucas snorkeling, you may encounter swordfish, manta rays and sharks.

The North Wall snorkeling site is a boat-accessed dive in 15 to 65 foot deep waters. During North Wall snorkeling you may encounter porcupine fish, scorpion fish, pufferfish, flutefish and moray eels.

The Neptunes Fingers snorkeling site is a boat-accessed dive. There are two coral reefs with the large coral heads coming within 15 feet of the surface. During Neptunes Fingers snorkeling, you may encounter jacks, yellowtail, goatfish, grouper, turtles, devil rays, manta rays and sunfish.

The Pelican Rock snorkeling site is a boat-accessed dive in 15 to 65 foot deep, protected waters. During Pelican Rock snorkeling, you may encouter scorpionfish, porcupine fish, snapper, pufferfish, moray eels and devil rays.

If you feel like a drive, another great snorkeling dive nearby is at Cabo Plumo Marine Park located around the coast to the east of Cabo San Lucas. There is great shore-accessed snorkeling in clear waters. There are Cabo dive boat charters that run up the eastern coast to Cabo Plumo.

To reach the snorkeling at Cabo San Lucas by air, you will need to fly into San Jose del Cabo International Airport (SJD) which is located northeast of Cabo San Lucas and directly north of San Jose del Cabo. There are numerous non-stop flights available from os Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, San Francisco and Sacramento, California; Houston and Dallas, Texas; Portland, Oregon; Kansas City, Missouri; Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Detroit, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, New York/Newark, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Seattle; Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, Canada There are several rental car companies at the airport. Alternately, there are yellow/white shuttle buses for hire.

Overall, Cabo San Lucas Marine Park is the 12th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 40 snorkeling dives in Mexico. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Cabo San Lucas Marine Park including Ensenada, Cabo Pulmo Marine Reserve, Playa Los Arbolitos, Playa Carrizalillo, Loreto Bay and Santa Maria Bay.


Local Contact(s):  Manta Cabo Scuba 52 624 14 438 71; Cabo Trek diving (+52) 624-123-1477; Los Cabos Tourism Board (624) 143-5531.

Recommended Book:  "Baja Travel Guide" from Moon Handbooks

Recommended Map:  "Baja Map Pack" from National Geographic

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort Bungalows (624) 141-0726

Luxury Loding:  Villa del Arco Beach Resort

Article Source:   Best Cabo San Lucas Marine Park Snorkeling Review

GPS:  22.875918, -109.894223

Date Published:  1/27/2012

Date Updated:  8/9/2016

ID:  22892

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