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Los Cabos home to one of North America’s rarest eco-tourism areas

July 19, 2014 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Ecotourism is currently the most rapidly expanding sector of the travel industry and Canadians make up the second largest market visiting areas like Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park. Located on the East Cape, Cabo Pulmo is home to the only living coral reef in the Northern Pacific; a secluded oasis with pristine beaches and exceptional snorkelling suitable for the unconventional yet environmentally conscious traveler.

Due to the exceptional care for the reef, five of the world’s seven endangered species of sea turtles find refuge in Cabo Pulmo and most recently; one of newest and largest collections of sharks can be found. A recent study by top Mexican and U.S. researchers found that the marine life in Cabo Pulmo National Park has increased 463 percent over the past ten years.

This eco-destination continues to draw Canadians and is one of Cabo’s most unique offerings. Compared to the average tourist, Canadian eco-tourists are more interested in the benefits of visiting off the beaten path destinations such as Cabo Pulmo. Visitors are encouraged to become temporary residents to care for the surroundings while exploring Cabo Pulmo in various eco-friendly ways:

Off-The-Grid Accommodations – Limiting energy consumption in the area, many accommodations in the village are 100 percent solar powered. No phone lines and limited electricity keep the area extremely low impact. Off the grid living promotes any light pollution so visitors are able to enjoy a nightly sky filled with stars. Please visit:

Sustainable Sea Kayaking –One of the most practical and eco-sensitive ways to explore the shores of Cabo Pulmo is by kayak. This non-motorized form of transportation preserves the natural wonders of the national park, while experiencing unspoiled waters. Visit:

Low Impact Snorkelling & Diving – Mar Y Sierra is an eco-tour business promoting sustainable tourism and the protection of one of the most unique underwater environments in the world. Certified divers take visitors to some of the best kept secret spots in diving to witness schools of Jacks, Snappers and Grunts, without altering this natural environment, visit:

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