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Baja California: Traveling in the lonely Cabo Pulmo National Park


A short stopover in Santiago took us from La Paz to Cabo Pulmo. There we wanted to go for a bit of a hike, possibly diving or snorkelling and just relaxing.

Canyon de la Zorra / Fox Canyon

After about two hours we reached the place Santiago and we had at the Mirador Santiago de Yola a beautiful view of the green oasis of the village. On the gravel road we continued to the parking lot for the Fox Canyon. No 15 minutes later we were already standing by the small waterfall and were able to cool off in the very fresh water. Although the waterfall is not particularly high, the location between the rocks is really nice and worth a short detour.

The small and beautiful place Cabo Pulmo

Before you tackle the wild (but feasible for all types of vehicles) road to Cabo Pulmo, you should make sure that you have covered yourself at the latest in La Ribera with the necessary change and food. Or you do it already on the way there, because with us the ATM was unfortunately broken and the choice in the supermarket not exactly overwhelming.

In Cabo Pulmo there are some small restaurants, but otherwise the place is very sleepy and only the many free-range dogs keep you awake. I even went over to a nap in the hammock. There are also two dive centers on site but due to the wind there was no exit for our visit.

Discover the area on foot

Even though we did not see the marine national park, at least we got to know the area around the place a bit better.

First we walked, the signposted in the village, 'Sendero Trail'. With a little break and many photo stops we were back in town after 2 1 / 2h. Especially the small lookout mountain had we liked, but also the landscape was very nice. A little change to our Alps ;-) And if you stop your eyes, you can also spot lizards or other small animals.

In the afternoon we walked along the beach and enjoyed the view over the bay Los Frailes, also a beautiful place for the sunset.

Excursion to Playa Arbolites

With the rental car we drove to the nearby beach Arbolites. We walked a bit along the coast and spent two hours on a sheltered corner on the beach. Unfortunately, snorkelling was also out of the question here. There is a small food truck which provides you with culinary delights. Many people were not traveling on our luck :-)
Who among you has more tips for the area around Cabo Pulmo? I think there is still a lot of potential in the place :)

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