Cabo San Lucas Snorkeling
Cabo San Lucas (“Cabo”) is located at the Baja Tip of Mexico, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. This lsnorkeling ocation is one of the reasons it is home to such an abundance and variety of marine life. Visitors to the calm waters of Cabo enjoy snorkeling amongst eagle rays, manta rays, octopus, sea lions, eels, dolphin and beautifully colored tropical fish.
The marine preserves of Santa Maria Bay and Cabo Pulmo are generally regarded as the best sites for snorkeling in the area. Cabo Pulmo features the only living coral reef in the Sea of Cortez and is the northernmost in the Eastern Pacific region. Its rare beauty is protected by both the people and the government of Mexico. Santa Maria Cove is one of most popular destinations. With depths ranging from 20 to 60 feet and calm waters (particularly in the morning) it’s easy to spot the bright tropical fish, octopus and eels that reside there. Lover's Beach is another beautiful place to snorkel. Although only accessible by water taxi, it’s a great spot to spend a day and, during the winter months, it’s home to a sea lion community that is sure to enhance any adventure.
Snorkeling in Cabo San Lucas can be done on your own, but it is often easiest going with a charter. Charters are available from a few hours to full day tours, with prices starting around $40 per person.
Cabo San Lucas offers warm water, great conditions and variety of adventures for any skill level.