|Cabo Pulmo is located in the southernmost tip of the Sea of Cortez and used to be a very small fishing village due to its natural abundance of marine life. With the passing of time, locals became increasingly aware that overfishing was contributing to scarcity in their catch, and took bold steps to stop all commercial fishing and partner with scientists of a local university and the government to declare the area a national marine park. Since then, members of the local community have become ecotourism operators and take people to visit this incredible and beautiful sanctuary for marine life.
Cabo Pulmo has become one of the healthiest marine reserves in the world according to a 10-year study conducted by SCRIPPS institute from the University of San Diego. This study revealed that from 1999 to 2009 the number of fishes as represented by biomass in the ecosystem of the park increased more than 460%!