Cabo Snorkeling Sites

Cabo San Lucas Marine Preserve

One of the best snorkeling destinations for Los Cabos visitors is just a quick boat-ride away from Marina Cabo San Lucas in downtown. Home to the iconic Cabo Arch, the Cabo San Lucas Marine Preserve is centered on a rocky peninsula that marks the divide between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez. This government-protected area is home to some of the best dive spots in the region, including Pelican's Rock, home to the most diverse array of undersea life found anywhere around Los Cabos. You'll be delighted at the sight of hundreds of lounging marine mammals at the Sea Lion Colony. Venture around Land's End at the tip of the peninsula and relax on Lover's Beach. This stretch of pristine white sand faces the Pacific Ocean. Visitors can sunbathe on this coastal oasis then wade into the crystalline waters to snorkel.

Santa Maria Cove and Chileno Bay

Located approximately thirty minutes west of Cabo San Lucas marina by boat, both Santa Maria Cove and Chileno Bay are small bays situated along the Golden Corridor off the Sea of Cortez. The waters in these government protected marine sanctuaries have remarkably clear waters due to the geographic features that defend the coves from the more turbulent winds and waters of the Sea of Cortez. In addition to the amazingly diverse spectrum of corals, sponges and urchins, these areas also provide excellent habitat for a dizzying spectrum of tropical fish as well as octopi, sharks and sea turtles. If you are lucky, you may even see a massive school of mantas or a pod of wild dolphins.

Pulmo National Marine Park

After a trip by boat from Cabo Marina into the Sea of Cortez along the coast of the Golden Corridor and past San Jose del Cabo, you'll discover the fabulous untouched splendor of Cabo Pulmo – roughly translated as the Living Cape. And what a bounty of life you'll find in this remote area – expansive coral gardens (one of the most extensive in the Sea of Cortez), are home to a wide array of exotic fish species, as well as marine turtles, octopi, nurse and reef sharks, and a variety of crustaceans. In deeper waters, scuba divers have a great chance of spotting a number of Pelagics, including the gentle Whale Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Giant Manta Rays, Hammerheads, and even gigantic swarms of Eagle Rays.