The Sea of Cortez is home to the largest variety of sea life in the world! Warm waters, great weather, and a preserved habitat all contribute to the variety of fish and other sea creatures you’ll find here. One spectacular scene you can experience under water in Los Cabos is a coral reef. Today’s blog discusses coral reefs and where to experience their beauty while you’re vacationing in Los Cabos:
What is a Coral Reef?
A coral reef is an erosion-resistant marine ridge or mound consisting chiefly of compacted coral together with algal material and biochemically deposited magnesium and calcium carbonates. They are the most diverse of all marine ecosystems. Due to this diversity, Coral reefs are often referred to as the rainforests of the sea. Corals, sponges and seaweeds cover the surface of many coral reefs. Coral Reefs form in warm, shallow waters, and they provide home to a variety of sea life. They also protect the shoreline from erosion by causing large waves to break, losing some of their force before reaching land.
Chileno Reef is known as one of the best snorkeling areas in the Los Cabos area. While swimming around the reef, you’ll likely spot manta rays, sea fans, sea turtles and diverse tropical fish. The beautiful coral provides a great home for abundant sea life. Chileno Bay is just a 30 minute boat ride from Cabo San Lucas, and is not only great for admiring the coral reef and sea life, but is also one of the best beaches on the Baja California Peninsula.
Cabo Pulmo Marine Park
Located just an hour north of Los Cabos, Cabo Pulmo Marine Park is one of the few living coral reefs in North America. It is a designated protected natural area. It is home to concentrations of pelagic species, marine mammals and colorful tropical fish. This park is the most famous dive spot in Los Cabos, as well as one of the top rated ones in the world. If you love scuba diving or snorkeling and exploring life under the sea, the Cabo Pulmo Marine Park makes a great day trip from Los Cabos!
Come explore the coral reefs and other sea life that the Los Cabos area has to offer! From snorkeling to scuba diving and more, Lifestyle Villas can help you put together the perfect itinerary. Give us a call at 1-888-655-9589 to book your reservations in one of our Los Cabos luxury homes and start planning your vacation today! If you love warm weather, sunshine, the beach and the ocean, Los Cabos is the perfect vacation destination for you!
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