My wife and I and our adult son and daughter spent four nights in the Cozy Bungalow, and I regret that we couldn't spend a month there. I became addicted to the place. Yes, there were various animal and human sounds surrounding us because the Cozy Bungalow is on the very edge of the village beside a farm (with a great view of mountains) so you get to hear horses gently neighing and whinnying at times, cows quietly mooing, and a rooster further away at dusk and dawn. Also, people chatting and laughing in two nearby bungalows in the early evening. It’s true that dogs seem active in the evening when people are walking home from eating dinner at the few places to eat in town. But the village gets pretty quiet by 10 pm, and completely quiet by 11 pm. But all the sounds of the animals apart from the village dogs did eventually create a different kind of tranquility which I miss.
We hung out for hours in the kitchen/dining area, making breakfasts every morning, and having tea in the evenings. We brought all our supplies, including bottled water with us, and we saw no store in Cabo Pulmo. As everyone mentions, the place is quaint and rudimentary, but it’s clean, and we slept very well in the double and twin beds. The bathroom, like all the bathrooms in the village, has a little sewage gas smell at times (as did other Cabo Pulmo bathrooms in restaurants), and you’ll have to space out your showers or conserve hot water. It’s a green village, as you would hope it would be, and the rudimentariness, lack of internet and shops combined with the dusty main street will hopefully keep the tourist stream thin, as it’s still relatively uncrowded and unspoiled.
Incidentally, if you encounter heavy winds as we did during our visits, and snorkeling seems impossible, check out Bahia Los Frailes. It can be nearly wave-free while other snorkeling beaches aren’t, and we can hardly wait to return to the north end of that beach and hopefully see more of what we saw on the day we were there.
Arturo is a very likeable, calm person who serves as the renting agent for various owners in the village who don’t speak any English (which Arturo speaks very well). We couldn’t get wi-fi anywhere in the town, but cellphone reception in Cabo Pulmo is amazingly strong due to a tower on a mountain behind the village (it was only down once briefly while we were there), so the best way to contact Arturo seems to be by texting. If he’s not taking people out scuba diving, he’ll get back to you, if you need help with anything.
We were very happy with the Cozy Bungalow and look forward to returning there. Thanks, Arturo!