Meet our Staff

Francisco Castro “Paquito”

(Captain and Activities Operator)

Born in La Paz, Baja California Sur, throughout his life he has lived in Cabo Pulmo, following the steps of his father he had the opportunity to start his training in ecotourism, where from a very young age he specialized in the handling of boats and sport fishing, in addition to participating in tasks for the conservation and care of the environment such as monitoring sea turtles in the park.

Francisco Castro “Don Paco”

(Weather and Activities Operator)

Born in Puerto Adolfo Lopez Mateos, Baja California Sur, migrated to Cabo Pulmo, a descendant of a family of fishermen followed the steps of his parents as a commercial fisherman, in 1991 became one of the pioneers of conservation leaving fishing nets aside, was cofounder from the first ecotourism shop, transmitting his knowledge and experience to the new generations in order to generate a livelihood for their families and above all conserve natural resources for the future.

Ernesto Chavez


Alma Chavez  “La China”


Born in Guadalajara Jalisco, a biologist by profession, for 6 years she worked as a liaison with a high level of responsibility in the Cabo Pulmo National Park, as main tasks she was in charge of monitoring the emblematic species and safeguard the natural resources of the park.

Manuel Lucero

(Captain and Maintenance)

Born in La Paz, Baja California Sur, since he was little he was curious about the activities developed at the sea, he started fishing to later become a protector of different species, finally became captain of the Cabo Pulmo National Park.

Daniel Gatica  (Captain and Guide)

Born in La Paz, Baja California Sur, from a young age he started working as a maintenance assistant in a diving company in Cabo Pulmo National Park, after a few months of work, he started boarding the boats to learn how to handle and know everything about them, untill become a captain , later he specialized as a diver and worked for 7 years as a guide within the park. For 9 years he became a protector of Cabo Pulmo, serving as a park ranger, performing tasks of conservation and protection of the natural area.

Diego Vega Romero

I was born and raised in La Paz, Baja California Sur, and I have always enjoyed outdoor activities. I studied biology and later I specialized in arid zone ecology. When I finished my master’s degree, in 2017, I got a job as a kayak guide and since that winter I work as a guide and naturalist. In the summer of 2018 I arrived at Cabo Pulmo as a tourist and had an incredible experience. On that visit I heard that there was a work oportunity as a guide, so I asked for the job and now here I am. For me, being a guide is an exciting job that at all times is teaching me new skills and gives me the opportunity to talk about the local natural history, I really enjoy it.

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