Considered one of the fastest growing destinations in the Northwest portion of Mexico, Puerto Penasco has become a highly desired tourist area. Better known as Rocky Point, this beautiful location offers a tranquil deep blue beach and breathtaking sunsets of the Sea of Cortez. Every vacation is a beachfront vacation with great weather and fun activities you won’t soon forget.
THINGS TO DO
With this arid desert environment, visitors love taking advantage of the off-roading activities. Jump on an ATV, quad, side by side, or a sand rail and explore the various beach and sand areas.
Boating and fishing are very popular activities, but you can also enjoy jet skiing, banana boats, sea kayaking, and snorkeling. There are also a variety of dinner cruises you can take for an unforgettable dining experience.
Learn about the local marine life at the CET-MAR Aquariums or the CEDO 'Center for Deserts and Oceans.' These locations offer viewings of sea turtles, shrimp, fish, crabs, and more. You can also take a natural history walk.
Puerto Penasco offers some great nightlife, with two very popular nightclubs. Dance the night away at JJ's Cantina or Club Elixir. Or just enjoy a quiet night on the beach and take in the stunning sunsets.
Golf is gaining more popularity in this area as tourists love the Puerto Penasco landscaping. Currently, you'll find three golf courses—The Links at Las Palomas, Maya Palace Golf Course, and Laguna Del Mar Golf Course.
Puerto Penasco is best known for its delightful seafood, but they also feature a wide variety of regional foods. You'll find delicious pizza, breakfast buffets, steakhouses, and great Mexican food all in convenient locations.
January through May (the Spring season), is likely the best time to visit. Temperatures live in the 60-80 degree range. The summer weather is hotter, however the rain storms are generally short, heavy, and can be considered ‘monsoons’ that are able to uproot trees. The winter rain tends to be lighter and lasts longer – and is also less dangerous.
- Puerto Penasco is located just 60 miles from the US border and 3.5 hours from major cities, if you are looking for day trip.
- The Sea of Cortes is also known as the 'Gulf of California,' as it is bordered by the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, and Sinaloa.
- Mexican auto insurance is required for all vehicles, including rental vehicles. So be prepared to pay for that if you are interested in renting a car during your vacation.
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