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Just a stone's throw from the U.S. border, Puerto Penasco is a recent arrival on the Mexico tourism scene. Fishing, sunbathing, hiking, and dining are just a few of the highlights of the area. See if all for hundreds of dollars less by booking one of our amazing travel deals!
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Puerto Penasco, Mexico Travel
Primed for tourism development since the late 1990s, Puerto Penasco has evolved into a budding beachside destination in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. Built on the northern boundary of the Sea of Cortez, the resort town is also known to many as Rocky Point. Just 100 kilometers from the United States' border with Mexico, the area has earned an affectionate reputation as "Arizona's Beach" due to its accessibility to those living in the Southwest. Although it is located in one of the driest parts of the Sonoran Desert, this emerging vacation destination has been built with state-of-the-art, modern resorts that are enough to rejuvenate and restore vacationers looking for a warm-weather retreat.
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Puerto Penasco Travel Tips
Puerto Penasco is a relatively new vacation destination, with many properties and establishments still being constructed or planned. For those seeking to visit a trendy, affordable, and up-and-coming Mexican locale, Puerto Penasco vacations will not disappoint!
- Recent upgrades in infrastructure have made Puerto Penasco easily accessible from the United States. While an international airport is available, new highways and roads attract drivers from California and Arizona.
- The summer months in Puerto Penasco can be ruthlessly hot, with temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit common. Winter is the best time of year to visit, as temperatures are comfortably in the 80s.
- All U.S. travelers must have a valid passport to visit Puerto Penasco.
Local Puerto Penasco Experiences
Spend an afternoon at Malecon Fundadores and explore some of the local culture while learning about the area's rich history. This waterfront esplanades features columns, benches, and statues. There's also many carts selling unique crafted items, restaurants, bars, and live music.
Rey del Mar
Food, drinks, and entertainment can be found aboard this fun ship. The friendly crew will interact with you while playing games and doing pirate-themed theater for the kids. You can also catch fireworks over the water on certain nights and maybe even spot some dolphins. Perfect for a fun evening out with the family.
El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve
Take a day trip to this incredible biosphere where you can explore the gorgeous deserts, flora and fauna, and local wildlife in its natural habitat. You can take your car and drive down dirt roads to see craters and lava flows. Four-wheel vans also provide a fun off-roading experience to best see all the sights!
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Things to Do in Puerto Penasco
Of course, the beach is also a prime attraction in Puerto Penasco. Playa Hermosa is the primary spot for those looking to tan, swim, or surf, as the area features a wide spread of sands amenable for relaxing and sunbathing. Take to the water to try paddleboarding, surfing, jet skiing, or even windsurfing, or simply relax on shore with a good book. You'll find a variety of stunning beaches just steps from some of the best resorts in Puerto Penasco, allowing you to get the warm weather getaway you've been craving!
Step away from the water for a bit to discover the plentiful attractions in the area surrounding the beach. Just outside of Puerto Penasco, you'll find El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve, a sweeping UNESCO World Heritage site in the Sonoran Desert that's home to the highest concentration of maar volcanic craters on earth. Due to the area's desert environment, ATVs are the preferred method of transportation. Rent one to travel around town, or explore some of the dunes and hills on the city's outskirts.
Nightlife & Entertainment
Puerto Penasco, aside from appealing to travelers from all walks of life, is particularly popular among spring breakers. The area is rife with places to embrace the nightlife, with locales like Elixir Bar Lounge, BooBar Cantina, and Skullyz Cantina all popular among students and young adults alike.
Shopping & Dining
The Malecon is the main thoroughfare in Puerto Penasco, complete with quaint shops, unique eateries, and open-air bars. Malecon Fish y Shrimp Market is filled with places to grab fresh seafood dishes or to shop from local vendors, while Malecon Fundadores is a seaside plaza featuring shops and a great place to relax. For amazing dining options, check out The Blue Marlin, The Point Restaurant, and others for authentic Mexican seafood cuisine.