Puerto Peñasco, Mexico
Puerto Peñasco, Rocky Point, Mexico
Take a stroll along the beach, kick off your shoes, and relax!
Life is better at the BEACH!
Puerto Peñasco is just 60 miles southwest of the U.S.-Mexico border. It is
approximately a 3½ hour drive from Tucson or Phoenix. No car permit or
visas are necessary, as Rocky Point is located in the Free Zone.
The weather offers typically warm temperatures and clear skies, especially in the evening.
The climate is more moderate than Arizona, being slightly cooler in the summer and
slightly warmer in the winter.
During your visit to Rocky Point, do some exploring, pick up a copy of the Rocky Point times, to see what events may be in town while you are here. Take a walk along the beach,
explore the fish market where you can buy fresh fish and shrimp. Walk around Old Port, visit the curio shops. Happy hour at the Playa Bonita is always fun. We also recommend a visit to
El Capitan restaurant on Whale hill, which is right above the fish market. BEST view in town. Must see!! So stop in for a quick drink or shrimp cocktail!

Don’t forget to visit Cholla bay, where you can have breakfast at Xosies, go clamming and be sure to visit the world famous JJ’s Cantena! Awesome view of the bay from there! Take a
trip to the Cholla bay mall or Shacks 5th Avenue as we like to call it, this  is always a fun trip and good for finding all the things you never knew you needed!!

Rocky Point offers so much to do and see including sailing, fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, wind surfing and automobile and motorcycle  racing just to name a few. You can rent  ATV’s
or Jet Ski. Eat oysters at the Oyster Farm, kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving, sailing, para sail or take a boat trip to Bird Island. Chances are you will see many Dolphins along the

The people will charm you, the waters will seduce you and the pace will relieve you, Come to Rocky Point!
Here is our list of the 10 Best things to do in Rocky Point
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Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, also known as Rocky Point is just 60 miles south of the US boarder.

The Sea of Cortez is one of the most beautiful places on earth, from the abundance of sea life to the clarity of
the waters, the Sea of Cortez is host to amazing fishing, scuba diving, beautiful views, and more.

Come experience Paradise and the ultimate beach escape in Puerto Penasco. From Sunrise to Sunset you
will enjoy swimming, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, water skiing, para sailing and so much more! Water sports
can be enjoyed virtually all year long, not to mention the wonderful fishing. Shopping abounds and the
cuisine is unrivaled anywhere in Mexico.

A visit to Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point) offers the exotic charms of a foreign locale within easy traveling
distance from many U.S. locations. Daily Shuttle service is available from Phoenix airport to the Sandy Beach
1. CEDO  Intercultural Center for the Studies of Oceans and Deserts

This a place for the whole family. A natural history museum with a giant Fin Whale skeleton, a field station for
researchers and classes, an education center with a library and laboratories, a book store and a gift shop all are housed
CEDO is dedicated to research, education and conservation of The Sea of Cortez.
2. Cet-Mar Aquariums Center for Technological Sea Studies and Aqua Culture

This is a grate place for the whole family. The Center for Technological Sea Studies and Aqua Culture is an aquarium
exhibit that provides an up close look at the native species of the inter-tidal zone and the northern gulf coast. Here, you
can watch sea turtles, octopus, sea horses, shrimp, various fish species, and sea lions. Many aquariums collect
specimens from all over the world, and so they show a wide variety of sea life. But the basis for the Cet-Mar Aquariums
is that all the creatures there are inhabitants of the Sea of Cortez. And there's a wider range than most people would

LOCATED at 43 Las Conchas Road (off Fremont Blvd on the road to Las Conchas, turn right at the sign where road
curves right) before the Las Conchas Communities gate. Note: $3.00 Donation Appreciated - Monday - Friday 10:00 am -
2:30 pm - Saturday & Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Call 382-0010
3. Snorkeling & Diving Trips
The Sea of Cortez off Puerto Penasco is packed with interesting sea life, and the ocean is a wonderful temperature
year-round. Here are a few suggestions for established local businesses that can help you plan and enjoy these activities,
the dive shop is on the right side of the road, on your way to the fish market:
Fun n Sun

Also Santiago's Ocean Services 2 1/2 blocks South of Keno's Market Calle 13 (before Hotel Plaza Las Glorias) White &
Yellow Building on your Right side Look for the signs..
Santiago's Ocean Services
4. Bird Island Tour

If you are a lover of sea life and like to take photos, you might want to go on a trip to Bird Island. Whether you're just
curious, a nature-lover, or want to try snorkeling with the native sea lions, this might be right up your alley.

5. Take a Sunset Cruise Looking for a romantic moment with that special someone? Or maybe and a group of
friends just want to bid adios to a wonderful day in some serious style.

For a Swashbuckling Adventure on the high sea, come along with us on the 80 foot REY del MAR .  Her Captain and
crew provide you with great service, entertainment and an evening loaded full of fun and excitement on a Sunset Cruise
that you're sure to enjoy !

Intrepid also offers diving and snorkeling trips to such famous area destinations as Bird Island, where guests can
swim with the sea lions and view a large variety of sea and bird life such as whales, dolphins, sea lions, pelicans and
much more. In the fall, the Intrepid offers whale-watching tours giving guests a close up look at these graceful giants.
Intrepid’s fishing trips travel 20 – 25 miles off the coast to where the big fish swim.
6. Banana Boat Rides

Ever wonder what those big yellow inflatable things you see people riding on while being towed behind a small boat is?
It's commonly known as a banana boat. The average price is $5.00 per person or $20.00 for a group of 5. You might try
to negotiate the price.
7. Pinacate Craters
On the way to Rocky Point, why not stop at:Pinacate Biosphere Reserve Conservation – Explore the Pinacate craters
located at the halfway town (Nayarit) between Sonoyta and Rocky Point. The Gran Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar
Biosphere Reserve is considered one of the most unique volcanic zones in the world. The conservation of these gigantic
craters and the surrounding areas are an important part of ancient history and culture. Self guided tours are available from
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Visitors must register at the office as they enter the reserve. Located on Hwy. 8 at KM76.
8. Ultra light Flight
You will see it go by the patio! Flights are about 15 minutes long for $40.00, to get there, drive out of the resort turn left,
when you get the Reef you will see a small trailer!
9. Golf
Golf in Rocky Point, Mexico (Puerto Penasco) has arrived! Discover Laguna Del Mar, Puerto Penasco's first Jack
Nicklaus Signature Golf Course with pro shop, driving range and putting green is available daily. Call and make your T-
Time now or send them an e-mail. Toll Free: 877-536-4636 In Rocky Point: 383-0031 Website: www.lagunadelmar.com
Las Palomas Situated along Sandy Beach on the shores of the Sea of Cortez, Links is a Scottish term meaning “ridges.” It
stems from the Old English word “hlincas,” referring to wind-swept land located by the sea. In traditional fashion, a links
course is carved from land that has been sculpted over time by sand dunes and receding tides. Here—and only here—can
one create a true links golf course.The Links closely resembles that on which golf began more than 600 years ago. The
Links has been designed to serve as a “Central Park”for the Las Palomas Seaside Golf Community, with vistas and open
space for all to enjoy. The course is a showpiece—providing a truly remarkable golf experience. Pete Robbeloth (602)
943-2000 x211 pete@thelinkslaspalomas.com

The Mayan Palace Beach and Golf Resort, located just 20 minutes southeast of Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point), Mexico,
on the beautiful Sea of Cortez has become one of the most talked about subjects for vacationers from all over North
America. Here you will find a 5 Star Beach and Golf Resort complete with world class facilities and amenities. The long
anticipated and much talked about Puerto Peñasco Mayan Palace Mega Beach and Golf Resort is now well into Phase 2.
This is the newest and largest of the famed Mayan Palace Beach and Golf Resorts in Mexico, with other locations in
Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Cancun Riviera Maya and Mazatlan.
10. Spa Treatment
La Spa de Penasco Relax Your Soul with Rocky Point's full service spa. Offering massage, facials, pedicures,
manicures, body treatments and waxing. Located inside the Sonoran Spa Resort Lobby.
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