Puerto Penasco, also known as Rocky Point, is a resort town in the state of Sonora, about 60 miles south of the Arizona border. Popular with tourists from California and Arizona, the town is a haven for tourists who want to lie in the sun, swim or fish, see some marine life, or party. It is a popular destination for American college students on their Spring Break, and many who travel to Puerto Penasco Mexico call the destination "Arizona's Beach," due to its popularity with the state's inhabitants. A large number of condominiums and Puerto Penasco hotels are located on the beach, and they are perfect places to stay for a few days or a few weeks.
Travel to Puerto Penasco Mexico has been made relatively easy because it has been designated as part of a free-trade zone between the US and Mexico. Tourists from the US, therefore, are not required to get a visa to visit this popular beach town. There are also shuttle bus services operating between the Phoenix Airport and Puerto Penasco, making the trip convenient and easy for US residents.
The beaches are the prime attraction, of course, with six major beaches featuring fine golden sand; these include Playa Bonita, Playa de Oro, El Mirador, La Cholla, Estero Morua, and Las Conchas. During low tide, visitors can see many sea animals lurking in the many tidal pools along the beaches. Tourists may choose to stay in some of the luxurious Puerto Penasco hotels here, including the Sonoran Sun Resort, which is a Sonora beach resort and spa; Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort; and Penasco del Sol Hotel and Conference Center. There are many more developments springing up on the beachfront property, including golf clubs, and visitors can expect to see more and more Puerto Penasco hotels being built in the next few years. In addition, beach rentals in Mexico are a popular option for accommodations and can help save money if you're traveling in a group.
The town of Puerto Penasco is a pleasant town with a well-developed nightlife. There are many casual restaurants and bars in town that are well-suited for a young crowd, such as Manny's Beach Club, The Reef Club, and Bumaya. For a more refined experience, try the Maria Bar at Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort. Tourists who travel to Puerto Penasco Mexico during festivals will be rewarded by mariachi bands, folk dances, and other celebratory events in town. One of the most popular festivals is the annual fishing festival in June. At other times, such as during Spring Break, live bands and DJs perform while vacationers dance and party on the beach.
For visitors who aren't content to simply relax by the beach, there are a host of activities for you to try. ATVs and other vehicles can be rented in and around town, and many tour companies offer kite-surfing rental and lessons, scuba diving, and kayaking. For a unique experience, you might consider going horseback riding on the beach. For couples, a romantic sunset cruise with drinks and snacks might be just the thing. Meanwhile, families may want to visit the Cet-Mar Aquarium near Las Conchas, where you can feed the sea lions and turtles. All in all, Puerto Penasco has something to offer everyone, whether they are there to party, to enjoy adventure sports, or to get some much needed R&R.