Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico
Puerto Peñasco (also known as Rocky Point) is just 60 miles southwest of the Arizona border with Mexico. The town was founded in 1930 as a fisherman’s village. Today, the city is a beautiful tourist destination while retaining the feel of an old fishing port.
This seaside town is where the Sonoran Desert meets the Sea of Cortez. Desert sand dunes scattered with ocotillo, cholla cactus and desert grasses merge with the sand on the seashore of Old Mexico.
Rusty shrimp trawlers anchor in the shallows, drying their nets in the sun while children play in the tide pools, beachcombers meander on the shore and vendors scour the beach for customers. From under the shade of a palapa, you may gaze at pelicans skimming across the water or sight dolphins in the distant water.
The aquamarine water in hues of blues and green invite swimmers, boaters, sailors and all water lovers to frolic in the warm waters. These waters are home to one of the richest marine environments on the planet! Therefore, Puerto Peñasco is also a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts.
Puerto Peñasco is just an hour’s drive across the U.S. border, making it an ideal destination from Arizona, New Mexico, California and southern Nevada. From the International airport in Phoenix, Arizona it is just a 4 hour drive and several car rental companies allow vehicles to be driven into Sonora, Mexico.
Prior to the border, you pass through the Organ Pipe National Monument which has an intriguing and unique desert beauty all its own. The Lukeville/Sonoita border crossing is small and easy to traverse. Sonoita itself is not intimidating and before long you are on the “hassle-free zone” highway . . . on your way to the Sea of Cortez!
Puerto Peñasco offers accommodations for every budget from camping on the beach to high-rise condo resorts. This is a safe and friendly beach town. It’s a great place for summer vacations. Or, the snowbird’s sun-drenched winter retreat.
There are Mexican handcrafts for sale, a small aquarium, lots of restaurants and fun bars overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Dozens of local vendors offer ATV & Rhino rentals, jet ski rentals, parasailing, kayaking, ultra light rides, sunset cruises, fishing trips and fantastic eco-tours.
Visit Puerto Peñasco! From the Laguna Shores area estuary to Cholla Bay, Pelican Point, Sandy Beach and Playa Bonita to the Old Port’s busy Malecon area, and past to the Mirador beaches, Las Conchas, Playa Encanto and as far as the Mayan Palace and Playa San Jorge, you will find miles of beaches! There are faraway beaches for the beachcomber to find a perfect shell for the collection. There are quiet estuaries for kayaking and rolling waves for watersports.
From sandy to rocky beaches, Puerto Peñasco has the perfect, sunny seashore for every whim! Come down and Discover Peñasco! This is our home and our beach town. We love it here! And, we want you to Experience this Place! We would like to introduce ourselves! And by this means, we hope to Introduce you to Sunny Mexico with a visit to “Arizona’s Closest Beach”, Puerto Peñasco.
Let’s plan YOUR trip together! On the Discover Penasco page of this website, you will find some preliminary ideas for your visit. Take a few minutes and look it over. If you choose, we can meet you at the border. Click on the Response Form, send us an email with any questions, let us know what your interests are and when you would like to travel. Or make Reservation for many of the hotels and condos from the Reservations page.
We will work with you to tailor a hassle-free and worry-free, enjoyable visit to Peñasco that has been personalized just for you or your group!
~ Russ & Naomi Black
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Mexico Cell From Mexico: 638-113-4591
Mexico Cell from the US: (011-521)638-113-4591
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“Where the Sonoran Desert Meets the Sea of Cortez!”
The purpose of Penasco Recreation is to promote the beach town of Puerto Peñasco
in a positive way as both a Travel Destination and a Safe and Great place to Live.
This positive promotion is done without bias in a manner that can be supported by all Puerto Peñasco businesses.
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