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Puerto Peñasco

Cuisine

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Local Cuisine

Puerto Peñasco seduces your senses with her natural beauty, incredible sunsets and vibrant nightlife as well as a wonderful selection of restaurants that will satisfy food lovers from all over the world.

100% Pleasure

Wine Tasting & Drinking

The cultivation of wine began over 500 years ago with Hernan Cortes.  Today the wine production in Mexico is gaining importance nationally and internationally.In Mexico, there are seven main estates where wine production is carried out.

Fun & Pleasure

Tequila

Tequila is a regional distilled alcoholic drink made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila,  and in the Jaliscan Highlands of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco.

Lime, Salt & Fun

Beer

Beer in Mexico has a long history. From  Mesoamerican time and the arrival of the Spanish, European style beer brewed was introduced and Mexicans have been brewing beer for centuries and is one of the world’s top beer-producing countries.

Learning to Cook Regional Delights

Attending a local Mexican cooking school is the best way to learn the local cuisine and Puerto Peñasco serves as a key location for cooking schools and food preparation here. Foodies who choose to mix learning with pleasure in Puerto Peñasco often find this to be a great chance to meet new friends and interact with locals.

The Basics: Seafood
Fresh seafood abounds in Puerto Peñasco, with all the usual suspects making an appearance: sandwiches out of beach-side shacks, grilled fish platters and plenty of ceviche. Regional ceviche has its own unique flavor acquired by the unconventional splash of orange soda or juice and sprinkling of tomatoes. Puerto Peñasco also has two seafood dishes that are distinct to the region: Pescado a la Talla is the most well-known regional specialty, a grilled snapper that has been marinated in spices and chiles. Vuelve a la vida or “return to life” in English, is the perfect hangover cure that locals swear by. It’s essentially a seafood cocktail (think bloody Mary with seafood thrown in) served in a chilled goblet with a side of saltine crackers and sliced avocado. A vuelve a la vida usually contains some combination of shrimp, raw clams and oysters, squid and ceviche doused in tomato juice, ketchup and a spicy salsa.

If you are a foodie, you should definitely try out the gourmet food that Puerto Peñasco has to offer. You will be happy to know that there is a seemingly endless choice of tempting cuisines. However, you will also be able to enjoy some international dishes in the local restaurants that offer everything, from casual options to fast foods. The local cuisine is actually centered on the ingredients which are secured from the sea. With the help of the perfectly seasoned and fresh products, the city will offer, various kinds of dishes which you should not miss. Here is a list of the most popular foods to try during you visit Puerto Peñasco.

Puerto Peñasco Cuisine

Pozole

In Puerto Peñasco, you can enjoy two types of pozole: white and green. White pozole is the kind you can find just about anywhere in Mexico; it’s prepared with chicken or pork, heirloom corn, vegetables and tortilla chips. Green pozole, has pumpkin seed sauce and green tomatoes added. The steaming hot soup is usually served in a clay bowl and is the perfect meal for a rainy afternoon on the coast.

Sopa de Albóndigas

Albondigas soup is a traditional Mexican meatball soup (“albondigas” means “meatballs” in Spanish) that my mother has cooked for our family for more than 50 years. It is our version of comfort food. A simple soup base is made with sautéed onions, garlic, broth, and tomatoes.

Tamales 

The delicious tamales have a special flavor that makes for a unique dining experience. They often consist of black mole with pork, chicken or green beans and squash blossoms wrapped in a banana leaf that gives them a more smooth and solid consistency. You can also enjoy bean tamales covered with green pumpkin seed mole or tamales made from fresh pumpkin.

Ceviche

Puerto Peñasco is a sea-side town, fresh seafood is something that can easily be enjoyed during your visit. Ceviche is prepared by cooking pieces of fish that were dipped in lemon juice for at least one night before draining the mixture and adding onion, fresh lemon juice, diced avocado, cilantro, olive oil, olives and chili.

Pescado a la Talla

Puerto Peñasco is full of coconut and tamarind trees, and as a result, there are various recipes that have been created using the fruits. Some of the treats that are peddled on the beach and everywhere in between include tamarind pulp mixed with sugar, jamoncillo, a nutty kind of fudge, baked coconut candy and coconut ice cream.

Vuelve a la Vida

Vuelve a la vida or “return to life” in English, is the perfect hangover cure that locals swear by. It’s essentially a seafood cocktail served in a chilled goblet with a side of saltine crackers and sliced avocado. A vuelve a la vida usually contains some combination of shrimp, raw clams and oysters, squid and ceviche doused in tomato juice, ketchup and a spicy salsa.

Mexican Chocolate Clam

This is a kind of clam which is prepared in a unique fashion. It is roasted on the stone bed and it is covered with rosemary that ads a special flavor to the clams.

The Mexican chocolate clam is something that you should try out on your next visit toPuerto Peñasco.

Shrimp and Fish Tacos

Shrimp and fish tacos are known to be the classic meals of Puerto Peñasco. There are a wide range of local specified, special seasoning, and freshness of the catch that combine to make the tacos a memorable meal during your visit.

 

Smoked Marlin

As marlin is the most common species that you will come across in this area, people here prepare in many different ways. Nonetheless, most of the times, it is shredded and smoked so that it is well-preserved. As a matter of fact, it also helps in enhancing the flavors. The meat is pretty delicious when it served with cheese and vegetables on the corn tortilla.

Comida de Pobres

This dish is also called the poor man’s food. However, you should not be deceived by its name. This is a popular food item. It is simple but extremely delicious. The item actually contains exquisite soup made from seafood along with the Mexican beans and rice accompanied with flour tortillas.

Guemes Tamales and Fajados Chicken Tamales

Guemes Tamales is considered to be a tradition all throughout peninsula of Baja Peninsula. It is actually made from pork or chicken, olives, raisins, and olive oil. The Fadados are basically chicken tamales and is the traditional food of Puerto Peñasco. It is prepared with delicious seasoning, stewed chicken, and corn dough prior to being wrapped in the corn husk.

Pitahaya

This is also called the dragon fruit. It is the traditional miracles treat. There is ample pitahaya because of the unique climate and flora of the area. This is actually a cactus fruit which grows in the desert regions. It is used for making jellied candies, jams, crystallized pitahayas, and marzipan.

Famous Puerto Peñasco Drinks

As per the tradition of Puerto Peñasco, the meal should accompany Clamato. This is a drink which is made from clam and tomato juice. Another well-known drink is Damiana liqueur. This is made from the plant with the same name and combines with cane alcohol, sugar, and water. It is usually prepared with indigenous Guaycrua for various ceremonies. This is actually digestive liquor. As a matter of fact, it is also known to be a relaxing aphrodisiac.

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Activities & Adventures

Explore Your Adventure Destination

Your Puerto Peñasco vacation is sure to consist of plenty of fun and excitement, but how about adding a touch of adventure as well? For those who can’t shake that adrenaline bug, consider booking exciting excursions, such as zip-lining, setting sail on a catamaran cruise or snorkeling and diving, to make the most out of your adventure destination.

Sun and Sand

Beach, Swimming & Sunbathing

Beaches

Puerto Peñasco is in one of the most beautiful regions in the world. From beachcombing to swimming and sunbathing, Puerto Peñasco beaches will not disappoint. 

Swimming

Some of the most popular beach areas can be found along Sandy Beach to the North of the city, or Las Conchas beaches towards the South. Both areas are a delight.

Sunbathing

Playa Bonita and the very popular Playa Hermosa stretch down from Sandy Beach towards town. On the southeastern side of Puerto Peñasco, Mirador Beach offers rockier terrain as it winds down toward Las Conchas.

Romance

Weddings, Honeymoons & More 

Weddings

Celebrate your romance with a destination wedding in Puerto Peñasco. Romantic weddings on a golden sand beach, rich sunsets and one of the most beautiful bays in the world are the perfect backdrop for your destination wedding.

Bachelor/ette

Your bachelorette/bachelor party can be the most fun you’ve had in years! With a bit of planning  beforehand, Puerto Peñasco is the perfect spot to plan such an adventure.

Honeymoon

Your honeymoon is sure to consist of plenty of romance, and Puerto Peñasco is the honeymoon destination. From quiet privacy to all out partying, Puerto Peñasco has something for every honeymooner.

Renewal of Vows

A rededication to your marriage is an exciting thing – you can do it as often as you like. With vow renewals (or reaffirmations) you have the opportunity to have the ceremony you’ve always wanted.

On the Sea

SUP, Sea Kayak & Sailing

SUP

The Sea of Cortez is renowned for its undersea life and paddle boarding is undoubtedly a great way to get in contact with the marine environment in Puerto Peñasco. Easy to learn and a great way to have fun.

Sea Kayaking

The Gulf of California is renowned for its undersea life. Rent a kayak and paddle around the calm seas or inlets or take a guided kayak fishing tour to discover the most productive fishing spots in the offshore reefs.

Sailing

Sea breezes and some of the most beautiful water in the world. Puerto Peñasco is the perfect exotic location for sailing and learning to sail. Bask in the sun and enjoy the unbelievable sunsets.

In the Sea

Snorkel & Scuba Diving

Snorkel

Puerto Peñasco’s warm waters and rocky reefs are home to a variety of tropical fish. Small coral formations and sea fans paint the sea floor. Whale sharks, dolphins and humpbacks sometimes make an appearance.

Scuba

A premier holiday destination with an established scuba industry. Underwater adventures and shallow depth great for beginners to deep dives with pelagics and fun drift dives to experience. There is an underwater experience for every level.

Fishing the Sea

Deep Sea, Shore & Lake

Fishing

Puerto Peñasco is considered a very good big game fishing destination in the Sea of Cortez. With its deep water and extensive reefs that make the blue water around Puerto Peñasco teem with game fish.

Deep Sea

Attraction for anglers heading to Puerto Peñasco is unquestionably saltwater fishing. Thanks to her fantastic deep waters surrounding the coastlines, sport fishing for highly sought after big game species is incredibly popular.

Shore

Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family and create life-long memories.

Family

Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.

Golf by the Sea

Golfing Experiences

Golf

Puerto Peñasco is a vibrant and exciting destination for golfers. There are excellent eighteen hole courses, and home to one of the 20 best and most fascinating golf courses in the world. Whatever your golfing desires we have a course for you.

Golfing

Whether you are looking for a championship course, a golf resort or a quick nine holes, you are definitely going to find what you are looking for in Puerto Peñasco.

On Land

Horses, Hiking, Biking, ATV

On Horseback

The spectacular beaches of Puerto Peñasco are perfect for your ride on horseback, breathe in the sea breeze and experience the incredible sunset and enjoy outdoor activities in this wonderful natural destination.

Hiking & Biking

Mountain bike and hiking tours led by local guides—a great choice for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Ride and hike along scenic trails through forested areas, river beds and deserts.

Off Road

Rugged mountain terrain and hidden treasures create the perfect setting for an off-road  adventure. Drive your own ATV through landscapes full of unexpected surprises and new adventures.

Lifestyle

Live the Lifestyle

Living

Looking for Lifestyle Options? When considering Puerto Peñasco as a place to live or retire, the knowledge we share will help you to create a plan, and we’ll connect you with useful lifestyle services and property choices.

Retire

Many consider Puerto Peñasco for their retirement home. With recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and a modern infrastructure, stable electrical grid and high-speed internet.

Lifestyle

Lifestyles from resorts, condos and other full-time housing—it’s a perfect place for the “always on vacation” lifestyle. Puerto Peñasco has everything you need and more, affordability, healthcare, safety, culture and cuisine.

Real Estate

Finding the Right Investment

Real Estate

Opportunites for real estate investment are growing in Puerto Peñasco. Beachfront and oceanview homes, condos, apartments and lots are available in this expanding market.

Beach Houses

Villas, apartments, and other residential units in the vicinity of a stunning ocean, pristine beaches, and picturesque lagoons. The attractiveness of Puerto Peñasco has always been a magnet that attracts buyers and tenants at any time of the year.

Culture

Experience the Culture

Culture

Morua Estuary
is the premier place in Puerto Peñasco to observe and interact with the natural wildlife of this very unique region.

Culture

The  Zócalo is a must-see for travelers interested in exploring local Mexican culture and nightlife. The city’s main square houses the city’s government buildings and several popular and affordable local restaurants.

Culture

Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (Our Lady of Solitude) Cathedral, located right in the heart of the square is a worthy stop on you tour of the town. 

Cuisine

Enjoy the Food & Drink 

Food & Drink

Puerto Peñasco is well known for its varieties of regional and national food and drink. From street tacos to exquisites culinary delights, paired with regional wine, beer and tequila with long histories and international reputations.

Fine Wine

The cultivation of wine began over 500 years ago with Hernan Cortes. Today the wine production in Mexico is gaining importance nationally and internationally. In Mexico, there are seven main estates where wine production is carried out.

Beer

Beer in Mexico has a long history. From Mesoamerican times and the arrival of the Spanish, European style beer was introduced and Mexicans have been brewing beer for centuries and is one of the world’s top beer-producing countries.

Tequila

Tequila is a regional distilled alcoholic drink made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km northwest of Guadalajara, and in the Jaliscan Highlands of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco.

Where to Stay

Find the Right Resort

Resorts

Puerto Peñasco resorts are perennial favorites among travelers. With a variety of beach options, rich heritage and fantastic food, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a place that’s got more to offer within such easy reach of most travelers.

Resorts

With her beautiful beaches and upscale resorts, Puerto Peñasco is the perfect vacation destination for those looking for relaxing fun in the sun. Soak in the sunshine, go for a tequila tasting, spa treatment or fill your day with outdoor adventures.

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