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Rocky Point is noted for the “largest aquarium in the world” under the waters of the Sea of ​​Cortez. After taking a few dives, you’ll really enjoy all the diversity of sea life in the crystal blue waters of the sea.

 

Puerto Peñasco

Destination & Adventures

Explore The

Undersea World

In the past few years, Puerto Peñasco has become a very popular and favorite destination for those with an adventurous spirit. For those, relaxing in the sun along the beach isn’t enough, Puerto Peñasco offers all kinds of adventurous activities for everyone. For the more spirited traveler snorkeling and scuba diving.

Puerto Peñasco is famous for being part of the “largest aquarium in the world” under the waters of the Sea of ​​Cortez. After taking a view dives, you’ll really enjoy all the diversity of sea life in the crystal blue waters of the sea.

Sandy Beach

Walk-in entries are easy and safe. At high tide, depths in the cove range from 3 to 20 feet (1 to 6 m), perfect for skill evaluations and students’ first exposure to saltwater diving. Just outside, the sand and rock substrate slopes gradually to 40 feet (12 m). Diverse Cortez sea life, especially invertebrates such as nudibranchs, sea stars, sea cucumbers and spiny urchins, entertain students as they acclimate in non-threatening ocean conditions.

Rocky Point Bluff

For certified divers and advanced training, the boulder-strewn face offers an exciting shore entry. Typically, scuba divers ride the outgoing tide past undulating sea fans and tropical fish swimming nonchalantly against the current. Spiny lobsters, jewel morays, roughjaw frogfish and Gulf octopus peer back at curious divers from their boulder sanctuaries. Near-shore visibility commonly peaks at near 25 feet (8 m).

Bird Island (Isla San Jorge)

Underwater, the island slopes to a depth of 60 feet (18 m), its rocky shoulders covered with white, red, orange and yellow sea fans. Nudibranchs are plentiful and common fishes include sergeant majors, yellowtail snapper, Mexican barracuda, Cortez angels, chub and various species of triggerfish, wrasse and damsels. Visibility can reach 60 feet (18 m) but averages 30-40 feet (9-12 m). Near Bird Island is a sea mount that drops to 130 feet (40 m), which is diveable only on calm days.

Puerto Peñasco Dive Highlights

  • Sandy Beach 
  • Rocky Point Bluff
  • Isla San Jorge
  • Beach Dives 
  • Puerto Lobos
  • Playa Encanto
  • Pelican Beach 
  • Playa Bonita
  • Playa San Jorge

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  • Mirador Beach
  • Mayan Palace Beach
  • Cholla Bay
  • Morua Estuary  

Beach Dives

If you like dive straight from the beach, Tucson Beach, Mirador, Golden Beach and Las Conchas, are the best places to dive.

Tucson Beach

Tucson Beach is another location in which you can go snorkeling in Puerto Penasco by taking off from the beach. The beach is located near Cholla Bay and Playa Mirador (also known as Manny’s). The ocean is also clear at this location, but with a few different habitats and marine life available to view. Tucson Beach is a picturesque location for snorkeling because of its scenic views and calm waters that are generally guarded from factors that would normally disrupt snorkeling, such as strong wind and water currents. 

Golden Beach

 On our list that is available to snorkel at off of the beach. The ocean continues its clarity here and the beach itself is a perfect place to lay out in the sun and dry off after you’re done. When you snorkel close to this beach or any of the beaches on this list, it’s vital to bring a dive flag so that passing banana boats and other watercraft won’t injure you or disturb the fish by going near you.

Mirador Beach

Close proximity to town. It is nearby most of the famous attractions and destinations of downtown Puerto Peñasco. The Old Port’s Malecon is a must-see for those looking to enjoy local entertainment, shopping, and dining. At the Malecon in Puerto Peñasco, you can listen to a concert of local musicians, shop for souvenirs, or sit on the patio of a restaurant and enjoy the gorgeous Mexican sunset. Mirador Beach is also the place to be for those looking to enjoy the nightlife of Rocky Point. It is no secret that the town is popular spring break destination. Mirador Beach boasts some of the town’s favorite bars such as Pink Cadillac and the Baja Cantina. Soak up the sun on the shore during the day, and party the night away once the sun goes down at Mirador Beach! 

Puerto Lobos

Located just two hours south of Puerto Penasco is the quiet little village of Puerto Lobos. This small fishing village has lots to offer in the way of diving and snorkeling. There is also a small wreck dive just off shore and an occasional surprise visit from a whale shark.

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Puerto Peñasco

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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Romance

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Activities

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Wine Tasting

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Puerto Peñasco and the undersea waters of the Sea of Cortez will provide a variety dives from shore to boat.

Experience the diversity of sea life in the crystal clear blue waters that surround her shores.

Whether you’re an expert diver or a beginner, diving Puerto Peñasco offers plenty of great places to dive to choose from.

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– Victor Novak, Califor Agro Ltd.

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