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Relishing Spring Break in all its splendor!

Rocky Point welcomes visitors with open doors, and health protocols in place to make sure we all care for each other. Not to worry, to reduce the feeling of confinement, we’ve got plenty of outdoor activities for you to enjoy! Just being in front of the sea, while soaking up …

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Must try street food culinary surprises in Rocky Point!

One of the pleasures that enriches any traveler’s experience is undoubtedly the food. When picking a destination, we’ve all contemplated on our list of things to do that of tasting the best of local dishes.  While we’ve shared with you some of the best culinary spots in Rocky Point, and …

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Disconnect from routine and refresh your mind and body at the beach

Hitting pause on the daily routine to recharge one’s energy is something that should be on everyone’s self-care list. If there’s a “must do” way of recharging, that’s getting close to nature! The privilege of standing in front of the immense sea, feeling the sand between your toes, and taking …

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Rocky Point’s sea isn’t just to admire from shore

Planning a trip to Rocky Point conjures up the beach, sea, sand, and all the fun to be had in the water! Along with the tremendous biodiversity of sea life, you’ll find plenty of options to ensure a deluxe vacation in this heavenly corner of the Sea of Cortez. We’d …

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Imagine spotting majestic whales from just a short distance away! This is a privilege you can enjoy along Rocky Point’s coasts!

Witnessing the surfacing and acrobatics of these giants of the sea is an exciting energetic experience! This gift from nature and the Sea of Cortez can be shared by all who have the opportunity to visit Rocky Point during winter, which is precisely when whales visit our warmer coasts. These …

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Make Valentine’s Day memories at the Beach

Did you know that February 14th, Valentine’s Day, was established as a day to celebrate love and friendship in honor of Saint Valentine of Rome? This patron saint of lovers, a.k.a. “Cupid”, would risk his life in order to unite young couples in marriage! The international day of love and …

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SAFE POINT

“SAFE POINT” is Puerto Peñasco’s guarantee that you will always find a healthy & safe place to stay. As the main developing tourist destination in Northwestern Mexico, far from dropping its guard, Puerto Peñasco acted quickly in response to these complicated times caused by the global pandemic. This helped ensure …

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Puerto Peñasco’s tides are a unique spectacle

A unique natural spectacle can be seen along the beaches of Puerto Peñasco with the remarkable rise and drop in tides in just a single day.

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Pink Gold from the Sea of Cortez

Delving into the heart of the Gulf of California in search of shrimp was one of the main activities leading to Puerto Peñasco’s origins. Shrimp has become an iconic figure due to the growth it permitted the city. This particular region is privileged given the natural wealth and biodiversity of …

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What to do in Puerto Peñasco during the winter?

Winter is almost here, with its warm days and chilly nights, that can be advantageous for many activities around the city or on the beach. Thinking the sand and beach are only for summer visits would be a mistake, as there are several activities you can do during the winter …

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10 Spectacular spots for a dream wedding in Puerto Peñasco

Have you ever thought of stepping out of convention to hold a destination wedding? If you don’t already know, Puerto Peñasco (aka Rocky Point) has become a premiere dream wedding destination for couples from across northwestern Mexico as well as the southwestern part of the U.S.  Saying “I do” is …

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Experience Mexico!

Celebrations commemorating the anniversary of the Mexican Revolution will be diverse and more family oriented this year.  The Mexican Revolution was a watershed moment for the country. As a nation, we cannot let this important date go unobserved, and more so this year as we commemorate its 110th Anniversary. While …

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As the weather cools, the beach beckons

There are those who say that September and October in Puerto Peñasco offer the best weather of the year, as showcased by cooler evenings and crisp sunrises. So, if you didn’t get a chance to vacation this summer, it’s the perfect time to escape and enjoy the beach in all …

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Make plans to visit Puerto Peñasco!

You can now enjoy nearly all that Puerto Peñasco has to offer! Movement and activities in and around this tourism destination have gradually but surely come back, in accordance with established health protocols, so that you can enjoy the city while continuing to take care of yourself and others. It’s …

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Puerto Peñasco’s resorts and beaches recognized worldwide

In this magical corner of the Sea of Cortez, in addition to finding yourself in a privileged spot given its beautiful beaches, sand dunes, and magnificent sunsets, you’ll also come across internationally recognized accommodation options. Just imagine, in Puerto Peñasco you’ll have the opportunity to select a hotel or resort …

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Everything you need to know about Bioluminescence

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about this amazing natural phenomenon, along with answers as shared by biologists from the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) Is it possible to predict if this will happen again in coming days? This is not a …

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Everything you need to know about whale watching

– Whale watching, which is a natural privilege offered along Puerto Peñasco’s coasts, was recently authorized by the Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) under Official Mexican Law that establishes regulations for the practice of whale watching.  – Whale watching most commonly takes place at the beginning of …

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Christmas and New Year’s in Rocky Point!

Christmas is another very important day, reuniting families across the globe. The holiday spirit embraces the city with decorations and lights, Christmas trees, and Santa Claus.   The winter holidays are another great time to seize the moment and enjoy a quick getaway to Puerto Peñasco with friends and family. The …

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January Jam! Beachside winter music festival for the soul

From the creators of Circus Mexicus, Roger Clyne and The Peacemakers, January Jam is an 11-year-old music festival stretching over three days that brings together popular bands, friends, and fans from across Arizona, Texas, California, Illinois, Minnesota, and beyond! For 2020, January Jam is set for MLK Weekend, January 17th …

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Thanksgiving in Rocky Point 2019

One of the most important days to celebrate in the United States is Thanksgiving; a date that brings together family and friends in being grateful for what one has. This year, Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Thursday, November 28th.  In Puerto Peñasco, where many US ex-pats reside, and which receives …

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Day of the Dead in Puerto Peñasco!

The period between the end of October and beginning of November acquires a solemn yet festive mood, filled with aromas of marigold, incense, copal, candle wax, tasty dishes, candy skulls, chocolate, and “pan de muerto” filling the air. Families visit and decorate the resting places of loved ones; colorful perforated …

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Let the Sea of Cortez witness the happiest day of your life!

Saying “I do” to one’s beloved while seaside under an endless sky is a dream that more and more couples are seeing come true in Puerto Peñasco. Our coastal destination is a natural background to ensure dreams become reality, offering the beauty of our beaches, the best weather, and quality service. Beachside weddings, through special planning and surrounded by friends …

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How to celebrate U.S. holidays in Puerto Peñasco?

Even though we’re already in the ninth month of the year, there are still some American holidays left to celebrate. Many people take advantage of these long weekends to head out and celebrate in another city. Such is the case for Puerto Peñasco, which receives thousands of U.S. visitors looking …

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Top Ten Weekend activities in Rocky Point!

Top Ten Weekend activities in Rocky Point! Visiting Puerto Peñasco this weekend? Here are our recommendations on how to spend an incredible weekend along the best beaches northern Mexico has to offer! Visit the Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve. Get to know all the different species …

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La Roca Hotel: Iconic spot in Puerto Peñasco

Located in the heart of the port, with rooms that store many stories and legends of early 20th century gangsters, Hotel la Roca is the oldest place to stay in Puerto Peñasco. Built in 1927 by John Stone, today the main attraction of this site is that it was presumably …

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Mexican holiday weekends!

Along with well-deserved summer vacation, there are rest periods to take advantage of in breaking with routine while heading out to visit new destinations. These are what are known in Mexico as “puentes festivos” (holiday “bridges”, or rather, long weekends) surrounding dates that generally commemorate historical events. Luckily, one of …

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The Rocky Point Rally is the Largest Biker Fiesta in Northwestern Mexico

The event that began as a gathering of a few hundred motorcyclists from Arizona and Sonora in 2001 now brings together more than 9,000 bikers principally from the U.S. Southwest and Mexico. Considered one of the most important biker rallies in the region, the Rocky Point Rally has managed to …

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What to do in Puerto Penasco this 4th of July?

Puerto Peñasco Is showing off this festive weekend with spectacular weather to celebrate the 4th of July. The highest temperature is going to be 88 F, so get your swimsuit and the sunblock ready because the beach awaits. Here we share some ideas for you to spend an incredible weekend …

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Let’s celebrate the 26th anniversary of the El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve.

Things you should know about El Pinacate El Pinacate is the most biodiverse desert in the world, a wonderful destination for photography and video due to its imposing flora & fauna, its brilliant daylight, orange sunsets, and spectacular nights. The desert shines with color in the spring when the flowers …

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Geminid Meteor Shower

The Geminid Meteor Shower is a spectacular sight that nature gifts us. One must get away from the city lights on a dark night with little or no moon. It is suggested to find a cozy location. You may also want some binoculars (they are not necessary) and/or a camera. …

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Celebrate Mexican Independence Day in Puerto Peñasco!

Mexico’s Independence Day is a time to celebrate, which Mexicans happen to be very good at! On the night of September 15th, people across Mexico gather to celebrate the “Grito de Dolores” (Call to Independence), and locally thousands of Puerto Peñasco residents and visitors will enjoy the festivities outside City …

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Exploring the depths in the “World’s Aquarium”

In addition to the natural beauty of our beaches, deserts, and dunes, along with the services Puerto Peñasco offers, how about exploring the Sea of Cortez through the lens of a scuba diver? Named at one time by the late explorer and oceanographer Jacques Cousteau as “The World’s Aquarium”, The …

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Did Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe visit Puerto Peñasco?

By Contributor Moka Hammeken I was surfing online when suddenly I came across a historic photo with the caption: Marilyn Monroe visiting Puerto Peñasco with baseball star Joe DiMaggio and the famous Mexican umpire Carlos Alberto González, in July of 1953! Could it be? The photo shows a young lighthearted …

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Zipline in Rocky Point!

If you’re into extreme sports and planning a trip to Puerto Peñasco, be sure not to miss out on the zipline experience on the way to Cholla Bay, offering a high adrenaline rush above the dunes, rocks, and even the Sea of Cortez! The Puerto Peñasco zipline is a relatively …

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Sandboarding in Rocky Point!

Imagine adrenaline-fueled defiance of speed and the desert dunes! This is sand boarding, the extreme sport that has been gaining popularity across the globe and which you can now enjoy on Puerto Peñasco’s dunes. Here in Puerto Peñasco, sandboarding opportunities can be found on dunes near the Shuck Toak Visitor’s …

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The wonder of Puerto Peñasco’s tides

Puerto Peñasco’s thrilling tidal movement is a spectacular show of nature, and a wonder to anyone lucky enough to witness it.  This phenomenal change in high and low tides can be easily admired by all as the sea recedes meters at a time, or as the water returns to cover …

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Father’s Day in Rocky Point

It can sometimes be challenging to decide what to give Dad, or how to make his Father’s Day incredible.  The list of possible “details” may seem to be less than that for Mother’s Day, but ohhh nooo! There’s always something to help Pops feel special.  How about inviting him to …

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Summer in Rocky Point!

It’s heating up in Rocky Point!  It’s time to bring out the swimsuit, dive into pools, stroll along beaches, wade into the sea, and explore several ways to refresh yourself.  There are unending summer activities in Puerto Peñasco to add to your travel list. Thousands of people seek out the …

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US Memorial Day Weekend in Rocky Point!

More than 30,000 people from Arizona and southern California, among other spots across the southwestern US, are expected to hit Peñasco’s shores for U.S. Memorial Day Weekend, making this one of the busiest vacation times of the year and marking the “unofficial” kick-off to the U.S. summer vacation season. Several …

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CINCO DE MAYO IN ROCKY POINT

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Spring Break Family Fun in Rocky Point

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Arizonas Most Popular Spring Break Destination

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Celebrate love in Rocky Point

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October Excitement in Rocky Point

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4th of July

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Experience an Extreme Summer in Rocky Point

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A Taste of Paradise

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Welcome Winter Visitors!

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Craters and sand dunes at the Pinacate! Perfect for all seasons!

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Piñatas – A Holiday Tradition!

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October’s cool mornings and fresh evenings

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Los Curios offers art treasures

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Puerto Peñasco's Fishing Roots

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Independence Day festivities, sun, sand, and sea!

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Local Restaurants on TripAdvisor list

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Adventure in Bird Island

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A dozen curious facts about the Pinacate

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Area beaches!

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Top 10 hotels in Puerto Peñasco, as ranked by opinions on TripAdvisor

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Pinacate Reserve offers unique vacation stop

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