Los Pavorreales: This unique concept restaurant with a country feel to it is located just outside the city, after turning right at the railroad tracks leading to the El Golfo Coastal Highway. Not only will you be able to enjoy a delicious regional meal and hot coffee, but you can hang out with, and even feed, the several animals that reside there, from horses, donkeys, and rabbits, to several types of birds and of course coquettish peacocks that greet you as you arrive.
Plaza a la Madre (Mother’s Plaza): This public space is located on Benito Juarez Blvd., just a few meters from the highway entrance when coming from Sonoyta, and right next to the baseball stadium.
The park, which was built in honor of all mothers, is a welcoming spot for the entire family with inviting playground equipment, some of which are handicap inclusive. There are also sidewalks, plenty of space for skating, a kiosk in the center, and plenty of green areas.
Shrimp Plaza: Established in the 1980s, this is the oldest plaza in the city. It was built to honor shrimp fishermen and the “pink gold” they seek. Shrimp Plaza is located in the heart of Puerto Peñasco on Benito Juarez Blvd., across from City Hall. Surrounded by benches and businesses, the park has an art kiosk in the center plenty of green areas. It frequently serves as space for fairs and other public events, and is ideal for strolling around, spending an evening on a bench, or taking your pet out for a walk.
Governors’ Plaza: Located within the Malecon, this sea front plaza is designed with pillars and plaques put in place to represent the Governors who attended the 2007 XXV Border State Governors Meeting held in Puerto Peñasco. It is an extensive plaza in the middle of a corridor filled with curios, restaurants, and bars where you can sit and enjoy breathtaking sunsets. It is an ideal spot for the entire family and a favorite space for national tourists who enjoy listening to bandas.
Hotel La Roca: Located in the heart of the Old Port, this vintage hotel was built from stone in 1927. Its walls keep stories and legends of gangsters and supposed constant visits made by Al Capone himself of when the hotel functioned as a betting place. Today it functions as a hotel offering comfortable rooms, but with plenty of history within its walls. The hotel, which displays a case of antiques, is only a few steps from the Malecon and is surrounded by curios and galleries.
The Seashell Museum: At this private museum, open only on Fridays, you will come across a temple of creativity along with a fragment of treasures from the beach. Founded by Naomi and Russ Black, the small museum located on Ramon Figueroa street houses objects made from seashells and other small items the couple has gathered over 35 years. There are also illustrations, videos, and shelves displaying a myriad of shells from the region.
Rodeo Drive: This grand curio corridor is located on the old road to Cholla Bay at the end of Revolución street. Hugging the long stretch of welcoming sidewalks, you can find all the folkart you can imagine, from handcraft pieces made with seashells to iron or clay, paintings, sarapes, and other traditional Mexican items. There are also restaurants offering tasty Mexican cuisine. In early November, the street turns into a cultural space for events surrounding Día de Muertos, with a parade of Catrinas and altars to the faithful departed.
The Pinacate and Greater Altar Desert Biosphere Reserve: This is truly a magical area encrusted in the middle of the Sonoran desert, where thousands of years of history have left their mark with incredible craters, El Elegante being the largest. Its abundant biodiversity consists of at least 40 different mammals, 200 types of birds, and 40 kinds of reptiles, along with amphibious creatures, and even the endangered pronghorn, Sonoyta turtle, and Gila monster. UNESCO named El Pinacate a World Heritage Site , and its biology station is located at Km 52 of the Sonoyta-Puerto Peñasco highway.
Tequila Factory: The Tequila Factory, located on Benito Juarez Blvd, is a spot where you can learn everything about the tequila we like to bring home and sample several types of tequila made in different parts of Mexico, all while getting a fun speech on how tequila is made and the various types there are. Visit the Tequila Factory and choose the tequila that best suits your palette.