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Summer is here to stay! Enjoy it at the beach!

In addition to its certified clean beaches, Puerto Peñasco is home to numerous spots and activities to help you enjoy the warm weather and make summer special!

There are endless activities to explore during your stay in this beautiful corner of the Sea of Cortez, from swimming to jet-skis and banana boats, and more.  If traveling with kids, you can always make sand sculptures, sunbathe, pick up a game of beach volleyball, or simply stroll along the sand and enjoy the view.

Boat cruises:  Enjoy time with family and friends on one of the many “sunset” cruises, replete with music, snacks, and drinks!

Isla San Jorge (Bird Island):  Don’t miss out on a trip to Isla San Jorge (aka Bird Island) to see the sea lions. Get in the water, or jump on a kayak or paddleboard, and explore this spot which is home to one of the largest communities of migratory birds and sea lions.

Pinacate Biosphere Reserve:  Take advantage of the still cool mornings this time of year to visit the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. Take in the spectacular Elegante maar crater and sand dunes, as well as the desert flora and fauna. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a family of pronghorns or bighorn sheep that reside in this area, which is considered sacred to ancestors in the region as well as a UNESCO recognized natural World Heritage Site.

All-terrain excursions:  Afternoons are the perfect time to cruise the dunes and tourist spots on ATVs or other 4×4 vehicles, though being sure to wear helmets and follow safety rules at all times.

Founders Malecón:  Wander around the Malecon with friends or family. The Governors’ esplanade is an inviting area, just across from the tiled stairs leading to the upper part of the Malecon.  You can also stroll though the various curios shops and stands along the street, where you’ll surely come across all types of souvenirs and Mexican handcrafts.

Curios Rodeo Drive – Road to La Cholla:  This popular spot filled with quaint shops and galleries offers folk-art and jewelry from across the country, plus shell art and wood carvings made by local craft smiths.

Visit CEDO:  This summer calls for a trip to CEDO, the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans. The center, which does research on marine ecosystems and biodiversity, houses a welcome center and gift shop, offering guided eco tours and natural history talks while showcasing a whale skeleton to greet everyone!

Oyster farms: A can’t miss spot is definitely a visit to the oyster farms!  Did you know there’s a great oyster route in Puerto Peñasco?  The oyster route starts at KM 7 along the highway to Caborca, guiding you to relish fresh oysters recently taken out of the sea. Diners can enjoy a view of the estuaries and rustic furnishings while thoroughly experiencing the phrase “From the Sea to your Palate”.

These are just some of the many activities and spots to visit this summer in Puerto Peñasco, complementing our culinary treats, tremendous hotel offerings, the warmth of our people, and magnificent beach weather.

Welcome to Puerto Peñasco!