Puerto Peñasco

Rocky Point

A Seaside Haven

Located between the Sea of ​​Cortez and the Sonoran Desert, it is a destination that has a unique natural wealth. Here you will find high level tourist complexes, exclusive golf courses, high quality services, gourmet restaurants and countless opportunities for water activities; but, above all, you will approach a warm community of fishing origin with a great vocation for service. Being an area of ​​free access from the United States, it is very visited by inhabitants of Arizona.

El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve

A magical place in the middle of the Sonoran desert where the history of thousands of years has left its mark with incredible craters. With great biodiversity, houses least 40 species of mammals, 200 birds, 40 reptiles, as well as amphibians and freshwater fish, and protects endangered species such as the pronghorn, Sonoyta turtle and the Gila monster. It was declared a Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2013.

AttractionsSchuk Toak Museum, volcanic peaks, craters, dunes

Schuk Toak Museum

Located 17 miles from the highway to Sonoyta, this Visitor Center has an interactive museum with screens where documentaries are projected on the history and beauty of the volcanic shield, flora and fauna of El Pinacate Reserve. With interpretive trails outside this building, is the largest public construction in the entire country that works with solar energy.

AttractionsInteractive museography, visitor center

13th Street

Also known as “Tijuanitas”, the busiest street during holidays of both national and foreign tourism, you can find a wide variety of hotels, restaurants, bars and curios. It is also connects the city downtown with the hotel area.

AttractionsRestaurants, bars, nightclubs, boutiques

Founders Boardwalk

By tradition, a meeting point and an emblematic place right in the heart fo the port from where you can admire the greatness of the Sea of Cortez. In its square is the symbol of the city, the Camaronero statue and José el Pescador monument. Surrounded by the Colosio Plaza and corridor of curios, crafts, bars and restaurants of all kinds.

AttractionsPlaza Luis Donaldo Colosio, monument to shrimp farmers

Rey del May: King of the Sea

It is already a Rocky Point tradition to contemplate this pirate ship crossing the bay every afternoon, throughout the year. The iconic boat offers music, dance, food, and lots of fun onboard for the visitor and the locals.

AttractionsGood atmosphere, dinner, open bar included in the ticket.

Rocky Point Rally

Every November and lasting four days, participants and spectators from the United States, Canada and Mexico meet at the most important motorcycling event in the region. Literally, the city is full of bikers.

AttractionsMotorized bowling and darts, slow speed racing.

San Jorge Island aka “Birds Island”

It is considered one of the main reproduction areas for sea lions in Mexico. There are tour operators that offer guided tours in Rocky Point. The island is located one hour south of the city’s coast.

AttractionsSport fishing, snorkeling, diving, wildlife sighting.

La Choya

To the west of the city, a rocky peninsula shelters a picturesque village at the foot of its monumental hill. The place adjoins a gigantic estuary where it is possible to see and interact with its beautiful aquatic life.

AttractionsCollection of small marine species, off-road riding.

Cet-Mar Aquarium

It is a didactic space that offers information on the behavior of different marine ecosystems. It shelters sea turtles, manta rays and other species, some of which are endemic to the Gulf of California.

AttractionsInteract with sea lions, help preserve the enclosure.

CEDO

The Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans is a non-profit organization dedicated to investigating the Sonoran desert and the northern Gulf of California, as well as conserving natural resources.

Attractions: aquarium open to the public, ecological tours, talks

Patos Racetrack

It is a racetrack designed for all-terrain vehicles. Here important competitions are carried out. It is located 5 kilometers north of the city, on the road that leads to Sonoyta.

Attractions: Competitions, cars of all types, relaxed atmosphere

Golf

Few people imagine that Rocky Point is a wonderful destination to play golf. The port city has three beautiful fields (two designed by Jack Nicklaus himself) surrounded by the Sonoran Desert and the Sea of Cortez.

Attractions: Las Palomas, Península de Cortés at Mayan Palace Hotel, The Club at Laguna del Mar

Whale sighting

Whether they are hunchbacked or gray, the world’s largest mammals travel thousands of kilometers during the winter to reach the warm waters of the Sea of Cortés and settle during the months of January to March.

Attractions: Boat trips, photographs, birth of calves

Sport fishing

The waters of the port represent a good opportunity to carry out an incredible fishing. Within the great diversity of species allowed for the activity, the most popular are sierra, cochito, curbina, cabrilla and botete.

Attractions: Wide offer of charters, availability all year

Oyster Farms

Enjoy the taste of fresh oysters and live the experience of extracting them on your own in one of the three farms located 7 km from Puerto Peñasco, all recognized worldwide for the quality of the product.

Attractions: tours, guided tours, fresh dishes

City Hall Rocky Point CVB

Average temperature:

January  66 – 43 °F
February  73 – 48 °F
March  77 – 50 °F
April  81 – 54 °F
May  86 – 59 °F
June  90 – 64 °F
July  93 – 68 °F
August  95 – 68 °F
September  95 – 68 °F
October  90 – 57 °F
November  77 – 50 °F
December  70 – 46 °F

High season:

February to April

Type of tourism:

Beach / Youth / Ecological

Distance from HMO:

286.4 mi (5.5 hours)

Mobility:

Taxi / Urban bus

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