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Wonderful varied things to do. Stroll along the streets and beaches, haggle with the street vendors, take a twilight cruise (cheap and fun), snorkle with the sea lions at Bird Island (more expensive, but fun - $75/person/half-day). Rent a quad-runner ($100 +/day). Combine clamming at Cholla Bay with a natural history lesson (Cheap and fun and keep your clams). Swim, boogie board. Fish. Ride horses (Didn't price those.) Get your hair done on the beach cheap. Nice jewelry deals with persistent, but good-natured vendors on the beach. Take an ultra-light flight along the surf. ($50/30 minutes. Wonderfully worth it according to La Bella Brenda!) Great food, nice people, great ambiance. Buen Viaje!!!
Updated Apr 23, 2013
Numerous vendors en route to the beach rent 4-wheelers. In our experience each one rents for $20/hour. Or you can rent one all day for $100, I believe.
One caveat: We rented from the last vendor on the road to Cholla Bay, and he tried to rip us off.
We rented 4, and had them back in under an hour. That meant we owed $80. I had given them a $100 bill. When I asked for our $20 change, the local flunky tried to stonewall me. Had to wait on the boss, and HE tried to steamroller us...acted stupid first, then said the $20/hour was for the WHITE ATVs, but we wanted the RED, which were $25. I had to demand he call the police a number of times ("Llamada la policia horita!") before he finally relented and grudgingly gave us our change. I told him, "Next time, just be honest!"
Anyhow, you may want to avoid that particular vendor.
OR you may just want to be sure and NOT OVERPAY from the start! My bad!
Updated Aug 8, 2011
Address: All along the roadway north of town.
Take an ultralight flight just north of Puerto Penasco. About a 20-minute flight for $40, well worth the price in our view. Flight paths vary: some go further south and buzz the Sandy Beach area, others are more north. Zach and Jen flew the southern route, mine was more the north option, over the coast, above Cholla Bay and the lava mountain where we were 4-wheeling a short time later.
We made our flights on May 21, 2011, the day the world was supposed to end, but it didn't, thank goodness, and we think we got our money's worth!
Updated Aug 8, 2011
Address: N. of Rocky Point's last buildings along coast.
There have been a lot of changes to the Malecon waterfront promenade and the plaza over the past year or so. It's even more enjoyable and romantic than before. We just LOVE Puerto Penasco. If we were rich we'd have a home there. If you've never been, give it a whirl. If it's been awhile, WHAT are ya waiting for???!!! Buen viaje, amigos!
Written Apr 4, 2009
Address: Malecon Plaza.
Just a short drive from our hotel resort in Rocky Point is the little waterfront town (Puerto Penasco). The tourism industry here has really blossomed ever since the great hotels and condominiums started sprouting up.
Souvenirs and little things you can take home are available everywhere and for a very affordable price. There is seafood to be had everywhere, and we even tried a restaurant that was constructed over the waterfront. You’d be surprised to find fine dining here in Puerto Penasco!
There is adequate parking space and just follow the flow of cars and you will find the area where people park (for a fee) near the waterfront.
On one Sunday we were there, we even had mass at a small church (given in Spanish of course). It was at the Sagrado Corazon de Jesus - (Sacred Heart of Jesus) - Catholic Church services at noon Sunday - located at 65 Estrella Ave 3-29-59. There are also Non-Denominational Services - 9am Sunday at Playa Elegante R.V. Park's Recreation Room 91Matamoros Ave.
Written Jan 31, 2009
I couldn't think of a better name for them. I'm sure there's one but I can't remember it right now. There's plenty of these around Rocky Point's harbor. You'll find them at night too, with their neon lights flickering and the music blaring out. These are the party boats. From anywhere from 20-40 bucks they take you out for 3 hours or sometimes more. From the flyers that we saw, it included free alcohol and food. Even one of the ones I saw had strippers on it! We didn't get a chance to go on them but I thought I'd pass this one to you all.
Written Oct 13, 2007
If you like getting wet and thrashed about on a inflatable raft going at fast speeds then this is for you. The people in charge of driving them usually charge anywhere from 10 to 20 USD depending on how many minutes you choose or how many minutes they say when they quote you on a price. They take you out in the ocean, not too far from shore. You hold onto the handles on the raft and at first, they start out slow, then they go fast and you hit those waves pretty hard. Go for it and try it out! I almost fell off but my other friends fell off completely. Hang on for dear life!
Written Oct 13, 2007
The most important part of any Mexican beach town (or any beach or resort town)! The beach! The beach in this place is very spread out and pretty big. There's vendors of course, in shaded canopies offering their wares. Lots of cool knick-knacks to take home to loved ones. But you didn't come here to spend all your time looking at knick-knacks no?!?!?! (I hope you didn't) A word of caution, try to wear your flip-flops or water shoes with you, as here and there, to my discovery, there's broken glass in some places! Watch where you step. When the tide's out, there's lot of little hermit crabs everywhere. Pretty cool!
Written Oct 5, 2007
Romantic, affordable, and highly enjoyable. Several tour offices offer these. My wife and I went out for a couple of hours for $25 each. 2 margaritas were included in the package. We had some happy sailors by the time we returned to port. I believe some had a good headstart beforehand!!!
Updated Oct 1, 2007
Address: Marina. (Old Port.)
A wonderfully fun little local aquarium. We love to go there everytime we're in Puerto Penasco. A project of the connected vo-tech school and staffed by the students. Great variety of local marine life from sea turtles to manta rays, kissing fish to moray eel, octopi to sea lions. Entry $3 adults, $1 kids. Bags of sea lion or sea turtle food for $1. Two little hands-on tidal pools. Not much English spoken, but a fun place to practice your Espanol! VERY highly recommended!!! A true local treasure. Hours: M-F 10:00 - 14:30. Sat-Sun 10:00 - 18:00.
Written Sep 24, 2007
Address: 43 Las Conchas Road
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