The seaside town of Puerto Penasco, Mexico is so close to the southern border of Arizona that it is referred to as Arizona's Beach. Located on the strip of land connecting Baja Mexico to the main land of Mexico, this little town – also called Rocky Point – is quickly becoming a tourist hot spot. Booking into Puerto Penasco hotels puts you right on the desert beaches of the Gulf of Mexico.
Out and About in Puerto Penasco
Many hotels in Puerto Penasco lie between the beach and Paseo De La Duna, the main road, giving you easy access to a premier golf course and the white sands of the beach. Do not be surprised when friendly beach vendors do your hair or sell you drinks right on the beach. When the heat drives you in search of cooler activities, go snorkeling at Bird Island and explore the local sea life. Kids will have fun discovering crabs, octopus, shrimp, and other tidal pool finds at Playa Hermosa Beach. Both CET-MAR Aquarium and the Center for Deserts & Oceans offer a look at sea life in the ocean's depths.
Eating and Drinking
No need to worry about your vacation breaking the bank, just book one of the cheap hotels in Puerto Penasco. Save your money to dine in one of the five-star restaurants in the resorts section of Las Conchas or Las Palmas, on the northern coast. Here you can dine on fresh seafood, Italian, international, and traditional Mexican dishes. For lighter fare, head over to the Recinto Portuario district and order fish tacos and margaritas, or Horchata, a sweet rice drink. In the evening, relax with a cerveza on a roof-top deck overlooking the ocean.
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