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Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco): What is Puerto Penasco?
One of the fastest growing destinations in Northwest MexicoPuerto Peñasco, or better known as Rocky Point, is a port in northwestern Mexico and has quickly become one of the most important tourist destinations in the north of the country. Puerto Peñasco is located 60 miles from the U.S. border and only 3.5 hours from major cities like Mexicali in the neighboring state of Baja California or Phoenix Arizona, in the United States.
The destination hotel infrastructure has more than 6000 rooms in Hotels, Resorts and RV's. In the year 2012 Rocky Point received 1.5 million visitors from the states of Chihuahua, Baja California and Sonora, as well as from Arizona, California and New Mexico of the United States. Puerto Peñasco is located in the Sea of Cortes. Its attractive location provides a quiet and relaxing deep blue beach with the best sunsets all season long that can only be found in the Sea of Cortez.
In this majestic Ocean sits world class tourism developments which have placed Rocky Point as a favorite among travelers in the region. Each of its developments is carefully planned to make the most of your beach front vacation. Before becoming a major tourist spot, Puerto Peñasco was already a favorite destination mainly among Arizonans. Fire camps were held on the beach and frequent visitors would enjoy the food and entertainment of the region. American visitors date back to the early twentieth century when Rocky Point was a fishing village. Puerto Peñasco is distinguished by being surrounded by great natural wealth, not only the Sea of Cortez, but also the Biosphere Reserve of the Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar, which are of great importance. You can enjoy tours that will allow you to learn more about these natural wonders like El Pinacate, San Jorge Island, and Estero Morua. Puerto Peñasco has activities for everyone, so come on down and make it a family affair you will find fun in the sun of the Sea of Cortez. If you want to learn more about these and other activities in Puerto Peñasco visit our special page for Activities in Rocky Point.