Puerto Peñasco (also known as Rocky Point) in northwestern Mexico is a beautiful resort town situated on a strip of land joining Baja California with the rest of Mexico. As an extensively traveled professional photographer, I will be sharing useful information about this beach paradise to aid you in planning the trip of your dreams.
Located just over miles from the border, it is a quick drive for couples from Arizona and California looking to get away from it all and thus has earned the nickname “Arizona’s Beach.” The variety of accommodations is suited for anyone’s budget and range from cozy hotels to luxurious resorts, which offer an unforgettable experience at a fraction of the cost that coastal California destinations provide. From a championship-level golf course at Las Palomas Beach & Goft Resort to the stunning Bella Sirena Resort nestled on over 14 acres of oceanfront condos and villas featuring several infinity pools and tennis courts, there is something for everyone.
It is easy to find an atmosphere of soothing relaxation with your loved one at Puerto Peñasco. There is nothing quite like sipping a piña colada on a white sand beach while watching the sun sink into the Sea of Cortez, making it a superb romantic destination. The Sandy Beach at Rocky Point is a long Sonoran sun-kissed beach perfect for an intimate early morning or late evening hand-in-hand stroll. With 340 days of sun a year, relaxing on the clean soft sand while letting go of all troubles and getting that immaculate tan is a must Puerto Peñasco experience. Visit the Hotel Peñasco Del Sol, Mayan Palace Puerto Penasco or the Sonoran Spa Resort overlooking the sea for a deep tissue massage, a hot stone massage or a body wrap – even better for two!
If you’re in the mood for some adventure and fun on the sea, there is a multitude of activities that a couple can partake in. For the less daring, booking a trip to the Isla San Jorge (also known as Bird Island) just 27 miles away will lead to appreciation and amazement at the immense variety of marine biology that the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) has on display for the casual observer and snorkeler alike. Sea lions and various species of birds are frequently seen on the island. The scuba enthusiast should expect to see sea cucumbers, scallops, mussels, oysters, snails and octopi as well as a variety of fish. If you’re looking to stay closer to Rocky Point, choices abound – jet skiing, sea kayaking, fun on a banana boat or catamaran, or even parasailing are all possible. You may also watch sea turtles at the Cet-Mar Aquarium, go deep sea fishing off the coast and explore volcanic craters at Pinacate Biosphere Reserve. Finish up the day with a delicious fresh seafood dinner at the Blue Marlin restaurant in Puerto Viejo or the Caribbean Bay Restaurant at the Las Palomas resort.
Rocky Point is a romantic and affordable getaway destination for Arizona and California couples featuring white sand beaches and countless of activities with tons of fun to be had!
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Alex Filatov is an internationally published professional nature and city fine art photographer. More of his work may be found at http://alexfilatovphoto.com.