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Puerto Peñasco

Sonora

The Sea of Cortés and the Sonoran desert embrace Puerto Peñasco, a town renowned for its crystalline beaches and for being the gateway to the Reserva de la Biósfera El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar (National Reserve of El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar) declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2013.

Puerto Peñasco is a cosmopolitan destination where elegant hotels, shopping centers and golf courses join together. However, it still preserves streets from its old fishing past such as Calle 13, better known as “Tijuanitas”.

This urban walkway includes small bars and Mexican crafts shops. By the streets you still can see old wagons selling fresh fruits. During the day, there are bike and golf carts rides. While at night, it is the core of Puerto Peñasco’s nightlife. From here you can get to Fundadores boardwalk and see the “Rey de Mar”, a boat that sails through the bay with food and beverage services.

If you really look for fun in Puerto Peñasco, then you should go to its almost-zero-waves beaches. Don’t be surprised to see snorkels peeking at the surface, as they are travelers who enjoy the marine life offered by the Sea of Cortés. This sea is also known as the “largest aquarium in the world”. Certified divers are also frequent visitors.

Another way to enjoy water is taking a boat trip through its estuaries, such as Morúa, through San Jorge Island up to the oyster farms or just to watch whales in the winter season. Cetaceans include Puerto Peñasco within their migration route.

The pulse of the city is also at land. You can feel it when descending sand dunes and walking through gigantic volcanic craters, such as those at Pinacate, and when gliding through La Cholla Bay’s zip-line circuit 300-meters-high.

Puerto Peñasco is located three hours 30 minutes overland from the city of Mexicali. If you are planning a getaway to this destination, we highly recommend your visit between February and May or from September to December to avoid the high temperatures that touch 50 ° Celsius.
The Sea of Cortés and the Sonoran desert embrace Puerto Peñasco, a town renowned for its crystalline beaches and for being the gateway to the Reserva de la Biósfera El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar (National Reserve of El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar) declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2013.

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Puerto Peñasco is a cosmopolitan destination where elegant hotels, shopping centers and golf courses join together. However, it still preserves streets from its old fishing past such as Calle 13, better known as “Tijuanitas”.

This urban walkway includes small bars and Mexican crafts shops. By the streets you still can see old wagons selling fresh fruits. During the day, there are bike and golf carts rides. While at night, it is the core of Puerto Peñasco’s nightlife. From here you can get to Fundadores boardwalk and see the “Rey de Mar”, a boat that sails through the bay with food and beverage services.

If you really look for fun in Puerto Peñasco, then you should go to its almost-zero-waves beaches. Don’t be surprised to see snorkels peeking at the surface, as they are travelers who enjoy the marine life offered by the Sea of Cortés. This sea is also known as the “largest aquarium in the world”. Certified divers are also frequent visitors.

Another way to enjoy water is taking a boat trip through its estuaries, such as Morúa, through San Jorge Island up to the oyster farms or just to watch whales in the winter season. Cetaceans include Puerto Peñasco within their migration route.

The pulse of the city is also at land. You can feel it when descending sand dunes and walking through gigantic volcanic craters, such as those at Pinacate, and when gliding through La Cholla Bay’s zip-line circuit 300-meters-high.

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