Puerto Penasco is known as Rocky Point and "Arizona's Beach". Located in northwest Mexico, Puerto Penasco is south of Arizona at the tip of the Baja Peninsula. The small fishing town nestles between the north shores of the Sea of Cortez and the Altar Desert. In the 1990's this small town became a vacation destination. Its beautiful beaches are great to enjoy water activities or simply lounge in the sun. The Malecon is a great place to stroll, shop and dine. There are many hotels and resorts to choose from when staying in Puerto Penasco.
Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort
Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort is located in a gated community on Sandy Beach in Puerto Penasco. Guests lodge in luxury, fully furnished condos. There are 4 condo towers with 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom units. Each faces the Sea of Cortez. This resort has an infinity pool, deep and shallow pools, Jacuzzi, and kiddie pools. There is also a lazy river and kiddie pools. Enjoy drinks at the pool bar including 2 swim up bar and eat at the poolside Grille. After a relaxing day at the beach and pool or after enjoying a game of golf at the resorts 18 hole Links course, the resort has 2 restaurants on site and a bar. La Maria Bistro serves a menu with authentic Mexican and World Fusion cuisine. Citron Fine Cuisine serves French meals. Las Palomas also has a full service spa and a fitness room where exercise classes are offered daily. There is also an on site convenience store and boutique. Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort is great for couples, families and friends.
Penasco del Sol Hotel
Penasco del Sol Hotel is an oceanfront resort within walking distance of Puerta Penasco's vibrant downtown area. The hotel has 208 beautifully appointed rooms and suites with ocean views. The rooms have all been recently renovated and feature modern luxury amenities and airy tropical decor. Penasco del Sol has a heated oceanfront pool and Jacuzzi with cabana rentals available and a kids club with lots of activities. Dining options include Miguel's Restaurant which offers American and local cuisine and the poolside El Taquito. There is also a poolside bar, Azul Beach Club, and the cozy and relaxing Chill Lounge. Penasco del Sol Hotel has a 10,000 square foot event space for business meetings, weddings and other events. Penasco del Sol Hotel is a vibrant yet relaxed resort to share with family and friends.
Inn at San Luis
For a private getaway that feels like home the Inn at San Luis is a great place to stay. This American owned Bed and Breakfast and Boutique Hotel is an adult only inn located near the beach in the Cantro District of Puerto Penasco. The Inn at San Luis has 3 king and 1 queen rooms with private bath and showers and private entrances. Each room is well appointed and individually decorated to reflect the beauty of the Sea of Cortez. The beds are draped in elegant bedding. The concrete floors lead to hand crafted quarried tiled showers. Guests can enjoy a homemade breakfast each morning. The Inn at San Luis is perfect for a romantic vacation.
Playa Bonita Resort
Playa Bonita Resort is a family friendly hotel located on Hermosa Beach. Owned by the former Mayor of Puerto Penasco, this a popular spot for locals and tourists. The resort has 128 comfortable rooms and suites with balconies facing the Sea of Cortez. There are 2 oceanside pools, a Jacuzzi and a grilling area. Puerta del Sol's restaurant offers Mexican cuisine and features live music every evening. There is an indoor lounge and a poolside bar. There is a convenient store on site. Playa Bonita Resort is a great place to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Puerto Penasco.
A quiet option to stay in Puerto Penasco is Hospedaje Mulege. This is a quaint Bed and Breakfast located in Old Port. The hotel is homey and feels like you're staying in your own hacienda. Hospedaje Mulege has 7 spacious rooms including single, double and deluxe rooms. Guest service is personalized and friendly. Hospedaje Mulege's location on top of a hill is perfect for views of the Sea of Cortez, the beaches and beautiful sunsets. It's a short walk to the Malecon. This is the palm tree lined oceanfront walkway where you'll find shops and restaurants as you listen to live Mexican bands.
Written by Benjamin Smith
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