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The crystal-clear waters of the ocean along Puerto Peñasco offer great locations for swimming, beach combing, and especially snorkeling. The natural collection of coral and marine life makes the ocean area a great location to do some Puerto Peñasco snorkeling. If you are looking for the best locations for snorkeling in Rocky Point, try some of the spots below during your trip.


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In the past few years, Puerto Peñasco has become a very popular and favorite destination for those with an adventurous spirit. For those, relaxing in the sun along the beach isn’t enough, Puerto Peñasco offers snorkeling and scuba diving.

Puerto Peñasco is noted for the “largest aquarium in the world” under the waters of the Sea of ​​Cortez. After taking a view dives, you’ll really enjoy all the diversity of sea life in the crystal blue waters of the sea.

Playa Encanto

Located about 20 minutes outside of the town of Puerto Peñasco and is home to some of the most exclusive properties and strips of beach that Sonora, Mexican has to offer.

Pelican Beach

Pelican Beach sets itself apart from the rest as one of the premier locations in the Puerto Peñasco area for watching wildlife, making your Beach Vacation especially memorable! It is also a great place to go looking for fresh grub such as clams and crabs! There are also pods of dolphins that can often been seen passing through the water. Pelican Beach is focused on maintaining the beautiful natural habitat as much as possible. 

Playa Bonita

This sandy wonder is nearest to town and has a nice influx of visitors, meaning there is a big focus on upkeep. Playing at Playa Bonita may include observing the ocean life through the ocean waters, kite surfing with the pleasant breeze, or being graced with one of the beach side horseback rides which are available.

Shore Snorkeling

The crystal-clear waters of the ocean along Rocky Point offer great locations for swimming, beach going, and especially snorkeling. The natural collection of coral and marine life makes the ocean area a great location to do some Rocky Point snorkeling. 

Sandy Beach

The warm waters of Sandy Beach provide for a great location for Puerto Peñasco snorkeling. This location allows for snorkeling straight from the beach and gives you a crystal-clear look at the ocean floor. The shallow nature of the sand dunes in this area provide plenty of places that fish love to congregate. You will surely get a great show if you snorkel Puerto Penasco at Sandy Beach. 

Tucson Beach

Tucson Beach is another location in which you can go snorkeling in Puerto Penasco by taking off from the beach. The beach is located near Cholla Bay and Playa Mirador (also known as Manny’s). The ocean is also clear at this location, but with a few different habitats and marine life available to view. Tucson Beach is a picturesque location for snorkeling because of its scenic views and calm waters that are generally guarded from factors that would normally disrupt snorkeling, such as strong wind and water currents. 

Golden Beach

The third beach in Puerto Peñasco to snorkel at off of the beach. The ocean continues its clarity here and the beach itself is a perfect place to lay out in the sun and dry off after you’re done. 

Puerto Peñasco

Beach Highlights

  • Playa Encanto
  • Pelican Beach 
  • Playa Bonita
  • Playa San Jorge
  • Shore Snorkel
  • Sandy Beach 
  • Tucson Beach
  • Golden Beach

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  • Mirador Beach
  • Mayan Palace Beach
  • Cholla Bay
  • Morua Estuary
  • Cholla Bay                                         
  • Great Snorkeling
  • Isla San Jorge  

Cholla Bay

Another way to enjoyPuerto Peñasco snorkeling is to snorkel off of a boat. Cholla Bay has many companies that you can charter a boat from that allow you to take a snorkeling excursion and see a different habitat than the rest of Rocky Point’s snorkeling locales. Since the Bay is quite a bit deeper than the beach access snorkel locations, you will be able to see more marine life. Like Tucson Beach, it is also largely protected from wind and extreme currents, making it easier to navigate.

Great Snorkeling Spots

In this area include the water right outside of JJ’s Cantina and Pinto Point on the southern side of the peninsula for intermediate and advanced snorkelers.

Between Cholla Bay and the city, you’ll find excellent snorkeling about fifty feet out into the water in front of the Reef Club along Rocky Beach. Here, you can encounter shovelnose guitarfish, a species of primitive ray that has features of both rays and sharks. It is entirely unique to the region extending from the Gulf of California to central California, making it a one-of-a-kind sighting during your Rocky Point snorkeling adventure.

Isla San Jorge

Otherwise known as Bird Island, this location offers visitors with a unique spot to snorkel and see the island’s wildlife up-close. Island San Jorge offers both beach snorkeling and boat snorkeling. You can see the rocky edge of the island while snorkeling, which houses many different species of marine animals and birds that you will not see elsewhere.

Mirador Beach

It is nearby most of the famous attractions and destinations of downtown Puerto Peñasco. The Old Port’s Malecon is a must-see for those looking to enjoy local entertainment, shopping, and dining. At the Malecon in Rocky Point, you can listen to a concert of local musicians, shop for souvenirs, or sit on the patio of a restaurant and enjoy the gorgeous Mexican sunset. Mirador Beach is also the place to be for those looking to enjoy the nightlife of Rocky Point. It is no secret that the town is popular spring break destination. Mirador Beach boasts some of the town’s favorite bars such as Pink Cadillac and the Baja Cantina. Soak up the sun on the shore during the day, and party the night away once the sun goes down at Mirador Beach! 

Mayan Palace Beach

Is truly the pinnacle of a beautiful and luxurious ocean side vacation, just outside of Puerto Peñasco. Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach getaway, an upscale resort experience, or a chance to interact with local wildlife, the Mayan Palace Rocky Point Beach is a must-visit on your expedition to Rocky Point!

Morua Estuary

Las Conchas is a secluded 6-mile stretch of beach that is separated from the hustle and bustle of the rest of Rocky Point. These rolling sandy beaches provide pristine shorelines for sunbathing, swimming, or exploring. The nearby Morua Estuary is the premier place in Rocky Point to observe and interact with the natural wildlife. The Morua Estuary is protected by the environmental organization CEDO, which translated to English stands for the Intercultural Center of Desert and Ocean Studies. This organization is dedicated to preserving the biodiversity of the area.

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Activities & Adventures

Explore Your Adventure Destination

Your Puerto Peñasco vacation is sure to consist of plenty of fun and excitement, but how about adding a touch of adventure as well? For those who can’t shake that adrenaline bug, consider booking exciting excursions, such as zip-lining, setting sail on a catamaran cruise or snorkeling and diving, to make the most out of your adventure destination.

Sun and Sand

Beach, Swimming & Sunbathing


Puerto Peñasco is in one of the most beautiful regions in the world. From beachcombing to swimming and sunbathing, Puerto Peñasco beaches will not disappoint. 


Some of the most popular beach areas can be found along Sandy Beach to the North of the city, or Las Conchas beaches towards the South. Both areas are a delight.


Playa Bonita and the very popular Playa Hermosa stretch down from Sandy Beach towards town. On the southeastern side of Puerto Peñasco, Mirador Beach offers rockier terrain as it winds down toward Las Conchas.


Weddings, Honeymoons & More 


Celebrate your romance with a destination wedding in Puerto Peñasco. Romantic weddings on a golden sand beach, rich sunsets and one of the most beautiful bays in the world are the perfect backdrop for your destination wedding.


Your bachelorette/bachelor party can be the most fun you’ve had in years! With a bit of planning  beforehand, Puerto Peñasco is the perfect spot to plan such an adventure.


Your honeymoon is sure to consist of plenty of romance, and Puerto Peñasco is the honeymoon destination. From quiet privacy to all out partying, Puerto Peñasco has something for every honeymooner.

Renewal of Vows

A rededication to your marriage is an exciting thing – you can do it as often as you like. With vow renewals (or reaffirmations) you have the opportunity to have the ceremony you’ve always wanted.

On the Sea

SUP, Sea Kayak & Sailing


The Sea of Cortez is renowned for its undersea life and paddle boarding is undoubtedly a great way to get in contact with the marine environment in Puerto Peñasco. Easy to learn and a great way to have fun.

Sea Kayaking

The Gulf of California is renowned for its undersea life. Rent a kayak and paddle around the calm seas or inlets or take a guided kayak fishing tour to discover the most productive fishing spots in the offshore reefs.


Sea breezes and some of the most beautiful water in the world. Puerto Peñasco is the perfect exotic location for sailing and learning to sail. Bask in the sun and enjoy the unbelievable sunsets.

In the Sea

Snorkel & Scuba Diving


Puerto Peñasco’s warm waters and rocky reefs are home to a variety of tropical fish. Small coral formations and sea fans paint the sea floor. Whale sharks, dolphins and humpbacks sometimes make an appearance.


A premier holiday destination with an established scuba industry. Underwater adventures and shallow depth great for beginners to deep dives with pelagics and fun drift dives to experience. There is an underwater experience for every level.

Fishing the Sea

Deep Sea, Shore & Lake


Puerto Peñasco is considered a very good big game fishing destination in the Sea of Cortez. With its deep water and extensive reefs that make the blue water around Puerto Peñasco teem with game fish.

Deep Sea

Attraction for anglers heading to Puerto Peñasco is unquestionably saltwater fishing. Thanks to her fantastic deep waters surrounding the coastlines, sport fishing for highly sought after big game species is incredibly popular.


Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family and create life-long memories.


Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.

Golf by the Sea

Golfing Experiences


Puerto Peñasco is a vibrant and exciting destination for golfers. There are excellent eighteen hole courses, and home to one of the 20 best and most fascinating golf courses in the world. Whatever your golfing desires we have a course for you.


Whether you are looking for a championship course, a golf resort or a quick nine holes, you are definitely going to find what you are looking for in Puerto Peñasco.

On Land

Horses, Hiking, Biking, ATV

On Horseback

The spectacular beaches of Puerto Peñasco are perfect for your ride on horseback, breathe in the sea breeze and experience the incredible sunset and enjoy outdoor activities in this wonderful natural destination.

Hiking & Biking

Mountain bike and hiking tours led by local guides—a great choice for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Ride and hike along scenic trails through forested areas, river beds and deserts.

Off Road

Rugged mountain terrain and hidden treasures create the perfect setting for an off-road  adventure. Drive your own ATV through landscapes full of unexpected surprises and new adventures.


Live the Lifestyle


Looking for Lifestyle Options? When considering Puerto Peñasco as a place to live or retire, the knowledge we share will help you to create a plan, and we’ll connect you with useful lifestyle services and property choices.


Many consider Puerto Peñasco for their retirement home. With recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and a modern infrastructure, stable electrical grid and high-speed internet.


Lifestyles from resorts, condos and other full-time housing—it’s a perfect place for the “always on vacation” lifestyle. Puerto Peñasco has everything you need and more, affordability, healthcare, safety, culture and cuisine.

Real Estate

Finding the Right Investment

Real Estate

Opportunites for real estate investment are growing in Puerto Peñasco. Beachfront and oceanview homes, condos, apartments and lots are available in this expanding market.

Beach Houses

Villas, apartments, and other residential units in the vicinity of a stunning ocean, pristine beaches, and picturesque lagoons. The attractiveness of Puerto Peñasco has always been a magnet that attracts buyers and tenants at any time of the year.


Experience the Culture


Morua Estuary
is the premier place in Puerto Peñasco to observe and interact with the natural wildlife of this very unique region.


The  Zócalo is a must-see for travelers interested in exploring local Mexican culture and nightlife. The city’s main square houses the city’s government buildings and several popular and affordable local restaurants.


Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (Our Lady of Solitude) Cathedral, located right in the heart of the square is a worthy stop on you tour of the town. 


Enjoy the Food & Drink 

Food & Drink

Puerto Peñasco is well known for its varieties of regional and national food and drink. From street tacos to exquisites culinary delights, paired with regional wine, beer and tequila with long histories and international reputations.

Fine Wine

The cultivation of wine began over 500 years ago with Hernan Cortes. Today the wine production in Mexico is gaining importance nationally and internationally. In Mexico, there are seven main estates where wine production is carried out.


Beer in Mexico has a long history. From Mesoamerican times and the arrival of the Spanish, European style beer was introduced and Mexicans have been brewing beer for centuries and is one of the world’s top beer-producing countries.


Tequila is a regional distilled alcoholic drink made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km northwest of Guadalajara, and in the Jaliscan Highlands of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco.

Where to Stay

Find the Right Resort


Puerto Peñasco resorts are perennial favorites among travelers. With a variety of beach options, rich heritage and fantastic food, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a place that’s got more to offer within such easy reach of most travelers.


With her beautiful beaches and upscale resorts, Puerto Peñasco is the perfect vacation destination for those looking for relaxing fun in the sun. Soak in the sunshine, go for a tequila tasting, spa treatment or fill your day with outdoor adventures.

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