Puerto Peñasco | Scuba Diving | Beaches | Nightlife |
Puerto Peñasco is located on the coast of the Gulf of California, so it has some of the most extensive beaches in the country, making it one of the most important tourist destinations in northern Mexico. So we recommend as a first choice to go to the port’s main source of attraction, the beaches. You have a long list of options to choose from: Playa Hermosa, where you and your family can rent a tent and spend a pleasant afternoon. Playa El Mirador, with everything you need near you (bars, restaurants, cafes) and an active night life.
Playa La Choya, where you can practice water sports like scuba diving or you can also go fishing. All this in front of luxurious hotels that will give you the best view to the coasts, ideal to spend your vacations. And, if you wish, hotels will provide you with tools to make your water activities like snorkeling and kayaking easier, without any additional fees.
But Puerto Peñasco also has more of extreme amusements, such as off-road racing where ATVs compete in the Sonora desert. Or you can do motorcycling in the sand on some of the beautiful beaches, you decide! Now, if you are looking for something more relaxed you can do some ecotourism.
There are many guided tours that will allow you to discover this land surrounded by sea and desert. El Pinacate and Gran Altar Desert has to be your next choice, a gigantic reserve (which it can even be appreciated from space) with a spectacular landscape and a large range of flora and fauna.
One of the most popular tours is Discovering the Pools, where part of the reefs and rocks of the coast of the Northern Gulf of California are explored. They also have the San Jorge Island tour, where the boat sails the Mar de Cortés and you can see the huge colony of sea lions of the region. When you arrive at San Jorge Island, you will be enchanted with the vegetation and the amount of birds surrounding you. Undoubtedly, a breathtaking place to take some family photos.
If you feel a bit more adventurous and want to do something completely different, go for a ride in an ultralight aircraft. You can fly over the coast and have a privileged view of the beaches. We promise you will not regret it.