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Puerto Penasco

Puerto Peñasco was nicknamed "Rocky Point" by the British in the 18th century. Rocky Point is located just 66 miles south of the US border on the North end of the Sea of Cortez. From Phoenix and Tucson the 210 mile drive takesPuerto Penasco Mexico approximately 4 hours. Rocky Point started as a fishing village in the 1930's after Mexican fisherman discovered an abundance of shrimp beds in the area. Rocky Point is surrounded by the Sonora Desert on one side and the Sea of Cortez on the other. An interesting and unusual feature of the Puerto Peñasco area is the extreme tides produced in the area. In Cholla Bay, 5 miles from the heart of Rocky Point, the difference between low and high tides can be as much as 24 feet, which make Rocky Point an excellent place for exploring the countless tide pools. The beautiful beaches, which stretch for 100 kilometers along the surrounding coastline, have long been a popular weekend getaway for RVers and Arizonans. The warm, sunny climate and the abundance of ocean wildlife add to the appeal of this seaside retreat. You can watch the sunrise and the sunset on the same ocean horizon. Rocky Point is sunny almost year-round with practically no rainfall...
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Activities in Puerto Penasco

Rocky Point Mexico is sunny almost year-round with practically no rainfall. Rocky Point Activities include; Swimming, snorkeling, Scuba diving, water skiing, parasailing and other water sports can be enjoyed virtually all year long, not to mention the wonderful fishing, and shopping...
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Attractions in Puerto Penasco

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One Rocky Point attractions is El Pinacate, which is a non active volcanic area at about 32 miles northeast of Rocky Point. It is well worth the trip El Pinacate volcanic crater is 1 KM in diameter. Her you will find lush Flora and Fauna at this extraordinary Rocky Point Attraction...
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Puerto Penasco Restaurants

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Rocky Point restaurants offer the best quality and service. In Rocky Point there are all types of restaurants to fit any taste, from typical carne taco or fish taco, American, Mexican, Chinese, Italian and every other type...
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Puerto Penasco Lodging

rocky point Hotels
Rocky Point Hotels offer every amenity you can hope for such as pools, Jacuzzis and full service restaurants. Most Rocky Point Hotels also offer RV parking and camping to accomadate the rush of Arizonans that rush to Rocky Point during Spring Break...
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