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Things To Do In Puerto Penasco {Rocky Point}

Things To Do In Puerto Penasco

Post Last Modified – April 25, 2024 ¦

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Excellent Reasons To Visit Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) In Mexico

Whether you head to Puerto Penasco, Mexico for a weekend or for the entire winter, this quiet 🏖 beach resort and 🎣 fishing village located at the north tip of the Sea of Cortez, is a great place to visit. Below, I’ve listed just a few excellent …

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that we enjoyed on our visit a few seasons ago. Easy to get to and just a couple of hours from 🏜 Phoenix, Arizona, this area makes for a perfect beach destination for most everyone, any time of year.

A favorite destination for families heading to the 🏖 beach in the summer months and also for retired 🕊 ‘snowbirds’ escaping the cold in the winter time. This area is also referred to as; Rocky Point, if you’re searching on the internet.

We made our first trip down after our annual trek to the 🏁 NASCAR races at …

🏜 Phoenix International Raceway 🏜

in November a few seasons ago, while traveling in our 🚌 recreational vehicle.

We had a great time, met some wonderful people and will be sure to return again in the future!

Just A Few Fun Things To Do In Rocky Point

Go Camping On The Beach

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Beachfront Camping

Puerto Penasco Mexico Camping

Most people head down to enjoy the beautiful long stretch of beach and water. You can set up camp directly on the beach in certain areas, or enjoy the convenience of full facility 🚌 recreational vehicle parks, as we did.

There are also many beach front 🏨 hotels to select from and condominiums for rent as well. There are a number of companies that offer daily 🚍 shuttle service to and from {Phoenix to Puerto Penasco}, so no need to drive if you choose not to.

Enjoy Amazing Freshly Caught Jumbo Shrimp

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Our favorite fish and shrimp vendor

Fresh Shrimp Outlets in Puerto Penasco Mexico

One cannot visit this area without enjoying the many restaurants and/or fresh fish outlets offering fresh jumbo 🦐 shrimp!

This is a shrimp fishing village and it is truly a highlight when visiting. The boats arrive daily and the shrimp is easily and readily available for purchase.

Dine At The Local Eateries

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Mouth watering BBQ chicken!

Lucas Charbroiled Chicken Puerto Penasco Mexico

There are restaurants everywhere and believe me, you will experience some of the best Mexican cuisine to found anywhere. 

From quaint road side establishments to higher end restaurants, the choice is yours!

We were fortunate to have met some lovely camping neighbors who gladly took us to their favorite eateries. It was so great to experience some hidden gems in the area, that we would definitely not have discovered on our own.

As with many Arizonian’s, this couple have been enjoying this area for over 40 years.

Enjoy fresh shrimp dinners cooked to perfection at friendly establishments, gourmet hot dogs at the roadside, to beach vendors offering home cooked selections each day, delivered directly to your campsite!

The Beach Of Course

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Rocky Point Beaches

The long stretch of Sandy Beach is the most popular among visitors. You can walk for hours along this stretch of beach, enjoy water sports in the summer and 🏊 swimming year round in the crystal clear Sea of Cortez.

I went for dip every day in November! 🙂

Sandy Beach in Puerto Penasco

Sandy Beach Puerto Penasco Mexico

Do keep in mind, during the summer months having heard from others, you should be aware of the stinging 🍥 jelly fish and small sting rays that may be present in the warmer waters.

From experience, I do know that sting rays will stay clear of you as long as you shuffle your feet, it is the few times that someone will step on one, without the ray knowing.

Go 4 Wheeling On The Amazing Sand Dunes

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Sand Dune Racing

Sand Dune Racing Puerto Penasco Mexico

This entire area is like one big sand dune!  

Many sports enthusiasts head down to this region to enjoy 4 wheeling with their ATV’s or 🚗 larger vehicles. A great location to head for the weekend to enjoy camping, the beach and 4 wheeling all at the same time.

What more could you ask for!

As well there are many clubs that host 4 wheeling events throughout the year here in Puerto Penasco.

Take A Horseback Ride At Sunset On The Beach

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Horseback Riding at Sunset

Horseback Riding in Rocky Point Mexico

Every day, in the late afternoon, ranchers would appear on the beach offering 🐎 horseback rides as you enjoy the sun setting.

What a perfect way to end the day, riding along the beautiful stretch of Sandy Beach watching the 🌞 sunset below the horizon!

Attend The Annual Rocky Point Motorcycle Rally

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Annual Motorcycle Rally

Rocky Point Mexico Motorcycle Rally

One of the biggest events held each year in the area is the annual Rocky Point 🏍 Motorcycle Rally.

Each year during the Veteran’s Day Long Weekend, thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from all over, head down and assembles for the “Gran Fiesta de Motocicletas.”

This events official title is the “Rocky Point Rally.”

A fun filled weekend with parties, parades, events and so much more for motorcycle enthusiasts of all kinds to gather and enjoy the weekend together.

We arrived the Tuesday just after this event and from what I understand from locals, over 10,000 motorcycle riders were in attendance for their last rally!

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For more information on the annual Rocky Point Rally, be sure to check out their official website I have listed below.

Rocky Point Rally

🏍   Rocky Point Rally

Go Souvenir Shopping Of Course

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Mexican Souvenir Shops

Welcome Mexican Curios Shops

One other draw and highlight of the visiting this area is the 🛍 shopping. A great place to shop for your Mexican souvenirs, many authentic and hand made from locals.

There is a small area in town known as; The Mall.

Here you can find all kinds of curious shops to browse through and purchase various Mexican products.


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Beach Vendors will stroll along the beach front and in front of your campsites, offering all kinds of things to purchase. Many items we purchased from the vendors were indeed handmade and authentic!

These people are extremely friendly and not pushy at all. Unlike other parts of Mexico we have traveled to, in the busy tourist destinations or other popular tourist areas around the world.

We enjoyed their company, meeting them personally and making purchases when the time was right.

From hand made; crafts, silver products, Mexican blankets, T-Shirts, to freshly prepared home cooking, this is indeed one of the pleasures of traveling to this part of Mexico.

Puerto Penasco Camping

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There you have it, if you are traveling to Arizona State in the near future or perhaps taking your Recreational Vehicle down south for the winter, then consider crossing over into Mexico.

We did for the first time, and loved our stay and camping at this lovely little fishing town on the shores of the Sea of Cortez.

It’s been a few seasons since our last visit, so if you have any updated information to pass on, please do send me an 📧 email {Contact Me} and I will be sure to add it to this post. 🧐



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Be sure to drop into the 🌺 Rocky Point Visitors Center on your arrival. Get excellent information on everything you need to know about {Puerto Penasco} and what it has to offer during your stay.

🗺 Be sure to check out the {Google Map} box at the bottom of this post for the town’s exact location. 🗺

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