On coast of the Sea of Cortes, where ocean and desert converge in the state of Sonora, is the resort town of Puerto Peñasco, or Rocky Point.
Extending south from California and Arizona, the Sonora Desert is considered one of the most beautiful deserts in the world, with an abundance of flora and fauna, sand dunes, and volcanic craters, such as, El Pinacate, a nature reserve that is said to be an explorer´s dream. The CER-MAR aquarium and Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans is a biology research center open to the public, where vistors are invited to observe a variety of ocean wildlife.
Puerto Penasco’s landed on the map of international destinations a decade ago when the construction of residential homes and hotels turned this fishing town into a scenic resort less than a four hour drive from Arizona.
Now a popular tourist destination, Puerto Penasco has a variety of hotels, including Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort with 480 luxury oceanfront suites and 6,000 square feet of versatile, indoor event space that holds 450 guests, and outdoor event space that accommodates 800 guests. The Penasco del Sol Hotel and Conference Center has 204 guest rooms, 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, an ocean view restaurant & bar, as well as two-room suites ideal for small private meetings.
Puerto Penasco is a 3 and a half hour drive from Phoenix, Arizona. Puerto Penasco International Airport is a 70-year old airport used mainly for private and charter flights.
Penasco del Sol Hotel and Conference Center
Selected Puerto Peñasco - Rocky Point Hotels and Event Venues:
Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort
Mayan Palace La Jolla de Cortes
Desert Oasis Resort
Playa Bonita Resort