Our colorful seaside town of Rocky Point, formally known as Puerto Peñasco, is home to miles of stretching, golden sand beaches, and first-rate, authentic dining, as well as plentiful sight-seeing opportunities—so many that it may be hard to narrow them down! We’ve compiled a list of some of our standout scenic spots to get you started on Rocky Point things to do, from unique natural wonders to urban streetscapes.
Take a Boat Adventure to Bird Island
Just south east of Rocky Point lies Isla San Jorge, more commonly referred to as Bird Island due to it being a vital biological sanctuary for not only avian species, but marine life as well. Destined as a reserved area for migratory birds, you can see species such as blue and grey boobies, brown pelicans, and plenty of sea lions. You can tour the island with companies such as Del Mar Charters, who offer lunch and drinks with your ticket price, as well as an opportunity to snorkel in the warmer weather and whale watch in season. You might even see some dolphins on your journey to the island! You can locate Del Mar Charters at Recinto Portuario, 83554 Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico.
Stroll the Old Port One of the Best Rocky Point Things to Do
When you feel like exploring town and looking for Rocky Point things to do, be sure to visit the main boardwalk area, El Malecón. This vibrant section of town is also known as Old Port and features spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez as well as a variety of restaurants, nightlife, and local shops. Take in a magnificent oceanside sunset with a margarita at either La Catrina Restaurant & Sports Bar or The Satisfied Frog, and shop for handmade Mexican art and jewelry at one of the many tiny shops that line the main avenue. You can locate the Old Port at the end of Highway 8, just south of the city center.
Explore a Stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site
Just north of the city lies the El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve, an impressive and diverse natural reserve that features massive craters, stretching sand dunes, ancient volcanic fields, and many native plants and wildlife. There’s no better way to take in the sights of the desert scenery, and there’s many opportunities to snap some photos along the way! You could drive to the park yourself or opt for a tour with a local company like Eco Fun that will guide you to the most scenic spots and provide a lunch and transportation. You can find the Visitor’s Center just off of Highway 8 north of the city, or Eco Fun Tours at Calle Recinto Portuario, Recinto Portuario, 83554 Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico.
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