El Pinacate Bisosphere Reserve
Are you thinking about spending your next vacation in Rocky Point, Mexico where you can enjoy the deep-blue waters of the Sea of Cortez, contrasted with warm desert sand, tropical trees, and plenty of fun activities? If so, consider Pinacate for your next destination. Located in the Sonoran Desert, Pinacate is the home of the El Pinacate Bisosphere Reserve, touted as one of the most unique volcanic zones in the world. Take a self-guided tour through the mountains, and then set up camp, as overnight camping and exploring are allowed in the area. Also located in the area is Gran Deierto, which houses a large area of natural sand dunes.
The El Pinacate area consists of mountains, volcanoes, sand dunes, and washes. To top it all off, the area is full of archaeological findings from the San Dieguito that inhabited the area thousands of years ago. If you’re the rugged, outdoorsy type, you may want to hike through scenic desert and witness volcanic history from three-to-four million years ago, where you’ll witness some.
The reserve’s main attraction is the bizarre scenery, and you’ll feel like you’re on a different planet when you visit the area. Take a short trip to the Schuk Toak (sacred mountain) visitor center, which is located about 20 minutes away from Rocky Point, where you can see photographic exhibits and a vast collection of archaeological remains.
Located just north of Rocky Point, Pinacate offers plenty of comfortable vacation rentals in the area. After a long day of hiking in the desert, you’ll want to come home to a place where you can relax, sip your favorite margarita, and spend some time on the beach. Located about 3.5 hours from Tucson or Phoenix (depending on where you’re coming in from), El Pinacate offers a great escape from the big city, and you can enjoy beautiful sunsets, warm white sand, and the turquoise-blue waters of the Sea of Cortez.
One of El Pinacate’s biggest developments is located within walking distance to several restaurants, bars, and shopping areas. Enjoy plenty of fun activities like boating, fishing, jet skiing, and golf. You can charter a boat for scuba diving and fishing. You can also rent an ATV and tour the landscape on four wheels. Rocky Point also boasts two championship 18-hole golf courses for golf enthusiasts.
Whether you’re looking for something close to town or a place where you can relax and get away from it all, Pinacate is the perfect destination for a family vacation. Contact us today for more information!
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