Activities and cultural offer in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora
Next to the Gulf of California, Puerto Peñasco shines between the Sonoran Desert and the Sea of Cortez. Here you will spend the best holidays of your life while enjoying spectacular views, sports, culture, and nightlife.
It is an indispensable visit, it is located facing the Gulf of California is the main point for tourism. You can come early to run or to do a walk to the shore of the sea and at night visit one of the bars or canteens.
Visit the souvenir shops, buy typical products and of course, handicrafts of all kinds, I recommend you look for figures carved in wood, those elaborated and hundred percent handmade by indigenous people of the area who, this being their only source of income, do so responsibly and take care of the environment.
In the Plaza del Malecon you can stop to take your picture at the Monument to Camaronero, emblematic figure of the port.
In Puerto Peñasco, beaches are a dream come true; warm and calm waters so clear that you can see the bottom of the sea. Get ready to sunbathe and take a dip. Or you can practice swimming, surfing, canoeing and in the areas allowed to dive and admire coral formations and a great diversity of marine life.
At night you will find the best places where the party extends until almost the sun rises. There are beaches with the precise conditions to practice extreme sports like ATV race, sandboard, triathlon, parachute or zip line, to name a few. There are also those that accommodate lovers of less intense activities such as the sailing race for example.
Among the most outstanding and recommended beaches are Marina Beach, Sandy Beach, La Choya Bay, Las Concha, Diamante Beaches, Encanto Beach, San Jorge, and Hermosa Beach. From the center of Puerto Peñasco, you will be able to find different means to move from one beach to another at any time with total security and at all times.
Sandboard and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs)
Puerto Peñasco is characterized by offering miles of large dunes where you can practice Sandboarding, a discipline that has bases very similar to those of snowboarding but the descent is made in dunes. Among the best places are Sandy Beach, Choya and the Great Desert of Altar. You can practice it whether you are a beginner or if you are the world champion of this discipline.
Motorcycles and ATVs are already a feature of Puerto Peñasco and if you practice them, this is your place. There are many options in the place so that you can rent your vehicle and register for any competition. Remember that the use of any of these vehicles is limited to the places thus established by safety standards, it is very important to respect them.
And now yes, welcome to Puerto Peñasco, the earthly paradise.