Rocky Point Resorts in Mexico

Rocky Point Resorts in Mexico
Resorts in the Sonoran beach town of Rocky Point, officially known as Puerto Penasco, are more focused on pampering their guests on-site than providing access to local natural attractions. Still, Rocky Point makes for a good base camp from which to explore areas such as the El Pinacate Biospheric Reserve north of town. Or check in to your hotel and then head over to the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans, which offers a number of hikes, kayak trips and bird-watching tours in the vicinity.

Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort

A big selling point at Las Palomas is the 18-hole, par-72 golf course that the resort boasts as being the only golf course in the Sandy Beach area of town. Other on-site leisure options include a 3-acre swimming pool, Jacuzzi, an artificial swimming river and a water slide. Out on the beach, Las Palomas offers its guests parasailing, kayaking, surfing, ultra light flights, and scuba diving and snorkeling. Dolphin-watching tours and beachside walking paths are other possibilities.
As for its rooms, Las Palomas has 430 luxury suites with satellite television, DVD and Wi-Fi. Fine dining is available at the hotel's La Maria Bistro and Citron restaurants, while drinks are served at swim-up and conventional bars. There's an on-site convenience store as well.

Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort
Blvd. Costero 150
Puerto Penasco, Son., Mexico 83550
Tel: (011-52) 638-108-1000

Penasco del Sol

This shiny new resort hotel has 204 rooms and suites decked out with plasma televisions, air conditioning and high-speed Internet access. Its facilities include a swimming pool with ocean views, Jacuzzi and the Oasis spa, which offers services such as Swedish massages and aromatherapy. Miguel's restaurant serves Mexican and American dishes, while the Cafecito café offers coffee-based drinks and pastries. The hotel's Azul Beach Club mixes up an array of drinks right out on the sand, while the Chill Lounge is an on-site night-time hangout.

Hotel Penasco Del Sol
Paseo Las Glorias 1
Puerto Penasco, Son., Mexico 83550
Tel: (011-52) 638 383-0302

Playa Bonita Resort

Set on the beach just a short walk from town, the Playa Bonita has 128 rooms clustered around a swimming pool and rock waterfall, as well as a 300-site recreational vehicle park. Choose from conventional rooms or two-bedroom, two-bath suites with a kitchenette. All rooms come with queen beds, cable TV and a Jacuzzi. The hotel's Puesta del Sol restaurant and bar specializes in seafood and traditional Mexican dishes and has excellent sunset views. "Don't miss the divine margaritas," writes Fodor's, though it also notes that the hotel, one of the first Rocky Point resorts, "is beginning to show its age."

Playa Bonita Resort
Paseo Balboa 100
Puerto Penasco, Son., Mexico 85550
Tel: (011-52) 638 383-2586

Article Written By J. Clark

J. Clark is a freelance journalist who has written news and feature stories for a number of newspapers and magazines in the United States and Mexico since 2004. He has covered topics ranging from politics and business to sports and entertainment. He has a Master's degree in history and a special interest in Latin American cultures.

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