More about Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco)
Why go to Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco)?
Pristine beaches and rich tidal pools within driving distance of Arizona
A dearth of cultural and historic sites; no port facilities
Downtown lacks charm, but the beaches make up for it
Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco) Cruise Port Facilities?
There are no formal port facilities in Rocky Point at this time. As noted above, a long-planned cruise terminal has yet to take shape and officials can't say when it will.
Passengers tender to and from the federal Fonatur marina.
Good to Know?
Locals dub the gauntlet of shops on the road to Cholla Bay "Rodeo Drive" or "Shacks 5th Avenue." In reality, this strip of concentrated commerce is called Cholla Mall. Some vendors are willing to haggle. Some aren't. Either way, it never hurts to try.
Transportation options in Puerto Penasco are limited, given that most visitors drive to the destination.
On Foot: The town's most walkable area is around the malecon (seaside promenade), where shops, restaurants and fish vendors are doing business. Otherwise, Rocky Point is not all that pedestrian friendly.
By Taxi: Cabs congregate around the malecon and at the condo developments on Sandy Beach. It's a good idea to establish a price with the driver before you take off.
By Rental Car: A couple of independently owned agencies -- U-Save Car and Truck Rental, and Bufaloss Rent a Car -- are located downtown.
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
The Mexican peso is the currency of choice. But given the town's proximity to the U.S. border, dollars are also widely accepted. ATMs located in town are the most cost-effective way to get local currency.
Spanish is the lingua franca but English is widely spoken.