Rocky Point, also known as Puerto Penasco, is in the process of being constructed as the first cruise ship homeport in Mexico. The Mexican government has earmarked roughly $100 million for the project, adding a cruise terminal and convention center to the town, which is located in the Gulf of California. About 200 miles south of Phoenix and Tucson, Rocky Point is an easy drive-to port for Arizona residents.
Allowing for cruises through the Sea of Cortez, this one-mile-long port is being constructed on 12 acres of land donated by a local resort owner. Improvements to existing hotels and roads in the beach town have been promised by the local government prior to the port's opening, in addition to better access to the local airport for those flying in and out of the port.
According to an AP news report, the Sonoran government expects cruise ships to being docking at Rocky Point in 2019.