Puerto Penasco (translates to: Rocky Point) area
Rocky Point started as a fishing village in the 1930's and gradually developed into one of the main shrimp producing areas on the Sea of Cortez. During the Prohibition era in the US, an enterprising businessman, Johnny Stone, visited Puerto Peņasco (Rocky Point). Realizing the potential of this village to attract wealthy Americans to vacation and fish, Stone built the town's first hotel, drilled a well, and opened for business. Al Capone, who was among his clients, brought friends along to enjoy the climate, drink, gamble, and deep-sea fish.
Rocky Point attractions include everything from relaxing with a cold margarita on a magnificent sunset cruise to shopping in the mercado. Fresh catch of the day can be purchased at the fish market. Rocky Point is where the Sea of Cortez meets the Sonoran Desert. Unique ocean conditions in this vicinity create tidal extremes of up to 23 ft. between high and low tides, this also produces a unique marine ecosystem and lots of seashells on the beach. Rocky Point is sunny almost year-round with practically no rainfall - average is 2 inches per year. Rocky Point offers many sporting activities including sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, kayaking, and windsurfing to name a few.
"Remember, you are in Mexico so don't expect to find the same quality and comfort you would within the U.S. borders. Capture the flavor by sleeping in a room with Mexican cement floors, miss-matched furniture, hand made tiles lining the bathroom, and listening to mariachi music filtering in through the open window. This is what traveling is all about - experiencing the unusual and different, far away from home." The Rocky Point Gringo Guide by Mary Weil
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