Soon the schools here in Mexico will be out and Puerto Peñasco will be inundated with families from all over the northern part of Mexico and Baja. It is always humorous to see people who live in Rocky Point head to Ensenada, Baja California for the summer and the families from Tijuana and Mexicali head east to enjoy the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez. Here we also get many tourists from the State of Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Jalisco, Michocan and others. For many of the these states we are the closest Sea Port to them. Puerto Peñasco welcomes you all. Also school will soon be out in our neighbors to the north being Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas. The city will be bursting at the seams with license plates from all over. A word to the wise… make your reservations today to get the best views at your favorite condo or beach front home.
There are many activities in Puerto Peñasco for families to do such as walking in the tide pools, beach combing for shells, going to Cholla Bay looking for Sand Dollars, going to CEDO (which is an effort from the US and Mexico to let people know about the area and how it was formed and the sea life that lives in the Sea of Cortez). It is at CEDO where you will also find a full size whale reconstructed.) Next stop is the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve, which is located north of Puerto Peñasco. If you are not familiar with this area, as you are coming south at aprox KM 50 you will see a huge mountain range off to your right just after you have crossed the twin bridges. It is here where you will find Prong Horn Sheep, deer and a multitude of wild life. Do your family a favor and stop and visit the visitor center as it is for all ages. You can also go out on the Banana boats or take the family fishing. The Sonoran Sea has a store where you can rent boogie boards, snorkeling gear or take scuba lessons and much more. A must to do is to go out to Bird Island on the Eco Tour Boat to swim with the Sea Lions and Dolphins. The whole family will enjoy a sunset cruise aboard the Pirate Ship.
When you come in the months of July, August or September, be prepared for heat and humidity. But for the ladies out there, remember the humidity is great for your skin. Be careful in July as the Jelly Fish will be here as well and were actually sighted this past weekend, but they are a much smaller specie and the tentacles surround the jelly part and do no go out like long fish lines. You can recognize them as they are usually dark blue in color. Word to the wise…bring ammonia or meat tenderizer with you as that will help take the sting away.
Bare in mind that in summer many of the restaurants and bars that you normally go to may be closed mid week, so plan your food ahead of time. We have Sam’s Club and LEY’s to shop at for food and beverages. Right now we are getting in some great green grapes from Caborca. Fresh fruit and vegetables abound all year around here, so no need to haul food across the border.
One more little item. If you are renting a condo, most do not allow your little dogs and cats. Check before making your reservations. We do have 2 places that will board you furry family members so not to worry and one of them is in a vet’s office. All resorts, bars and most coffee shops have Wi-Fi (if you can’t live with out it).
So as I say ” Life is a Journey.. Not a Destination and the Journey Begins in Puerto Peñasco”. Come and have fun and enjoy our piece of PARADISE.