One of the questions that I get asked most frequently is if are staying in a hotel or condo in Puerto Peñasco, which has the best amenities and pools for a family or just my husband and my self.
On Sandy Beach every property has a swimming pool and all except the Sonoran SPA and Esmeralda have swim up bars. Let me do a run down starting with the Penasco del Sol Hotel. This property has a very large pool area and a shallow area for small children. There are plenty of lounge chairs and an outside bar for your pleasure. Next door is the Pinacate Condominiums which offer condos or villas. It features a nice pool and faces to the Old Port. Close to restaurants and shopping. From here you are only a few steps from the beach if pools aren’t your thing.
Moving around to the west you will come to Playa Bonita Hotel which has been undergoing a renovation project. Although the pool is not huge, it is conveniently located right out the door of the hotel and is close to the bar and restaurant. The pool area features lots of seating either in beach chairs or under the umbrellas at the beautiful tiled tables. One of the first properties in Puerto Peñasco, it has always been properly maintained and has been a local family business for over 30 years. Across the street, you will find Laos Mar . Again it is a locally family run and oriented property. The swimming pool is located ground level with access to the rooms and bar and wine bar named El Tapeo.
Now starts the row of 11 condo complexes. All if the developments have rentals except Puerto Privada. The Sonoran SKY is the newest of the developments. It consists of 1 tower. Here you will find something for the whole family to enjoy. From the small water slide to the large pool and Tiki Bar, parents can swim, have a drink and just watch the children. Lots of seating and right on the beach. It also has a Spa as well as a little store for all those things you forgot at home. The Tiki bar is open to the public.
Next is Puerto Privada east and west towers. They do not offer daily or weekly rentals but do feature a beautiful pools and landscaping. They do offer long term leases if you want to try it before you buy it.
Adjacent to that is Las Palomas Condos and Golf Resort. This resort is quite large so you will do a little walking. The pool area is beautiful and it features a lazy river for everyone to enjoy. This place is very family oriented and like the others is right on the beach. If you have a family, you won’t be disappointed here. Pools and beach not your thing, venture over to the Las Palomas Golf Course for a challenging round of golf.
Next is a residential home development called Coasta Diamonte. It has a small community pool as well as tennis courts. Again just a short walk to the Sea of Cortez. Renting a home has it’s good points and number 1 being it is a smaller development and a little more intimate for your enjoyment. To enter the development you make a left just before Casa Blanca and the Princesa Resort. Both Casa Blanca and the Princesa feature pools as well as a miniature golf course at Casa Blanca. Again you are only a short walk to the beach and Casa Blanca has a pool right near the beach as well within the development.
Now you will come to the Sonoran SPA which has a nice family pool but no swim up bar. This resorts appeals to families who just want to enjoy and not have the sometime noise of a swim up bar and in summer time is full nearly all the time. It is not unusual to see 5 -8 tours busses parked in the lot. It does however, have a great little store to buy beer, wine or alcohol or things you may have left at home . It has a wonderful gift store that carry items that are made by local artists. Here you will find apparel, jewelry, artwork and photos of the area. Right across the entrance to the SPA is the Sonoran SEA. This was the 1st of the Sonoran resorts to be built. This property has lush landscaping and a one pool for the east tower and west tower and features a swim up bar. There is a restaurant on the property as well as a small coffee shop/store for your convenience. This property caterers to families and you are right on the beach. Last in this loop is Las Palmas. This resort is definitely a great place for families as it offer s condos as well as large beach front villas. Over the past couple of years they have added a new pool and great waterslide for the children to enjoy. To reach these 3, make a left where you go to Changos, Banditos and coming soon GARUFA Steakhouse.
Bella Sirena is a development that consists of condo towers, town homes as well as beach front villas. Here you will find a couple of pool area and you also have SWIM a bar and outdoor restaurant. You can’t go wrong if you stay here as everything is close by. Don’t want to drive, there are cabs that will take you to the restaurants or into town. Now we come to the last of the Sonoran resorts, the Sonoran SUN. This resort is probably the one that most people for some reason like the most of the Sonoran properties other than the SKY. It consists of east and west towers with a great pool area and swim up bar for each side. Walk to the beach or just sit poolside and enjoy. Lastly is Esmeralda Resort. This development is not finished but does have rentals available and a nice large pool. From here you have great sunset views.
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