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Why is Puerto Penasco called Rocky Point?

Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco): What is Rocky Point?

A beautiful seaside community in Mexico



Rocky Point is the name or nickname that was given to Puerto Peñasco. A Tourist Destination in northwestern Mexico in the state of Sonora. Rocky Point was named by a visitor, who was a retired lieutenant of the Royal Navy of Britain in the late nineteenth century. Lieutenant William Hale Hardy arrived in Puerto Peñasco in search of precious metals and found a beautiful place in the dunes overlooking the Sea of ​​Cortez. Since then Puerto Peñasco is also known as Rocky Point. To learn more about Puerto Peñasco you can click on our special page for What is Puerto Peñasco?