Our Mini Family: Exploring Puerto Peñasco and El Malecon


Exploring Puerto Peñasco and El Malecon

Enjoy the water, the weather, and the heart of downtown Puerto Peñasco at el malecon!


Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of traveling to Puerto Peñasco for the very first time. Not only was this my first visit to Rocky Point, but it was also my first visit passing through the United States border into Mexico by car. Driving from our home in Phoenix to the beach in Puerto Peñasco took about 4 hours, no doubt, one of the shorter road trips we've taken this year. Just a short drive from our home, Puerto Peñasco really does feel like Arizona's beach!

When we arrived at our condominium where we were staying, we dropped off our things and began exploring the city. There is so much to do and see in Rocky Point that it felt like we hardly spent any time at our condo other than to sleep at night. We enjoyed a variety of awesome restaurants near downtown Puerto Peñasco and embraced local cuisine (my favorite new thing is paella--just saying!), caught a glimpse of the beauty of the shore from our sunset cruise around the harbor, and finally put some of our grade school Spanish to good use bartering for turquoise jewelry and authentic Mexican dresses at el malecon!

After spending a short week in Rocky Point, my favorite activity aside from enjoying the beach was exploring el malecon! There's so much to do, see, taste, and experience that I'm confident in saying you haven't truly been to Puerto Peñasco unless you've spent an hour or two exploring the boardwalk and shopping the local vendors.

The pier, otherwise known as "el malecon," is a vibrant part of the Rocky Point experience. There are so many ways to enjoy the culture--from trying local food at the vendor carts and restaurants lining the street, admiring the statues and learning about the history of Puerto Peñasco, and shopping at the many different kinds of kiosks and tents. We spent our entire morning walking up and down the pier, trying food and drinking coconut water and shopping, but I could have easily spent my entire day just at el malecon all by itself!

















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Special thanks to the Puerto Peñasco Visitors Bureau for hosting this travel adventure! 

26 comments :

  1. This looks like such a fun place to visit! I'd love to go one day soon. I enjoyed seeing all your photos!

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  2. i LOVE rocky point! We used to go all the time because it was so easy from Phx! Your pictures make me want to go back so bad. I love all the vibrant colors. Glad you had a great time! xx

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  3. I love drinking fresh coconut milk straight out of the coconut! It does not even compare to anything you can get in the store.

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  4. Looks like an amazing trip! All these bright colors!

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    Lee Anne
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  5. Oh the colours are just so bright and beautiful! Plus nothing beats a fresh coconut :)

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  6. I live in Tucson, so Rocky Point is close to me! I have only been there once, many years ago. I absolutely loved it!

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  7. This looks like such a fun place to visit! I enjoyed all the pictures.

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  8. That lighter trick always fascinates me.

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  9. Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Love the glasses!

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  10. Sounds and looks fabulous! Can you believe I've never been to Rocky Point?? P.S. I hope you bought that amazing ring!

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  11. Sounds and looks fabulous! Can you believe I've never been to Rocky Point?? P.S. I hope you bought that amazing ring!

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  12. What a gorgeous, colorful place!

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  13. Everything looked wonderful even the weather, with one exception: the traffic!

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  14. That looks so cool and relaxing. I love your dress and accessories too.

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  15. Beautiful photos...love RP. Thanks for reminding me what an awesome vacation spot it is

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  16. Oh my word! That looks amazing!!! I hope you had a great time!!!

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  17. Love the gorgeous photo! Looks like so much fun :)

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  18. Love your photos and i love traveling!

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  19. This looks like an amazing place to explore.

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  20. The water looks crystal clear! I would love to visit sometime.

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  21. That looks like an amazing trip! I can't imagine how much fun you must have had. It is so beautiful out there!

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  22. I love the beach. I could spend my whole vacation just spending time up and down the beaches. Beautiful place to visit!

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  23. When I lived in El Paso someone from Californian told me "If this place just had an ocean instead of Juarez it would be something" and apparently he was right!

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  24. What pretty pictures! Gorgeous water as well.

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  25. Beautiful pictures! It looks fun & relaxing.

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