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Beaches in Rocky Point
Rocky Point is known for there amazing beaches that seem to go on forever, with an approximate temperature of 93°F in the summer and 55°F in the winter. You can rent jet skies, banana rides, para-sail rides, horse back and Mexican souvenirs. Puerto Penasco offers several beaches, however the most popular beaches are Playa Hermosa, Playa La Joya, Playa Encanto. Rocky Point also has sand dunes for dirt biking, 4 wheeling and dune buggies.
Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO)
CEDO is a nonprofit Natural History Resource Center. The center houses a collection of marine mammal and bird bones. It offers privately guided tours to San Jorge Island, El Pinacate area and the dunes Explore some the world finest tide-pools, engage in scientific research, bring your school class or other group for an exciting hands-on educational opportunity. Contact: www.cedointercultural.org
Operating as part of the Center for Technical Studies of the Ocean (CET-MAR) welcomes the public to the aquarium viewing areas, where you can view various marine life such as sea turtles, octopus, sea horses, shrimp, numerous fish species, crabs and other ocean life. Your also allowed to feed the Sea Turtles and Sea Lions. CET-MAR is located at 43 Las Conchas Road, just before Las Conchas.
El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve
Pinacate National Park is a 770 square mile volcanic field in the Sonora province of Mexico. This field contains more than 300 volcanic vents and cinder cones, including at least 10 maar craters, which are very similar to the lunar surface.Characterized by rugged lava flows, dormant volcanoes and giant craters, this region of wind-swept dunes and cholla forests. El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve is located at approximately 27 miles Northeast from Puerto Peñasco.
The Malecon is located in what is known as the Old Port area. You can stroll down the the Malecon and buy fresh fish from the local fishermen, browse through the many shops and barter with the beach vendors. The Malecon offers several amazing restaurants and local taco stands with ocean view settings. See the large statue of the shrimp fisherman, built in memory of the men that fished at lost their lives. The Malecon has been completely renovated.
The Islands of San Jorge
are a group of rocky islands located outside the Bay of San Jorge, near Puerto Peñasco. Like other islands in the gulf, these are federal protected zones These islands where decreed protected areas in 1978 due to their biological importance. The San Jorge Islands shelter migratory birds and wild fauna. These islands are a major tourist attraction. Enjoy herds of sea lions, one of the biggest colonies of sea lions in the Gulf of California.
Sea of Cortez
The Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez is a body of water that separates the Baja California Peninsula from the Mexican mainland. The narrow sea is home to a unique and rich ecosystem. In addition to a wide range of endemic creatures, it hosts many migratory species, such as the humpback whale, California Gray Whale, manta ray and Leatherback Sea Turtle. This region has historically been a magnet for world class sport fishing activities
Spring Break in Rocky Point
Rocky Point is known for its spring break. The dates vary from year to year, but some time during February, March or April, college doors all over Canada and the United States are thrown open and students flood toward Rocky Point. It's the combination of weather, sun, sandy beaches, late nightclubs, good restaurants and party atmosphere that keeps students coming back to Rocky Point every year.
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