About Rocky Point

Located on the Sea of Cortez

Rocky Point (Puerto Peñasco) is located on the Sea of Cortéz, described by John Steinbeck as “God’s Aquarium.” Far northwest within Sonora State, it is just 60 miles from the border of the United States, and little more than a three hour drive from either Phoenix or Tucson.
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Rocky Point is one of the youngest cities in Sonora State. As recently as 1941, when Puerto Peñasco was declared a municipal precinct, less than 200 people lived there, mostly working as fishermen. While fishing and other commercial uses of the port continue to thrive, with over 300 sunny day per year, proximity to all of the southwestern United States, and a long-established American community, Rocky Point has experienced an explosion of vacation, second-home, and retirement building unequalled in Mexico.

Presently serviced by a 4920 ft. municipal airport, the State of Sonora has finished work on a substantial upgrade of the facility, including a 1000' extention of the runway, fueling services, and runway lights, as well as amenities such as automobile rental, snack shop, pilot room, F.B.O., expansive waiting room, private meeting rooms, and shops.

Work on new commercial airport has begun 9.1 miles east of the current municipal airport. Completetion is slated for 2008.

Rocky Point offers numerous amenities including golf courses and spas, countless fresh seafood vendors, a Super Ley supermarket, automobile, RV, and ATV rental, international banking and 24-hour ATM services, and a vibrant and diverse restaurant scene!

Where others only promise, Playa Paloma delivers!