- Fishing & Diving
- Golf Courses
- Local Tours
- Schools & Classes
Rocky Point has good fishing year 'round. You can catch anything from yellowtail, snapper, bass to marlin and sailfish in the waters off the coast. If you are fishing from a boat, you will need to purchase a fishing license. Most charters will assist you with this procedure. There is no cost to fish from shore.
Diving & Snorkeling
The area is teeming with undersea life. The problem is underwater visibility. Being so close to the Colorado River Delta cuts down on visibility and also the fact that Puerto Penasco experiences such a huge tidal variance. With that said, there are many spots with good to great visibility such as Bird Island, outside Cholla Bay at the point and even near the jetty's of the marina.
Water temperatures can soar into the low 80's in summer and the 70's at other times of the year which makes diving and snorkeling a pleasure. There is a sea lion colony at Bird Island.
Rocky Point has three golf courses available. Two were designed by Jack Nicklaus and all are 18 hole desert courses with ocean views. All amenities are available such as golf and cart rentals and clubhouses.
Off Road Activities
There are many opportunities to offroad on ATV's or in dune buggies. Although it is illegal to ride vehicles on the beach, you can do it just inland in many areas outside Old Port and the Calle 13 area. ATV rentals are available, make sure you inquire where in town you can ride them. Puerto Penasco also has Sand Drags a couple times a year.
Hiking & Exploring
Pinacate Biosphere, between Puerto Penasco and Sonoyta, has some of the most stark and rugged terrain in North America. It also has volcanic craters which are worth exploring. You can take a day visit or camp overnight.
Intercultural Center for the Study of the Desert & Ocean
CEDO as it's commonly referred to is within the Las Conchas neighborhood.
Cet Mar Aquarium
Visit the local aquarium on the road to Las Conchas. Although small, you will see some of the local sea creatures including a couple sea turtles and sea lions. Donations benefit the local school and it's projects.
Take a stroll through the old section of town known as Old Port. You will find many restaurants, the fish market and art galleries. Once construction ends on the new malecon (seaside walk), you'll be able to sit and enjoy the ocean views.
Pinacate & Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve
This protected desert reserve showcases the some of the planet's strangest geography. Volcanic craters spread throughout the area creating a stark beauty. The US Apollo program trained astronauts here because they believed it was the closest thing to the moon on earth. Over ten years old, the park has rangers, a station/information center and some marked trails. Today you can hike, explore and camp within the reserve. November through March offers the best temperatures for visiting. Summers exceed 100F daily.
Visit this estuary (or La Pinta Estuary farther southeast) for potential birdwatching. You can also buy fresh oysters from a cooperative run exclusively by women.