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Puerto Penasco
Travel Planning
Puerto Penasco

Puerto Penasco at a Glance

Puerto Penasco is a famous spring break destination for American college students and a year round desert beach destination for Americans. The safe and well-maintained roads from the American border make this resort area attainable for Arizonans and others in the American southwest. 

Puerto Penasco's rowdy spring break carries on through March and April. Families and older travelers may want to avoid the fray centered on Playa Mirador. New resort areas further west are quieter and still have good beach access. 

Puerto Penasco's gentle waves are its primary draw. It's easy to swim and lounge in the water and resort amenities give tourists the shopping and beach party vibe that the city is famous for. For more adventurous travel, head into the desert for a hike, charter a boat, deep sea fish or dive. Nearby bio-reserves make for good exploring and you'll find plenty of outfitters to take you where you'd like to go. 

What to Expect
High Season
March - August
Low Season
September - February
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Puerto Peñasco International Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American tourists and residents of Schengen countries usually do not need a visa to visit Mexico if tourism is the purpose of their trip. However, the Mexican authorities issue you a tourist card when you enter the country and it is important that you hold on to it. The cost of the tourist card varies with the exchange rate and is somewhere around $22. If your trip includes work, humanitarian aid or studies, you will need a visa. Contact a Mexican Consulate for more information. American citizens can also research Mexican travel at the U.S State Department website.

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Puerto Penasco is very hot and during the summer months and can receive hurricanes and tropical storms. Stay tuned to the weather for changes in the local forecast.

      Safety Concerns Puerto Penasco and the roads leading from it to the U.S. border are heavily patrolled and are quite safe. Use your common sense and keep your valuables out of sight and don't leave things unattended on the beach. 

      Health Concerns Mexican water can sicken those who are unaccustomed to it. Order bottled water with no ice just to be on the safe side.