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Rocky Point Golf
There are several golf courses in the planning and development stages. Two are open and others are coming along. We will post additional information here as it becomes available.
Mayan Resorts Golf
An 18-hole, (Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II co-design) championship course is situated on one of the most unique geographical locations in Mexico. The site consists of a 2 mile peninsula with a tidal estuary on one side, the Sea of Cortés on the other, and an inlet to the south. A challenging7,210 yard, 18 hole, par 72 sand dune course is a work of art surrounded by incomparable natural beauty hosting a wealth of flora and fauna. 9 ocean side holes make this course a Golfing experience beyond anyone’s expectations.
From the deck at the club house you overlook the shimmering emerald green of the paspallum grass contrasting with the desert sand, accentuated by the bright turquoise blue of the estuary, and the pastel pink mountains in the background, it is a painter’s dream!
This is just a hint of what you
will see on the course. Hole # 3 is the Nicklaus signature hole and will keep you guessing from tee to green. A blind shot off the tee box plays slightly uphill guarding the visual delight you will receive as you approach your ball for he second shot.
Bring your A-game and keep the ball in play as the seaside foliage will grab your ball and hide it from you. Excellent greens and a challenging layout make this a fun course for low handicap players. Green Fees $120.00 USD with special rates for Mayan Palace members.
From USA: 01152 638 383-0400
The Links at Las Palomas Golf Club
Close to town on Sandy Beach this course offers great views.
The Links at Las Palomas is one of the first courses ever planted with a new variety of grass called Sea Dwaft Paspalum. Known for its perfect carpet-like appearance, Paspalum originated in South Africa along natural shorelines and marshes. It creates fast fairways and slick putting surfaces, two qualities that go hand-in-hand to create a true links experience. The lure of any golf course should be how often the golfer wants to return. A great course must be played time and time again to be conquered. The Links at Las Palomas draws every golfer into this challenge, mystifying and rewarding players of all skill levels with each new round. The course can be attacked from the very back tees — at nearly 7,000-yards — or from members tee markers, club tees or forward tees. This special course provides members and guests a layout they will never tire of playing.
Green fees $135.00 USD. Ask for specials at the club house or when making tee times.
From USA: 01152 638-108-1072
See Map below to Las Palomas Golf Course
Detailed Rocky Point Maps
A. Pelican Beach
B. Cholla Bay
C. Sandy Beach 1
D. Sandy Beach 2
E. Town of Rocky Point
F. Old Port, Fish Market & Manny’s
G. Las Conchas 1
H. Las Conchas 2
I. Las Conchas 3
J. Playa Encanto
If you are interested in chartering a boat we suggest you visit the Sun-N-Fun web site.
Fishing From Shore
Rocky Point offers some great fishing from shore. Try cut squid on the bottom or cast spoon type lures that imitate bait fish
around rocky areas for Sand Bass, Pargo, Porgy and Triggerfish. Cast larger sizes for Grouper. (this photo shows a large
Some local favorite spoons include: Acme Lures Slim Jim, Need-L-Eel, Kastmaster, and the Luhr Jensen Krocodile. Pompano, Corvina and Halibut hang out in sandy areas and around reefs, use smaller size spoons or squid. Good places to fish from shore include openings to estuaries and ports. You do not need a permit to fish from shore.
The tides play a major role in fishing in Rocky Point. The best fishing from shore or close to shore is when the tide is either going in or going out and when the high and low tides fluctuate the most. You can view tide charts for the Rocky Point / Puerto Penasco area with this link tide charts. Tide charts provided by Tide Lines.
For more serious fisherman charter boats with seasoned skippers and friendly crews are available. Half day trips fish between 3 and 6 miles out. Full day trips venture into deeper water and sometimes offer a better chance at larger fish such as this nice Pinta. On a full day trip you might jig spoons or bottom fish in 100 plus feet of water. Spring sport fishing may yield Grouper, Snapper and Bass. Dolphin Fish and Skipjack show up in the summer months starting in June. Other fish including Triggerfish and Sharks are caught throughout the year.
Great Variety of Fish Species
For more the more serious fisherman charter boats with seasoned skippers and friendly crews are available. The Sea of Cortez fishery includes the following:
White Sea Bass
Black Sea Bass
Golden Spotted Bass
Many of these species are caught weighing up to 150 pounds and more.
Such fishing is a prized recreation for any fisherman.
Rocky Point Museums
Posada La Roca by Margaret Fleming
One of the landmarks of Puerto Peñasco is the Old Stone House, also known as the Hotel Peñasco. It’s on the left as you enter the Old Port, a large building constructed of gray stone blocks within a fenced enclosure. Legend has it that Al Capone used to stay there when he was fleeing from justice in the U.S.We met Jorge Seldner, who, with his brother, currently owns this historic building. It has been vacant for years, but now it has been renovated, and Jorge is renting rooms in it. He calls it Posada La Roca. Posada means hostel in Spanish.The Stone House was built with stone from the hill where the lighthouse is situated. It was cut by artisans into blocks almost uniform in size and shape.
After completing the renovation, Jorge wants to restore the front entrance by tearing down the spurious porch and making a small yard with a wrought iron fence, the way it used to be. He also wants to install air conditioning and establish a little museum in the building with exhibits that illustrate its history. But the building is a museum already. Visit it to get a sense of Puerto Peñasco’s architectural past.
Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans, CEDO
Be sure to visit the CEDO. CEDO is an acronym for Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans, offering tours of gardens, outdoor adventures, nature hikes, and natural exhibits. Headquartered in Rocky Point,CEDO is dedicated to research, education, and conservation of the Northern Gulf area of Mexico. The center offers plenty of different ways to explore the turquoise-blue Sea of Cortezand the white sandy deserts of Rocky Point. If you’re on a family vacation, especially, the center offers a great place for you to explore the desert and sea that will open up a new experience for you and your kids.
You can also schedule your own private tour if you like, and the center’s garden expedition and fin whale exhibit should prove to be very interesting. Spend an entire day browsing through the center, and then take a break by the swimming pool or the ocean—the choice is yours when you spend your next vacation in Rocky Point, Mexico.
Swimming in the Sea of Cortez
“Some of the most refreshing and warm ocean swimming we have ever experienced was just a few feet off the steps decending from the Veranda. We couldn’t believe it! The sandy bottom made for a most enjoyable wading and swimming recreation. El fin del Mundo has it all.” Bob and Marge H. – Phoenix, AZ
While there are many beaches in the Rocky Point area, the beach at Las Conchas is hard to beat. While the public has access, you’ll find that you have the beach and swimming all to yourself.
You’ll find great swimming just a few steps off El Fin del Mundo’s Veranda. Las Conchas beach on the Sea of Cortez has some of the warmest swimming waters in the world along with some bragging rights we’d like to share with you.
Places to Shop in Rocky Point, Mexico
Rocky Point offers many fine shopping experiences. You’ll be amazed at the variety of goods that are available. From unique and beautiful Mexican pottery to exquisite traditional or classic European jewelry you won’t be disappointed. Below are listed a few shops and shop locations you will want to visit.
|Old Port Galeria
Unique Mexican Collectibles * Jewelry * Women’s Clothes * Masks * Crosses * Shoes * Rope Sandals * PotteryMalecon Kino #29, Old Port
|Tabaqueria Calle 13
“Real” Cuban Cigars * Dominican Republic & Mexican Cigars
Calle 13 *
Furniture that is both Simple & Unique
A Comfortable Blend of Traditional Mexican & Classic European. Furniture that is sure to be unique.
Unique Jewelry * Mata Ortiz Mexican Pottery * Masks Yarn Paintings * Paper Mache * Tote Bags * Books
Located at the Old Port (behind the church) *