PENASCO RECREATION

Penasco Recreation SA de CV

and Penasco Recreation 

 

 

“Discover Penasco!”

 

Your Introduction Visit to

Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico

 

Escorted Self-Drive or Escorted Shuttle Choices

Text Box: Already coming to Penasco on Your Own? 
Then, Join us on one of our  “Let’s Go Do Something!” Van Trips

 
OR… Here is a Diverse List of other Add-ons for your trip! 
        We will confirm the best price possible, verify with you & book your reservations personally:  

A Local Rental car for your visit 
A Meeting Room or Convention Center area 
A Full Day Fishing Trip or just try a Half Day Fishing Trip
Jet ski Rentals      Scuba / Dive Day Trip        Regular or Peddle-style Kayak Rental 
Quad or Rhino Rentals       A Ultra-Light Ride      A Parasail Ride


               CEDO Back-to-Nature Eco Tours: 
		These excursions can be individually scheduled, however generally require groups of 4 person.  
		All trips include medical & accident insurance provided by guide service.
		We will confirm the best price possible, verify with you & book your reservations personally:  


Oyster Experience: Visit the working oyster farm & become an oyster farmer and expert chef. (4 hours) 
Learn all about the Oyster: from its history to its biology and its cultivation, harvesting & cooking.  Natural history talk & lunch.

Isla San Jorge Full–Day Excursion: Visit an island solely inhabited by birds and more than 3,000 sea lions. (7 hours)
See dolphins on the boat ride & swim with the sea lions. Trip includes naturalist guide, snorkel gear and food & drinks for lunch. 

Tide Riding: A kayaking adventure with a visit to the Oyster farm and lunch.  (7 hours) 
Local naturalist guide, 3 hours kayaking & safety equipment and seafood lunch.   

Wetland Bird Walk: The birdwatcher’s excursion of the Morua Estuary home to more than 140 species of birds.  
Includes naturalist guide and binoculars and guide to local birds.  (3 hours)

Wetland Wings:  Similar excursion to observe the estuary's resident and migratory birds. (5 hours)  
Includes naturalist guide, binoculars and guide to local birds. This trip also includes the oyster farm visit and seafood lunch. 

Hidden Universe Hiking Tour: Observe the great diversity of life within the estuary. (5 hours)
  Meet the fiddler crab, snails fish and birds. Also includes a visit to the oyster farm and a seafood lunch. 

Destination Dunes: 3 mile hike on winding trails through shifting sand dunes. (5 hours) 
Discover the intense, extreme and hostile environment where animals such as the horny rattlesnake, Gila monster and desert chameleon survive. Includes experienced guide, binoculars and lunch.

 

In Search of Hotels

by Naomi Black

 

On our first road trip through Mexico we visited Tequila, Mexico. We discovered the newly painted nine-room Maria Isabel Hotel as we came into town on the main road. We were traveling with our family and the two bedroom suite was $38 US. The Mexican furniture was rustic wood and the floors were newly tiled. The iron beds with colorful butterfly and lily headboards had crisp bedspreads and the room smelled fresh and clean. After dinner and with the kids stashed in their room, Russ and I found a spiral staircase which led to the rooftop. With a bottle of local tequila and water glasses from the room in hand, we enjoyed the evening breeze, the smell of blue agaves cooking and the views of Tequila.

 

Seldom does an evening come together in such a fine way without some planning. However, I have always found that choosing a hotel is a trying task. Slick online photos and shiny brochures promise such perfection, peace and beauty. But will the hotel actually be a restful place? Will it add to the travel experience… or detract from a great day?

 

Each traveler has differing priorities; my priority is local flavor and charm, ambience, a little adventure and realistic prices. A $250 a night room should be absolutely perfect and restful; whereas, a $50 room with a view of the ocean or a sense of history can have a few quirks and be perfectly acceptable. Before leaving on a road trip, I like to browse travel books (such as Frommer’s) and research online locators (such as TripAdvisor). But I am never quite sure until I get there…

 

A hotel housed in a historical mansion can evoke a sense of history in such an intense way! This is true of the colonial-style hotels across Mexico; many of which are housed in mansions built in the 1800’s which create an incredible feeling of being in another time! The Playa de Cortez in Baccochibampo Bay, mid-way between Guaymas and San Carlos, is such a grand Old Mexico hacienda-style hotel. With the feel of having been transported to another era and set down in an aging Hollywood movie set, this hotel is old and it shows. But that is fine because there is no other place which so quietly and assuredly speaks of a long-lost time of graciousness and stateliness.

 

For many, Mexico conjures up thoughts of the Mexican cowboy, the vaquero or charro, roping wild horses or driving cattle out on the ranchero. In the beach community of Rosarito, there is a wide selection of hotels, condos and rentals of all sorts. Yet sitting slightly out of place, squeezed in between the high-rises, you will find Los Pelicanos Hotel. With cactus lamps, rustic brick décor; a camp-fire style steak restaurant this eclectic “ranchero Mexico” hotel has a bit of a hunting cabin feel to it. Although a little rough around the edges, it is unexpected and cozy. The rooms with an ocean-view are coveted and even the locals come by the restaurant for drinks at sunset.

 

And for legend and history, you just cannot pass by the Posada la Roca in Puerto Penasco. This 80 year old stone hotel is purportedly the oldest building in town. Legend has it that this was Al Capone’s hide out in the 1920’s during Prohibition in the States.  This place has atmosphere and feels like Old Mexico. Each room has been restored and the front room for sitting and reading is comfortable and inviting.

 

The right hotel can change your trip! A traveler on Trip Advisor worded it so well. After his trip to Vina Del Mar in Puerto Penasco last year, he remarked, “we went to the pool, looked at the ocean from our room, took a walk downtown, watched a sunset, and enjoyed all the calm friendly people. My wife fell back in love with me. The kids had the time of their lives. All was good and my life was complete again.” 

 

 

PUERTO PENASCO’s HOTEL / CONDO OPTIONS:

 We have included a list of choices that will accommodate many personalities.

Here is our Brief Description of many local options:

You can check out their website.

 

                                            

· If you Love History & Old Mexico; want to be close to the Malecon (“boardwalk”) down-town.   Posada la Roca

· If you Crave Peace, Quiet, Beauty, Art & the Feel of Mexico away from the beach a bit.   Desert Oasis Resort

· If you just Love the Beach & want to be just a short walk away, but stay on a Budget.   Laos Mar Hotel

· On the beach, at the pool, next to the restaurant & at the “happening” happy hour spot.   Playa Bonita Hotel

· Great views, on the beach, fun pool area and close to the crazy, night-life part of town.    Penasco del Sol

· A shady & relaxing pool area and a short walk-to-the-beach but “close to everything” choice.   Playa Inn Hotel

· And yet another walk-to-the-beach but “close to everything” choice.   Hotel Plaza Penasco

· Still one more walk-to-the-beach but “close to everything” choice.   Baja Hotel & Cantina

· For the Beach-comber who awakes at Sunrise and just has to get out there.   The Sonoran Resorts

· Tranquility on Cholla Bay: A Bed & Breakfast with the Colors and Beauty of Mexico.   Casa Monica B & B

· If you want to Golf and Enjoy the Beach and have a Drink Pool-side.   Las Palomas Resort

· In Town and on a Budget but with a Nice Pool, Bird Aviary & Great Restaurant.   Paraiso de Desierto

· Of course, the sirena (mermaid) stands for the Ultimate & Absolute Beauty on the Beach.   Bella Sirena Resort

· This Beach-side “Princess” is also Beautiful Resort right on the Sea of Cortez.   Princessa Resort

 

 

 

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Text Box:  We would Love to Show 
You Around Our Town of 
    Puerto Penasco!   
          ~Russ & Naomi Black
Text Box: CUSTOM DESIGNED TRIPS 
Whether Traveling by RV or Car:  Discover Penasco by Escorted “Car-a-van”! 

We will help you design a special visit to Penasco for your Group. Regardless of the size. 
We can assist with all necessary Reservations & attaining vehicle Insurance.  
And, designing a Schedule of Events that caters to the specific interests of your group.   
Below are a few sample itineraries for you to look over.  
Once you get some ideas … Email us and we can begin to design your Next Visit!  
Text Box: SAMPLE ITINERARY: 

4 Day/3 Night  “Taste of Penasco”  Package 
Escorted trip departing from Lukeville, AZ border and returning to the U.S. border.  
Price structure shown below is for a minimum group of 5 vehicles with 2 persons in each vehicle.
* Each 10th vehicle will travel for free at this pricing structure!  
Prices are subject to change according to group size, itinerary adjustments and season of the year. 
 
Preliminary Information Packet 
Preparation of Mexican Vehicle Insurance (the actual cost will vary and be additional)
Brief Orientation Meeting & Escort (Escort from Lukeville AZ border to Puerto Penasco) 
3 Nights Reservations (either at a RV park or at an “on-the-beach” hotel. See pricing below).  
Welcome Happy Hour with Shrimp Cocktail & Margaritas for the group  
Escorted City Tour (sight-seeing trip and shopping stops. Will include a lunch stop; lunch cost is separate)
Tequila Tasting at the Tequila Factory
“No Reservations” Foodie Tour (includes 2 popular local Taco Stands & and an Ice Cream stop)
Local Contact Phone for Information & 24 Hour Emergency Contact during entire trip
Final Evening “Farewell” Sunset Cruise 
Final Morning Breakfast 
Stop at the Pinacate Visitor Center (Brief overview of the volcanic area & beautiful artwork displays) 
Return Escort to Border (escort returns to Sonoita port of entry at the border)    


Remember: Price structure shown is for a minimum group of 5 vehicles with 2 persons in each vehicle.  
The price given is for 2 persons. This trip can be adjusted for length, type of meals, specific fishing, golf or other interests.  
 

5 vehicle minimum in group    (Price is for 2 persons in one vehicle)    RV Space ……………………………..$   375
5 vehicle minimum in group    (Price is for 2 persons in one vehicle)   On the Beach Hotel…….…….….…$   590
Text Box: SAMPLE ITINERARY: 

No Driving 4 Day/3 Night  “Taste of Penasco”  Shuttle Package 
Head Out to Rocky Point Shuttle: Departs from any single Phoenix area location. 
 Price structures shown below are for a couple OR for a minimum group of 8 persons traveling together. 
Prices are subject to change according to group size, itinerary adjustments and season of the year. 
 
Preliminary Information Packet 
Roundtrip Shuttle Service from Phoenix, AZ 
Reservation & Check-in Service at Hotel of choice (See pricing below & hotel recommendations)  
Welcome Happy Hour with Shrimp Cocktail & Margaritas.  
Escorted City Tour (sight-seeing trip and shopping stops. Will include a lunch stop; lunch cost is separate
Visit to Pinacate Visitor Center (Brief overview of the volcanic area & beautiful artwork displays)  
Tequila Tasting at the Tequila Factory
“No Reservations” Foodie Tour (includes 2 popular local Taco Stands & and an Ice Cream stop)
Local Contact Phone for Information & 24 Hour Emergency Contact during entire trip
Final Evening “Farewell” Sunset Cruise 


Remember: Price shown is PER PERSON.  
This trip can be adjusted for length, type of meals, specific fishing, golf or other interests.  
 

 (Single Couple)  Per person / Double Occupancy w/ On the Beach Budget  Hotel …………………….. $ 480  
(Single Couple)   Per person / Double Occupancy w/ On the Beach Upscale Hotel……………………... $ 540

 (Minimum Group of 8 persons)  Per person / Double Occupancy w/ On the Beach Budget  Hotel ……….. $  355
 (Minimum Group of 8 persons)  Per person / Double Occupancy w/ On the Beach Upscale Hotel………... $  415

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