Puerto Peñasco, also known as Rocky Point, is a Mexican fishing in the state of Sonora, Mexico. It’s got a long and interesting history. Pancho Villa fostered revolution here. Al Capone sold alcohol here. The U.S. government saw it as a strategic point during WWII.
Puerto Peñasco is the closest beach to Arizona. This weekend it was filled with beach goers from both sides of the border.
It is also an RV paradise with over 10 RV parks, many of them right on the beach. It’s a favorite spot for ATVers. We see dune buggies and quads everywhere. You can ride horses right on the beach if ATVing is not your speed.
It’s a city of contrasts to me. I see fancy beach resorts and houses but I also see a lot of poverty among the residents.
We like Puerto Peñasco, but we haven’t met any black folks or made any friends yet. It’s home for the next month and I’m enjoying exploring.