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Cholla Bay

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Address: Cholla Bay, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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Wonderful Get Away in the Unspoiled Beauty of Cholla Bay

Drove out here after reading Tripadvisor. This is our very first visit to Puerto Penasco so wanted to check out all the place has to offer. This is a charming, understated fishing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Carefree, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not a super fan of Cholla Bay. It's not a place I would get into the water. JJs however has delicious simple Mexican fare at great prices in a fun atmosphere. We make a stop here on a every visit to Puerto Penasco. The Mexican blankets and things are less expensive here than on sandy beach also.

1 Thank Charity D
Carefree, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drove out here after reading Tripadvisor. This is our very first visit to Puerto Penasco so wanted to check out all the place has to offer. This is a charming, understated fishing village....loved the simpleness of the environment. Saw dauphins feeding near the shore with large groups of pelicans. Sat at the Oyster Bar chatting with locals and enjoying the... More 

2 Thank creekertraveller
Los Altos, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove this area looking for a nice beach and didn't find one. We did find hard access areas and lots of rocks. check your tide chart before going but if you're looking for a beach this may not be the palace for you.

Thank Carol S
Payson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove out and walked on the beach very quiet and had the beach to ourselves. Beautiful little community. If you want to get away from the busy beaches this would be the spot.

Thank Joel D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This place is a must visit and absolutely stunning and beautiful like a walk back in time. Very clean and many cool houses along the shore and stunning views. Climbed the small mountain along the shores and you get an incredible view.

Thank kevin s
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Get away from the condos and take a stroll through small town/village. Walk the bay when the tide is down. Stop for breakfast , lunch or just a drink.

Thank Wish2BretiredRN
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

JJ's was lots of fun. People were so nice. The drinks and food were so good. Grest view of bay. Boys had a great time kayaking in the bay.

Thank traci b
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Once you get past the Sandy Beach hotels, it is all sand road. Right now it is under development and there are a few small stores and restaurants, but is mainly residential with some nice homes. Kind of isolated at this point for amenities, but if you are looking for solitude, this would be it.

Thank Judy97
Maricopa, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This area of the beach is less rocky and Beautiful. The water is shallow many feet out. The water is salty great for healing and comforting to my achy bones. We enjoy eating at the places near here like JJ's and Changos. An awesome beach bum spot.

1 Thank Dree24
Indio, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

where else can you enjoy the sun in such a awesome setting soothing and comfortable almost to good the bomb

1 Thank tonyespin

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