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During the hot, dry summer, Arizonans crave sea breezes, cool ocean water, relaxation and activities that will keep the whole family active and entertained. While seaside resorts aren’t part of our desert landscape, Puerto Peñasco (commonly referred to as Rocky Point), is often considered “Arizona’s beach” due to its proximity to our border and its popularity as a vacation destination for desert dwellers. Las Palomas Beach & Golf Resort, located in the exclusive Sandy Beach area of Rocky Point, features more than 800 contemporary condos perfect for families, friends and couples looking for a beach getaway just hours away from Phoenix.

Luxury condominiums range from one to four bedrooms, each with its own terrace or balcony to take in the breathtaking views and can sleep up to 10 people.

Las Palomas was the first resort in Rocky Point to receive a four-diamond rating from AAA. It has also been recognized with a Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice award for two years in a row, placing it in the top 10 percent of hotels worldwide. It’s located just 10 minutes from Old Port and downtown — where you’ll find restaurants, bars, and shops — and popular Rocky Point watering holes and attractions with live music on the beach.

Jacques Cousteau once called Mexico’s Sea of Cortéz “the world’s aquarium.” Set against the sea, and its beautiful beaches, Las Palomas is an ideal locale for exploring or simply taking in the views. Those looking for an active vacation can enjoy Las Palomas as their home base for deep sea fishing, snorkeling, parasailing, or kayaking in the Sea of Cortéz, or hiking or cycling in the surrounding areas. Even if you choose to stay on the secured grounds of the resort, there are plenty of activities to enjoy for every member of the family.
You can pack light for a road trip to Las Palomas – bathing suits and flip flops are all you need during the day, when you can drift on the property’s lazy river, take a trip down the water slide, or lounge in a gorgeous negative-edge pool, taking in the spectacular views and enjoying a cocktail from one of the swim-up bars. Or stroll over to the full-service spa to indulge in a massage, facial or body treatment.

Bring workout wear if you want to participate in activities like Zumba, Aquaerobics, or stretching, or to exercise in the fitness center. If golf is more your speed, Las Palomas is home to The Links, the only true links golf course on Sandy Beach. Open to the public, it is a professional 18-hole, par-72 course that hosts several events throughout the year and attracts world class professional and amateur players, such as the resort’s annual anniversary golf tournament to be held May 13-15.

If you’re looking for world-class cuisine, Las Palomas is the home of one of the finest restaurants in Rocky Point, La Maria Bistro & Fine Cuisine, featuring Mexican and world fusion in a beautiful seaside setting. Or enjoy gourmet options from Citron Fine Cuisine, Las Palomas’ French themed full-service restaurant. Both venues feature charming bars that are perfect gathering spots for enjoying fine wine, cervezas, margaritas or sophisticated cocktails.

There’s always something happening at Las Palomas, whether a gastronomy class, a beer or wine tasting, or a holiday celebration. You can make a vacation to Rocky Point as adventurous or as laid-back as you want it to be – and even change it up from day to day. For more information about seasonal specials, events, or booking, visit

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