The first settlers in the Puerto Penasco area came in the early 1920s. One of the main attractions for settlers was the fact that it is directly on the coast of the Sea of Cortez and provides multitude of options for seafood. A couple of decades later a shrimp fishing area was discovered off the coast here, and this ultimately made Puerto Penasco what it is today. The discovery of large amounts of delicious blue shrimp effectively turned this sleepy village into a shrimp-producing hub and a tourist destination!
Almost everyone enjoys a pleasant day at the beach and a delicious seafood dinner, but Puerto Penasco offers much more. Fishing, boating, swimming and scuba diving are among the more popular of the various activities available in the area.
The fishing boom, especially the blue shrimp, a rarity world-wide, turned this quiet Mexican village into a modern city.
The demand for seafood worldwide increased, and the demand for fresh shrimp is always high in the United States. Several U.S. cities like LA and Phoenix and Tucson are quite close to Puerto Penasco and thus many vistors come to Puerto Penasco (also known as Rocky Point) to try their hand at fishing. Over time, many local delicacies have become famous and tourists have started pouring in to taste the ultimate fresh seafood.
Although shrimp fishing is what really put Puerto Penasco on the map, there is a limit to everything. Shrimping became such a big business that people have realized that shrimp population is decreasing in this region, and cultivation of blue shrimp is on the priority list as of now.
But thanks to the stunning beaches, pristine locations, many water activities, hospitality of the locals, Puerto Penasco continues to thrive despite the reduced shrimp catch as it still charms visitors with its beauty and outdoor and cultural attractions.
At Laguna Shores you will enjoy a home away from home right by the Sea of Cortez. Rent or own a holiday villa, luxury condo or apartment, fish your own food, have a barbeque on the beach, surf, sip your margarita and make merry. Puerto Penasco is a perfect getaway! Just visit us at Laguna Shores Resort to know more about vacationing in beautiful Puerto Penasco, Mexico.