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Cholla Bay

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Address: Cholla Bay, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
Phone Number:
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Wish we'd kept my grandfather's fishing cabin!

Xochitl's is a hidden gem of a restaurant. JJ's patio is a great place to watch the fishermen bring in their catch of the day.

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Cynthia L
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Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popular for gringos, especially on weekends as I understand. Just not my cup of tea. Nicer beaches, better restaurants elsewhere.

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Xochitl's is a hidden gem of a restaurant. JJ's patio is a great place to watch the fishermen bring in their catch of the day.

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1 Thank Cynthia L
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

A nice town near rocky point. But no restaurants or services Beach is nice but the real feature is the tides. Looks like they go out a mile Nice Catholic Church in the town. Road is mostly dirt. But easy to access from sandy beach in rocky point Great place to watch sun set

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Page
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

If you're planning on swimming and what not, this is not it. So many rocks make it hard for young children to walk and enjoy. The name is Las conchas though, meaning the sea shells. Definitely fun to just chill by the beach though, tan and relax!

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Kelowna, Canada
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Caught somewhere between 67' hippies, margaritaville, and regular homes. We live further south west. Much nicer.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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109 reviews
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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

If you drive past the beach condos and keep on going you will reach Cholla Bay. This is a really small beach town and mostly occupied by private beach homes. There is only a few bars and restaurants which is good and NO hawkers or vendors which is heaven. There is only a few ways to reach the beach but... More 

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Camano Island, Washington
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We arrived when the tide was extremely low so there were many hidden tide pools full of animals and colorful shells to explore. We rented a 4x4 at the marina and headed to cholla for a wonderful afternoon of fun. Lots of locals and tourists alike. Huge beach so there is plenty of room and sand for everyone. Don't miss... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 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.

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Carefree, Arizona
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Reviewed 31 December 2016

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 

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Los Altos, California
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103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

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.

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