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Cholla Bay

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Address: Cholla Bay, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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Quiet Little Beachtown

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Kelowna, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank James H
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Yoipitydafool67
Camano Island, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Charity D
Carefree, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

3 Thank creekertraveller
Los Altos, California
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Carol S
Payson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 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 5 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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