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Cholla Bay

Cholla Bay, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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English first
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
96 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This place has a long drive. Dirt roads no pavement, we couldn't find access to the beach, we were planning to relax, play and to try to find some sand dollars, no luck. The only good thing was the welcome sign with the seahorse. This place is perfect for people that want to stay far away from civilization.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you like beachcombing, go to Cholla Bay at low tide. Lots of clams and octopus to be had by the eager and/or skilled digger/fisher. Found many sand dollars, sea stars, conch shells, etc. Swimming is also great, since the water is incredibly calm and shallow for a long way out. Warm water just like all of Puerto Penasco, maybe... More

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litchfield park az
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

i love cholla bay, its like a standstill community and very friendly. water all around. i go there each time to get sand dollars and other seashells. and stop at jj's for a bite or drink. its all dirt roads but its safe sort of like indiana beaches in the 1940s. there are all kinds of homes up to over... More

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Phoenix
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

JJ's is the best part of this area. It's been around forever and has a really cool outdoor area with views of the bay. The rest of the town is not for me. It's rustic and hasn't changed since my family first visited in the early 1980's. I love the town of Puerto Penasco, I love Sandy Beach area, I... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Long before I visited Cholla I had heard the rumblings about this get away ! I was a military brat traveling all over, Taiwan , Korea, Japan, Brazil ,well you get it !, So when I found a place 3.5 hours away , with an ocean, beach camping, fishing, quads, sand rails, sailing, dancing and the worlds most beautiful sun... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

In reading these reviews about Cholla Bay and Rocky Point, it is clear that a select few tourists just don't get it. Sadly, the 'ignorant, ugly American' is alive and well. They seem to fail to remember that this is MEXICO, a 2nd or 3rd world country...Not South Beach, Florida, or Huntington Beach, CA with Hard Rock Cafes or the... More

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Spanish Fork, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I've been to Cholla Bay 5 times now since 2001. It's not for those looking for a crazy drunken weekend. it's for those who want to relax and enjoy doing nothing. reading, eating, hanging out on the beach or patio overlooking the water, clam digging, kayaking, fish tacos, sleeping in the sun. Enjoying family and leaving your cel phone and... More

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Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Cholla Bay might be a great place to look for sand dollars, but other than that, not to much there. Things seemed to be closed when we were there mid-week. Maybe more to do on the weekend.

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Sedona, Arizona
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We just did a drive by, but the area was so cute, with typically abandoned buildings that are unfinished to gorgeous little houses. The bay is lovely and a sight to see.

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Anchorage ak
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We enjoyed walking on the beach. We stopped at JJ's and almost deserted as was the whole town. I know this is the off season, but it was a little creepy.

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