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Cholla Bay

Cholla Bay, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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Phoenix, Arizona
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521 reviews 521 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I have been coming down here for 24 years and hope to come for at least the next 24. My first visit was to Cholla Bay so I am a bit biased. The area has developed and has way too many gringos for my taste but you can get away from them when you go a bit up or down... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great place to have a drink.. Very inexpensive ( margarita 3 usd) food was delicious. Sit outside to watch the local fishermen and people watch

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

find JJ's place.. right on the beach.. food and drink available. Not a big selection but I have only been there during the day. Behind JJ's at low tide you can walk out about 1/2 mile and search for Sand Dollars. Large conch type shells too, most broken but fun to find.. Bring a bucket for your treasures..

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Cholla Bay is hands down, my favorite place to soak up the sun in Mexico. The bay is lovely, no huge waves, no sand in your bathing suit, not too many tourists. It is a great little town, perfect for a relaxing get away. While you are there go visit JJ's Cantina and get some cheap-good quality food, and cheap... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Cholla Bay is a great friendly community. The perfect beach town. Chunga's and Xochi's are great places to eat. JJ's is a great place to get together with friends and enjoy the bay.

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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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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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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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