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Address: Cholla Bay, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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maybe biased, but Cholla is amazing

So I am biased, As I have a house here. The gentleman who referred to it as a "redneck riviera" has zero clue what he is talking about. zero. Yes there are some houses that are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Clyde_Betts
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Bisbee, Arizona
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

50 years ago this place was dusty dirty backwater refuge for low cost dwellers seeking beachfront property. Now there are more of the same not making it any better.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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126 reviews 126 reviews
14 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

So I am biased, As I have a house here. The gentleman who referred to it as a "redneck riviera" has zero clue what he is talking about. zero. Yes there are some houses that are not used and not upgraded, however more then not are or are in the process. And the ones that are done would be very... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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117 reviews 117 reviews
19 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Kind of a community of expats on their own on the other side of the big sand dunes. Only negative is there is a big tide which means no water to swim in for 1/2 the day.

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It is somewhat typical of Mexico, however the tide change is impressive! Great place to bring a rake and collect some clams at low tide

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Queen Creek, Arizona, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This community has a few nice houses but overall it is run down with trailers and cheap houses. Dirt roads everywhere so lots of dust. It also is a bit of a drive from downtown. Best thing to do in the area is go to JJ's cafe which has alot of the action in the area.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a quaint fishing village north of Peurto Penaso, and we toured here for something to see. You will travel a gravel, dusty road to village. there is a small Cantina, (JJ's worth the stop). An eclectic bounty of homes, Small to a and VERY Large Castle built into the rocks. Bought 50 Lbs of Shimp here for the... More 

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Calgary
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115 reviews 115 reviews
34 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Drove around and saw some pretty funky houses. Right on the ocean with beautiful views. All dirt roads (in good condition) so be careful if you have a car rental.

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Surprise, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We have visited Cholla Bay while RV camping at the Reef. Great little community with a few restaurants that are reasonably priced for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as drinks. Great views and if you like to clam this is the place to go during low tide on the mud flats. Great medium sized clams for the taking. Worth... More 

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las cruces
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Nice, peaceful back-water beach where at low tide you can go collect clams. The site is pretty awesome at low tide as it goes out for a mile or more. And there's a nice little bar in town, too. Fun afternoon.

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Enterprise, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If I moved to Puerto Penasco, this is where I would choose to love. Long sandy beaches, terrific ocean views and still close to town. Just wish the road was paved, good thing it seldom rains in Rocky Point!

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