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Definitely our preferred place to hang out. Plenty of places to eat, drink, entertainment, and... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Mark N
Apache Junction, Arizona
JJ's Cantina

JJ's is a must if you want a taste of what it was like in the 70's. Friday & Saturday nights are... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Chandler, United States
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Cholla Bay, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 5, 2013

We are from Tucson, and so the nearest beach for us is in Puerto Penasco, Mexico (4 hours away). If you rent a house in Cholla Bay go there expecting to relax and have a laid back time. We love to spend the morning walking...More

11  Thank TheTucsonTravelers
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 13, 2012

We visited Cholla Bay on June 25, 2012 and parked our car at Tucson Beach - sadly the beach was trashed, garbage drums overflowed, used diapers, soiled toilet paper and human waste were strewn along the beach. Huge disappointed that such a beautiful place is...More

5  Thank luvdawest
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we love Cholla Bay its always a balst and its nice not to have to be stuck in all the craziness of RP but that we can got to town in only 10 mins is the best!!

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Reviewed October 3, 2018

drive to J J's and park, have lunch and go shell hunting and beach combing, walk around the point, at low tide you can almost walk across the bay

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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Definitely our preferred place to hang out. Plenty of places to eat, drink, entertainment, and beautiful views. It's a little expensive to be honest, and don't eat ice remember that, we were sick for days!

Thank Mark N
Reviewed August 27, 2018

JJ's is a must if you want a taste of what it was like in the 70's. Friday & Saturday nights are the best. Great view to have a taco and margarita ocean side.

Thank jamesrM2746RU
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Drove here from town not expecting to find anything spectacular and we sure didn't! There is not a decent beach here so I don't get the attraction.

Thank tutana
Reviewed August 20, 2018

The water is warm and clean. Excellent for small children. My grandkids had a blast. This was the first time my 4 yr old and 6 yr old grandkids had seen the ocean and they enjoyed the sunny beach.

Thank Maria D
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Stayed a week on Cholla Bay in May 2018. Beautiful place with amazing beaches. Went swimming everyday and could not have been happier.

Thank remra4209
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Check the tide schedule, and get out there during low tide for shelling! Found many sand dollars, shells, octopus (make sure your shells don't have any little guys living in them!) Gorgeous spot! Stop at JJ's for a bloody mary or margarita or cerveza!

2  Thank nattyjoe1
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We always make a point to go to JJ's when we travel to Rocky Point. Cholla Bay was one of the first parts of Rocky Point that Americans started building homes. JJ's is a land mark as one of if not the oldest bar in...More

3  Thank 29kimberleek
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful place. Tucked away from the touristy spots. A quiet calm water bay. The sand is okay as it's a bit rocky. And the roads can be dusty. But bbn if you want to really get away...

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yes you do need a passport to get in and out