We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Cholla Bay

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Cholla Bay, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
Phone Number: 6025485555
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 141 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Off the beaten path.

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Wish2BretiredRN
,
Sonoita,AZ
Add Photo Write a Review

141 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 123: English reviews
Level Contributor
83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Helpful?
Thank kevin s
Sonoita,AZ
Level Contributor
88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank Wish2BretiredRN
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 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.

Helpful?
Thank traci b
Seattle
Level Contributor
143 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Once you get past the Sandy Beach hotels, it is all sand road. Right now it is under development and there are a few small stores and restaurants, but is mainly residential with some nice homes. Kind of isolated at this point for amenities, but if you are looking for solitude, this would be it.

Helpful?
Thank Judy97
Maricopa, Arizona
Level Contributor
44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

This area of the beach is less rocky and Beautiful. The water is shallow many feet out. The water is salty great for healing and comforting to my achy bones. We enjoy eating at the places near here like JJ's and Changos. An awesome beach bum spot.

Helpful?
1 Thank Dree24
Indio, California
Level Contributor
86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

where else can you enjoy the sun in such a awesome setting soothing and comfortable almost to good the bomb

Helpful?
1 Thank tonyespin
Level Contributor
162 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

We live coed the beach, the water was super clean and the right temperature. There was tons of venders, to get your taco and drinks. Be aware of broken glasses. There are millions of them.

Helpful?
Thank Maysa F
Mesa, Arizona
Level Contributor
56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

If you keep driving from the resorts down the long dirt road, you get to the little area of Cholla Bay. It's beautiful in the sunrise and sunset, and the area is always bursting with life and energy. I came with my husband and we spent a few hours at the Tucson Beach, and it was so much fun playing... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Emmy B
usa
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

home to the infamous JJs cantina, you'll also get the best bay views. very built up now though so you need to go south of the main town to get to the beach. if you can time it right, one of the best times to go is low tide. if it's really low you can nearly walk across the bay.... More 

Helpful?
Thank ownercarry
Phoenix Az
Level Contributor
86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Fortunate enough to visit often from Arizona! Great little area with friendly fun loving people. Local businesses for food and drinks make the a must stop while in Puerto Penasco! Recommend JJ's Cantina for drinks and fun as well as Xochitlas for breakfast or lunch! Try scottscondo.com if your looking for a place to stay while in Cholla Bay?

Helpful?
2 Thank rkypntkd

Travelers who viewed Cholla Bay also viewed

Puerto Penasco, Sonora
Puerto Penasco, Sonora
 

Been to Cholla Bay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cholla Bay and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
North Port, Florida

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Cholla Bay staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?