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Address: Malecon Kino, Puerto Penasco, Mexico

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Spring Break 2016

We always go to the Old Port or "Malecon" when we are in Puerto Penasco. Its always a pleasant touristy spot with a lot of souvenir shops and restaurants. During spring break its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2016
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Bisbee, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

A visit to the "Malecon" or Old Port area is a rite of passage on your visit to Puerto Penasco. There are numerous shops (which can be a little high-pressure), restaurants, and Cantinas for your choice. There is frequently live entertainment, especially on weekends and during spring-break, so it can get a little crowded and intense at times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

If you come for festive celebrations, Santa Semana or Rocky Point Motorcycle Rally in November, or for any other reason - Old Port is the place you want to be. Last week (Santa Semana 2016) it reminded me of NY - city that never sleeps! People were walking and dancing around at 3 am, live bands playing all kinds of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

It's okay, nothing special. The artisan strip on Revoluccion is higher quality, low-keyed merchants with unique offerings.

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Bisbee, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

We always go to the Old Port or "Malecon" when we are in Puerto Penasco. Its always a pleasant touristy spot with a lot of souvenir shops and restaurants. During spring break its a totally different story. First thing I noticed was the trash in the streets. Piles and piles everywhere! Second were all the rowdy college kids. Scantily clad... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We stayed in the resort area but visited the Old Port a few times for great shopping and food. There was always a lot going on with bands and lively cantinas. They are doing some road construction so it is a pain to drive around now, but will be great when done. It is a 10 minute drive from the... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We enjoyed walking around and looking at the different items the shops had to offer. It is better to carry cash because a lot of the small shops don't have the credit card option.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went here for a vacation around spring break. This is one of the tourist areas that's good to visit. You can buy lots of souvenirs here and negotiate on the price which can be kinda fun. There's plenty of restaurants and many are very similar. All of them have pretty standard local seafood. There's a couple... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Come here if you are in the mood for some food and free for all negotiating on everything. You will be hit up as soon as you enter the area with anything and everything that can be sold to you. I enjoy it while not everyone will. This time we had great fresh coconut with lime and chile. I never... More 

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Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I have lived here in the Old Port for a few years now. I love it down here as I don't really have to drive anywhere. I have all the shops and restaurant/bars right around the corner. Beautiful sunsets from the balcony, couldn't ask for more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

We took home pounds of fresh shrimp and in season asparagus this trip. If you can't make Rodeo Drive for shopping, there is PLENTY of it to do here. The vendors really want your business. Parking is difficult during busy hours.

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