This past September, I had the pleasure of visiting Puerto Peñasco, Mexico for the first time.  As my first trip to Mexico in over a decade, I was pretty nervous about my trip.  The drinking water, the accomodations, the language barrier–it all made me a little uneasy.  As my visit was part of a hosted press trip, details of the getaway weren’t finalized until a week before my departure.  When I first received word of my accomodations, I didn’t know what a stay at Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort would entail. If you are considering a trip to Puerto Peñasco, or Rocky Point, Mexico, then I highly recommend you take a peek at my review of Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort.

 

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The view out of my room at Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort.  Not only do all the rooms see the gorgeous Sea of Cortez, I also spy both swim up bars, the infinity pool, and the lazy river in this view.  My review of Las Palomas was highly influenced by the peacefulness of my room and dreamy views of the ocean.

 

Like a Home Away from Home

Puerto Peñasco is a great beach option for snowbirds who live in Arizona during these brutal winter months.  As I am writing this, it is currently -8 degrees Fahrenheit in Chicago.  Woof! While some exotic locales involve a little bit of sacrifice in terms of comfort, a stay at Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort involves no such sacrifice.

Security is excellent in each of the rooms of Las Palomas. Individual key cards give guests entry to the front door, and each door has a deadbolt with two additional locks on the inside of the unit.  All units include a gorgeous balcony with privacy walls ensuring that you won’t be on top of your neighbors.  As a matter of personal safety, I always check the locks of any hotel room I visit.  While doing my routine inspection of the locks at Las Palomas, I discovered that the balcony door lock was broken.  About ten years ago, my friend Showbiz Shelly had a hotel room broken into through her balcony door.  Ever since then, I’ve been very diligent about checking these doors. Chicago Blogger| Travel Blogger| Quiet Travel| Anxious Traveler| Lifestyle Blogger| Food Blogger| Wine Blogger| Review of Las Palomas

Walking into my one room suite at Las Palomas, I was thrilled by the open floor plan and the balcony.  When I discovered the balcony door lock wasn’t working, a building engineer fixed it within ten minutes.

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My one bedroom suite was incredibly clean and comfortable.  The mattress on my king size bed was extra firm, just as I like!

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A major concern for me before coming to Mexico was the availability of clean drinking water.  For my review of Las Palomas, I can’t forget that each unit has its own filtered water faucet, as found on the right of the kitchen sink. Each day was consistently over 80ºF, so it was reassuring to have a reliable source of clean drinking water.

Chicago Blogger| Travel Blogger| Quiet Travel| Anxious Traveler| Lifestyle Blogger| Food Blogger| Wine Blogger| Review of Las PalomasAs this was my first trip south of the border in almost fifteen years, I forgot just quite how hot it gets in September in the desert.  I was so grateful to have front loading washers and dryers in my unit. I had to wash a few pairs of shorts and some socks to make sure I wasn’t the stinky kid. Ha!  If I were to give a review of Las Palomas without mentioning these amenities, I would be sorely mistaken.

Review of Las Palomas Common Areas and Activities

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I don’t often stay at resorts because I tend to wander off property.  When I do find myself at a resort, I always realize how convenient and lovely they are, and try to remember that for the future.  The various pools at Las Palomas were a treat.  Even during the height of the day, there were enough pools to not feel crowded.  The lazy river was a big hit with families.  Rafts cost five dollars to purchase at the gift shop.

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At the pool closest to the beach, daily aquatic aerobics classes are available to all Las Palomas guests.

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The property has an 18 hole, par 72 Jack Nicklaus designed golf course.

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For those who enjoy pampering while on vacation, there is a spa on property as well. Rejuvenate, the spa of Las Palomas, has manicurists and pedicurists on staff for anyone interested.  There are also massage rooms and esthetician services available for resort and non-resort guests.  I did not have the chance to try the spa, but there were multiple people in the spa area at the time of my visit.

Review of Las Palomas Beachfront

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Since Las Palomas is located on the beach, there are many beachfront activities available for hotel guests. Sunrise yoga for adults and sandcastle building competitions for kids seemed to be quite  popular.

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Beach chairs and palapas are available for patrons looking for a reprieve from the hot Mexican sun.  As is typical in Mexico, there are various vendors on the beach.  These vendors offer drinks, food, and even various tours.  During my stay, I saw sky gliders, banana boats, and personal watercraft rentals.

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A beach vendor pours hot sauce over a fresh mango. Tasty!

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Notice the glider?

Review of Las Palomas Restaurants

While I did not get the chance to eat at every restaurant on the property, I did try two.  Each morning during my stay, breakfast was available in a restaurant across from the lobby.  Mexican coffee, buffet style stations, and the comfort of air conditioning was welcome each morning. I received vouchers for breakfast that were included with the room rental. I also ate a fabulous dinner at Citron.  The restaurant describes itself as a steakhouse, but it also has traditional Mexican cuisine. The chicken tortilla soup is a can’t miss.  It is also gluten free, and was my favorite dish of the trip. For any vegetarians visiting the restaurant, I highly recommend the vegetable lasagna. Made with zucchini in lieu of pasta, it is one of the most unique dishes I’ve had in years.

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Review of Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort

For approximately $200/night, a stay at Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort is a luxurious getaway in Rocky Point, Mexico.  Filtered drinking water, quiet, clean rooms and common areas are just the beginning. Plentiful amenities, on property security guards, and tasty restaurants make it a top choice for Puerto Peñasco.

Many thanks to Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort and Puerto Peñasco Tourism Board for hosting my stay.  As always, all opinions are my own.

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