A vacation getaway spent in a Puerto Penasco resort is something that you wouldn't want to miss. Puerto Penasco is a nice beachfront city located on the north western shores of Sonora, Mexico. The city is known for its upscale and brilliant white sandy beaches perfect for soaking under the warm heat of the sun. Over the past years, Puerto Penasco's tourism has managed to increase remarkably as more and more people found out about the brilliant sites of the city. The main language spoken is Spanish but English is widely used among locals as well.
Exploring Bird Island
Also known as the 'Isla San Jorge', Bird Island is located around 27 miles on the south eastern part of Rocky Point, just amidst the beautiful waters of the Gulf of California. Bird Island is a collection of a few rocky islands located approximately around 11 miles away from the shores of San Jorge Bay. The island is a vital biological sanctuary for numerous birds, mammals and other sea creatures. A lot of islands near the gulf are classified as federal zones, and the same goes for this small pristine island. In the year 1978, Bird Island was established as a Reserved Site of Shelter for wildlife fauna and other migratory birds.
Wildlife Fun and Adventure
Bird Island constantly attracts tourists because of its various bird species that find shelter in this lush green sanctuary. There are a lot of birds that frequently drop by the island including the marine swallow, blue-footed boobies, tropic birds, sea gulls and so much more. Bird Island has almost 20 different unique and rare bird species for you to view.
The island also features wonderful herds of sea lions all times of the year. This group is among the biggest of sea lion colonies in the Gulf of California. A guided tour can bring you to the breeding and rearing habitats of the sea lions. Have fun watching these unique creatures nursing their offspring while the male herds are on the lookout for predators.
There are also short-time cruises from your own Puerto Penasco summer resort. Spend an afternoon watching whales, dolphins and sting rays. Watch dolphins as they playfully show themselves to guests on board. You can also go on a sunset cruise and drink the night away with free beers and margaritas.
Fun Water Activities
The island is surrounded with serene azure waters that are excellent sites for snorkeling and SCUBA diving. You also get to swim together with the sea lions and have lots of fun with these peaceful sea animals. A good way to catch the animals' attention is to imitate the way they move in water. The sea lions may be overwhelmed at first and can go on barking, circling, and staring at you but once they have established the fact that you are not a predator of some kind, these animals will indeed swim their way to you.
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