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Vidanta Puerto Peñasco Celebrates Addition

Vidanta Puerto Peñasco Celebrates Addition of Commercial Airlift

29 / Aug / 2016


Mexico City, 29 August 2016 – Vidanta Puerto Peñasco, one of Mexico’s most sought-after beach and ecotourism destinations, celebrates the new commercial airlift into Mar de Cortés International Airport (PPE), Grupo Vidanta’s privately-built airport (Mexico’s first). Previously only accessible via a three-hour drive from Phoenix or a chartered or private aircraft, the introduction of commercial flights ensures a new chapter of exploration.

With service from TAR Airlines from Tijuana (TIJ), Ciudad Juarez (CJS) and Hermosillo (HMO), guests can at long last enjoy the exceptional natural riches that have made Vidanta Puerto Peñasco one of the best-kept secrets of the Mexican northwest. For U.S. travelers, check-in at TIJ is available in San Diego, connecting via footbridge to the airport directly for ease of travel, and for travelers flying into El Paso, connection is available to CJS via Uber or taxi service with a 48-minute connection time.

Situated at the northernmost point of the Gulf of California, Vidanta Puerto Peñasco occupies 30,000 acres, where the Sonoran Desert meets the Sea of Cortez. The resort is a nature lover’s paradise, with adventure at every turn – guests can explore the extreme tidal plain, which recedes by a half-mile each evening for some of the most pristine stargazing in the world; or play the resort’s beachside Jack Nicklaus Design course bordering the beach, considered one of the 20 most interesting courses in the world.

Puerto Peñasco includes activities in diverse landscapes, from the desert and semi-virgin beaches to caves and other natural wonders:

Guests can kayak through lagoons at the Morua Estuary and view over 142 bird species.

  • El Pinacate Biosphere, a UNESCO World Heritage Site bordering the resort, is considered the most biologically diverse desert in the world – home to more than a thousand species of flora and fauna, with incredible geological landforms to explore – reachable by bicycle from the resort. 
  • From October-April, view fin whales, grey whales, killer whales, pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins and sea lions on the boat to San Jorge Island.
  • Snorkeling and scuba diving in the Sea of Cortez provides interactive experiences with marine life
  • From May-September, guests can go swimming with whale sharks. 

Many other activities are available to guests of Vidanta Puerto Peñasco, including visits to the sand dunes – which are ideal for hiking and riding all-terrain vehicles – or trips to the beach for standup paddle boarding.

Whether guests are seeking a relaxing luxury vacation in a world-class hotel overlooking the Sea of Cortez or a holiday full of fun, extreme adventure and ecotourism experiences, the new airlift to Puerto Peñasco ensures an entirely new audience will have access to one of Mexico’s hidden ecotourism gems. Vidanta Puerto Peñasco offers two extraordinary lodging options: luxury-focused The Grand Mayan and Mayan Palace, ideally situated for families and groups, from $430 per night.