Welcome to La Jolla de Cortes (Puerto Penasco)

La Jolla de Cortes is a property that is located about 25 miles from Puerto Penasco.  Thank you Pittle for this photo.
La Jolla de Cortes is a property that is located about 25 miles from Puerto Penasco. Thank you Pittle for this photo.

Puerto Penasco is located in the Sonora region of Mexico, which is a high desert. La Jolla de Cortes is the district in which the Mayan Palace is located. The Mayan Palace is about 20 miles south of Puerto Penasco on the east shore of the Sea of Cortes.

Puerto Penasco has been and continues to be enjoyed by university students during their Holiday breaks, tourists and fishing parties. The village is also known as Rocky Point, which is a rough translation to Port of Cliffs, which is where Puerto Penasco (Port of Cliffs) derived its name, we suppose.

On November 5, 2009, President Felipe Calderon inaugurated the Mar de Cortes International Airport. This airport was developed and is operated by Grupo Vidanta. Area residents, developers and businesses are hoping international flights will soon start arriving.

This area is becoming a well known vacation destination in Mexico. For good reason too. Beautiful beaches, beautiful golf courses, welcoming resorts and close proximity to Arizona and Texas. The resorts and condominiums developed by Grupo Vidanta and Grupo Mayan are terrific as well. In fact there is lots to go. We hear Grupo Vidanta owns 20,000 acres in the La Jolla de Cortes region of the state of Sonora.

This page provides links to information about La Jolla de Cortes, the Grupo Vidanta / Mayan Resorts Mayan Palace resort, Owners Corner and Current News updates, information about the golfing facilities located on the Grupo Vidanta and other properties and General Information about the area.

Please let us know if you have something you feel should be included in our Welcome to La Jolla de Cortes page and we will include it.


The Grupo Vidanta and Mayan Resorts accommodations include the following:

Owners Corner and Current News:



The La Jolla de Cortes property course is called the Peninsula de Cortes Course. For reviews and course information, please view the following links:
Enjoy the game...

Area Information:

We all want to know about restaurants and where to buy groceries. But, where are the Medical Services and how about tours. You can see some of the information we have compiled below.

Enjoy Puerto Penasco....and please stay in touch!