During a recent trip to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico I had the opportunity to stay a couple nights at Bella Sirena Resort. The resort sits on 14 acres located on a stretch of sand known as Sandy Beach; just a couple miles away from the old port. Driving to Rocky Point from the United States is easy and well-marked and can be reached from San Diego, California in less than six hours.
Mexican Highway 3 from Mexicali leads almost right to the front entrance. Check-in was in a small office just outside the tall iron gates. Once inside the hand-laid cobblestone roads give the resort a feel of exclusivity and old world Mexican charm. Five, 9-story buildings sit close to the beach and one, two and three bedroom condos are for rent and for sale. Larger villas of up to five bedrooms are located on the beach and around four beautifully tiled vanishing edge pools that rival those in Cabo San Lucas, and offer satisfying relief from the hot desert sun. The landscaping is beautiful with lush green grass and native desert fauna that is meticulously maintained.
I stayed on the fifth floor in a two bedroom condo that was immaculate and provided all the comforts one would need. Every rental is individually owned so no two are the same. The rental I stayed in had décor that was perfectly appointed; comfortable queen and king sized beds as well as oversized couches filled the space. High ceilings, recessed fans and tile floors all added to the already unexpected space.
The showers were big and the deep, round bathtub in the master bedroom had a private ocean view. Everything from high speed internet, flat screen HD TV’s and air conditioning worked without failure or incidence. The kitchen was fully equipped and ready for entertaining. The balcony was huge and outdoor seating and tables were nicely placed. The view from the balcony across from the pools and out to the Sea of Cortez was crystal clear and blue.
The main pool has a swim-up bar with a small restaurant called Azul. The price of food and drinks was more than reasonable and the staff was fun and attentive. I spent most of my time submersed up to my shoulders in the pool closest to the beach enjoying the view of the Sea of Cortez and the warmth of the wind on my face.
I visited Bella Sirena Resort at the end of the off season and the rates were fantastic. Even during peak season, October to May, staying here won’t do any damage to your wallet. Expect to pay three to five times more for a stay in a comparable ocean front resort in the United States.
Bella Sirena is not a hotel resort and though there is no room service I felt extremely pampered here and the property is nothing less than elegant. The resort was affordable and luxurious and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Forget about blood thinners, anxiety medication and heart pills, if Bella Sirena Resort doesn’t reduce the pressure in your veins, nothing will. I highly suggest a stay at the Bella Sirena Resort;
About the writer: Lencho is a freelance travel adventure writer with a genuine love and curiosity of the world with a particular affinity for Latin American cultures, people, food, wild spaces, urban places and a seeker of human smiles and laughter. Lencho.MexicoVisitor@gmail.com
Editors Note: We would like to thank Seaside Mexico for the complimentary stay for our write and photographer while in Rocky Point. If you are looking for a vacation rentals in Puerto Penasco, please consider Seaside Mexico.