Destination guide

Living the good life in Las Conchas

Life is good in the gated community of Las Conchas, situated within the charming Puerto Penasco fishing village. Often referred to as Rocky Point, the village is a mere 60-mile drive from the American border. As such, it provides travelers with an incredible getaway opportunity, putting them within proximity of the Sea of Cortes. Some even refer to the area as Arizona’s own personal beach—it’s just a few hours away by car. It’s a pleasant mix of resort life and homey comfort in the area, with stunning properties that directly overlook the water.

Things to do

Eco-good fun awaits in Las Conchas

The Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) is an incredible addition to the Las Conchas community. It’s the eco-adventurer’s first stop—and it should be yours if you’ve come to Puerto Penasco with a dream to explore new locales (and show them off on social media, natch). Nearby La Ostioneria, an oyster farm, will make you feel like a local fast. You’ll watch the oysters as they’re removed from the sand, shucked, and served. You wouldn’t dream of leaving Las Conchas without some seafood, after all!

Activities

Water here, water there, water everywhere

It would be criminal to book a Las Conchas vacation rental and miss out on the wonderfully warm waters of the Sea of Cortes. Whether you’re swimming, kite surfing, sailing, or snorkeling, you’ll have an amazing time. Ecotourism is a big deal in this area, too. Enjoy a guided tour of the Pinacate Biosphere, explore the fascinating fauna in the Sea of Cortes, and make the trek to the Gran Desierto de Altar. If you’re a serious thrill-seeker, kick the adrenaline into high gear and book a motorized glider to fly you over the beach.

Weather

Warm is trending in Las Conchas

It’s comfortable and warm throughout most of the year. Summer’s highs reach about 84 degrees, while winter dips to about 60 degrees. Fall is especially pleasant, with highs topping out at about 75 degrees. Rainfall is minimal, so you don’t need to worry too much about packing those boots—a light jacket, though, is a good idea if you’ve booked your Las Conchas vacation rental at any point in spring or fall, and it can get breezy by the water come nightfall. If you’re thinking nothing but water, it’s best to book in the spring, when the water warms.

Natural features

What to see when you’re by the sea

Sand dunes and plush white-sand beaches abound in the Rocky Point community. If you’re feeling bold, a trip to nearby San Jorge island will reward you with incredible opportunities to spot marine life, including dolphins and sea lions. Otherwise, you could stay in the confines of your Las Conchas vacation rental and still never be more than steps from the sea. But if you do venture out, the Pinacate and Great Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve offers awe-inspiring views of craters and lava flows from its deep, winding roads.

Can I find a vacation rental around Las Conchas?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 326 vacation rentals near Las Conchas. From 148 Houses to 16 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Las Conchas for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Las Conchas?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Las Conchas:

  • Peñasco: 96 vacation rentals
  • Bella Vista: 465 vacation rentals
  • Sandy Beach: 1,028 vacation rentals
  • Benito Juárez: 126 vacation rentals
  • Centro: 140 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Las Conchas?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Las Conchas. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • CEDO: 1,673 vacation rentals
  • El Malecon: 1,673 vacation rentals
  • Bonita Beach: 1,667 vacation rentals
  • Old Port: 1,671 vacation rentals
  • Fisherman's Monument: 1,671 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Las Conchas listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Las Conchas?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 148 Houses in Las Conchas. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Las Conchas include:

  • Villas: 16 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 126 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 12 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Las Conchas?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 110 vacation rentals with pool available in Las Conchas. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.