Puerto Penasco, Mexico

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 24, 2021

Summary: Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Puerto Penasco, Mexico: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.

Is the cost of living in Puerto Penasco high?

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We asked people about the cost of living in Puerto Penasco, they wrote:

"You can live in Puerto Penasco on as low as $400 per month, small apartment (not in the tourist area) and utilities and some food. Add more for going out to eat," commented one expat who moved to Puerto Penasco.

What type of recreational facilities are in Puerto Penasco?

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When we asked people living in Puerto Penasco about recreational activities, they mentioned:

"Boating, swimming, fishing, snorkeling, scuba, para sailing, sunset cruises, booze cruises, bird island tours, Jack Nicklaus golf courses and others, tennis, ultralight flying, ziplining, and lots of fine dining with ocean views," said an expat in Puerto Penasco.

What is the weather like in Puerto Penasco?

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"In the spring and fall is perfect. Chilly in winter (50 degrees) summer is 90 to 95 and in July and August a bit humid, BUT when I lived in Puerto Vallarta for 3 summers, I swore I would never consider our humidity here high. We are in the desert so not like the jungle," commented one expat who moved to Puerto Penasco.

Are there good restaurants in Puerto Penasco?

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"Bars, restaurants, clubs, live music, DJ's, street food vendors come out at night and lines form. We have sushi, burgers, seafood, oyster farms, hot dogs Sonora style (wrapped in bacon) menudo, birria, cabeza and lengua tacos, Sopas, so much yummy food," mentioned another expat inPuerto Penasco..

Where will I buy groceries and do other shopping in Puerto Penasco?

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"We have Super Ley, Ley Express, Bodega Aurrera (Walmart) Sam's Club, Local vegetable and meat markets, Oxxo convenience stores, and a local store that brings special U.S. food here for our convenience (salami, bacon, sausage, bagels, english muffins, diet sodas, cheeses, spices, pies, etc) and special orders," said one expat living in Puerto Penasco.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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An expat in Puerto Penasco, Mexico appreciates the lower priced food and rent. She loves seeing the fishermen repair their nets on her street preparing for the next day of fishing. She advises newcomers to use your Spanish, even if you make mistakes, and eat the delicious street food.

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