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Puerto Penasco in April


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Jul 19, 2005
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Woodbury, Minnesota
We were thinking of heading to Puerto Penasco the first week of April for spring break. We are aware that is is not overly warm then, but since we will be coming from Minnesota, pretty much any area will feel warm to us. We were going to head to Cancun, but the airfare for a family of 5 is over $3,700. So we decided to compromise, and fly into Phoenix for a 1/4 of the price, and drive down to Puerto Penasco.

I am wondering if anyone has knowledge about the Mayan Palace there? There are two seperate resort numbers for this resort #6823 and #6860, but both are listed as Mayan Palace. Tug reviews do not even have #6860 listed. I was just wondering if anyone has been there and can distinguish if there is a difference in these two resorts? I am assuming they are at the same destination, just different parts of the development? Do they use the same pools? and are the facilities interchangable?

It appears as if this is the best resort to stay in the area. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

Our children's ages are 15, 13, and 11. They love the beach and being someplace warm, basically away from home suits them.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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Jun 6, 2005
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Yuma Arizona
They are

the same resort,
rci has a # for owner deposits and a
# for resort ( bulk) deposits.

That is the only difference.

It will be warmer than home, that is for sure. :wave:

Mar 15, 2006
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Puerto Penasco

Las Palomas is a spectacular resort. They are condos. However, it is also in the RCI book. I know several people that own there and rent their units out. We stayed in a 1 bedroom for $150.00 a night. Feel free to send me a PM to inquire about renting a private condo. They have 1, 2, and 3 bedroom units there. Wonderful pools, spas, restaurants, etc...You are right on Sandy Beach.


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Jun 8, 2005
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Resorts Owned
Marriott Kauai Beach Club, Marriott Sabal Palms,Marriott Waiohai Beach Club, Cibola Vista Resort, Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach,Marriott Destination Points,Vidanta Nueva Vallarta Grand Lux
April should be perfect! The ASU and UofA craziness should just be over with and although in town will be busy, it just adds to the fun. The Mayan Palace is 17 miles from town on a beautiful stretch of beach. There are all the "toys" to rent on site but your older kids will like going into town too. Its really the best of both worlds because MP is very nice and quiet to escape to AFTER the craziness in town. I am not an owner there but we go to Rocky Point 6 times minimum a yr and have been out to the Mayan Palace numerous times. Have only stayed overnight once with friends and enjoyed it very much, but have been on the grounds enough to like what we saw. I do not think you will be disappointed, nor will the kids.