Puerto Penasco's popularity is in part thanks to its proximity to the Arizona border. Only 60 miles away, its nickname of " Arizona's beach" is accurate, making it the coast closest to the major cities of Phoenix and Tucson. Along with the Mar de Cortes International Airport, a new stretch of highway shortens the drive from California by 100 miles. All this has led to Puerto Penasco being the fastest growing tourism destination in Mexico since 2006.Puerto Penasco is blessed with boundless beaches, natural beauty, wildlife and recreational offerings and also boasts the best opportunities for big catches; fishers will delight in the bounty of red snapper, whitefish, halibut, goldspotted bass and black sea bass in the beautiful Sea of Cortez. also known as "The World's Aquarium" and the "Galapagos of North America." The initial and future flights will provide access to many more vacationers, giving them the opportunity to experience firsthand the deluxe accommodations of Grupo Vidanta's Mayan Palace resort in Puerto Penasco. This lavish vacation property offers guests everything they could hope for in a luxury resort: miles of pristine beaches; gourmet restaurants; intimate lounges; a spa and fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment; a Jack Nicklaus-designed 18-hole, 72-par professional golf course; multiple tennis courts; indoor and outdoor swimming pools; and fully appointed grand suites that create a truly welcoming environment for member guests. In addition to its Mayan Palace Resort in Puerto Penasco, Grupo Vidanta also welcomes member guests to enjoy their other fine vacation properties in some of the most desirable beachfront locations in Mexico, including Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Acapulco and Mazatlan.