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Sunday, July 27, 2008

La Spa de Peñasco

Six years ago last month, Tony Poteste and his wife, Jerri, moved from Anchorage, Alaska, where they ran a spa, to Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico, to open La Spa de Peñasco at the Sonoran Spa Resort.

Just sixty miles south of the Arizona border, on the shores of the magical Sea of Cortez and surrounded by rolling sand dunes, is the Sonoran Spa Resort Rocky Point, an eight-story resort located right on the beautiful beach of Puerto Peñasco. Facilities at the resort include a restaurant, spa, three swimming pools, two hot tubs, tennis courts, a fitness center, a small store, a souvenir shop and La Spa de Peñasco.

La Spa de Peñasco is an independent business and has no affiliation with the
Resort other than location. La Spa de Peñasco is the only spa on the beach, an attribute that enables one of their most popular treatments: the “pedicure with a view” which features a pedicure area that looks directly out onto the Sea of Cortez. Also distinguishing La Spa de Peñasco is their extensive menu of discounted packages, which are very popular and of great value to their clientele.

There are several spas in the Puerto Peñasco area, but Tony says he has not found the atmosphere competitive: “The spa business has not been that competitive in the past, [since] the other spas in town cater mostly to locals.” According to Tony, the clientele of La Spa de Peñasco is connected directly to the tourist industry; the spa draws from all of the different resorts in the area. “One other spa has opened this year in another resort, but it is too early to say how competitive they will be,” Tony adds.

Whether you are looking for a simple pedicure while gazing out onto the waters of the Sea of Cortez, or want to experience an intense therapeutic massage, the services of La Spa de Peñasco are sure to accommodate you and your guests. Tony and Jerri invite you to renew and nourish your body, mind and soul at their new state-of-the-art facility.

Their website can be found at www.laspadepenasco.com. Here you can watch a video and view pictures of the facility. Appointments can be made in advance online.