New International Airport in Mexico Unveiled

Puerto Penasco, one of Mexico's most remote locations, opened its first international airport on Thursday, making commercial access to the region that much easier.

Now travelers have access to the Sea of Cortez beaches, wildlife and recreation that once required a drive across desert and mountain terrain to get to.

The Mar de Cortes International Airport, launched by Grupo Vidanta, makes the destination less than an hour from Phoenix and less than two hours from Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Albuquerque. With its opening will come hotels, resorts, golf courses, homes and infrastructure.