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Villa Granada - A home base for mission trips

Series: Puerto Penasco | Story 2

After a five hour drive from Phoenix, Ariz., across the U.S.- Mexico border and through the Sonoran desert, our group arrived at the coastal city of Puerto Peñasco.

Nestled in the heart of the city is the mission building that serves as the home-base for Well Child International's Peñasco trips, Mission Villa Granada.

The building was originally built in 1963 as a hotel. From 1963-1978 the hotel was a local hot spot for politicians, local celebrities and international celebrities like Rock Hudson and Tom Jones to visit.

After several years of neglect, the hotel was purchased from the sons of t...


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