Nearly four hours south of Phoenix is Arizona’s best kept secret; Puerto Peñasco, Mexico – or better known among everyone as Rocky Point. The water here is warm and soothing with soft sand beaches, authentic Mexican cooking and the best Piña Coladas in town!
Here is your guide to a weekend in Rocky Point, Mexico.
– Where to Stay –
Las Palmas Resort – Las Palmas is an oceanfront resort located on Sandy beach that holds a multitude of luxury condominiums. The gated resort offers 24-hour security along with three beautiful heated pools, jacuzzis and a swim up bar all of which overlook the stunning Sea of Cortez.
Sonoran Sky Resort – The Sonoran Sky Resort is a great choice when trying to stay nearly inches away from Sandy Beach; Rocky Points main hot-spot. The resort offers multiple condominiums featuring jacuzzi tubs, private balconies and a beautiful view of the gravity-edge pool below.
Playa Bonita R.V Resort – Rent out an RV through Airbnb or take your own! This is one of the most authentic Rocky Point experiences you could ask for. The location of the RV park is just steps away from Sandy Beach – giving you the ultimate view of the ocean.
– Activities –
Downtown Rocky Point – Take a walk down the main strip of Rocky Point and prepare for some of Mexico’s most authentic experiences. Explore the local shops while negotiating your price with the vendors on any of the items they have to offer; such as hand made jewelry, local tequila and all things ‘Mexico’. Delicious homemade treats are nearly everywhere on the strip – though my absolute favorite are the hand cut, freshly prepared Piña Coladas served right in the pineapple itself!
The Fish Market – Check out all of the mouth watering fresh fish, crab, oysters and more that the fishermen bring in from their recent catches. Choose what looks best to you as the fisherman weigh out your desired weight of seafood, then take back to your RV, hotel or resort style condo and cook up a fresh ‘catch of the day’ dinner.
Sandy Beach – This beach is home to most of the larger resorts, claiming it to be the center for tourist activity. Here you will find an array of vendors offering silver jewelry, banana boating, traditional hair braiding, fruity ice pops, fresh cut mangos dusted with chili and lime, heavenly beach back messages and more!
– Best of Rocky Point –
Lucky’s Cantina – This is the best place for breakfast in Rocky Point. Why? Because it is FREE! Enjoy a Mexican style breakfast of eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, beans, and fresh tortillas when you purchase any one of Lucky’s bottled cervezas or signature drinks. I suggest getting a table outside on their large ocean air patio with an incredible view of the Sea of Cortez.
BooBar Cantina – Come for the drinks and stay for the view. Located in Old Port Rocky Point is a Cantina famous for their Wheel of Fortune drinking games, bar stool swings and an atmosphere that you’ll be excited to stay for. When you’re ready for a more spacious scene, head outside to the patio where you can watch the banana boats zoom past and the ocean water splash ashore below you.
La Casa Del Capitan – Plan on having dinner here, you will not regret it! This restaurant is located at one of the highest points in Rocky Point and offers one of the best views of the city. As you indulge in any one of Capitan’s freshly prepared Mexican cuisines, watch the colors of the sky change while the sun sets toward the edge of the calm ocean waters and the city lights flicker below – a perfect ending to your relaxing day at the beach.
Wrecked at the Reef – This beachfront Cantina features an enormous outdoor patio with beach seating, fire pits, ping pong tables, corn hole toss, beach volleyball and live music every Friday and Saturday night – truly Rocky Point at it’s best. Be sure to order their ultimate signature beach drink, the Miami Vice; half Strawberry Daiquiri and half Pina Colada with a cherry on top!
REMEMBER TO BRING:
- Passports and ID – the border patrol will be asking you for your Passport upon returning to the states.
- Cash – bring small bills! Mexico will give you back pesos as change, not american money.
- Cases of bottled water – you will NOT want to drink the tap water in Mexico, it will make you extremely sick.
- Mexico Auto Insurance – usually your American car insurance will not work in Mexico though you can find out by calling your provider. If not, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND purchasing your insurance through Sanborn’s Mexico Auto Insurance ahead of time.
Vamos a la playa!! You’re going to LOVE IT!
xoxo ♥ AB