Rocky Point in Mexico is also known as Puerto Peñasco. Rocky Point is a Mexican holiday resort that is famous for its thriving fishing industry in the Gulf of California. Puerto Peñasco is commonly referred to by American visitors as Rocky Point and this holiday destination is more popular with visitors from the States than from Europe or elsewhere in the world.
Rocky Point is just 60 miles across the border from the United States of America and as such is an easy drive from Phoenix, Arizona. Rocky Point is in fact often called Arizona Beach due to its close proximity to the American state.
Rocky Point is home to just over 55,000 people and is made up of 27 different communities. There are a great many different hotel and resorts to explore in Rocky Point. Whether you’re looking for a quick weekend getaway just across the border or a two-week an inclusive package holiday then Rocky Point can cater for you for sure!.
The good news for US citizens is that you do not need a visa to enter Mexico. All you need to enter Mexico for up to six months is a valid passport; this adds to the cheap and cheerful nature of a holiday to Mexico, no visa fees is always a bonus!
Flights to Rock Point
TAR Airlines, a new and up and coming airline based in Mexico is scheduling daily flights to Rocky Point for a very reasonable price. Flights to Rocky Point will fly daily from Hermosillo, Tijuana and Cd. Juarez which is easily accessible from the American border.
It is always best to book flights as far in advance as possible. That said, many travel experts suggest booking your flights seven weeks before your date of travel in order to get the best possible, and by that, we mean cheapest, price.
What to do in Rocky Point
The majority of people who choose to visit Rocky Point do so in order to take a relaxing waterside break from their busy and hectic lives in the USA. If you’re looking for a poolside, ‘lets do nothing today’ kind of holiday then Rocky Point, rather Puerto Peñasco is the perfect getaway.
If you fancy being a little more active during your holiday or mini break then Rocky Point too has plenty to keep you on your toes, active and far from restful during your vacation time!
For lovers of all things wild and wonderful and who want to reconnect with nature look no further than the El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve. The El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve has received top ratings on TripAdvisor and for good reason too! Arguably Northern Mexico’s best kept secret the El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve is a wonderful destination for hikers and ramblers and is even open for camping too! The trails are easy to follow and well sign posted. Be sure to bring water with you as this dry and arid environment offers little shade and shelter from the hot Mexican sun!
Rocky Point’s Old Port is a lovely way to spend an afternoon. Take a stroll along the shady streets and chat with local vendors and market stall holders. The Old Port is a great place to head for lunch or for dinner, especially if you’re a fan of fresh fish. If you opt to stay in self-catering accommodation remember to bring your favourite herbs and spices from home to marinate these fresh catches for a few hours before you fry them off in your holiday home’s kitchen!
For something fun and a little different check out Manny’s Tequila Factory! This factory are the creators, manufacturers and purveyors of the Rocky Point & Manny’s Beach Club Tequila which no doubt you will have your share of during your vacation to Rocky Point! Not only do you get the chance to tour Manny’s Tequila Factory and learn how the Tequila making process works from the very beginning but you also get to sample their fine liquor too! What’s not to like!
Where to Stay in Rocky Point?
Booking your stay at Rocky Point is as easy as can be. Almost all of the hotels at Rocky Point are featured on price comparison websites and the leading accommodation site booking.com.
Be sure to look for last minute deals and early booking offers too! Many hotels and resorts, like the Las Palomas Luxury offer guests, use of their outside pool which is arguably an essential feature of any hotel in Rocky Point.
Villa 3 is a great little holiday rental that time after time receives top notch reviews from their customers. Villa 3 is found in Sonora Region which is also home to a number of very good accommodation options.
Why Rocky Point?
Whether you’re looking for a relaxed beachside getaway or a holiday that sees you visit a resort with options to explore further a field then Rocky Point in Mexico is a great option for you and your family!