When you arrive to Rocky Point, you will notice the sparkling Sea of Cortez! Most people say that seeing it for the first time was better than they expected. Although, the dusty drive into Sandy Beach is not as entrancing as most would have imagined. But of course, the high-rise resorts are just like those of Los Cabos, but cheaper. It is a sprawling beachfront complex with pools, hot tubs and a swim-up bar, all steps from the sand of Rocky Point, also known as Puerto Peñasco.
Wrecked at the Reef
A popular waterfront bar and grill called Wrecked at the Reef is just a one-mile walk down, along Sandy Beach. And, it is the perfect spot for a lazy welcome dinner and live music, while enjoying a cold beer.
An eager waiter will usually swooped in and ask where you want to sit. They will bring you to a nice table and chairs to a spot in the sand with nothing in front of you but the ocean. To the left, watch a sand volleyball game. Behind you, listen to a rock or a country singer from Phoenix on stage. Then, on the TVs in the bar the Arizona Diamondbacks may be on, while beating the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Enjoy the Fresh Mexican Cuisine
If for no other reason — truly, if you spend your entire time doing one thing in Rocky Point — it should be eating. Known for its history as a shrimp fishing hub, Rocky Point’s south-of-the-border seafood cuisine is second to none. Even down to the most simple tacos al pastor and quesadillas, you won’t be hard-pressed to find delicious food here. Restaurants we recommend include Capones, Casa del Capitan, Colin’s Cantina, and La Fondita. If you can’t make it down south, check out our rundown on the Best Mexican Food (Outside of Mexico).
Go for a walk the Malecón
Back in town, make sure to set aside some time to stroll the area known as the Malecon, the main street and pier in Puerto Peñasco complete with beachfront hotels, restaurants, and great little tiendas for trinket shopping. This vibrant part of town is known as the “Old Port,” and is a great place to wander, people watch, and take photos of the giant famous statue of a man sitting on a shrimp.
Come chill on the Beach
If you’re more inclined to stay dry on the sand, Rocky Point has more than a few options, and the Puerto Peñasco weather is more than ideal. Some of the most popular beaches here include Playa Arenosa (which is often dubbed ‘Arizona Beach,’ as it’s the closest beach to the U.S. state of Arizona), Las Conchas, and Sandy Beach. Rocky beaches are famous for having intense sun and minimal shade, so be prepared with sunscreen and umbrellas. Other beaches to consider are Playa Hermosa, which is good for water sports, and Playa Mirador.
Come visit Rocky Point soon!
So come visit Rocky Point and discover the closest beach town to Phoenix, Arizona, only about 60 miles south oKeep in mind that even in whale season and for many different reasons no cruise can guarantee actual whale sightings. Suggested protocols to ensure the protection of whales during whale watching trips:f the border. And remember – after you visit, you’ll return frequently. So, when that happens, remember Anchor Storage: the place to keep your things secure in Rocky Point. It’s always easier to store your beach things, jet skis, and other large and small items than it is to haul them down time after time.
Thank you for reading Rocky Point: A visitor’s guide to this great Mexican beach town, written by Greg Hixon of RE-MEX-IMAGE and Hixonic Web Specialists. You’ll uncover the many wonderful aspects of Rocky Point, Mexico, from blog posts like this.