Five reasons to visit Rocky Point soon
Rocky Point, Mexico, is a very popular vacation destination south of the border. And is has experienced a great increase in tourism recently. This fishing village has become full of tourist activities, expats that live in Rocky Point full time and high-rise luxury resorts and hotels.
Read more to uncover the eight reasons to visit Rocky Point soon.
Rocky Point has beautiful beaches
Considered some of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, Rocky Point boasts a few of them.
First, there’s Sandy Beach, which stretches about three-and-a-half miles. This is where you’ll find most of the high-rise resorts, like Las Palomas.
The next two beaches are along El Mirador and Las Conchas. These are communities where people own beach homes. And, El Mirador has quite a night life every weekend. There are clubs and bars along this stretch of beach, so prepare to have a great time with friends and family at night overlooking the glistening Sea of Cortez.
Easy drive from the USA
Only about one hour south of the border, it’s a safe and easy drive. And, it’s scenic as you’ll pass by a giant 600-square-mile volcanic region. It’s a little hard to see the features from the highway, but you’ll see signs for it. If you have time, take the turn off, pay a small fee, and drive through El Pinacate, the area containing many cinder cones including two craters that are a mile in diameter.
There is one caution…
Right after you cross the border, you immediately enter the town of Sonoyta. They are very strict in this town regarding speed. They use radar and will pull you over if you go just a couple kilometers-per-hour over the speed limit. Most of the way through town is 40kph (23mph) so be careful. But then, after you exit Sonoyta, the drive is much more care free.
The large US and Canadian expat community
If you’re nervous about entering Mexico because, the large US and Canadian expat communities will be happy to help you feel comfortable when you arrive in Rocky Point. Also, the large population of US and Canadian tourists in the area, along with the closeness to the US, means that many people in Rocky Point speak English.
Enjoy offroading in Rocky Point
From the large rental pool of quads, RZRs, and Rhinos that you’ll find along the road near Sandy Beach, you can find whatever suites your needs to head out onto the sand. There, you’ll enjoy an off-road adventure of a lifetime. And, you don’t have to venture outside of Rocky Point. It’s all here, and protected by police and the Curz Rojo (Red Cross), which has an emergency-response staff and ambulances on hand in case of an accident.
El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve
As mentioned earlier, El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve is a 600-square-mile volcanic region. It has over 400 cinder cones that were created by exploding volcanoes. Also, the reserve has tunnels (lava tubes), ash, lava fields, and lava rocks, scattered all around the area. And, it has two GIANT VOLCANOES!
El Elegante, the largest of the bunch, has a one-mile-diameter crater. And, this GIANT VOLCANO has a rim trail! That means you can hike its entire 3.14159-mile circumference, while enjoying the spectacular view from every angle. Also, peer down into its almost 800-foot deep chasm during your hike. It’s spectacular, to say the least.
There’s another GIANT VOLCANO, called Cerro Colorado. It’s almost as HUGE as El Elegante. Notice its red-rock landscape – almost as if Cerro Colorado is from another region, altogether. Some would argue that this GIANT VOLCANO is the most beautiful of the bunch. But, come and see them all. Then, YOU can pick YOUR favorite.
Come visit soon!
So come visit Rocky Point and discover the closest beach town to Phoenix, Arizona, only about 60 miles south of 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 Eight reasons to visit Rocky Point, written by Greg Hixon. Be sure to check out other posts here in the Anchor Storage blog. You’ll uncover the many wonderful aspects of Rocky Point, Mexico, from blog posts like this.