Top 5 tips for planning your next trip to Rocky Point
Tip#1 – Plan on a 4 hour drive from Phoenix
Many regulars like to talk about how it only takes just over three hours to get here. But, if this is your first time, take your time. Make stops in various towns like Gila Bend and Ajo. That way, you’ll get to know the rout, and where to go on the way, if you want to eat or buy specific things on the way in the future.
Also, you may take a shuttle, like Head Out to Rocky Point. They are very affordable and there are plenty of taxis in town, once you arrive in Rocky Point.
Tip#2 – Pick the best time of year to visit Rocky Point
This is easy to explain. Spring and fall are the best seasons to visit, and Winter comes in second place. Summer, which isn’t as hot as Phoenix, is very humid. Some argue that 115 degrees Fahrenheit more comfortable than 102 Fahrenheit in Rocky Point, because of the drenching humidity. So be warned, it’s not comfortable. But, if you can handle the humidity, and you have good air conditioning both in your car and your hotel room, the water in the Sea of Cortez is awesome, and the nightlife always comes alive every weekend.
Tip#3 – Expect to find three main beaches
Las Conchas, a long residential community, is a haven for beach-house rentals and is perfect for family events. This beach is much a more laid-back getaway.
El Mirador, which is between the two, is also a residential community but with a twist. This is one of the best places for nightlife. There are bars and live music playing almost every weekend.
Tip #4 – Use US dollars and credit or debit cards
Your US dollars and credit or debit cards are widely accepted. Smaller restaurants, vendors and taxis only accept cash, so be sure to bring some. Use local bank ATMs to get pesos at the best rate. You’ll probably pay a fee on both ends, so pull more, so you only use it once. Your bank will determine the rate. And, you’ll save money when you pay for things with pesos.
Tip #5 – Don’t drink tap water
You’ll only encounter tap water at your hotel or condo. And, most of them provide cleaner water than normal city tap water, but don’t drink it. Use it for everything, just don’t swallow it, to be safe.
When you’re out on the town, feel free to order a glass of water, to save money over bottled water. Mexicans are VERY afraid of tap water, and will always use purified water for water and ice. Feel free to ask, if you wish to confirm, but now worries. There are wonderful water purification facilities all over town, just like in Phoenix. And they’re very careful and cleanly. You may fill your water containers at any one of them, instead of paying so much for bottled water.
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 Top 5 tips for planning your next trip to 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.