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Rocky Point, Mexico is great fun for active and inactive vacationers

Rocky Point, Mexico is great fun for active and inactive vacationers

There are many things that make Rocky Point, Mexico an attractive vacation destination. For some it’s the Sea of Cortez and all the activities that revolve around the ocean. For others it may be the cheap and delicious seafood and libations or the laid back atmosphere. Whatever the reason you come to Rocky Point there is always more to do on your next trip down (not that playing in the ocean gets old!). Here is a list of things to do in Rocky Point whether you want to hike the Pinacates or lie on the beach and soak up the sun.

–          Spread out your beach towel and soak up the sun. No doubt a vendor or two will approach you with their wares – nothing like shopping on the beach!

–          Wait till well into the night and grab some awesome street tacos. You will be craving them every time you visit Rocky Point. Tacos are available in the daytime as well, but they seem to be much tastier at night. *wink *wink

–          Visit Rocky Point legends such as Manny’s Beach Club in the Mirador area and JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay.

–          Explore the tide pools when the tide goes out. You can do this on your own or take a tour with CEDO which is very informative and a lot of fun. Remember to leave the creatures in the ocean.

CEDO Building
CEDO Building

–          Rent a water craft and splash around the ocean. You might get lucky and meet up with a dolphin or sea lion.

–          Rent ATV or UTV and ride through the desert, up Competition Hill, through the sand bowl behind Sandy Beach and lots of other places.

–          Take a flight in the ultra-lite and take some awesome photos!

–          Parasail

–          Cavort with pirates on a sunset cruise aboard El Rey or just enjoy our great sunsets on any other sunset cruise charter or from the beach, your condo or from great sites like Restaurants El Capitan, The Lighthouse and Playa Bonita to name a few.

–          Charter a boat and try some deep sea fishing. Your guide will clean your catch and get it ready for dinner.

–          Snorkel on Sandy Beach, in front of your resort, or any other part of the ocean.

–          Swimming – fun to float in salty sea – minimum effort required

–          Catch up on your reading whether it’s next to the pool or on the beach

–          Go shopping and pick up some souvenirs or first rate artwork. Rocky Point has shopping for all wallets from little trinkets to Mata Ortiz pottery, household furnishings and local artwork.

–          Barter with beach vendors or sellers in Old Port or “Shacks Fifth Avenue”.

–          Kayak in the open ocean or take a guided tour through an estuary with CEDO.

–          Visit Bird Island and swim, snorkel or kayak with hundreds of sea lions. Very affordable and the adventure of a lifetime. A “must-do” for everyone who visits Rocky Point.

–          Visit the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve: a volcanic and desert region that spans 715,000 hectares and is home to 554 species of flora, 237 species of birds, 49 species of reptiles and amphibians and 41 species of mammals. You can take a self-guided tour or take a guided tour with CEDO or Eco-Fun. For the ambitious you can hike to the top of the Pinacates where you will find a journal dating back to the 1950s – leave a comment for others to read. Before you head out into the protected region stop in at the Visitor’s Center for a look at the entire region.

Pinacate Volcanic Crater - Elegante

–          Join CEDO in a guided tour of the largest natural sand dunes also known as Gran Altar de Desierto

–          Catch a free CEDO tour/lecture every Tuesday and Saturday at 2:00 PM. A very informative lecture about the area and its denizens. They also have a great gift shop with very unique gifts and an actual fin whale skeleton.

–          Buy fresh seafood from the various stalls on the Malecon in the Old Port.

–          Visit Old Port to shop, eat and sight see. Check out the Governor’s Plaza in the center of the Malecon and maybe catch free nightly entertainment.

–          Walk along the miles and miles of different beaches in Rocky Point – from the soft sands of Sandy Beach to the rockier El Mirador.

–          Explore places like Laguna Shores Resort and Cholla Bay when there is an extreme low tide. It is a whole other world around Laguna Shores Resort at low tide.

–          Go all out and have a shrimp cocktail Mexican style

–          Hand out donations with the Santa Claus Club which visits the barrio areas of the city every week handing out clothing, food and other necessities.

–          And finally…catch a magnificent sunset

 

These are just a few things to do in Rocky Point, Mexico. If you have more to add please leave a comment and we’ll keep expanding the list.

 

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