Rocky Point, Mexico loves snowbirds!
If you’re thinking of flying south for the winter why not consider Rocky Point, Mexico? The weather is fantastic, the Sea of Cortez is warm, food is fresh and cheap, and gas is a lot less. I imagine all of these things factor in when snowbirds decide on a vacation spot and here in Rocky Point we have it all. Plus lots of activities, places to explore, and plenty of peace and quiet as well. Many restaurants offer snowbird specials and you can’t beat the happy hour’s around town. Grab a beachfront spot for your rig and enjoy the beach and our gorgeous sunsets. Now why in the world would you want to go anywhere else?
Just a few years back the beaches were one RV park after another, but unfortunately most have given way to high rise condos or the plan to build on the land. Rocky Point still has some great RV parks though including The Reef and Playa Bonita RV Resort, both of which sit on one of the best beaches in Rocky Point – Sandy Beach. And both have a restaurant and bar on premises. There are also some smaller RV parks located in town, not far from the beach for those on a tighter budget or who just don’t want to be where a lot of the action takes place. RVers make reservations well in advance as they return to our fine city year after year, but they most likely still have room for your rig.
As far as travel goes, all roads leading to Rocky Point are in condition for large and small motorhomes whether or not you are pulling a trailer or vehicle. From someone who has driven the highways for many years – and in consideration of other travelers, it would be great if you could leave some room between RVs when caravanning so that those wanting to pass can do so with care. Also, since there is now a check-point on the U.S. side of the border – at the Lukeville/Sonoyta border – please keep your eye out for vehicles coming from Mexico who want to cross the highway to get to the post office, restaurant, gas station or duty free store. If you can leave just a little room it would make it a lot easier for those who want to get across. Traffic becomes backed up along Hwy 85 near the border and if travelers do not leave room, there is no way to get across the highway. Same goes for those exiting the Lukeville strip mall heading north. Some will want to get into the line going south – and I am one who hates cutters too – but if we all could just let them in it would keep the line moving and frustration to a minimum. Same for those heading north. Sometimes people don’t or won’t pay attention to side traffic because of “cutters”, but just give a glance and see if the person wants to get back across the highway and head north. I have sat for 10-minutes while trying to get from the gas station to the highway heading north – 1 lane of traffic. No one would look at me so I finally just had to nose in and force my way across the lane. Would be much easier if we all showed a little consideration – and I’m not speaking solely about RVers – every one of us can be more considerate!
While you’re hanging around Rocky Point, why not take a side trip out to Laguna Shores Resort, located north of town just minutes away from Sandy Beach. Laguna Shores is a low-density master planned community that sits on the Sea of Cortez. Lot prices are at an all time low and building your own home may be just what you’re looking for – then you can call Rocky Point home and “summer” elsewhere. (If you have been thinking of building or buying a home, condo or lot at Laguna Shores Resort be sure to look into a Self-Directed IRA or a Reverse Mortgage – more information about these programs can be found on their website.) Come and take a tour of Laguna Shores Resort and all of its amenities. They have a restaurant on site so come and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is the only master planned community of its kind in Rocky Point, Mexico. If you’re a Facebook user check out their page at www.facebook.com/lagunashoresresort for get-away specials and contests to win a fractional condo share or a vacation package. To learn more about the resort go to their website at www.lagunashoresresorts.com. Safe travels!