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Keeping it Real in Rocky Point

A trip across the border to the shimmering, crystal clear waters of Rocky Point can be one of the most satisfying affordable vacations accessible in the Southwest. However, the fact that you’re crossing into a different country adds an element of uncertainty that cannot be ignored. Indeed, things are different in Mexico because it is in fact Mexico. But those individuals who can follow a few simple steps delineated below can be ensured that their vacation will be enjoyable, exciting, and remarkable.

Passport Please

Having an international passport can make or break a Mexico trip. Imagine this scenario. You just had the time of your life dancing, drinking, and enjoying the sweet salty ocean. You are exhausted and are ready to return home. All you want to do is kiss the soil from which you came. You make it all the way to the border only to be halted a few inches from salvation because you have no passport. Nothing could be worse. It happened to Odysseus in the Odyssey, and he was forced to wander for another ten years. It could happen to you in Mexico, so make sure you bring a passport. 

Ensure you Have Mexican Insurance for Assurance 

If you are operating a motorized vehicle than it is required for you to carry Mexican insurance in order to avoid trouble crossing the border. It will protect you in the event that you injure someone in a car accident. Without it, the Policia de Federales might hold you captive until your debts are paid. Mexican insurance is very inexpensive and it is highly recommended by us at Rocky Point Dan.

Keep Calm and Drink on

Some of the hottest dancing and clubbing takes place here in Rocky Point Mexico, and by all means partake. But don’t act like an idiot. If you are going to get belligerently drunk your better off staying in the states. However, if you want to have a great time in a beautiful place for an affordable price, give us a call and come on down to Rocky Point.

Looking Back at Rock Point

It may surprise some to learn that Rocky Point first became a tourist destination with the help of the legendary Al Capone. It is fabled that the legendary gangster set up a casino and speak easy during the roaring 20’s which movie stars and millionaires flock to in order to get their kicks—not unlike today. But Casino was eventually burned to the ground after a tiff with Mexican government. And then Rocky Point fell off the map for a while. It was known only to fisherman.

The Genesis of Rocky Point

Some date the discovery of Rocky Point back to the 1700s when British Navy Captain Lt. Robert William Hardy discovered the coast of Rocky Point on a mission for the king in search of pearls and precious metals. But instead, he found and ocean teeming with fish. He even pulled a few Totoaba out of the deep blue which are fabled to have magical healing powers. Once word spread about the Totoaba fisherman began to flock to sea coast in search of piscubus gold. 

The Modern Era of Rocky Point

For a while Rocky Point remained a small fishing village visited only by natives and the most ambitious fisherman. But eventually people from Arizona and the Southwest began to flock to the beach located only 60 miles south of the Mexican border. Before there were realtors like Rocky Point Dan people set up tends near the coast and enjoyed the beach, the sun, and the company of each other. But when the beach got big, the resorts started spawning everywhere and thus Rocky became what it is today.

Party Hardy in Rocky Point (part 2 of 2)

Vamos a la playa, te me gusta bailar esta de la noche the sounds of fiesta! In English, come to the beach it’s time to party. Did we mention you can do it cheap? Inexpensive fun is just one of the man virtues that Rocky Point boasts. Here there is something for everyone, especially if you like to fiesta. Cervesa, Tequila, and margaritas are as abundant as water. In fact, most people drink more of it than they would H20. 

Bars and Clubs

When it comes time to visit Rocky Point, keep in mind that you are entering one of the hippest spots for night life anywhere. Wrecked at the Reef comes highly recommended by us at Rocky Point. Especially if you’re looking to dance with some fun, beautiful people, which are usually the type drawn to Rocky Point. But for those looking for something a little less sexy, and a little more family oriented, Manny’s or JJ’s Cantina are safer bets. Great food, mild dancing, and margaritas are the norm. Bring your kids and dance the night away. 

Beatitudes of Beach Bums

The rocky point beach is a blessing for beach bums basically because you can drink on the beach. Also, many resorts surround the crystal clear seas, filled with hotties and cheap cocktails. Nothing is better than swimming up to a poolside bar where coolattas are practically given away.

Come See for Yourself

The one point we can’t stress enough here at Rocky Point Dan is there’s something for everyone here at Puerto Penasco. Stop on by and see for yourself what all the rage is about in the south. Fishing, fun, sun, dancing and adventure can all be found here. It’s just a call away. 

Party Hardy in Mexico (part 1 of 2)

There’re a lot of misconceptions about Rocky Point, but let’s get one thing clear. The idea that there is more fun than you handle is one hundred percent true. Another claim that gets tossed around a bunch that we would love to lend credence to is that there’s something for everyone.  So whether you’re a food lover, a party animal, a beach bum, a human sloth, a don juan, a total diva, a smoke show, or just an average Joe, you will find what you’re looking for here in Rocky Point. But just in case you’re wondering what to do with yourself, below are a few helpful tips. 

Sail the Sand

In Rocky Point, the only thing you can’t do is surf—the waves that is. We have rolling hills of dunes you can traverse on your ATV that might as well be sandy waves. Renting an ATV is as easy as pie. Vendors are teeming in the local rocky point area and it won’t break the bank. Just make sure you exercise reasons when riding an ATV. Avoid injury at all cost. 

Beautiful Beaches

Before the good people here at Rocky Point Dan decided to construct the beautiful condos all around the beautiful beach, people would flock to Rocky Point and set up camp in tents and RVs—some of the shabbier beach goers just slept in the sand. Indeed, the ocean here is beautiful and there is no shortage of activities. Jet skis, paddle boards, parasails, banana boats, and sail boats all available for your pleasure. And once again, these activities are far from expensive. 

Taking a Trip to Puerto Penasco’s Oyster Farms

Rocky Point may be known as the hottest spring break spot in the southwest. It is also known for its beautiful beaches. But it is no doubt overlooked as a seafood lover’s paradise. Rocky Point actually started as a fishing village. Ambitious ocean men from California came to its shores in pursuit of Spanish mackerel, marlins, and oysters. But a remnant of the past still remains. Puerto Penasco’s Oyster Farms is the perfect way to spend a day. Getting drunk and eating oysters is one of the finer things in life. We suggest all take part. 

At Puerto Penasco’s Oyster Farm, one can expect a tour of the farm which brings in oysters fresh from the bay, daily. On your tour you will learn a little about bivalves, which means two doors, how to prepare them, and the best way to eat them. Moreover, if you find a pearl in one of your oysters, you can keep it! Let us also add that you can keep the oyster shells, which can be used to make jewelry. If you think your too good for oyster jewelry consider this. Achilles’ mother made him an oyster necklace for good luck before he pushed off to sack the city of Troy. You can also derive good luck from these precious oysters. 

When consuming oysters, we recommend a splash of hot sauce, even though oysters could easily be consumed without a garnish or spice. Also, a little tequila goes a long way when eating oysters. Something about a salt, distilled agave, and a cool buzz brings out the best in oysters. That is, the enhancement of their taste and the nourishment of the libido.

Cycling through Mexico

Rocky Point has more layers of enjoyment than a parfait. One can make their trip to Rocky Point a quest for night life glory; or some might seek the relaxing pulse of the waves as they sprawl out on the hot sand of our beaches; and others are simply looking to get away, and return to a simpler time. For the latter, we recommend a cycling tour. Rocky Point’s steep expansive mountains, and hot pulsing sun are the perfect way to let loose in a healthy, satisfying way. 

Batamote Mountain

This is a must for cycle enthusiasts. The wide open mountain range coupled with the ocean breeze will have you lauding the virtues of mother earth. The ten mile trail intersects with the Sonoyta River, allowing cyclists a chance to cool off and refresh themselves in the cold crystal waters. One can embark on their odyssey alone, or seek the expert advice and companionship of a guide. Expect to pay around 56 pesos (5 dollars) entry fee in order to gain access to the state park in which the trail is located. 

Safety First

Although mountain biking is a relatively safe activity, there are a few safety precautions you ought to take in order to mitigate the damages of an accident. First off, stay sober on the trail. Not only is this a bad idea for obvious reasons, drinking alcohol while riding can lead to dehydration. Secondly, do not skimp on protective gear. A helmet at the very least should be worn to protect your head. Also, it is best to wear a long t-shirt and pants in order to protect against laceration in the event of a crash. 


Some folks might prefer to travel lightly and leave their bike at home. If this is the case, we recommend Rocky Point Cycle. They offer several rental plans, differing in quality and the duration of the rental. 

Puerto Penasco Spring Adventures

Ah the spring, birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and the spirit of youth is in the air. Rocky Point is no exception. Many tourist flock to the golden coast of Rocky Point to unwind and forget about the monotony of daily life. There are no shortage of activities to fill your itinerary here. But for those who like to plan ahead, below are few activities that one can partake in.

Whale Watching

Spring brings the Leviathan to the warm waters of Puerto Penasco. Many flock to catch a glimpse of the majestic whale as they enjoy a romantic cruise, stocked with booze and provisions. We suggest looking into Del Mar Charters, Eco Fun, and Intrepid. Most of these charters will guarantee a whale sighting. This is the perfect opportunity to revivify a romantic relationship. Something about the beauty of whales as they spout mist from their blow holes creates a romantic ambience. 

Smaller Fish

For those who prefer to evade the great leviathan, we recommend chartering a fishing boat for the day. Those in pursuit of smaller game will not be disappointed by the abundance of fish teaming in the Pacific. We recommend Santiago’s Ocean Services, or Pancho Villa Boat charters to help you pull out that Marlin you’ve been hoping for. 

Tide Pool Excursion

This is essentially the hidden gem of Rocky Point activities. Tide pool tours are offered by the Center for the Study of Desert’s and Ocean’s (CEDO). They are usually offered in the months of April and May, and can be accompanied by dune tours. We recommend this to the family man, looking to show his kids a good time. They will no doubt be impressed by the interesting facts that your tour guide provides while surveying the miniature world that is a tide pool.

Seeking Medical Care in Mexico

Often times, people will express interest in Mexico for its sandy beaches and generous sun, but they fear a lack of civility. They fear the absence of vital institutions such as medical care. But they need not. Here in Mexico, you can actually call your own personal doctor and meet with them the same day. A visit to the doctor’s office is extremely cheap. It will usually run you around 300 pesos, equating to $22.00 USD. The doctors’ offices are equipped with innovative health care equipment, and uphold the highest level of safety. 

In the unfortunate event that you sustain a medical emergency, you can be transported across the US border, picked up by US authorities, and treated on the spot. Of course, this implies a delay. But, after taking in the ocean breeze as you dig your toes into the sands of Puerto Penasco you might be willing to risk it. 

For those who are worried about oral health, Mexico is home to some of the world’s finest dentist. The price of dental work is also a bit cheaper than in the states, but that is not to say one sacrifices quality for price. Every Dentist in Rocky Point is required to pass a difficult certification test. And what’s more, they must comply with the same level of safety measures that Mexican medical practitioners are required to meet. Some actually flock to Rocky Point to be treated by Mexican dentists. Well, I’m sure they also make time for the beach and JJ’s.

Lastly, but certainly not least, Mexico offers the unique advantage of easy access to la pharmacia. Try Santiagos located near Benito Juarez. They owner speaks great English and always has a myriad of pharmaceutical available. If for some reason Santiagos does not have the meds you’re looking for, a qualified pharmacy technician will order them for you and you can pick it up the next day. 

A Beginner’s Guide to Rocky Point’s Bars

Manny’s Beach Club

Manny’s Beach club is arguably the oldest bar in Rocky Point. It is also a contender for the most vibrant, exciting, and popular beach club in the Rocky Point community. Manny’s actually started as a Taco stand in the 80’s called Taco Loco. However it has grown immensely since then.  Manny’s is equipped with a full restaurant, dance floor, and patio on the beach. It can house 1,000 visitors and often does. Dancing and drinking take place around the clock, indiscriminate of the young or old.

JJ’s Cantina

Hung above the threshold of JJ’s is a sign that reads: “If you haven’t been to JJ’s, you haven’t been to Rocky Point.” Indeed, this is one of those rare instances of the truth. For over twenty years, JJ’s Cantina has been a favorite for tourists and locals alike. The Cantina offers inside and outside seating, Mexican and American food, tequila’s and beers. Prices are very affordable, and the atmosphere is affable. Whether you are looking for a nice meal with your family, live entertainment, or a club to dance at, JJ’s Cantina does not disappoint. 

The Pink Cadillac

The Pink Cadillac is perhaps the most creative, and ironic bar in Rocky Point. This is because an American style 50’s diner does not make a whole lot of sense in Mexico. However, that does not deter tourist from flocking to the bar incessantly, making the Pink Cadillac one of Rocky Point’s most successful bars. The Pink Cadillac prides itself in being the cleanest bar in Rocky Point. Tourists can flock to the Pink Cadillac in the day to grab a nice meal with their family, or they can visit the Cadillac when it truly comes alive—the night time. At this time, The pink Cadillac’s upstairs dance club is known to be filled with beautiful people, loosened up with tequila shots while they dance the night away. 

A History of Rocky Point

Rocky Point or Puerto Penasco is located about 60 miles south of the Arizona border. Tourists from the west coast flock to Rocky Point every year to enjoy the crystal clear waters that stay warm for half the year. Tourism is the greatest contributor to Rocky Point’s economy, and it is projected to grow as the years roll on. Alongside a growth in tourism is a projected growth in real-estate. The real estate market is predicted to double in ten years. Property in Rocky Point is no doubt a good investment, and an ideal spot for that second home you always wanted. 

It Started as a Fishing Village

Before Rocky Point became an asylum for those seeking sun, fun, and crystal waters, it was a hidden fishing spot for California fisherman. Its genesis can be traced back to Lt. Robert William Hardy of the British Navy, who explored the coast hoping to find pearls and precious metals. What he found was an ocean teaming with fish. Word spread through the western frontier of American, and fisherman began to take voyages to Rocky point in search of the rare Totoaba, which was thought to have magical healing powers.

The Modern Era of Rocky Point

A bold entrepreneur, named John Stone, sunk a flag on the shores of Rocky Point, claimed it as his own and built a casino and speakeasy during the prohibition years. He established a road to Rocky Point, and set up a flight service from Tucson and Phoenix. Tourists’ flocked to Stone’s casino, including notable figures like Al Capone—who owned a penthouse on the top floor. However, tensions grew between Stone and the Mexican government; his Casino was burned to the ground. But the city was restored as a railroad town. And in the 90’s Rocky Point blew up again as a tourist spot, inspired by the success of Cancun. Today, it is considered Arizona’s beach and perhaps one of the nicest vacations spots on the west coast. 

Safety Tips in Mexico

Mexico is one of those not uncommon examples of virtue misunderstood. In other words, Rocky Point is a beautiful place with a bad rap. Tourists flock to Puerto Penasco in search of relief from monotony or perhaps cold weather. A vast majority of these tourist come to Rocky Point, soak in the sun, have a few cocktails, maybe dance, and then head home refreshed and feeling like a million bucks. However, occasionally a bad apple will spoil it for the whole bunch. Indeed, the dangers of Rocky Point only apply to those visitors who treat this paradise as a free pass to act reckless and do whatever they want. 

If you intend to guzzle down tequila till you become a walking belligerent Frankenstein, then please stay home and do this in the states. You’re probably better off. Rocky Point’s community is not enthused to deal with flagrant perpetrators of disrespect. True residents of Rock Point respect the waves, people, and community around them. Sure we may enjoy a few more cocktails than the doctor ordered, but we do it responsibly. The waves, sand, and cheap drinks flow endlessly here along-side the fun. Please do not be one of those people who drinks 30 tequila shots, steals a cab, and then complains when they are confined in Mexican jail.

Besides a commitment to act somewhat reasonable, the best safety precaution one can take is to make sure all proper documentation is safe and secure. We highly admonish residents not to walk around with a passport in their swim trunk pockets while cruising sandy beach ten *** tails deep. Again, Rocky Point is like a pressure valve from everyday life, not a free-pass to act like a lunatic and terrorize a peaceful community. 

Places to go in Sunny Mexico

In Puerto Penasco, or Rocky Point, a must see for any tourist is the world renowned Bird Island. Bird Island is located about 40 kilometers from the beaches of rocky point, and it is protected by the Mexican government under the umbrella of protection offered to the Sea of Cortes. Wild life enthusiasts will not be disappointed on the journey to Bird Island nor on the island itself. Travelers can expect to see bottle nose dolphins, whales, and pelicans just on the boat ride over. On the island, relax with over 2,500 sea lions who are sure to entertain and amaze.

Beaches in Mexico 

In Puerto Penasco, “Sandy Beach” seems to be the champion of tropical getaways for tourists flocking to Rocky Point—or Arizona’s beach. Sand Beach is home to waves, scorching sun, and sweet soft sand. It is also home to the best bars in Rocky Point. Manny’s Beach club has reached mythological proportions in recent years, keeping the party going all night with $1 dollar beers, $5 dollar margaritas, and beautiful people. Other notable players in the Sandy beach bar scene are JJ’s Cantina, the Thirsty Parrot, and the Lighthouse. All of these bars are absolutely loco, filled with la damas bonitas and cervezas mas fine.


It should not surprise the fisherman familiar with Rocky Point that Puerto Penasco started as a fishing village sometime in the 18th century. Thousands of fisherman flocked to Rocky Point from California in search of Spanish mackerel, halibut, and flounders. These cold water treasures are accessible to fisherman in Rocky Point today. Charter a boat to traverse sea unfettered by the stress of land, or simply hang a line into the sea from the rocks. Indeed, fishing in Rocky Point is just one of the countless activities that brings a certain energy and life to Puerto Penasco that keeps my condos occupied by happy, satisfied tenants. 

Tips On Choosing A Reliable Realtor For Rocky Point Mexico

US residents wishing to relocate to or visit Rocky Point Mexico have many options when it comes to realtors that know the area well. One realtor in particular that consistently exceeds expectations when it comes to providing quality realtor related services is Rocky Point Dan. Those in search of an experienced and knowledgeable realtor who understands the Rocky Point area need look no further.

An Intimate Knowledge Of The Area And Impressive Realtor Skills

In fact, Rocky Point Dan has years of experience in working with a wide variety of quality properties throughout Rocky Point and other surrounding areas of coastal Mexico. With an intimate knowledge of the area and impressive realtor skills, Dan can help those in search of a residential home, villa or condo find the perfect property for their individual needs. Dan understands the area and has a genuine appreciation for Rocky Point and all that it has to offer when it comes to amenities and quality of life.

For A Wide Variety Of Fun And Interesting Activities

Even more impressive is the fact that Rocky Point Dan goes out of his way to ensure that each and every client is fully satisfied when it comes to purchasing a property in this lovely part of the world. Rocky Point is known for a wide variety of fun and interesting activities for people of all ages. From exclusive dining establishments that offer a wide variety of cuisine from around the world to a vibrant nightlife and interesting shopping, the possibilities are endless when visiting this amazing coastal Mexico destination.

A Realtor That Specializes In Coastal Mexico Properties

Along with outstanding shopping, excellent dining and exciting nightlife, Rocky Point also offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for those who like to stay active. From surfing to fishing and water skiing as well as hiking and exploring, the possibilities are endless when visiting Rocky Point. While visitors from around the world have many choices when it comes to a realtor that specializes in coastal Mexico properties, Dan has proven time and again to provide outstanding service with a smile. Best of all, those relocating the coastal Mexico will find that the cost of living is surprisingly affordable and very manageable. Contact Rocky Point Dan today for the best in Rocky Point real estate sales and service.

The Incredible Convenience Of Choosing To Live In Rocky Point

Travelers from across the world and throughout the United States have many choices when it comes to visiting or relocating to a beautiful part of the world that is affordable and safe. One area in particular there has only continued to gain interest in this regard is Rocky Point Mexico. Considered one of the premier coastal Mexico destinations of all, Rocky Point has attracted people for decades because of its affordability, beauty and friendliness.

Convenient As Is Possible While Still Living As An Expatriate

Even more impressive is the fact that Rocky Point is just a few hours drive to the south of the US border making travel back and forth to the United States as convenient as is possible while still living as an expatriate. Another important aspect of choosing to relocate to Rocky Point Mexico is the incredible value that can be achieved when purchasing real estate. For example, a high quality well built and well designed condominium or home can be purchased for as little as $50,000.

The Area Is Ideal For People Of Virtually Any Age

This is in stark contrast to what it would cost to purchase a similar property in the United States and especially in Southern California where the cost of real estate is extremely high. Those wishing to enjoy tranquility, peace and quiet and genuine natural beauty gravitate to beautiful and delightful Rocky Point Mexico on a daily basis. With some of the most impressive restaurants in Mexico, excellent shopping and a thriving nightlife the area is ideal for people of virtually any age.

Keeping Children Engaged In A Wide Variety Of Sports

Even families with young children will find that there is much to do with regard to keeping children busy and active. Keeping children engaged in a wide variety of sports and water activities is easy to do when living in or visiting Rocky Point. In addition, the area has an impressive climate year-round making it ideal for those wishing to escape the ice, snow and cold of the northern United States. With so much to offer it is easy to see why so many people are talking about Rocky Point Mexico and all that it makes possible. Explore this delightful part of Mexico today when considering relocating to a more affordable part of the world. Contact Rocky Point Dan for Rocky Point villas, condos and private homes.

Relocating To Coastal Mexico Make Smart Financial Sense

Retirees and those simply wishing to relocate have many options today when it comes to purchasing a property in coastal Mexico. One area in particular that has steadily grown in popularity in recent years is known as Rocky Point. This particular coastal Mexico destination is perfect for a weekend getaway or a complete relocation for those wishing to get more bang-for-the-buck. In short, living in coastal Mexico means having greater financial resources when on a fixed income.

Greater Flexibility And More Financial Options

From purchasing groceries to buying furniture and purchasing virtually anything else on a daily basis, Rocky Point offers far greater value as compared to buying similar items and products in the United States. This simply means that retirees who are on a fixed income have greater flexibility and more financial options when it comes to living life on a daily basis. Even the cost of utilities is more affordable when choosing to live in Rocky Point Mexico.

Conveniently Located To The United States Border

Other benefits of choosing to live in this beautiful part of the world is that the locals are friendly and there are a wide variety of fun activities for people of all ages. From diving to fishing and laying on the beach, there is much to do in this beautiful area known as Rocky Point. Another great advantage of choosing to live in Rocky Point as compared to other coastal Mexico destinations is that it is conveniently located to the United States border. This makes traveling back and forth to the US easy, convenient and carefree.

Coming From Europe And Other Parts Of The World

Retirees with grandchildren the United States will find it is easy to travel back and forth to the US to see the grandkids as much as desired. Another important aspect of choosing to live in Rocky Point is that it has some of the most ideal weather found anyplace in the world. With an ideal year-round climate, Rocky Point is in great demand throughout the world. Not only are people traveling from the United States but they are also coming from Europe and other parts of the world. Explore this amazing part of coastal Mexico today to see and feel the difference. Contact Rocky Point Dan for more information on Rocky Point condos, villas and private residential homes.

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