Rocky Point, Mexico
How long did you stay in Rocky Point?:a long weekend
Date of Visit (Month and Year):March 2009
Was this your first visit to Rocky Point?:No
Rocky Point is really the quintessential Mexican fishing town, and makes for a great vacation spot. The laid back culture, warm weather (a little too warm in the summer), fresh seafood and bright blue water make this one of my favorite places to visit. I have been taking long weekends to RP for over ten years. If you go in the spring or fall, expect blue skies, 75 degree air with a slight breeze and warm, clear water. The beaches (most of them are clean) have fine sand, and when the tide goes out, there are plenty of tide pools left from the reef. There are great places to stay, from the private beach front rental homes in the Los Conches area, to the many luxury resorts along the Sandy Beach. The downtown area is right near the port and is where most of the shopping, dinning and nightlife is. This district is a little dusty on the streetside, but the restaurants for the most part are very nice and clean and have very fresh seafood. Just about every establishment feels like it is authentically Mexican.(whether or not it actually is authentic is debatable, but who cares!) There is a ton of stuff to do once you get there. Many people just want to soak in the sun while enjoying a margarita, or shop for Mexican art and souvenirs. On past trips I have gone fishing in Cholla Bay, taken atv's to the sand dunes, ridden the banana boat on the surf, and taken a sunset cruise. The most expensive of all of these activities was the fishing, which runs for about 50 dollars a person, but everything else went for no more than about 25 bucks a head. There are a variety of bars and clubs to visit in the downtown area. Baja Cantina and Manny's beach club are popular spring break spots for the college visitors and get pretty wild, but there are other p laces to just sit back and have a beer for the older crowd as well. At closing time, most people stumble into the streets, and before waving down a cab, they grab a sonoran hot dog. This is a hot dog on a bun, but the hot dog is wrapped in bacon, and topped with diced peppers and what ever other condiments you want to put on it. Rocky Point is not too commercialized or Americanized yet like say Cabo San Lucas or other larger Mexican tourist cities(you won't find any McDonalds or Ruth's Chris here). But that is a large part of its appeal. If you are looking for a laid back vacation spot with beautiful beaches, mexican beer, and plenty of fresh seafood, then you will have a blast!