Rocky Point, Mexico
How long did you stay in Rocky Point?:3-5 days 4-5 times per year 20 years
Date of Visit (Month and Year):02/2011
Was this your first visit to Rocky Point?:no
I love Rocky Point. Been going a few times a year for 20 years. Only experience I had with the police was when they helped my friend get out of a potentially bad situation with a local. Went out of their way, as a matter of fact. And didn't cost us a dime!
We have been all over Rocky Point at all time of day and night and never felt unsafe or uncomfortable. Mexico has laws. It seems to me that people forget that sometimes, based on their behavior down there If you don't break the law here, don't break it there. If you don't go to certain areas here after dark, or where you feel uncomfortable, don't do it there. Most people who get in trouble there deserve it. All of these stories of being randomly stopped and forced to go to an ATM to pay a bribe just don't ring true to me. And because Mexico differs in how they handle the law, it adds to the Police corruption stories.
As for the locals, they are usually warm, friendly, helpful, and humble. Rocky Point has changed dramatically over the past few years, so the citizens are a little more wary now. As RP has grown, a lot of young people from other cities have come to town to work and have brought a little different attitude with them. Maybe they have finally learned to act like some of America's rowdy youth. I read a comment about some youths throwing rocks at his family from a car. That never happens here? Please!
Look, common sense, common courtesy, respect for the laws, and respecting the local citizens work wonders everywhere.
People also complained about the local citizens just caring about making money. Huh? They have a right to eke out a modest living. And most of Rocky Point is very poor. If it offends you to have beach vendor, who has walked a long way, try to sell you something while you are sitting on the beach drinking, you need a different kind of vacation. Also true for the guys who tell you they can get drugs, pot, girls, etc. Just say no and move on. Why begrudge them for trying to make a buck offering the vices many people go to Mexico for. Let's be real.
You can stay in Luxury, stay in hotels, or camp. You can feel safe and secure and never go to town or you can stay in town and enjoy the restaurants, bars, and nightlife. And of course during the day, enjoy the unbelievable weather, beaches and ocean. Amazing place.
Would you recommend this to a friend?Yes
Judy Hedding, Phoenix Guide, says:
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