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Rocky Point Revisited, Puerto Penasco

The infinity pool at the Sonoran Sky Resort

Sit on a sunny, sandy beach at the end of a four-hour drive from downtown Phoenix. Yes, we’re back in Rocky Point, Mexico (Puerto Penasco), where the shrimp are huge and the people are friendly.

The only problem with staying at the Sonoran Sky Resort is that the condo is so comfortable we have to force ourselves to leave the balcony overlooking the Sea of Cortez…not to mention the infinity pool and various hot tubs. Ah, the beach is calling…

More people on the beach and signs of life at half finished resorts and condos

Stroll for miles in the sand and collect seashells, while dolphins and an array of water birds feed on fish in the sea. There is no question that folks are returning to Rocky Point, after a barrage of negative media several years ago scared them away. It is time to revisit, folks.

Enough shells for everyone

While walking the sandy beach, we come across a half-full RV camp, which was all but deserted last year. “I’ve been coming down here every year for thirty-years,” Jim says from his circle of RV Campers. “The people here are the nicest in the world. I just don’t understand why we can’t cook Mexican food this good back home in Colorado.”

Last year this RV park was empty. Now we see many enjoying the view.

Truth be revealed, I travel to Rocky Point mainly for the shrimp market. These big blues sell for only seven dollars per pound, and the venders will even clean them for you. You can take up to 50 pounds of shrimp across the border per vehicle. Fresh Halibut (Flounder) sells for three dollars per pound, and a bag of steamer clams is even less. Marcos, a fish monger, says that he does not like to go fishing. “All you see out there are whales and dolphins,” Marcos says. “I like to stay here on land and talk with people from all over.”

Marcos showing off his shrimp

The Malecon shows signs of bustling again. Groups of tourists weave through the shops. We see many more USA license plates this year (2013), as compared to last year. The Canadians are a bit sad to see their private paradise rediscovered by folks in the USA, but they are still gracious. “Come down to our condo,” says a man from British Columbia. “We’re having a feast with lots of shrimp and beer.”

Sunrise over Rocky Point from our balcony at the Sonoran Sky Resort


In the end, though, Rocky Point reminds us to relax and enjoy the moment. The laid back atmosphere and easy going people provide a nice break from “life in the city.” Like Jim said, “As I’m driving out of town, I’m already thinking about when I can return.”  Ron Mitchell

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8 Comments Post a comment
  1. Ma & Pa #

    Great description…. we have to go back there……..

    February 7, 2013
  2. Ahhhh! Hey Ron, I tagged you for a Liebster Award over on my blog. Check it out and feel free to participate or not. Happy Trails! jill

    March 5, 2013
    • Thank you, Jill. I’m honored.

      March 5, 2013
    • Thanks, Jill. I don’t know that many bloggers!

      March 5, 2013
      • Yea, I know what you mean. But I broke the rules and went with only three. Also cut 11 questions to 5. It’s a little hokey and I think the younger bloggers are more into this sort of thing.

        March 6, 2013
      • I was doing things other than blogging when I was young!

        March 7, 2013
  3. Great article and even more great photos!

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    December 9, 2016

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