Rocky Point: Hidden Treasure of the Sea of Cortez
An hour’s drive across the U.S. border in Northwestern Mexico lies Puerto Penasco, also known as Rocky Point, one of the fastest growing travel destinations in Northwest Mexico. Tucked along the Sea of Cortex, Rocky Point exudes the quiet relaxation of its surrounding deep blue waters and is the ideal spot to find the beachfront home, condo or commercial property you’ve been looking for.
With over 300 days of sunshine each year amidst a desert climate of hot days and cool nights, residents and vacationers alike have endless opportunities to enjoy those deep blue seas. Situated on a sprawling strip of land joining Baja California with the rest of Mexico, Rocky Point boasts a population over 50,000 but seems much smaller.
Life in Rocky Point
Historically a small fishing village, Rocky Point has incredible fishing year round. If you’re a fisherman or boater, you can confidently scour current listings for the perfect home knowing that several marinas offer docking for a nominal monthly fee.
Rocky Point has recently reinvented itself into a thriving resort community. The surf and sand of this tranquil area also calls to many snow birds, those with RV’s, dune buggies and swim suits in tow. The recently developed hotels, resorts and upscale condominiums have added to the opportunities for anyone looking for a tranquil coastal community. Because it’s in the Free Trade Zone, visitors needn’t worry about proof of citizenship, tourist cards or vehicle importation requirements.
What We Love about Rocky Point
One of the most spectacular offerings of the Rocky Point area is El Malecon, a quarter-mile long boardwalk filled with amenities to enjoy. Strolling along the Sea of Cortez, you can stop in for a drink or bite of food in any of the numerous bars or restaurants. Live music fills the air as you grab a coffee or some ice cream. You’ll also want to take time to check out any number of the small shops offering souvenirs, jewelry and Mexican art.
As the day wanes, the sky above El Malecon explodes with the vibrant colors of a breathtaking sunset. Here you’ll also see working fishing boats, some still afloat after 80 years at sea, returning to port after a long day. You’ll want to see El Pescador (The Fisherman), a historic stature built in honor of the first inhabitants of the Rocky Point area. You’ll also want to stop at the open air Fish Market to taste a variety of fresh fish, clams, crabs and shrimp.
Oyster Farms and More
Once you find your perfect beachfront home or condo, many adventures await discovery in Rocky Point. Be it a trip to an oyster farm, a voyage around the bay on a catamaran or a 30 mile off-road trip to experience the area craters left from 4 million years of erupting volcanoes, excitement lies in wait for the adventuresome soul.
For those waiting to hit the greens, there are several premiere golf courses in the area. You can spend a day at The Club at Laguna Del Mar, a Jack Nicklaus signature course with incredible views; at The Links at Las Palomas Resort, a course carved by the winds and tides; or at Vidanta Golf Puerto Penasco, another of Jack Nicklaus’ designs.
Find Your Perfect New Property in Rocky Point
With almost 68 miles of pristine, sandy shores, Rocky Point is the ideal place to relax. Cool ocean breezes waft through the air, resulting in a temperate climate that visitors find intoxicating. So intoxicating, in fact, that they often return to make this paradise home.
Give Kenneth Wallace a call today. He has the listings for the property of your dreams.