Well summer is finally here. Fortunately thus far it has been quite pleasant. One thing about living in Puerto Peñasco aka Rocky Point is that there is always a breeze off the Sea of Cortez.
The tourist traffic has been very high for June and shows no sign of letting up for the rest of the summer. Summer use to be considered low season and one pretty much had the beaches to themselves, but that is not the case anymore. Although we will be at the start of the humid season it is not deterring people from coming down to enjoy the clean water and beaches that this area has to offer. Schools are out in Mexico, so many of our tourists come from all over the northern part of Mexico. There will be anywhere from 5 – 10 tour buses parked at the various hotels and condos.
During the summer months a few of the favorite watering holes will close mid week or for the month of July, but there are still many places to go that are air conditioned or have lovely patios to catch the breeze. Several new places have cropped up in the first part of 2018 for food. One of newest is Boulevard 301 which is located on Benito Juarez just south of Pollo Lucas. It is open for breakfast and dinner and their food and service is excellent. The presentation of the food looks just like the menu. The currently do not take credit cards, but the food is reasonable and won’t break your wallet. Another little treasure is La Cocina de Dona Rosa which is tucked near where Salmos use to be on Sonora. The feature traditional food from both Sonora and the South of Mexico. Here you will find Tamales wrapped in Banana leaves. Although it is all great, the red chili Tamales in Banana leaves are devine. Here you will find burritos that will serve several hungry people and they are made with the large tortillas that we call “Saddle Blankets”. You can eat in or they will deliver to your home or business. Locally owned by Javier Carrera and Linda Soto, the food is prepared with love. Another newcomer is Jerry’s Mexican Tacos “All You Can Eat” which is located on Calle 13. It is getting some great reviews and has been open just a short time. Jerry also has a catering service and has been in Puerto Peñasco for many years.
Once you arrive in Rocky Point, there is a lot to do and see. Love to fish? Try Pancho Villa Charters, Big Momma or go out with Aldofo Perez on one of his boats. All of them will provide you with a memorable day of fishing. There are many sunset cruises to go on, so check with your hotel or condo front desk to see what will best fit your needs. You can choose from catamarans, cabin cruisers, Pirate Ships or sail boats and you won’t be disappointed. If you are not fond of large groups I would recommend the Pancho Villa, Sol Chaser or any of the smaller catamarans that sail.
If you are a golfer you have 3 beautiful courses to choose from. Mayan Palace, Isla del Mar or Las Palomas. Many have summer rates so you can save a lot but still enjoy 1st class golf courses. You can also go horse back riding on the beaches if golf isn’t your cup of tea.
I would like to invite you to come down and enjoy a mini vacation or a whole week. There is plenty to do and see, so make your reservations today. Check out Puerto-Penasco.com or any of the many others out there. Choose from a beach house or condo and sit back and relax.
If I may add one more thing. Barb’s Dog Rescue is always in need of dog and puppy food. The intake of puppies is huge and they eat a lot. You can bring a bag down from COSTCO or buy it locally or if you want to donate money to buy it, let me know and I will take responsibility for getting it to her. If you get bored while on vacation, go out and play with these fur babies and show them that they are loved.
Come out and join the fun while enjoying the beautiful weather in Puerto Peñasco and the stunning Sea of Cortez views. Remember Rocky Point is only a 4 hour drive from Phoenix or Tucson.
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