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Boy Scouts Come To Puerto Peñasco

This week I had the pleasure to attend a meeting at the Esperanza Community Center, where Scout Master’s Bill Mills-Curran,  John Fortini and Assistant Scout Master Yvette Lavin (who is a part time resident of Puerto Peñasco, along with 12 members of the Knox Trail Council from Marlbough, Massachusetts.  They came to Puerto Peñasco to start recruiting and training new scouts and scout masters as well as get committees formed. Between these 3 they have nearly 90 years in scouting.  Each of the scouts who were here had to raise $1000.00 to come here as well as give up their last week of vacation before school started.

Boys Scouts in Puerto Penasco

It was Yvette’s interest in bringing scouting here that this all came about.  She enlisted the help of Barb and Mark Olszewski who are known in Puerto Peñasco for getting involved in the community.  Yvette was in charge of arranging for the trip and housing and John, who has made several trips all over the world with scouts, was in charge of the scouts and travel.

boy scouts in puerto penasco

I did not know that in México City, there are a lot of scout troops, so it would be a natural to form troops here due to the close proximity to the US and to be able to bring things for the boys and girls.  The high schools here recruited over 350 students as the scouts from MA made their presentation. The 2 high schools also are now making scouting as part of their after school activities.   Among the group was a Life Member as well as an Eagle Scout.  When Jose(BooBar) and I arrived, we found them practicing knot tying.

boy scouts in puerto penasco

One thing I realized early on in our conversation was that the BSA here is in need of dedicated people to be  the chair person or be on committee’s such as fund raising, etc. As this comes together will need both men and women to be Scout Master’s for all of these children.  Volunteer’s will be needed for a multitude of areas.

boy scouts in puerto penasco

Just to give you a little background of BSA, it was started in England in 1908 and came to the US in 1910.  Scouting is for all class of students regardless of how much money their family has or does not have.  The AIMS method of scouting is to build character-citizenship-fitness to help mold them as they grow up.  These 8 methods are designed to accomplish the aims. They are  ideals, patrols, outdoors, advancement, adult association, personal growth, leadership development and lastly uniform.  Boy Scouts of America consists of over 2.7 million youth.  It is because of the fun they have that  brings the interest in scouting to so many boys and girls.

boy scouts in puerto penasco

My hope is that many of you reading this may have been a scout when you were young and now that you are retired, you can bring what you learned to help train the youth of Puerto Peñasco.  Although you need not be proficient in Spanish, it would be help.  They are usually people that are bi-lingual to help you out.

boy scouts in puerto peansco

Jose from BooBar has signed on to be a committee member and I will as soon as I can get the forms in English.  If you have any questions, you can contact Mark, Barb, Jose or myself and we can get you the forms to fill out and answer any questions that may arise.  Yvette will be back in late September or October,  so I am hopeful that we can be organized for her and whomever accompanies her here.
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Manny's Beach Club, The Man Behind It!

Manny's Beach Club

NO SHIRT…NO SHOES…NO PROBLEM.  For years that has been the mantra of  “old friend” Sr. Manny Sanchez, owner of Manny’s Beach Club.  Recently I had an opportunity to discuss his life and his dreams.  When my husband and I first came to Puerto Peñasco in the mid 1980’s, we parked our little travel trailer in the Playa Miramar RV Park, which was next to Manny’s.  It was close enough to wobble home after drinking one to many 50 cent margaritas.   So we have known him for many years.  I am sure many of you have something from Manny’s that says that saying or one of the many others that he coined over the years, like “If our food and service are not up to your standards .. then lower your standards”.

Manny's BEach Club in the 1990's

Manny and his then wife Sylvia moved from Fresno, CA in 1983.  Where Manny’s is now was a little 2 bedroom house, which Manny rented.  His plan was to come here and retire! That didn’t last long and he was climbing the walls.  Manny’s background was having worked for a jewelry manufacture in Beverly Hills for many years.  In 1969 he decided he wanted to have his own business.  His boss had been very good to Manny over the years, so he decided he would not open in Beverly Hills as it would have been competition to his former boss. So in 1969 he moved to Fresno, CA, where he opened his own store .  By 1971 he had made his first $1,ooo,ooo.  Although his business was growing in leaps and bounds,  he decided he wanted to check out an area to retire, so they came down for a month and like many of us….STAYED.

Manny Sanchez

Now, being bored to death, is not in Manny’s vocabulary.  He said to his wife let’s open a taco stand here on the beach.  So they did and it was named Taco Loco.  She cooked and he waited tables.  He didn’t have a liquor license so people brought their own beer.  One day a gentleman brought his family back for taco’s and asked Manny if he could buy a beer and Manny explained he did not have a license to sell.  Turned out the man was a head of the Liquor Control Board and he signed a piece of paper giving him a permit to sell beer.  So he started selling beer and liquor.  That went on for 10 years until the man was out of that position and he got a real license to sell beer and liquor. Taco Loco was a success and he was soon cleaning out every meat market of beef for the taco’s.  Eventually he had to hire employees to help keep up, as he was not cut out to be a waiter!

No shirts, No Shoes, No Problem

Over the years he added on and added on until it is what you may have been to today.  When we first started going there  he had long wooden tables and uncomfortable cement stools.  We always came on a Friday and would dump our stuff in the trailer and head on over.  It became one big family reunion, as it was the meeting place.  Those long tables provided people a chance to meet other people and over the years we have still maintained friendships with those that we met sitting and sharing drinks.  Around 1999-2000 Manny employed 108 people and he had really grown.  Many a New Year’s Eve was spent there as well as Thanksgiving was big for him, as all the people were in town for the holiday and the place was jam packed.  Some people actually crawled in through the window by that band stand as they didn’t want to wade through the crowd.  So many fun memories and meeting people like Bobby Unser and so many more, many of who still live here.

Old Photo from Manny's BEach Club

Manny explained and not known to any one, he had been placing ads in many of the college newspapers in Texas, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado as well as ASU and U of A, promoting coming down to Puerto Peñasco, Mexico for Spring Break.”  It cost him a lot of money but it paid off in a huge way for not only him but the rest of the Mirador area as well as Puerto Peñasco.

Video Interview with Manny Sanchez:

Manny also opened a steak house atop the building where the Tequila Factory is.  He had a state of the art kitchen and cooked dynamite steaks.  The décor was like just out of Las Vegas,  red shag carpet with heavy red velour drapes.  I believe he may have had one of the 1st elevators in town other than Playa Bonita and  eventually the condos on Sandy Beach.  When the economy went south, he could not sustain it, so sadly it closed, but he went onto another opportunity.

Manny's Beach Club Boat

As I said earlier, Manny has always been an entrepreneur and dreamer.  Around 2000, Manny had the opportunity to buy into a small 100 year old Tequila plant.  Thus Manny’s Beach Club became the brand for the Tequila Factory, which is located on Benito Juarez right at the train tracks.  If you have not gone in there, you need to go and have Fernando the manager, walk you through the steps of making Tequila and then there is the sampling of the various Tequila’s as well as he will blend you some flavored Tequila drinks that you will not find anywhere else.  Want to take back a souvenir?  Buy yourself a little barrel filled with Tequila and if you care for it properly you can age your own Blanco, Reposado or Añejo.  He would actually like to make another area that would have equipment to show you how it is processed and maybe a small barrel room.

Video about Tequila Factory:

We then went inside and he showed us a project he has a dream to build where Manny’s is now.  It would be a Beach Bar with covered parking on the 1st level and the club on top and then a 50 room hotel also with covered parking on the 1st level. His two son’s Manny, Jr. and Victor take after their dad.  Both run successful businesses.

Manny's Beach Club Future

Over the years there have been so many people here who have special interest stories but no one documents anything, so it is my hope that by doing these stories, we can preserve some of the history of the people who were innovators here in Rocky Point and that their legend will live on.

Special Thanks to Manny Sanchez for all the photos provided.

Come on down and share our piece of Paradise only a short drive from the U.S. border.

Manny Sanchez and Beverly Arrowood

All the Information You Need About TAR Airlines

CBX Border Crossing

I know many of you have been following our blogs on TAR Airlines that is now flying between Tijuana/Puerto Peñasco/Hermosillo and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and you have been liking and sharing these with your friends.  Thank you for that.  On August 6th we posted a video on how to get to drive to the Cross Border Xpress and park.  Now I would like to show you another clip of the Cross Border Xpress procedure.  It is in English and easy to understand.

If you have family in Southern California or anywhere on the west coast or even the entire U.S.A., they can now fly into San Diego and then once they have their luggage, look for the signs that say Transportation.  They will have the option to use the bus or taxi.  I tell you all this because it can be a 2 hour drive by bus, shorter by taxi unless it is rush hour traffic.   They need to allow travel time from San Diego and allow themselves plenty of time to get to the Cross Border Xpress (CBX) facility, get their crossing tickets and boarding passes.

CBS Tijuana-San Diego

Once they are the Cross Border Express (CBX), it is a short walk over the border and they will be right inside the Tijuana Airport.  The tickets are $16 USD one way and $30 USD round trip.  They should check  the CBX website as there are discounts for more than 2 people traveling.  One other thing, they can also get their boarding passes from the Kiosks in the CBX facility as they will need these to cross over the bridge.

Rocky Point Airport

On a side note, from people I have spoken with who have used this airline, say it is very comfortable and relaxing to fly and ON TIME.

We are also posting again the flight schedules for TAR Airlines in case you missed them in our August blog.  If you have any questions, call us or email us and we will get answers for you.

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Flight #        ORIGIN – DESTINATION       DEPARTURE TIME           ARRIVAL TIME
819                   CJS – PPE                                   10:00 am                        10:45 am
822                  PPE – TIJ                                     11:10  am                        12:15 pm
823                  TIJ – PPE                                      12:40 pm                          1:40 pm
826                 PPE – HMO                                     2:05  pm                          3:05 pm
827                 HMO – PPE                                     3:45  pm                           4:45 pm
818                 PPE – CJS                                       5:10  pm                           6:45 pm
Other Posts about TAR:
TAR Airlines Schedule and Fares
TAR Airlines to begin flights to Puerto Peñasco
How to Book a Flight to Rocky Point, Mexico
TAR Airlines & CBX Video
TAR Airlines Flights and Connections

Events in Cholla Bay, Mexico

We often hear of concerts going on at the resorts, the Malecon or City Centro, but sometimes we don’t know enough about what is happening in Cholla Bay.  There are so many events that anyone coming to Puerto Peñasco can participate in.  So come join in some old fashioned fun.cholla bay in Puerto Penasco, Sonora

The main event that we hear about is the Santa Claus Club that John Fowler works so tirelessly for.  Every month they bring down so much for the residents of Puerto Peñasco that have very little and need so much.  Then throughout the year  they have several fund raisers to benefit the Santa Claus Club.  In case you don’t know the Santa Claus Club, they have a huge party for the children and pass out food, bikes, toys and so much more to these kids.

Santa Claus Club

Below is a schedule of events from now until the end of the year.  I hope you can find time to come down and join in the fun and donate to a very worthwhile cause here in Puerto Peñasco.

October 15. One Club Open Golf Tournament in Cholla Bay. Check at JJ’s for early Tee Time. Benefit for the Santa Claus Club. For more info: email santaclausclub@hotmail.com or call 602-840-1528.

October 22. Over the Line Softball Tournament on Sandy Beach. First game at 9am. Benefit for the Santa Claus Club. For more info: email santaclausclub@hotmail.com or call 602-840-1528.

October 28. Cornhole Tournament at the Baja Hotel in Puerto Peñasco.  Start at 6pm. Benefit for the Santa Claus Club. For more info: email santaclausclub@hotmail.com or call 602-840-1528.

October 29. Cornhole Tournament and Raffle at JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay. Start at 9am. Benefit for the Santa Claus Club. For more info: email santaclausclub@hotmail.com or call 602-840-1528.

October 30. Cornhole Tournament at the Baja Hotel in Puerto Peñasco. Start at 10am. Benefit for the Santa Claus Club. For more info: email santaclausclub@hotmail.com or call 602-840-1528.

November 24. Garage Sale at JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay. Starts at 8am.to 2pm. Benefit for the Santa Claus Club.
November 25. Garage Sale at JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay. Starts at 8am to 2pm. Benefit for the Santa Claus Club.
November 26. Auction at JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay. Starts at 1pm till finished. Benefit for the Santa Claus Club.
If you can not come down but want to donate or if you have items that you would like to donate, please contact John at 602-840-1528.  Remember that every little thing you do is so appreciated.

Cornhole Tournament

2nd Annual Beer Festival at "El Tapeo" in Rocky Point, Mexico

El Tapeo Wine and Tapas Bar is again hosting the 2nd Annual Chevefest (beer festival).  Mark your calendar for September 17, 2016 for this fun event.  All of the breweries are from Baja Norte, Mexico.  Micro breweries have popped up from Tijuana to Ensenada and I must say are giving the micro breweries in the Untied States a run for their money.

Upon a recent visit to El Tapeo, we tried a few of the beers.  Not only loved the labels like The Vaquita and Humpy Humpy from North Coast Brewery, the beers are all as good as their names.  The have IPA’s, double and triple IPA’s and that is just for starters.  So now, not only is the Valley de Guadalupe known for their fabulous wines, but they adding micro beers to the portfolio.  There are over 20 micro breweries in the region.

Beer Fest at Tapeo in Laos Mar

Laura Palacio, the owner of El Tapeo, is known for putting on 1st class festivals.  I am sure many of you remember the successful Wine Festival a couple of years ago with several great wineries present as well cheese purveyors from The Valley de Guadalupe to say nothing about the entertainment.  This festival will also feature  local musicians as well as great food and wonderful COLD BEER.

What a better way to spend an evening enjoying a sunset on the Sea of Cortez while enjoying great beer, food, music  and friendships.  Plan your trip around this festival and get you condo or hotel room booked today.  With fall hopefully around the corner by September 17, this will be the start of Puerto Peñasco’s festival season.

Remember Puerto Peñasco may be a small city in size but we know how to throw a party!  So come on down and join the fun.

Microbreweries in Mexico

Get Your Groove ON… 1st Annual Salsa Festival

Salsa Guiness World Record

When you live in Mexico, you get use to festivals that are fun and huge.  This one should be no different!  August 27th will be the 1st Annual Salsa Festival put on by the city of Puerto PeñascoBeside having a great time and listening to some of the best SALSA music, we will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the most amount of people dancing to Salsa music at one time and in one place.
Mind you the end of August will still be toasty and humid, but hey, let’s get ourselves off the couch and go down to the Plaza de Governors for this great event.  Attire is casual and I am sure there will be food and drinks available, but bring lots of water to stay hydrated as you shake your “Booty”.  Don’t know how to dance to Salsa music?  Watch our video and learn where to place your feet and the movements of the hips and feet.  This gives 30 days to get this down.

If you are coming from outside of Puerto Peñasco Mexico I am sure many of you have taken those classes at Fred Astaire Dance Studios or somewhere, so don’t be shy, no one will laugh at you if you have 2 left feet.  The object is to break the world record.  After doing a little research it appears that in Greece in 2014 they had 1102 people dancing Salsa for 7:16 minutes and Cuba in 2015 had over 900 people dancing for 15 minutes.  OK so it will be toasty, but we have “ SALSA SPIRIT”.  If we get all those Toma Color runners out here plus our local dancers as well as tourists … I think we can do this.

Salsa Dancing in Rocky Point, MExico

The event is FREE to all. It will start at 7:00 pm.
7:00 pm with Salsa classes
8:00 pm To Be Announced
9:00 pm Salsa Classes
10:30 pm Enjoy the songs from world renowned Luisito Rivas while trying to break the Guinness World Record
11:30 pm Singer Carlos Rivas
Remember this is a FREE EVENT and open to all.  Dance or people watch, it will be your call, but no matter what I guarantee you will have a great time.  Bring your family and friends and enjoy.

 Salsa en Puerto Penasco

 

TAR Airlines and other happenings in Puerto Peñasco

We have spoken a great deal about TAR Airlines and now it is a reality. The first flight arrived from Ciudad Juarez last week and was full.  The first flight from Puerto Peñasco to the capitol of Sonora, Hermosillo left this week and from all accounts it appears the airline will be a success. They are still offering promotional fares so check it out.

Also we have talked about the Xpress Cross Border crossing. Today we are sharing a video for you, so if you or friends are coming to Puerto Peñasco from the west coast and are flying on TAR out of Tijuana, Baja Norte, please see the video as to how to get to the crossing.  It is a mere 1 hour flight to Puerto Peñasco on their comfortable 40 seat planes.

On another subject, we now have a new grocery store on Benito Juarez where Santa Fe use to be. It is called SUPER NORTE. I decided to go yesterday…. GRAND OPENING… not the time to go as it was packed.  Reminded me of the opening of LEY many years ago, OMG.  But I am happy to report that this chain is from the northern part of Mexico (Hermosillo) is great.  They have  the freshest produce I have seen in many years here and the presentations of the produce is wonderful. They have a small liquor department and large beer cooler.  I could not get to the meat or bakery area as there were so many people, but I can’t wait to go back tomorrow and check it out.  Great prices and friendly service, that is what we have been looking for.  Bought a small whole watermelon that was so heavy I could hardly carry it as well as BIG Limons and green chili that looked like it came from New Mexico.  The only thing needed is a smooth parking lot for the carts to roll smoothly on, but hey we can’t have everything.  Hopefully after the huge storm we had here last night, the roads will be dried out enough to go tomorrow.

Super del Norte in Puerto Penasco

Don’t forget to watch the video and like and share.  Come visit us today and enjoy our piece of PARADISE.

More Posts about TAR Airlines:
TAR Airlines Schedule and Fares
TAR Airlines to begin flights to Puerto Peñasco

How to Book a Flight to Rocky Point, Mexico

Super del Norte

Cholla Bay in Rocky Point, Mexico

It was back in the 1930’s when Duncan Brown who was the Uncle to Gus Brown, Jr. use to travel from San Luis Rio Colorado (where he farmed) by train to Hermosillo, Mexico.  As Gus told me the story recently, it was on one of those trips that Duncan walked over the to see the Sea of Cortez and the beautiful pristine Sandy Beach.  Although the land was owned by the government, through a very long process, Duncan was able to buy the land.  He purchased the property through a third party using  his lawyer Rafael Navarrete and in 1941 President Cardenas signed the Title of the 3,374 acres to Duncan Brown.  Duncan was a Mexican Citizen of American decent and worked in the cotton industry.  In 1943 Duncan passed away and his widow owned the property until she sold it to Gustavo Brown Sr. in 1956.  Gus spoke fondly of his father and his wanting to keep Sandy Beach pristine.  He went on to mentioned that at one time Howard Hughs came to meet with his dad and wanted to build another Las Vegas there.  Fortunately, Mexican gambling laws prohibited it  and thus it sat vacant for many years.   Gus said he started buying stocks in his dad’s company in 1972 and in 1985 purchased the property from his dad.

Over the years, people from Arizona started coming to  fish the Sea of Cortez.  In those days “we had sport fishing” Gus said, before it was raped by foreign entities.  In those years the road leading from Lukeville to Puerto Peñasco was awful.  Many of the people wanted to leave their boats in Cholla, so his dad started leasing out land and one by one people began building boat houses.  The reason Cholla was so popular was that you could not launch a boat in what we know  as the Port as it was more like an Estuary.

cholla bay in Puerto Penasco, Sonora

Remember in these times Cholla Bay was all part of Sandy Beach.  Many people have asked over the years why Cholla Bay seems to  be rather helter skelter.  We laughed when I asked him about how lot lines were made in Cholla when his dad was alive.  He said he pretty much picked up 4 stones and threw them and wherever they landed was the owners lot lines.  So NOW You Know!

Gus also went on to say that he decided to build on the Sandy Beach property to fulfill a dream of his.  I remember in the 1995 time frame seeing what was starting to develop on Sandy Beach with the addition of under ground power and phone lines being run to Cholla Bay.  When you think about the entire Brown family which has now had the property for nearly 74 years (if my math is correct) have been visionaries in development.  I asked him how many lots are in Cholla Bay and it is over 1250.  So it is amazing that from such humble beginning came a new part of Puerto Peñasco.

We continued talking about the Home Port and he like many of us have gotten frustrated with the starting and stopping of the project.  With the help of the new Governor of Sonora, Claudia Pavalovich,  the project will go forward.  They have had a lot of dialog with Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Disney cruise ships.  The breakwater is being extended to accommodate these new large ships.  As most of you know, there are plans for 2 marinas as well as the big docks.

Home port in Puerto Penasco, Sonora
Home Port in Construction

Gus stated that they a vision for a Town Center to be built in the approximate area where the RV Park is.  This would harbor loft apartments, offices, medical facilities as well as restaurants, wine bars, ice cream shops, etc.  The plan might include high end stores that people on cruise ships can shop at, a duty free store and a market for local vendors to display their arts and jewelry.  Perhaps a real estate office and a B & B might fit into the plan.

Currently up for discussion is parking for guests that drive here.  For tour bus operators, the opening of the Port will be a pot of Gold. This concept will employee a lot of people both in the hospitality industry as well as people to tend to the boats in the Marina.

Los Cabos
Los Cabos

If the design goes as planned, there will be places to have music concerts, as well as musical events all throughout the year.  It will be not only a place for the people departing or returning from a cruise to enjoy but for locals as well.  What would be more fun than to stroll around the shops while enjoying an ice ream or gelato and wishing  you had a yacht  moored there.  It could open a whole new place for boaters to moor their boats as the costs in say Cabo San Lucas are almost as bad as San Diego or southern California.  Also because we don’t get hurricanes like Cabo and the other areas do, you can have your yacht insured all year as I learned that in Cabo they don’t insure boats during Hurricane season.

What will make this a complete package is the Home Port opening and then the airlines will be flying here on a regular schedule.  We will keep you updated on the progress and I remind you if you have questions, leave a comment below.
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 In closing after speaking with Gus, all I can say is these are the things dreams are made of.

If you have any more questions or need help booking a Hotel or Resort in Rocky Point, Mexico Please call us at: 1-800-997-9431

GREEN POINT – Eating Healthy in Rocky Point, Mexico

This morning I had the chance to visit with Juan Gama and his cousin Angelica Chapa who opened GREEN POINT January 25th of 2016.  Juan who is from Monterrey, Mexico came to Puerto Peñasco team up with his cousin to open this store.  Juan has been  a Certified Health Coach for over 2 years and has his degree from the Institute of Integrated Nutrition in New York City.  Angelica is a Registered Dietician, so putting this store together was a perfect match for them.  He has been what we would call a Personal Trainer but now feels the need to expand to many people.

Together they will be putting together workshops and doing lectures on how to eat healthy and be diet conscious.  We talked about the fact that if they would have just started teaching classes, people would have had the excuse that there was no place here to buy the products to complete a successful program.  So by opening the store first, no one has an excuse not to get a program designed to help them meet their goals.

Fresh Juice Mexico

We talked about the fact that here in Puerto Peñasco, most people do not eat healthy foods.  Diabetes is very high here as in many other parts of Mexico and the world.  In the morning you see the construction workers buying their huge bottle of COKE (sugar laden) candy bars and other sweet carbohydrate loaded foods rather than natural fruits and juices.  The goal is simply to  retrain the thought process of people to eat better and live longer healthier lives.

I was intrigued as I walked around the little shop to see that they have virtually everything that we need to make our juicing diet a success.  I found their prices to be very good for every item and they certainly have hard to find items like GoJi Berries, Moringa, Green Tea, natural whole oats (which I had never seen), many natural grains such as Flax seeds, Quinoa, raw Honey, natural Nutella, organic Cacao from Chiapas, Maca, Chia seeds and so much more.  For those who are taking natural things to fight cancer, they also have Tumeric and several other herbs.  They also sell Agua de Coco or Coconut Water.  Now you can also find all natural Gluten Free Flour for your baking needs.

Gluten free Muffins

They feature 12 cold pressed juices made fresh daily and Juan was kind enough to give me one named Holy Kale and it was amazing. Of these 12, one is made with Almond Milk and one made with Chocolate Almond Milk.  They also make breakfast and sandwiches that do not use Soy.  Their breads are called Eceekiel Sprouted Breads which can be gotten from Sprouts, but Juan said they are now buying directly from the producer in Mexico and the 1st shipment will be arriving this next week.

They also carry a line of all natural soaps, shampoos, bar soaps, dish soaps and lotions.  As he explained our skin needs to be tended to and nourished  as much as what is inside us.  So many products out there have so many bad things for the skin, that they actually do more damage than good.  Also featured is all natural toothpaste.

Healthy snacks in Puerto Penasco,

They have based the business on the principles of providing delicious foods using no sugar or additives.  As Juan put it “If you pick up something to buy and there are 5 ingredients that you can’t pronounce the names of or know what they are, DO NOT BUY IT.  That was interesting to me as I had just heard someone say that the other day on a talk show and it makes sense.

Rocky Point has grown to the size city that has been looking for a place like this.  We have many cancer survivors living here and they all want to improve their health and make certain that they can do everything possible to avoid cancer rearing its ugly head.  I feel between the natural items found at GREEN POINT and natural supplements, we are on the right track.  I am not saying this will cure cancer but it sure as heck might help.  We have been reading a great deal on the natural cures for cancer and watching a documentary on the Cure for Cancer and my husband has now said let’s give it a try.
I encourage you to stop in and welcome them to Puerto Peñasco.  Their classes and workshops will begin in August. They are open Monday – Friday 7 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 3 pm and closed on Sunday.

mason jar Juice Green

Vitamin shots in Puerto PEnasco

Fresh Juice in ROcky Point

Kaffee Haus Restaurant in Rocky Point, mexico

This blog is a story that could play out like a “Fairy Tale”.  In 2004 I was heading to work at the Mayan Palace real estate department after leaving Mario’s coffee and saw this A-frame sign, that read Now Open, Kaffee Haus Restaurant.  Now you just know I had to stop as if it has a German spelling on something, I am thinking pastries.  So I entered and saw this beautiful display of fresh baked HUGE muffins.  The young lady that greeted me was the owners wife Lily.  She said that they would now have good luck as I was there first customer. Had really nothing to do with me.  I order 2 muffins to go and by the time I got to work only one remained.  So this became a bit of a morning ritual.

I asked her about how the restaurant started and she explained that she and her husband Uwe (from Germany) met back east while working in the restaurant business and decided for a slower life style and moved back to her home town of Puerto Peñasco.  That was 2004 and they are still going strong.

Apple Studdle in Rocky Point Mexico

They have a diverse menu which caters to locals and visitors.  One of specialties is  Apple Strudel with Bourbon sauce.   OMG the piece is huge and so are the flavors. We have found that one piece is large enough for 2 but that doesn’t stop us from taking home a 2nd piece.  They are open from 7:30-4 pm.  Breakfast is served from opening until 2.  Get there early.  You may expect a wait in season, but it is worth every minute of it. It is one of those places that gives you not only quantity but more importantly quality and great service.

Jamaica Water in ROcku point, Mexico

Do your self a favor and order the Jamaica juice or tea  which is made from the Hibiscus flower.  It is made fresh daily and beside tasting delicious it is great for your health.  It is served over ice and is a little sweet and a little tangy at the same time.  Their omelets are to die for as well as there Chilaquiles , also known as cure for a hangover.  They probably have some of the best ones we have ever had.  They are made with corn chips cut in quarters and then dipped in either red or green sauce, then simmered until the chips are just slightly softened and served with queso fresco and sometime pulled chicken or a egg on top.

Chilaquiles hangover cure in Mexico

Hankering for a hamburger.. . travel no farther.  This is one is made fresh and is very large on a fresh home made bun.  Uwe is a baker so many of his specialty sandwiches come on home made bread or it is served along side.  He also has a bratwurst sandwich which is yummy and it is served with bacon Sauerkraut.  He has many omelets but one of our favorites is the Meat Lovers.  Try the Swiss Farmer if you want a lot of food or the Stammermax.

The Steak sandwich is always a great choice or if you are trying to eat healthy while on vacation, try the Blue Cobb salad.

There are specials every day so get on their email list and plan ahead.  But do save room for a dessert as there are many to choose from.  If you need a cake for a special event, with advance notice ask Uwe to make it for you. No disappointments here!

Kaffee Haus is located on Benito Juarez as it bends to the Old Port on the left. They do not accept credit cards currently.