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Mountain Biking in Rocky Point, Mexico

In the last few months, we have seen in Rocky Point many cycling clubs, either family oriented or mountain bike clubs.  We have had many activities that promote cycling as a fun or fitness activity to get physically or mentally healthier.  This has been very well accepted among locals and we have people from Rocky Point competing at other cities.

Mountain Bike Puerto Penasco

Here in Rocky Point we do not have a route or bike lane in specific for people on bikes, but most of them take the Malecon or the Mirador Area as such.  At “El Pinacate” Area there is a cycling route for mountain biking located at the entrance of the biological station on the 51 kilometer of the Federal highway (Road to Sonoyta).  The cycling route is located where the Batamote Mountain is and crosses the Sonoyta River coming out from de Information Center.  It has a length of 16 kilometers (10 miles) in a circuit form.
And even when it is that short of a distance it is considered a hard circuit because of the variety of land and its hills.  The cost per person per day is 56 pesos (about 5 dollars) and you can enjoy all of the protected areas, the price for residents is 28 pesos (about 2.50 dollars).  They are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m every day of the year.

El Pinacate Mountain Biking

To learn more about this activity we contacted someone that on the past months has been very involved in this sport, her name is Rita Borboa. Here’s the interview:
Rita how long have you been practicing cycling?
-It will be two years in October since I started on mountain bike and about a year and a half on route bike.
How many competitions have you been in?
-About 10 competitions and a few rides.
What kind of routine do you have as training?
-I have no special routine, if it is going to be a route race we trained on route bike 3 or 4 times a week f it is going to be mountain bike race I trained on mountain bike, the time and distance of training I decided myself and depends on my mood and the strength that I have at the moment.
What satisfactions have you find practicing this sport?
It is a beautiful sport and most important that it is great to get away from the daily routine of work and it gives you health and welfare, and we have the opportunity to be with many Friends.
What kind of advise would you give to the people who want to start on this sport?
The first advice is to always follow safety rules, wear helmet, gloves and glasses is essential, you have no idea! The risks that we could have if we don’t follow these rules, wearing a helmet will save your life. Also you don’t need to have to have an extreme physical condition to start because you will be getting it little by little and with the effort that we put into it you can take it further, is a very beautiful sport.  Here in Rocky Point there are some bike teams were are in the Astilleros Cabrales team.

Mountain Biking in Rocky Point

As you can see anybody can start practicing this sport and also begin with their own club, we would like to invite you to practice this sport and of course don’t forget to follow all the safety rules that you will need.

Amethyst Wellness & Spa opened its doors in Puerto Peñasco

By Nina Mier
Translated by Paty Gracida
The health businesswoman, Ms. Mayra Luz Gracida Valdepeña, opened the last Tuesday, April 29 the doors of the house Amethyst Wellness & Spa, a whole idea behind on integrated concept of welfare, health and why not, beauty, in every sense, emphasizing that the most important is to feel good, balanced with life itself.
I know to Mayra Gracida from three decades ago , in the process of her life, apart from enriching it with very intense personal experiences, she has studied abundantly about many topics, like the investigating from the human mind by means of the psychology, as well as attending to the prescripts of diverse religions, devotions and spiritual educations of masters, adding her knowledge the art´s appreciation , acquiring degrees , diplomas ; overcoming barriers and helping to overcome obstacles .
So, she had another Spa that was called Nuevo Temazcal Spa located at the entrance to the colony “El Puerto”, where she already had conditioning always with the latest trends and the newest aesthetic equipment; later, she started a metaphysical study group to create a comprehensive system of health. Now, the word “wellness” that appears on her new design is in order to go first in pursuit of health, balance, resulting beauty, helped of course for everything that involves the traditional SPA and its traditional treatments combined with innovations.

Amatista Wellness Spa

“Amethyst,” says Mayra, “is a stone that represents the color of transformation, always toward the good, always upward and always forward”… and shared it in a speech offered in a toast on Monday, 28 around nine in the evening, surrounded by her friends, part of her family and her pushing power who brings to life all her dreams (This meeting was enlivened with live music the musician Richard Scott, the buffet by Aleida Grijalva, from whom soon I will write about her).
Were more than three months that she worked in every detail of the new home, located on the street Alejandro Sobarzo No. 254, Colony Lakes and rivers (Sports Unit). Of course, the House was adapted to provide welfare, it is decorated with Amethyst and violet colors in different shades.
The hours are from 9 am to 7 pm , there are many services packages available make an appointment for a general diagnosis, the most important is that Mayra Gracida can listen, understand , tolerate , support and provide solutions ; she has faith in her hands , you can believe in her words and she practice compassion and generosity; all this makes any client – that she called ” friend or friends ” makes everyone feel good in the first instance.
After the diagnosis it is advanced : relaxing and therapeutic massages , Radio Frequency, corporal modeling , Photorejuvenation , Facial , Face Lifting schock , pedicure, manicure, reductive treatments ….
In one of their creams we find: ” The Personalized Beauty Program Intensive multi – functional . It promotes the effects of the habitual cream . It covers the most important needs of the skin: hydration, protection, regeneration , Nutritional and firming . ”

Amatista Wellness & SPA

In the Services Packages , we found three that stand out: Body Modeling ( 12 sessions) , Facial ( 6 sessions) Relax Spa (3 hours) ; but you will certainly find what you need or you are looking for, also you can make use of a basic gym, nutritious food and smoothies with special proteins by ” Aleida sazonerías ” , this service is in the morning , you can have breakfast in the garden (from 7:00 a.m. to 13:00 ) accompanied by music with worthy chords for your soul.
” Everyone have a drink to say ‘cheers’? ” Said Mayra before to raise his glass with “sangría” to the air to drink . She finished his brief speech saying: ” thank you very much , I love very muchh all of them.”
Phone for appointments is a local number, I will write the area code for if anyone anywhere else in the world wants to come to Puerto Penasco to receive health, wellness and beauty in ” Amethyst Wellness & Spa ” put your appointment, Mayra Gracida speaks English perfectly so the health tourism is welcome too : (638) 383 4947, the Facebook page: Amethyst Wellness & Spa
Ms. Mayra Luz Gracida Valdepeña , Owner Amethyst Wellness & Spa. SPA Manager certified by ALS . Cosmiatra supported by UNAM and SEP . Facialist and Masofilaxia by UTBE . Member of ISPA and the Association . Latinoamericana de Spa. Certification M; these are their latest certifications as Cosmiatra.
Always, to put our welfare in the hands of specialists is a risk, because it´s through the body, mind, spirit, in addition to the soul when faith is implied , that is why you should look for the best option, we recommend ” Amethyst Wellness & Spa ” you could to visit the place, perceive the vibrations, speak and hear in search of options looking for the right treatment ; there are many ways to heal, to beautifying from the inside , everyone , like caterpillars are at different stages , sometimes we spend more time in one section because we have to keep on working a part that does not recover heal in order to progress to the next stage , each who has his “timer” (time) , each person we are a world apart within a universe .
Definitely ” Amethyst ” is here to help, to take care of you, to steer you , so that you can also to give the best part of you and move forward together in community. Lic. Mayra Gracida Valdepeña, is that, a human being who has designed a space full of love, of the art of the life, of the support of the advances in the cosmetology , the feeding, in order to which you achieve your well-being(comfort). Are you thinking about how to feel better? Here a proposal. Aché!
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Sonoran cuisine and seafood, a fusion with Bacanora

Written by Nina Mier
Translated by Eddie Wharez
A few days ago, Bacanora Grill Cocina de Sonora & Bar, a very sui géneris restaurant opened its doors to the public. Bacanora is the base for all the dishes prepared at the restaurant. Bacanora is a 300 year-old artisan agave-derived liquor originally distilled in the Sonoran side of the Sierra Madre.
The menu in this first opening season is typically Sonoran, prevailing beef, seafood and soups from different parts of the state, flour tortillas, exclusive drinks, original desserts among other dishes worth of your tasting, excellent service, awesome views, enthusiastic people, warm atmosphere, cleanliness, fair prices, where you will be personally served by the business partners Carmen Martens, Martín Martínez, Jorge Bonillas and Eddie Wharez along with their staff.
The dishes, named after our Sonoran jargon, have names like Del Norte (From the North) -Alambre norteño (Northern style beef fajitas, onions, peppers, all grilled, served over a skillet with hot layer of cheese on top), Del Rancho, Sonoran style arrachera, rib eye “El Elegante” (as the volcano in the Pinacate area), Chicken “Yaqui”, Molcajete de Bacanora, Parrillada Sonora Querida.

Bacanora Grill & Restaurant

From the Sea of Cortes: Old Port Shrimp ceviche, Shrimp or Octopus Cocktail, Shrimp or Octopus Molcajete, Catch of the day, Bacanora Shrimp, Breaded Shrimp, Traditional Seafood Enchiladas, Breaded fish filet, Peñasco seafood platter (for two).

Bacanora Grill Seafood

To begin: Sabor a México (platter served with quesadillas, sopes and burritos), Melted cheese, Shrimp or marlin-stuffed peppers, guacamole.

Bacanora Grill and BAr

Salads: Tomato and panela cheese salad, chicken caesar salad with their house Bacanora-chiltepin dressing.

Salad in Rocky Point Grill

Soups: Caldo de queso (potato and cheese soup), Classic soup, Tortilla soup, Chilpachole (seafood soup).

Soups in Bacanora Grill

Tacos: Governor taco (shrimp taco), Shrimp Lorenza (marlin or shrimp tostada with melted cheese)

Bacanora Grill Tostada

The dishes have been carefully chosen by the owners, well-known chefs in town helped in this process, one of them was Neftalí Ponce Hernández, executive chef at Mayan Palace, and chef Gustavo Gutiérrez who is in charge of the every day operations.
The restaurant is located in the marina area (docks), its ocean view and fresh breeze are just a plus; its fan page on facebook is: Bacanora Grill Cocina de Sonora y Bar. The address is Recinto Portuario Ave. and 3 street, Colonia El Puerto (Old Port Marina). Tel. for information and reservations is 638 690 7777. Business hours: 1 to 9 p.m. However feel free to make a reservation even in different hours for your special events.
There hasn’t been an official opening yet, it seems the owners are thinking of “5 de mayo” as the distributing company of bacanora might come for an official tasting, regardless of when they decide to do the opening, they will notify media members and special guests.
Bacanora Grill’s menu will be changing from time to time, in fact, there will be a buffet day of “tacos de guisado” tacos made with different Sonoran dishes, the buffet will be for a reasonable price so everybody can enjoy this Mexican delicacy. Be on the watch since this business is led by first level professionals, entrepreneurs, native and residents of Puerto Peñasco who in good and bad times are always supporting social, business and cultural causes, people who are always busy doing something.
From Puerto-Penasco.com Blog we send them the best to them and their staff because we know about their professionalism, their amiable service towards the community and their large contribution to Puerto Peñasco in so many aspects. Success is assured. Always the best!
Marginal note: Attention! New restaurant! Their secret? The base for all their dishes and drinks is Bacanora! A delight! Something exotic and out-of-this world!
Personally served by their owners: Carmen Martens, Jorge Bonillas, Eddie Wharez and Martín Martínez. Bacanora Grill Cocina de Sonora y Bar… The best for today! Located in the Marina area, an spectacular view! In the heart of Puerto Peñasco, please come in.
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Spring Break Party in Rocky Point

Ignite Entertainment is offering a new concept for Spring Break and is a once-a-year phenomenon. There will be DJ’s all day and night bringing you the best of mash-up’s . The event is being held in the empty lot next to Playa Bonita.

Spring Break Party in Rocky Point
Spring Break Party

The event is on the 14th and 15th of March
Spring Break kickoff Party
On day one there will be Beer shotgun contest, Bikini contest, Six Pack Competition, Lap Dance Off.
Starts at 1:00 pm.
Admission: 25.00
Age restrictions: 18+
Box office: 1-800-274-5517
Spring Break Saturday Showdown
On day two the Saturday Showdown.
Starts at 1:00 pm.
Admission: 25.00
Age restrictions: 18+
Box office: 1-800-274-5517
Ying Yang Twins in Rocky Point, Mexico
Ying Yang Twins

Tickets
VIP Tickets

  • Meet the Ying Yang Twins
  • Party with the Dj’s
  • VIP Section Access
  • VIP Area Food and Drinks
  • Early Entry to Event

Prices

  • VIP 1st day Ticket $80
  • VIP 2nd day Ticket $80
  • VIP Both Day Tickets $150

General Admission

  • All Access to the Event
  • All Day Music
  • All Day Shows
  • All Day Games
  • Early Bird Price

Prices

  • 1st day Ticket $25
  • 2nd day Ticket $25

Both day Tickets $45

Spring Break Beach PArty in Rocky Point
Spring Break Beach Party

To book a room at Playa Bonita or more information Call Toll Free 1-800-997-9431 or Free from Mexico 01-800-681-6534
Or Visit: http://www.puerto-penasco.com/

Peñasco Del Sol Hotel is having events you do not want to miss!

Peñasco Del Sol Hotel is having events you do not want to miss!

Spring Break in Penasco del Sol
Spring Break in Rocky Point

This upcoming March 14 2014 this hotel will be having a DJ, pool party, a disco night and volleyball competition. This year’s Spring Break will be better than ever. Make you reservation with us if you want to have some fun in the sun.
To book a room at Penasco del Sol or more information Call Toll Free 1-800-997-9431 or Free from Mexico 01-800-681-6534
Or Visit: http://www.puerto-penasco.com/

-Yaraise Jimenez

The Benefit of Using Facebook for your Purchases

Facebook is becoming the most effective way to purchase new and used items in Rocky Point. Facebook and other social medias are being utilized to create groups for buying and selling in Rocky Point. At this time it is not necessary to sell something new to enter this group facejob Peñasco.
Members of this group tend to upload pictures with brief description and pricing of what you are selling. New or used materials, toys, clothing, or anything you want to sell will always have people interested in this group. This group is used not only for buying and selling but also for announcements, news, entertainment, coupons and gossip.
Usually Rocky Point locals would take the initiative to put a yard sale in the most common areas of the port. Today facejob Peñasco is used to do exactly the same but without having to spend all day standing on a corner waiting. With facejob Peñasco just wait for those interested in buying your items and soon enough you will make a sale.

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There have been people from out of town like Mexicali BC, Phoenix Arizona, San Luis Rio Colorado and other towns near Puerto Peñasco admitted to this group facejob Peñasco . Many people can even place orders with a small deposit when ordering something that is not available in Peñasco. For this type of order it is always good to remember that apart from the cost of what is charged there is also a small shipping fee for the order. As a frequent user of this group I can recommend to use it with confidence.
Same as facejob Peñasco, there are other groups such as venta y compra Peñasco, Bazar Peñasco, electronics Peñasco, and more. All of the groups mentioned are used to buy or sell on Facebook. So if you are interested in joining this group just click the following link (http://www.facebook.com/groups/facejob.penasco/) , send your request to join the group and be part of  facejob Peñasco.
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Surprise Cake Recipe

Is it your friends’, boyfriends’, or child’s birthday? If not maybe you would like to know an original idea for a present to give to somebody special. Well keep reading and you will find an easy and fun recipe that I think is creative and shows how much you really care about this person. It is a cake filled with the person’s favorite candy called “Surprise Cake.”
The ingredients you will need are:

  • 2 boxes of cake mix
  • Any type of candy
  • Frosting
  • 2 cake pans

Making this cake is very simple; you will just make both cakes as instructed on the boxes and pour half of the batter in a cake pan and the rest in the other pan. Put them in the oven for as long as the instructions say. The oven temperature and time depends on the type of mix and pan you are using. If you would like to make your bread from scratch that is perfectly fine. I personally don’t do it because I like to focus on the decoration.
Surprise CakeAfter the cake is baked take it out of the oven and let it cool off a bit. Now that you have your two cakes on each of them cut off a circle in the middle. This is where you will be putting in the candy. Take out the bread and put the candy in one of the breads. Make it look really full. Now just place the second bread on top. To avoid the bread falling off put some frosting in between so it sticks. If any of the bread came off of the top part feel free to fill it in with the pieces of bread you cut off at the beginning. To finish up the decoration add the frosting on the cake and if you would like you can put some colorful sprinkles.  When you cut the cake you will be able to see the candy and perhaps you will surprise.
If you are too busy or just don’t feel like baking there are some places here in Rocky Point where they sell cakes and bread like for example Candy Cake and Panaderia Cornejo are some of the most popular here. You can go buy a whole cake also.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and make it so you make somebody feel special. It tastes really good and it is very fun to make.

By Yaraise Jimenez

Family Activity: Visit La Ostionera

A real common activity you can enjoy with your family while you visit Rocky Point is a trip down to La Ostionera (the oyster farm).  The oyster farm consists of a natural farm where the oyster is fresh out of the sea.

Oyster farm in Rocky Point

Today this place is now visited by thousands of domestic and foreign tourists who like to appreciate the beautiful scenery but also all those who taste the flavor of fresh extracted oysters from the sea and sent straight to your table, plus rich tostadas de ceviche de sierra or cochito. Tostadas de ceviche consists of a fried corn tortilla served with delicious fish marinated in lemon and vegetables.

Just 7 miles from the city towards the road to Caborca ​​by the Las Conchas area you will find the access road to the oyster farm, which is in very good condition and that can be access by all types of vehicles, you just have to have precaution if you are driving a much smaller vehicle.  If you decide to drive down the coast be aware that the tide may rise at any given time of the day and completely filled up. It is safer to stay on the safe side and park your vehicle and walk while your oysters are served.

In this area there are three oyster farms, the most visited oyster farm which is comprised of approximately 16 members all women and family members.  On weekends they take turns to serve tourists and diners with their traditional dishes of the sea.Oysters in Rocky Point

If you want to taste some good oysters fresh from the sea don’t forget to visit La Ostionera de Puerto Peñasco.

Wear your stains to the beach

I live in Rocky Point and I would like you to read this article. Here I will be explaining some ideas on how to make your personal, homemade, and long lasting lip stain! These ideas are really cool because you can use them in the water when you come to the beach. They will last for a really long time on your kissers. The products you will use are almost 100% natural, and you can get them anywhere.beet
You just need five easy ingredients:

  • 1 Beet (as in the vegetable not the music one)
  • Red food coloring (it could be liquid or powder)
  • Glycerin
  • Purified Water
  • Red juice powderGlicerine

To make one of the lip stains you will need the beet and the glycerin. For this you will be using a grater. Grate as much off the beet as you want there are no exact amounts for this, if you want a little bit of lip stain just grate a little bit off the beat.  Now that you have your shreds of the bright red beet put them in a glass container and add some drops of glycerin mix it and its ready! Now the second lip stain is easier you will just add the food coloring whichever one you prefer, a little bit of glycerin and purified water in a glass container. Mix it up and listo! It is ready to wear.  The third one is really fast, easy and delicious. Grab a Q tip and soak it with water now dip it in the juice powder and put it on your lips.stians beach rocky point
To apply these use your fingers, but if you don’t want to you can use Q tips. The more amount of ingredient you use the stronger the color will be. You can put these in a container with lid to take them anywhere you’d like. If you have little girls that want to start wearing a light amount of lip color you can teach them how to do this natural lip color. You can use these stains as natural looking blush. Personally I love these ideas because you can rock the dazzling red color all day on the beach in and out of the water.Lip Stains in Rocky Point Mexico
I really hope you enjoyed reading and learning about these ways of making pretty red lip stain for when you visit the Rocky Point beaches. I myself tested these three types of lip color and trust me they are awesome. Don’t forget to put these in the fridge so they last longer.

Activities for your trip to Rocky Point


You have everything ready for your trip to Rocky Point but have no idea what you are going to do and worse yet it’s your first time coming here. Can you imagine what a horrible feeling? You have now started to worry and have no idea what to plan for your trip, you start panicking and then you realize the internet.  And you probably goggled “Activities in Rocky Point”, now you are overwhelmed, and are in complete blank on what your activities will be. Then you finally find something good, and it’s talking about tours, but what tours? Well I can help you with that, if you are looking for a great tour to go on you found the right article. Penasco Recreation in ROcky point

If you want to get to know a bit more about Rocky Point and get acquainted with the right place to be you know you have to take a tour on “The Russ Bus”, on the bus, Russ can fit a group of up to 14 people, and I am very sure you will enjoy the tours. He will take you to “Explore Peñasco” you will go all across town, all the way from Las Conchas to La Cholla Bay (famous beaches in Rocky Point you just have to go know).

Maybe you’re more of a nature and art person, and want to know a bit more about the culture. I will recommend the “Nature Art Tour”, in this tour you can go see the biosphere reserve of The Pinacate in the Grand Desert of Altar, which includes the Shuk Toak Visitor Center, the Elegante Crater, where you can go hiking, and if your just in luck get to see some wild life.

But wait a second, now what are you supposed to do in the afternoon! How about the “Lazy Afternoon Bar Crawl”, where you will be taken to 2 Mexican cantinas and Tequila tasting. So much drinking, making you a bit hungry? Well try the “No Reservations Foodie Tour” save some of your appetite, you will be stopping at 2 taco stands and an Ice Cream Shop, you in for some Sonoran Hot Dogs come take a bite (you can change it for a Taco Stand or the Ice Cream Shop)

 

If any of these tour sounded like a great idea feel free to contact Russ:

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Contact emails:
mexicoruss@gmail.com
mexiconaomi@gmail.com

Phone Contact:
Cell: 011-521-638–113-4591
Office: 011-52-638-388-5004