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This Week Featured Local Business: Eco Fun Rentals

This Week Featured local business is Eco Fun Rentals, led by Maru Zacatelco Eco Fun Rentals is much more than a rental place, Eco Fun is Boat Tours, Sunset Cruises, ATV guided tours and visits to The Pinacate Biosphere. On previous posts we have talked about Eco Fun Rentals because we really believe is one of the best businesses in Rocky Point.
EcoFun Rentals offers fun activities at Las Palomas Beach and Golf Resort
Bird Island in Rocky Point: Fun under the Sea of Cortes
Eco Fun officially started in 2011 since then they have been offering guided city tour and Eco Tours like the Bird’s Island Experience. One thing we have to acknowledge is that Eco Fun really honors his name and they are environmentally responsible, They recycle on their boat and offices trying to minimize the impact from us as human have on this earth. Also on the tours where there is a direct contact with nature as with Sea lions on the Bird’s Island Tours and the Whales on the Whale watching tours there is always a distance from the animals as there is no intention on disturbing the animals in any way.
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In Eco Fun Rentals you can rent multiple kinds of equipment like: ATV’s, Paddle Boards, Boogie Boards, V Flyers, Bikes, Skimboars and many more items. To rent this equipment you need an ID and you can pick up the equipment or Eco Fun can deliver it directly to your Hotel or Resort you are currently staying in.
Eco Fun Rentals has offices in Las Palomas Resort and Mayan Palace:
Their Headquarters are located at Hotel Baja:
Adress: Matamoros Street and Campeche in the Mirador
E-mail: EcoFunRentals@gmail.com
www.EcoFunRentals.com
Facebook.com/EcoFunRentals
Local Phone: 638-388-9699
If you are in the US you can call this Free number for more information: 1-800-997-9431 or from Mexico 01-800-681-6534
Here is a Photo Gallery of Eco Fun Rentals:
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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

Big Week In Rocky Point!

This has been a very exciting week for us in Rocky Point! A few positive and exciting advancements have happened for Rocky Point throughout the week of June 17th. The first of them being, Aeromexico’s new flights, that depart from either Las Vegas or Hermosillo, officially had their first flight land in Rocky Point yesterday, June 19th. Everyone is excited because these new flights are going to give tourists a new method of transportation to come to Rocky Point that is both affordable and quick, which will hopefully bring more tourists and stimulate the local economy. For more information about when these flights are scheduled click here. Be sure to reserve your flights quick because seating is very limited on these flights.
Sunset-Playa-Encanto-Beach-Rocky-Point
Another exciting advancement for the Rocky Point community is that the natural Pinacate biosphere has now received a listing on the World Heritage list! If you aren’t familiar with what being on the World Heritage List means, during Tim Jaeger’s delegation tot he World Heritage Committe he describes the honor as being “inscription of this spectacular site on the World Heritage List is extremely welcome recognition of its significant values and impressive local conservation efforts.” El Pinacate is a very popular tourist destination and thanks to the respect people have shown and efforts by local groups to maintain this biosphere, Rocky Point has now earned this listing. Jaeger went on to say “We hope the attention generated by such recognition will help consolidate its conservation for future generations and further increase existing ties between authorities, NGOs, scientists and indigenous peoples in the bordering American part of the Sonoran Desert.” El Pinacate has been around for thousands and thousands of years and we hope it is around for thousands more, so several generations can enjoy it’s beauty.
Pinacate-Crater
El Pinacate has 2 very distinct landscapes and offers it’s visitors something different to the East and to the West. To the west you will find a home to 540 species of plants, 44 different species of mammals, over 200 species of birds, along with over 40 species of reptiles and amphibians creatures. The most popular part of El Pinacate, you will find to the east, and it is the massive dormant volcanic shield that was created by the eruption millions of years ago. There are companies in Rocky Point that offer guided tours through El Pinacate and will also share a brief history and some facts about the terrain.
 

El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve in Rocky Point; A desert full of life

Rocky Point has much more than just a beach to enjoy a walk on. Puerto Penasco is located in the northwestern state of Sonora and has one of the 13 Natural Wonders of Mexico, The Biosphere Reserve El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar.
El Pinacate is an area that over the years has hard volcanic and seismic activity. Due to this activity volcanic craters were formed. Elegante Crater  has a diameter of 1600 meters and a depth of 244 meters are also great rivers of lava. In addition there is also a great extension of dunes covering 500 thousand acres within the protected natural area.
Many people have the idea that a desert is a place that has no life, but the Gran Desierto de Altar is a place that has 45 species of mammals among which is the Sonoran pronghorn. This animal can reach up to speeds of 98 km / h and maintain this speed for up to two hours, making it the second fastest animal in the world after the cheetah. Its speed is also their protection against predators.
Another distinctive mammal is the Bighorn Sheep who like to move about the rocks, and camouflage themselves to protect them from any potential threat. Other notable species are the warhog called ghost of the desert, hare, fox, coyote and more.
We can also find 42 species of reptiles such as rattlesnakes, coral snakes, Mohave, Gila monster, chameleon, lizards, Chuckwalla, and the desert tortoise. Not to mention there are over 200 species of plants such as cholla, palo verde, mesquite, ironwood, saguaro cactus, senitas, ocotillo and many more.

As mentioned above this desert has a huge ecosystem and you can only imagine how much there is to do in this unique place. Apart from having contact with nature it has been a place where great films, documentaries and soap operas like Nina Mexican My Heart which were recored. In addition to these films a promotional video of the state of Sonora in Bicentennial Stars and other videos of well-known Mexican singers were filmed here.
El Pinacate is a place with a great and interesting history of the tribe who is known as the Papagos. To this day I have been lucky enough to meet the personnel from around the world who made the special trip to Puerto Penasco to see this marvel. United States, Argentina, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, and of course Mexico to name a few nations were given the opportunity to enjoy a day at the Pinacate. Recently, El Pinacate has a Visitor Center Shcuk Toak, meaning Sacred Mountain which from the Tohono Ohodam dialect. It can be visited and enjoyed by the river of lava that has over 9000 years old.
 
The truth is this place is so interesting that there are many things to talk about, but I suggest  to visit El Pinacate and discover that Mexico is truly a spectacular place.
Photos by: LAA