Hey guys, so I decided my first blog post would be about my most recent trip to Rocky Point and a little trouble we experienced, but since we were properly prepared we were able to handle the situation with ease. I went to Rocky Point with a group of 8 friends for spring break and stayed in Princesa. It was one of the most enjoyable trips of my life, but we also encountered a small mishap.
It was about mid day when our group of girl friends that came with us decided to go on a banana boat, one of the many beach activities you can enjoy while in Rocky Point. There are risks that are involved in doing any kind of beach activity whether you are playing volleyball, or para sailing it is always possible for you to get injured you just have to do your best to be safe while you are doing it and take all the necessary precautions. Unfortunately when the girls were riding the banana boat they were taking a quick turn and the banana boat flipped over on it’s side (usually harmless because you are falling in the water). When the boat flipped over all the girls fell on top of each other and one of the girls hit her face against someone’s elbow. When she came out of the water she realized she had a large gash on her left cheekbone that needed stitches. When she came to the beach I immediately saw how deep the cute was and had to act quickly. I remembered that Sandy Beach Clinic was right behind the resort we were at. It took us 30 seconds to drive there from the Sonoran Sun Resort. I contacted my mother (who was in the US) and had her call in beforehand, so when we got there Dr. Gonzalez was ready to assist us and stitch up our friend Emily within 10 minutes of arriving at Sandy Beach Medical Clinic.
Although the Sandy Beach Clinic was right behind the resort, we came to Rocky Point prepared with the numbers we had to call in case of an Emergency. I recommend having these numbers either programmed into your phone already, or having a place where you can easily access them. If you have an emergency you want to be able to act swiftly to ensure that the person who needs help is getting immediate medical attention.
Pic from www.sbmcrockypoint.net
Accidents are unpredictable, but you want to make sure you do everything you can to avoid them. Take all the necessary precautions when you are doing any kind of beach or motorsport activity. If an accident does happen, don’t lose your cool and remember than Sandy Beach Clinic is a right behind all of the resorts and they perfectly fit to helping any of your medical needs. Here is a list of Emergency Numbers in Rocky Point that you should take with you in your trip.
One of the goodness of traveling to the beach, besides the sea, the sand and the cocktails with tiny umbrellas in it, is to travel “light” as the usual clothing to wear at the beach is mostly made from light and thin fabric which will make it very easy when packing for your trip.
Although I am an easy going traveler, I know a lot of people (especially females) that take very seriously the packing process. One tip that can help you is to make a detailed list where you can check off every item as you are placing it on the luggage.
If you are planning your next escape to the gorgeous Rocky Point beaches, you must know that the weather is usually warm and ideal to have outdoor activities most of the year. Because of its map location, you can enjoy sunny days and nights full of refreshing sea breeze. On average the Rocky Point temperature is around 83º F (28º C) except for the winter months (October-February) and the beaches are at its best so you can have a great swim or just lay down on the sand to sunbathe.
Keeping in mind these tips, here is a list of my necessary items to travel to the beach for a weekend: Clothing:
2 bathing suits
2 pair of shorts of cropped pants
1 pair of jeans (depending on the weather)
1 pair of sunglasses
1 pair of sandals
2 beach dresses or beach wrap to use on top of bathing suits
1 cardigan in neutral color
3 changes of underwear
1 beach towel
Sunscreen with SPF 50 (minimum)
Body lotion and face cream
Anti-fizz serum (remember that when you are at the beach humidity gets in to your hair and to have a little of control this is a basic tip)
About make up for the ladies…remember that when you are at the beach less is more, so don’t make it to complicated by taking your whole make up kit, a little mascara (waterproof of course), lip gloss and blush, and you will look fantastic! And you can give your skin and hair a little break well needed.
For obvious reasons on my list, I focus on women, but if you are a guy, with a pair of shorts, a pair of t-shirts and sunscreen you will be ready to have a great time on your vacation in Rocky Point. And of course, do not forget your best attitude and you will have a wonderful time.
What are your basics to go to the beach? Do you plan an outfit for each day? Or you are more spontaneous? I will love to read your comments.
Imagine this…perfectly clear sky, warm sand, a comfortable hammock, the murmuring of the waves, a good book and the pleasure of giving yourself away to the sun, what else do you need to have the best vacation?
Most of us love to be under the sun, because even though we know about all the risks of sunbathe we can’t resist to show off a nice tan, and why is this? Well, because the UV light from the sun releases endorphins and when these are released it makes us feel happy and of course who doesn’t enjoy a relax happy time on a beautiful beach?.
It is very clear that if we sunbathe directly under the sun is not the best thing to do, so what do we have to do about it? Simple, take care of ourselves. One of the more important things to know is the best time of the day to sunbathe? Between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm is when the UV ray lights can damage your skin the most, that is why you have to keep in mind that if you are outside between those hours you have to look for a shade to protect yourself, you can either bring your own shade or an umbrella or look for one of the “palapas” located on the beach.
Another factor is to select the correct sunscreen. The SPF must be applied 20 minutes before you go out on the sun, that’s the time that it takes the sunscreen to penetrate your skin. If you don’t follow this, it will be as if you did not put on any SPF for the first 30 minutes under the sun.
Even though there is no SPF that can offer you 100% blockage, since there are SPFs of 15 to 110, you must remember that you have to put it on every time you go in and out the water and also every hour and a half, especially when you are at the beach. Remember that the water and the sand are like a mirror that reflects the sun light.
I highly recommend that before you use any sunscreen, check for the expiration date, since it will indicate the warranty of the components of the product.
Another way of protecting yourself and decrease the risk of sun damage to your skin is to wear a hat and oversize sun glasses with UV filter to protect your face.
There are a lot of options to protect yourself, you choose the one that fits you better, but as the experts say, never leave you house without any solar protection, especially when you are planning a beach vacation. Right now there are plenty of sunscreen products to choose from, such as cream, gel, with or without color and spray, so you don’t have any excuses. Take care of your skin and enjoy some wonderful days at the beach!!
Beach holiday. Destination: Puerto Penasco, 5 “tips” to decide on your stay
Vacations, Beach, Sun! Imagining your family and friends, spending time outside the daily routine of work, school, housework can be enjoyable. The preparation for the holidays is synonymous with excitement and joy, but ensure to arrange this early because waiting might cause unwanted stress for you and your family. It is quite important to take care of every detail when planning some exciting days away from home.
You’ve decided to travel to Puerto Penasco since it meets the requirements for your next vacation. It is important to take some of the following “Tips” when you start planning your stay. Most importantly choosing the hotel that that best fits your budget and needs:
1. Hotel or Condo:
A hotel or condo could very easily define most of how the vacation will go. In Puerto Peñasco there are many options, tourists will have a great range of hotels and condominiums to choose from. If you have not had the chance to stay in Puerto Penasco, both options are excellent and leave you completely satisfied. We suggest that you take into account, the number of days of your stay, the number of people, and the type of service you require during your vacation when deciding whether to stay in a house or condo.
There are hotels that can accommodate their rooms for more than 4 people, but usually in a conventional room 4 would be the maximum allowed. The Resorts condominium units have capacity for more than 4 people availble. Condos range from 2 to 5 bedrooms.
If you stay a little longer, you could also consider staying in one of the comfortable condominiums with fully equipped kitchen and laundry room, so you could adjust your budget to cook your own food if you consider it necessary. Most of these condominiums offer complete cleaning daily.
Of course it is understood that on vacation you don’t want to have to dishes or make beds. All of these hotels have all the daily services characteristic of conventional hotels.
There are also options where you can have it all at once, a condominium and 100% of hotel amenities and services. Surely your booking agent will give you options on this.
2. Booking Agency ?
Many times we thought that booking through a booking agency can be more expensive, but there are many options when you book your stay in Puerto Penasco. You can see all these different options and compare them online. The advantage we to have a reservation agent is that you can look at several options for the destination. Most agencies that specialize in Rocky Point will offer the most competitive prices, sometimes they even might surprise you with lower prices. But to ask and compare costs nothing! Take advantage of this and get the best rate possible while considering your options.
3. Learn about payment and cancellation policies.
Not everything is handled the same way, whether you book online, with an agent or directly at the hotel is your choice. It is always important to clearly understand the payment policies, change and cancellation rules and refunds. Never give is understood issue since you can take unpleasant surprises trying to make changes in your reservation beyond the time listed, or not to cancel the reservation, sometimes unforeseen force us to change your plans can be for themselves quite annoying to have to deal with that you do not want to cancel your reservation, change your date or your money back.
4. Pack your bags and make your travel itinerary
Now that your trip is organized you can have more idea of what to expect on your next stay in Puerto Penasco. Prepare your suitcase with your bathing suit, hat and sunscreen and you will be able to enjoy a great vacation by the sea. You can do a brief search of the climate during the dates of your stay, although it is quite stable and no rain during this time. It’s always good to prepare light clothing to not suffer from the high temperatures during the summer. A good sunscreen to protect your skin is something that you should not forget, although you can find it in any store.
Before leaving your home, consider what you require to travel to Puerto Penasco. Depending on where your coming from, research the best route to your destination and if you are going to need auto insurance and passport to reenter the country (if coming from the U.S.). And something very important is to print your confirmation letter and bring it with you to check into hotel. Also remember your photo ID, most hotels request this. Many hotel lobbies in Puerto Penasco do not have a 24 hour service, read your confirmation letter and check what your case is. Also check as many rental companies have offices that may be located outside the property that they rent.
5. Make the most of it.
Whichever option you choose will be perfect, enjoy it! Read about the activities you can do during your stay, places to, and where the evenings fun is being held. But above all make the most of the incredible Sea of Cortes and what Puerto Peñasco has for its visitors.
We hope that these “Tips” are helpful for planning your trip to Puerto Penasco. Hope to see you soon!