Rocky Point, or Puerto Penasco, is a famous spring break destination full of sunshine, surf, and a myriad of attractions. Rocky Point is in the northern Mexican state of Sonora, an easy driving distance from the U.S. border, and it has exciting things to see and do. With its unique charm, Rocky Point has been welcoming the spring break set for decades. When looking for an exciting locale that suits any budget yet is full of activities pleasing to every taste, look no further than Rocky Point!
Lodging in Rocky Point for Spring Break
Rocky Point is a popular destination, so booking in advance is always a good idea in order to secure a spot with your favorite accommodation. Of course, there are many places to hang one’s hat in Rocky Point. From luxurious spas and resorts like Sandy Beach’s Sonoran Spa Resort or Las Gaviotas. Hotels like Penasco Del Sol and Laos Mar are also popular with vacationers. Rocky Point also boasts villa and house rentals along with RV parks and campgrounds so it’s always possible to find accommodations to suit every budget.
Rocky Point Activities
It may well be impossible to bore in Rocky Point. There are so many ways to enjoy the region’s sunny outdoors and the scenery along the Sea of Cortez. When it comes to the beaches, the spring break set loves to sunbathe and beachcomb. For visitors who like a bit more sporty action, there’s jet skiing, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba, and sailing. Eco-tourists love to witness the sea’s marvelous array of wildlife while fishermen flock to the waters for the great sportfishing the sea provides. There is also fantastic off-roading around the city or enjoy the fine desert scenery on horseback! Aside from its wonderful beaches, Rocky Point also boasts world-class golf and plenty of places to shop for Mexican handicrafts, souvenirs, or specialty items at places like Cholla Mall.
Rocky Point Attractions
To see the various marvels of this northern Mexican resort town, consider taking a bus tour which is also great for showcasing the various areas of the city. Sometimes, however, you have to leave the land behind to truly appreciate the attractions of the sea; Bird Island is a great day trip for anyone visiting Rocky Point. Swim with sea lions and enjoy the island’s breathtaking vistas of the Sea of Cortez. Within the city itself, there is an aquarium to check out when vacationers need a break from the sun. During the spring, the city often boasts bike rallies and incredible arts and crafts fairs. Before heading to Rocky Point, be sure to find out about all the city’s events that may be happening during your visit so you can map out a fabulous and fun-filled itinerary.
The Sea of Cortez
The beaches of Puerto Peñasco boast something for every type of vacationer. If you prefer private nooks and pristine beaches, there are some amazing stretches to explore near Rocky Point. In addition, there are also beaches where the party never stops and where the social scene is as hot as the weather. Spring break is a great time to charter a boat for enjoying some sport fishing. The Sea of Cortez has a wealth of marine life. Gather a merry party of other fishermen and experience a fishing adventure Mexico-style! Many travelers also find that the sea boasts many fine areas for scuba diving and snorkeling. Moreover, many eco-travelers simply enjoy going for a sail in the hopes of catching a glimpse of migrating whales.
Rocky Point Food
When it comes to eating in Rocky Point—first head to somewhere like Manny’s Tequila Factory for a drink! Rocky Point is a celebrated watering hole and there are many atmospheric places to enjoy cocktails! That isn’t to say, however, that drink trumps the food here. On the contrary, fans of fresh seafood and Mexican food will marvel at the delectable range of traditional and fusion dishes available in Rocky Point. The Koffee Haus is a must for a Rocky Point breakfast. Restaurants like Citron and Caribbean Bay are also excellent. For beer and pizza, head to Al Capone’s. Other notable restaurants include Blue Marlin, Flavio’s, Baja Cantina, and JJ’s. All are also popular with the spring break set.
Rocky Point at Night
With so many celebrated restaurants, bars, and clubs to consider, it may be tough to decide where to enjoy Rocky Point’s vibrant nightlife. Many spring breakers love to roam from place to place enjoying drinks and sampling the dancing along the way. Many of the city’s best-loved nightlife venues range near the sea. Consider reading reviews from other vacationers who visited Rocky Point during spring break.
Budget-Friendly Puerto Peñasco
Puerto Peñasco is a great getaway for budget-conscious travelers like college students hoping to enjoy a break in the semester. With RV and campgrounds right near the sea, many prefer to camp. There is also a wide range of hotels and resorts in Rocky Point. Moreover, some spring break groups prefer to rent seaside villas or vacation rentals during their stay in Rocky Point. Where ever you decide to hang your hat, you’ll find that there are many reasons to get out and about the city which offers many adventurous activities.
For a great time that is all the things spring break vacationers love to do, Rocky Point is a must-visit destination. Not only does it contain many affordable accommodations, but it also has all the sunshine a winter bird needs to warm up and plenty of warm hospitality too!
Before You Drive Down
- Check our Border Crossing Checklist
- Secure Mexican Insurance for your RV, CAR or Motorcycle
- Read the rules on Drinking and Driving in Mexico
- Download the Rocky Point Maps
Have fun, and be safe!