Day 1: Tucson to Rocky Point

Puerto Penasco Travel Blog

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Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point), Mexico 2010

Puerto Penasco, popularly known in Arizona and California as 'Rocky Point', is a well known beach destination for many Arizonans/ California residents. Mark (Amaretto) and I, decided to join some friends for the weekend down in Mexico for sun, Tequilla, Margaritas and relaxation. From Tucson, it is about 4 hours drive if you factor in a stop or two, but you can make it in 3 and a half hours. We left Tucson at 5:45 pm, Friday evening arriving a little after 10:00 pm. We had reservations at the El Mirador Hotel for two nights. The hotel is located right on the beach. Now Puerto Penasco can hardly be considered a typical Mexican beach experience, but it is within the confines of Mexico. It is a large mass of land with a small population. Originally occupied by the Colorado river, the land is sand, sand and desert.

Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point), Mexico 2010
The original plan was to leave Tucson right at about 4:30 pm, when I got off work, however a change came about when I decided to meet my friends for a car-pool. We decided to meet at Margo and Strom's residence at 5:00 pm, with the mind to leave Tucson by 5:30 pm. Well, that did not happen. It was a quarter to five before we left Margo's residence and headed East on I-10 then South  towards the Tohono O'Odham reservation on Ajo road. The ride was smooth, uneventful yet nice. Mark (Amaretto) was the driver: I must commend his driving for he took us to and from without incident. A quick stop in Why for coffee and a bathroom break before heading to the border crossing. Interesting to mention that the car-pooling did not work in the end as a misunderstanding on either side caused a belief that one car might be a head of another. Needless to say, we arrived ahead of the car that we were supposedly following. The rest was simply fun. Finding the beach house at which I was originally invited too was a piece of cake, not with Mark's navigational skills. Being former Army and police, he is good with directions and driving (go Mark).


Africancrab says:
Yes it is called Rocky Point. I on the other hand thought Rocky Point was the legal name of this beach town. Turns out the name is because of the many rocks that line both the shores and insides of the Sea of Cortez.
Posted on: Jun 29, 2010
montecarlostar says:
Lol, "rocky point"... I didn't know that was the english name :)
Posted on: Jun 23, 2010
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