For many people who live in the Southwest, Rocky Point (or Puerto Peñasco, for those who prefer the authentic name) is a wonderful place to spend a long weekend enjoying the surf, sand, and some mighty fine margaritas! Close enough to Arizona that we can reach it by car, yet still offering an exotic vacation experience that allows you to brush up on your rusty high school Spanish, a Rocky Point travel with FMI Rentals beach house promises to be an unforgettable one.

But how much do you really know about traveling to Rocky Point? Learning about the place you are about to visit is always a smart thing; you don’t want to spend your entire trip trying to find things to do. And sometimes knowing the history adds to the appeal of an exotic locale. We’ve decided to let you in on a few interesting secrets about Rocky Point that may have you wanting to come back time and time again!

The History

Originally coming to fame in the 1920s, a lack of safe water sources prior to this meant the beauty of this seaside village was ignored for decades. Puerto Peñasco’s proximity to the United States made it a popular tourist destination during prohibition. After an Arizona hotel owner drilled a well and built a casino and hotel, Rocky Point became the place to party without worries of breaking the hated twenty-first amendment, and high ranking gangsters such as Al Capone would visit quite often.

Rocky Point travel experienced an irregular ebb and flow over the next seven decades, much like the turquoise waters of the Sea of Cortez, until strict investment laws changed in the 1990s. Today, the many hotels, casinos, and even private homes make Rocky Point a prime vacation destination spot enjoyed by thousands of tourists from all over the world.


The Rocky Point of today is a much different one than that enjoyed by Al Capone and his friends in the 1920s; luxury hotels line the beaches where before only a couple of small hotels once flourished, sophisticated nightclubs have joined the ranks of the typical party bars, and fine restaurants add to the epicurean delights of the standard taco stands. Still, this quaint beach village maintains the authentic Mexican atmosphere that has drawn tourists for decades. Tiny shops filled with handmade Mexican crafts still open at 9ish every day, the seafood market downtown still grabs your attention with the sights, sounds, and smells of a good sea harvest, and the beaches are still the best place to relax, renew, and recharge. Rocky Point changes, but still manages to stay the same when it comes to providing a safe, exciting, and relaxing vacation experience.

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Book yours today and discover the exotic joys you’ll find by traveling to Rocky Point Mexico. Life is better at the beach!