If you’re ready to escape from the cold temperatures of winter and get a jumpstart on your summer tan, there’s no better time to schedule your visit to Rocky Point, Mexico than now. Also known as Puerto Penasco, this quaint seaside village offers vacationers numerous things to do and see aside from relaxing in the sun on the beautiful sandy beaches that overlook the Sea of Cortez. Outlined below, you’ll find some of the area’s best events taking place in the next few months, as well as activities for the whole family to enjoy.
This February 20th marks the CBSC 8th Annual Golf Tournament, held at Las Palomas Resort & Spa. With an entry fee of just $85, you can take part in the four-person scramble and show off your skills for a chance to win one of five different prizes.
Throughout the last weekend of February, Rocky Point locals and visitors get to revel in the three-day celebration of Carnival Viva Peñasco, Party & Culture 2016. People of all ages are welcome to join in the fun as the streets fill with marching band presentations, rides, plays, and local artists showcasing their talents.
If you’re up for making the trip to Rocky Point during one of the busiest times of the year, Semana Santa provides a week full of energetic holiday festivities. Running from March 26-April 3 this year, travelers will encounter performers, beach concerts, and the traditional Stations of the Cross reenactment.
Sports enthusiasts will appreciate the chance to compete in the annual Rocky Point Triathlon held April 30th. Open to both novices and experienced athletes, the course includes a swim portion in the Sea of Cortez, biking on resort roads, and running along the golf course path, before reaching the finish line only yards from the beach.
Things to Do
If you want to make the most out of your vacation time, and explore all there is to do at Rocky Point, you’ll have no problem filling your itinerary.
Daily tours are offered to San Jorge Island, where you can go kayaking, snorkeling, diving, fishing, and paddle boarding in the clear ocean water. Some are even lucky enough to catch a glimpse of dolphins and sea turtles in the area around this Federal Nature Preserve.
Thrill seekers have the opportunity to jump on ATVs and venture out onto the challenging sand dunes of the Altar desert, which reach up to 300 feet high in some places.
Sunset sails are a favorite activity for many who come to Rocky Point. Going out on any one of the catamarans, sailboats, or party cruises is a great way to end a day in paradise, with the vibrant colors of the setting sun creating a remarkable view.
So pack your bags, because no matter what you decide to do on your trip to Rocky Point, you’re sure to make everlasting memories.
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