Considering a trip to the ocean? Come visit the exotic city of Rocky Point, Mexico (or Puerto Peñasco, in native Spanish). For generations, Rocky Point has been a beautiful and cost-effective destination for travelers looking to explore some of Mexico’s most gorgeous sights. Nestled at the mouth of the Sea of Cortez, Rocky Point is only a 4-hour drive from Phoenix, Arizona, meaning that you don’t have to travel too far from home to experience a foreign country and taste the ocean air. Rocky Point is one of the best places in Mexico to visit for good reason!

The Best Season for Travelling in Rocky Point

Although Rocky Point has beautiful weather year-round, the most popular season for Rocky Point sightseeing in the area begins in mid- to late March and lasts until mid-November. July and August are slower months in terms of tourism, due the increased humidity. Additionally, from late November until mid-February, it is often too cold to swim in the ocean. Fortunately, there’s so much to do in Rocky Point that you will never find yourself limited by the season during which you visit. Read on to find out more about what this quaint seaside town has in store for you!

Beaches and More Along the Sea of Cortez

You can’t experience a true Rocky Point vacation without walking along the city’s soft, sandy beaches, which might be the best place to go in Mexico! Rocky Point has numerous beaches, including Playa Mirador, Sandy Beach, and Bahía La Choya. Be sure to check out the tide pools on these serene beaches—and watch out for jellyfish and stingray!

With its origins rooted in the fishing industry, Rocky Point also presents many wonderful opportunities for fishing year-round. Before you take to the open water, make sure that you acquire fishing permits for your boat and all members of your party.

While the area is renowned for its pristine beaches and ample fishing, there are a number of other activities that you can enjoy year-round, such as day and sunset cruises, ATV rentals, horseback riding, and shopping the wares provided by local artisans in the city’s markets. El Malecon is a popular marketplace, containing a multitude of curio shops, restaurants, bars, and ice cream parlors, while Calle 13 has ATV and Rhino rentals on nearly every corner. Try some of Rocky Point’s freshly-caught seafood at the world-famous JJ’s Cantina, located just northwest of Sandy Beach.

If you’re looking for your next best vacation, choose Rocky Point and the low-priced rentals available at FMI Rentals. Call our reservation specialists today!