Come Hide with Me

On November 3rd I spent several hours watching election results on television. As I watched the numbers roll in and listened to all the commentary it was quite apparent our election process was not running smoothly. But I knew I was leaving in the morning for a destination that Al Capone and others that didn’t want to be found fled to; Rocky Point/Puerto Penasco Mexico.

Puerto Penasco/Rocky Point

The city of Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) is found in the northwest of the Mexican state of Sonora, a state that is located directly to the south of Arizona. It is located on the eastern coast of the Sea of Cortez, about a four-hour drive from Phoenix or Tucson. It's nicknamed the Arizona Beach as travelers come from Arizona to visit the 3 1/2 miles of Sandy Beach and condos with breathtaking views of the Sea of Cortez.

Crossing the Border

After taking the 4 hour shuttle ride by Head Out to Rocky Point from Phoenix we arrived at our condo at the Sonoran Sea Resort ready to get some R & R and enjoy the beach. We were not disappointed at all! The beautiful sandy beach along with the slight breeze and gorgeous views of the dolphins swimming in the sea proved to be just what we needed! The 2020 election seemed millions of miles away in my mind!

Sonoran Sea Resort

Safe and Sound


A short cab ride away is the city area full of shops, restaurants and lots of people enjoying this cultural fishing town. As you can Imagine, seafood is very popular, and I can say the shrimp was so delicious and fresh I decided I would have shrimp with every meal!

Mexican Style Shrimp Cocktail

We were both somewhat apprehensive about traveling to Rocky Point not knowing what was in store for us, but we came away with no concerns or reservations about our trip. In fact, I found the people of Rocky Point to be their greatest resource. Everyone was friendly and helpful as they all seem to have such a positive outlook on life. Also, a vacation here is very affordable. The shops, restaurants, resorts and markets are all tourist friendly charging fair prices.

City Center
Streets lined with Shops
Restaurant off the Malecon

Oh What a Lucky Man I Am


The sunsets on the Sea of Cortez are world class! Each night as the sun started to slip away the sky lit up with vibrant colors and the sand would glow reflecting the golden rays. This magnificent show was priceless!

Sandy Beach
Pelicans at Sunset

Jacques Cousteau, the famous French marine explorer, dubbed the Sea of Cortez as “the world’s aquarium" as it is considered to be one of the world’s most biologically rich bodies of water home to over one thousand species of fish and marine animals such as whales, dolphins, sharks, turtles, giant manta rays and sea lions.

Emerald Waters of the Sea of Cortez
Sandy Beach

Each day as I looked around to see the desolate beach with only a few others, the magnificent sunrises/sunsets, the gorgeous aqua waters, I knew how blessed I was to enjoy these special moments, especially with someone I loved! Checkout smiles on the site to see others enjoying their special moments too!


Breathe in. Breathe out. Move on.


Mark

Very Special Moment

 

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