Puerto Penasco, also known as Rocky Point is only a short four hour drive from Phoenix, Arizona. Rocky Point started out as a sleepy fishing village and has slowly under gone quite a transition into its current state, a major Mexican beach destination. The name itself goes back to 1826, when Lieutenant Robert William Hale Hardy of the British Royal Fleet was sailing by the coast searching for pearls. He saw the point and named it Rocky Point. The name was then on marine maps. In 1930, the President of Mexico changed it to Puerto Punta Penasco (Port Rocky Point). As time passed on, Americans starting traveling to Rocky Point and dropped the "Port" from its name, giving Puerto Penasco a second name, Rocky Point.
Rocky Point today
Today Rocky Point is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in all of Mexico. Rocky Point is referred to by many as “Arizona’s beach” This is due in large part to the proximity of Rocky Point to Arizona, and the ease of getting there. Americans and other foreigners alike visit Rocky Point yearly in masses to take in the beautiful Sea of Cortez. The allure of a Rocky Point vacation to many is that it is a drive to destination. A lot of travelers will drive to Rocky Point on a Friday and head back home on a Sunday, giving themselves a fun filled weekend at the beach.
When people get to Rocky Point where do they stay? Many people rent Rocky Point beach houses and Rocky Point beach homes. The most popular spot to rent a Rocky Point beach home is in Las Conchas Rocky Point. Rocky Point home rentals gives one the amenities of their own home on the beach as well as the privacy that comes with it.
Rocky Point beach homes are no longer the only place to stay. Sandy Beach Rocky Point has turned into a beach lined with upscale Rocky Point resorts. People can now make their Rocky Point reservations online for these upscale resorts that provide full resort amenities. There are many different floor plan options to include, 1,2,3,and even 4 bedroom condos. The newest resort to hit Sandy beach is the Sonoran Sky resort. Other options include Las Palmas resort, Las Palomas resort, Sonoran Sea resort, Sonoran Spa resort, and Princesa Rocky Point.
Construction is currently ongoing for a new Rocky Point airport. This Rocky Point airport will be an International airport which will lend aid to the increasing growth of visitors to Puerto Penasco. With the new airport on its way, Rocky Point Mexico will surely sustain and exceed its current growth numbers. The Rocky Point airport will open up travels to people from all around the world.
Rocky Point travel will surely increase and it is important to note that at this time you do not need a passport to re-enter into the USA when coming back from your Rocky Point travel. Plans to require a passport stand at June 2009. To come back into the USA now, you only need a drivers license or Government issued photo ID accompanied with a birth certificate original or certified will suffice. If you have a passport, this will be the only item you need to come back into the USA.
These are exciting times for the once sleepy village known as Puerto Penasco, aka Rocky Point, make your Rocky Point reservations, grab your best beach gear and come and join the fun.