After the latest remodeling done on the Mallecon Area, also known as Old Port, it has the city has now come to life and now not only can visitors enjoy long walks on the streets, but also local residents can come any day of the week to spend some recreational time with family or friends.
At this time I would like to share a little bit about Calle Zaragoza, a street that is filled with delightful surprises and has much to offer its visitors and on an evening like this you can see people riding their bicycles, skateboarding, and others simply walking leisurely around. Just north of the beach in el Malecon, in front of Calle Zaragoza you can find Mexico Beach Bum Restaurant, which receives lots of visitors who come to try their street tacos that come with a margarita or cerveza. Its relaxed atmosphere invites anyone and everyone and also offers a great second floor view of the ocean.
For a little more fancy atmosphere, simply cross the street and you will see Mare Blu Bistro, an Italian restaurant that offers an extensive menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The view here of El Malecon and the Sea of Cortes are phenomenal and you can even enjoy a meal on their open air patio.
If you continue through the same side of the street towards the Church you will find on of the best surprises that was introduced in the summer of 2013, Yofrut. A healthy and innovative concept that offers several different flavors of frozen yogurt and 20 different toppings to finish it off, something that will go perfect for dessert after a night on the town.
Only a few paces past this modern dessert joint we can something a little more traditional to the Rocky Point area. It is one of the best places to have local seafood and find some of the most exquisite preparations of fish, El Marlin Azul. It has flavors that will not let down any palette and with the best part of Zaragoza Street, that it has an excellent view!
But perhaps the most exciting surprise that the summer of 2013 brought us was, Puerto Viejo Tostadores Café, a place where you can see how coffee is toasted and prepared for the brewing process and also enjoy some coffee that is prepared through a variety of different brewing methods you can choose from. This is a great place to sit down and take in the beautiful view that the port has to offer its visitors. At this corner we have gotten half way through our journey, right next to the Iglesia del Sagrada Corazon de Jesus.
If we cross the street we find ourselves at a famous ice cream shop in the port, and nobody can escape trying all of their wonderful flavors, this place continues being a favorite spot for people of all ages. Make sure you stop by Thrify and try and delicious ice cream.
Another of the one the best places in the Port to enjoy food, or a succulent dinner is one of the most famous restaurants in the area, Med, offering a unique specialty of Italian food and adding to the variety of choices in the area.
Crossing the street we arrive at the Church, where you can take a break and enjoy the scenery around you, the ocean, palm trees, and the sunset coming down over the horizon. We continue our journey a little less through the restaurant side of town instead a place where we can enjoy human expression through art. Without going far you can see a breath taking piece that is recognized as one of the best in the area and done by Julieta Olalde.
Going a little further down the street we find more art galleries and artist exposes, this one is called Galería del Mar Bermejo. A little further forward there are more galleries and Luis and Gabe offer galleries that showcase local talent. You can also enjoy several murals along the way that enrich the culture down in Old Port and are works of the artist such as: Melina Garcia and Izrael Rios y Bogarth.
If you haven’t made this journey on your latest trip to Rocky Point, or you haven’t tried one of the places we mentioned in this post, don’t miss out the next time you come down! The port offers so much, with activities to enjoy every night of the week there are several cultural events that you can attend for free. One of them is Cinemartes, which is organized by Cine Club Primera is a film organized by independent directors that gives us a look of what it’s like to travel around the world. This event takes place every Tuesday in Puerto Viejo.