Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco for the locals), Mexico is a tiny little beach town located about 2 hrs south of the Arizona/Mexico border. There is a beautiful strip of beach that holds several resorts, a small town, and fishing market. It’s very family friendly, and a short drive from Phoenix, making it a destination of choice for many Arizonians.
Our trip for Father’s Day Weekend is somewhat of a tradition, although we haven’t been for a few years. My Dad, Sisters (and significant others) and my family all stay in a Beach house at the Las Palmas resort and enjoy soaking up the sun for the weekend.
The Las Palmas resort has condo style rentals as well as individual beach houses and the pool is fantastic! It now has two main waterslides, a swim up bar, and a small 1.5′ wading area for the babies, complete with a water feature and smaller slide. Oh and the Pina Coladas are amazingly delicious!
The kids really enjoyed the beach; looking for seashells, swimming in the warm waters, and taking a banana boat ride. Well no, scratch that, Wundergirl did NOT like the banana boat but the rest of us did! WunderDad also took a wave runner out for a spin, and Wunderbaby especially liked it when the tide went out leaving shallow pools of water as warm as a bath tub.
Local vendors walk the beach and we could not pass up mango on a stick! The kids enjoyed theirs plain but my sister and I jumped on the chili and lime version. We remember the Mexican candies we used to eat as kids, mango flavored lollipops dipped in chili powder….this was SO much better; sweet and tangy with just a little bit of a kick. As WunderDad will tell you, though, the mango/chili powder thing is an acquired taste.
Dinner at the Casa del Capitan was delicious! We thoroughly enjoyed the ceviche, nachos, shrimp tacos, chili rellano, and enchiladas….and the Margaritas weren’t too bad either. The Super friendly staff, a balcony to watch the sunset, and balloon animals for the kids made it a great dinner out.
It was a great weekend with the family and really I look forward to going back!