Friday, September 22, 2006

Rocky Point

I'm always on the lookout of interesting places to travel to, not only the famous places but also some hidden gems that might not be world famous as yet ('as yet' being the key words). I like the anticipation of going to a place where one does not everything about, where you can discover things for yourself, where your neighbors haven't gone already.

I came across one such destination, Rocky Point in Mexico, located on the Baja Peninsula on the Sea of Cortez. Locally known as Puerto Penasco the area has beautiful beaches and facilities for water sports such as jet-skiing and sailing. Beach rentals and other accomodation choices in Rocky Point are so vast and varied that it'll be hard to decide where you want to stay. Even though I've never been to Mexico in my life I have been fascinated by pretty much everything about the country, the architecture, the fabulous flowers, the food and of course the beaches.

Rocky Point seems to have the right combination of calming relaxation and touristy resort town that attracts people. The town is easily accessible from the US, being only a 4 hour drive from Phoenix and Tucson and 677 miles from San Diego in California. Most of the locals speak English, so language is not a problem. Rocky Point has a dual currency system so you don't need to convert your US dollars into local Pesos.

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