Here are the 10 top places to visit in Rocky Point:
1. Malecon/Plaza Gobernadores
The Malecon (or boardwalk) in Rocky Point is one of the most well-known features of the town, it is located in the Old Port of Rocky Point. Completed in 2007, the Malecon provides a calm, relaxing place for families or couples to gather and enjoy a tranquil evening, watching the sunset or the boats, while enjoying a cold drink at any of the establishments along the Malecon.
The Intercultural Center of Study of the Desert and Oceans. It is dedicated among other things to the conservations of many natural habitats in Puerto Peñasco. They give tours of their facilities and ecotours to the many estuaries and volcanic zones of the region. www.cedointercultural.org
3. Schuk Toak
It means Sacred Mountain in the O’Odham language. This is the first building in Mexico that is completely self-sufficient energy wise. It’s 36 batteries are charged with 132 solar panels to produce 17,000 watts. What is also to notice, is that these facilities were built on top of a flow of lava, next to a contrasting light colored sierra.
4. Tequila Factory
At the Tequila Factory you sample tequila, find other tequila brands and shop for souvenirs. As you tour the store, the process of tequila will be explained to you, and you can find answers to any question you may have about tequila. Tequila tasting is available daily. www.tequilafactory.mx
5. Estero Morua (Estuary)
A coastal wetland filled with crabs, oysters, birds and more.
6. Manny’s Beach Club
A great place to hook up with old friends, or meet new ones. Right on the beach with plenty of sunshine, good food and your favorite cold beverages.
7. Isla San Jorge (Bird Island)
Take a journey with Dolphins, Whales, Sea Lions and many species of birds.
8. JJ’s Cantina
JJ’s Cantina has long been for 24 years the favorite place for locals and American visitors for the “Mexican Cantina Feel”. A meeting place for friends and family.
9. Pinacate Biosphere Reserve
In the 1970′s NASA used the unusual terrain of the Pinacate National Park and Biosphere Reserve, a 770-square-mile (2,000-square-kilometer) volcanic field in Sonora Mexico, near the Arizona border to assist in training astronauts as it was the closest surface they could find to resemble the surface of the moon. Click here to see some photos of the Apollo 14 training at the Pinacate in 1970′s.(Source)
10. La Casa del Capitan
Enjoy a beautiful sunset at the top of whale hill at this fine restaurant.
For more information please contact Judy MacKenzie at: 602-334-4359