I’ve been heading down to Rocky Point Mexico for over 20 years. I took a break for about 5 years because of all the media attention surrounding drug violence. In 2012, a radio station that I am affiliated with started taking passenger buses full of tourists down to make Mexico Safe Again! I travel to the sandy beaches about once per month and have explored a number of the nooks and
crannies and this post help share the best of the best in my opinion:
Where To Stay
The Penasco Del Sol is where I stay on the bus tours. The hotel is right in the middle of everything. The staff is great, pool and right at the ocean. There are at the beginning of Ave 13th, which has taco stand and a bunch going on. Carla is the assistant manager and she is amazing and will help with anything. Get the extra foam on the beds by request.
If it’s my wife and I we like to occasionally stay on Sandy Beach at one of the condo rentals. It’s about 15minutes from town but all if the stuff is pretty close. Sandy Beach is a different vibe as it’s not a hotel but a series of condo developments that are individually owned and rented out. To book on Sandy Beach you are booking directly from a resident/owner or through a management company. I usually go to VRBO to start.
If you’re bringing a big group Sandy Beach is a good central spot. You can book larger condos or a series of condos so everyone is at the same property.
When you go, to eat:
Max’s – across the street from the Penasco Del Sol hotel. Max is owned by John. Great guy, American, knows us well. Great bloody marys and Saturday Chateau Briand for 2 for $20. Pizza is good, any Mexican food dish is good, American sandwiches and burgers. Can’t recommend Max’s enough for a great go to breakfast, lunch or dinner.
The Satisfied Frog on the Malecon (at the end) is an Arizona couple and they have awesome fried chicken.
Kaffeehaus, German breakfast –
For car insurance –
The owner is Rosie, if anything happens she’s American and will come help you out. Here’s her email and drop my name – personal friends. Rosie@proalliance.com.mx is her email. She’s from the Los Angeles region and has moved to Rocky Point and set up shop.