Winter Prep for Spring Pep

Last time on the blog we talked about why Rocky Point makes a killer winter destination (and it does!),but for some people, students and the like, you gotta go home and visit the folks. So then what am I writing about this for you? Well, my friends, winter is for bulks, and if you’re looking to hit the beaches come spring you wanna look your best right? Here’re some fool proof tips to get you beach ready while the Northern Hemisphere is f-f-f-freezin’. After all, summer bodies are made in the winter.

  • Lift Big, Eat Big
    • As I said, winter is the perfect time for bulking. That means adding mass to your frame so hit those big compound lifts (Deadlift, Squats, Presses, and Rows) for a well-built musculature. Make sure you’re not neglecting the protein intake otherwise all your struggles will be for naught! Come spring you’ll switch from bulk mode to a cut and be looking shredded for thebeach.
  • Pass (on) the Pie
    • Visiting family for the holidays usually comes with at least one guarantee: Feasting. Pies, turkeys, hams, stuffing, cookies; all those delicious meals one after the other. And while they all are great in the now, you’ll be regretting eating that entire pumpkin pie come swimsuit time. Keep your goal in mind as you navigate the labyrinth of sweets and you’ll come out ahead, without having bulked up (in the undesirable way) too much. After all, abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym.
  • Stay Active
    • in·er·tia: a property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or motion. Similarly, to that law of physics, the best plan of action to get beach ready is staying beach ready. If you stay active and healthy year round, you won’t have to make a sprint to the finish line of ‘Spring Break’ under a tight deadline. Instead, it’ll be a much easier upkeep.

These are just a smattering of possibilities to get you looking your finest for the Sun’s out guns out weather. There are other avenues for success and realistically any variant of move more, eat less, will help you look your best.  Stay healthy and enjoy Rocky Point!

Winter Has Come

But does that mean Rocky Point should no longer be a vacation destination? Absolutely not! In fact, it is the perfect destination during that annual migratory process of Americans and Canadians from the Northern Climes to escape the falling temperatures and inclement weather. When the southwest fills with winter visitors, let it be known there is an even greater destination for the more intrepid among them.

That’s right, for just several more hours of travel, less than a full day of drive time, you could find yourself in the idyllic beach town of Puerto Peñasco. But why should you? After all the family is all crowding around the dinner tables for Thanksgiving or winter holidays. Here are just a few reasons Rocky Point should stay on the Vacation Radar for the winter:

    • That’s right, the weather. With temperatures coming comparative to Phoenix the outdoor activities presented (as discussed previously on this blog) are perfectly suited for the thermometer. The water may be chilly, but the beaches are still sunny!
  • Counter Vacation Programming
    • If you’re thinking ‘Why Rocky Point?’ just imagine all the others who keep the sunny spot tucked into their ‘Spring’ and ‘Summer’ destinations. That’s right, with fewer crowds (and certainly less rowdy travelers) spend the winter in a peaceful paradise.
  • Bring The Family
    • The winter holidays are for families, often so you don’t want to leave the folks behind on vacation. Well, bring ‘em! Want to make Thanksgiving more memorable than Turkey and Football? Why not turn it to Tacos and Beach Volleyball. A change of scenery and tradition can reignite the passion for everyone, and there will be a lot less ‘going through the motions’ from all involved, creating a truly memorable experience.

These are just three simple reasons for a winter vacation to Rocky Point. It is a surefire good time, and if you’re convinced to make a permanent residence of paradise well you know who to call!

Most and Least Popular Times to Visit Rocky Point

Rocky Point has always been a popular vacation destination for people living in the Southwest of the U.S., as well as around the world. With all that Rocky Point has to offer in terms of relaxation, food, nightlife, and beaches, it’s no wonder that it’s relatively busy year-round. If you’re planning a trip and haven’t decided on when to go, here’s some advice about the most and least popular times of the year for visitors…

Most Popular

Rocky Point’s beaches, hotels, and resorts will be most crowded throughout mid-March until mid-November. And why might that be? There are a number of reasons. The first is that most colleges and universities have their spring breaks right at the end of March and early April, meaning that Rocky Point will be flooded with college students looking to party and relieve some school stress. Most K-12 schools also have spring break during this time, which means that families tend to pack their bags and head to Rocky Point for a family vacation, as well. In terms of weather, these months are really prime when it comes to temperature and sun exposure. The days might be hot, but the ocean gives off a cool breeze, making the weather comfortable and enjoyable for people of all ages. Because this time range falls in the summer, the nights are equally as comfortable as the days, meaning that you won’t be too cold when the sun goes down.

Least Popular

Rocky Point tends to be less crowded throughout July and August, as well as October through February. Even though July and August falls between some of the more populated months, it’s just too hot for some to enjoy. On the other hand, October-February is too cold for some people. Even though the weather in Rocky Point is quite moderate throughout the year, people tend to plan their vacations around time off from work and school, as well as weather conditions. While these months aren’t the most popular for vacationers, Rocky Point is filled with tons of activities you can do aside from catching some sun rays on the beach. However, the water is quite cold in the winter, so it’s best to take advantage of the other wonderful things that the area has to offer.

: How to Capture Rocky Point Sunset Pictures

In a world that revolves around technology, you’ll most likely want to post photos of your Rocky Point vacation to Facebook and Instagram. And when you’re in Rocky Point, there are no better photos to show off your amazing trip than with some absolutely stunning sunset pictures! Even though the sunsets are best experienced in person, you don’t need to be a professional to take amazing sunset shots. Next time you’re in Rocky Point, be mindful of these following tips to capture some of the best sunsets you’ll ever see!

  • Make sure that no one is in your photo- other than people you’re with if you want to capture them against the sunset. Having random strangers in your photos can come off a bit weird, both in your photo and for the person who ends up in your photo. Therefore, make sure you’re taking a picture in a wide, open space.
  • Depending on where the sun is setting based on what season it is and what time the sun is supposed to set, be sure to take your photo in that general direction. While you should avoid focusing directly on the sun, make sure whatever you’re trying to capture has enough natural sunlight to highlight all of the elements in your photo. Some of the best photos of sunsets also have clouds in them, so be sure to capture some interesting cloud shots!
  • If you want to take pictures of people in your photo, be sure that they are situated right “on” the sun, per se. Too much sunlight will distort the image, and make it difficult for people to determine what’s in the photo. Even though you won’t be able to capture all of the elements of their outfits of facial features, you will be able to capture a gorgeous silhouette image against a stunning sunset-background.
  • When you have an image you like, don’t filter the photo too heavily. While Instagram provides its users with some awesome image filters, they can detract from the overall image and natural beauty of the sunset. Therefore, go with a more natural, or neutral filter that only highlights and brings out the entire sunset itself!

2 Story For Sale in Princesa, Sandy Beach

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2 story Penthouse

•  1,678 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story$229,000. Lowest Priced 3 Bedroom
MLS® #16-232  

– Princesa B502 (3bd/2ba) is a 2 story penthouse and very hard to come by since there are only handful of them in the entire resort.

This condo is located in the ”B” with morning sun and afternoon shade exposure with Ocean Views and Old Port Views!

With over 1,600 sq. ft. and open floorplan you feel like you are in a home. The Master Suite is located upstairs and encompasses the entire top floor.

Special Features of the condo include:
2 Patios
Oversized Master Suite
Vaulted Ceilings in Master Suite
Large walk in closet in Master Suite
Private balcony off Master Suite
Double vanity sinks in Master Bathroom
Ocean Views from Master Shower
Laundry Room

This condo comes fully furnished and turnkey!

Princesa Resort is a popular resort and has many amenities including the following:

3 Pools
Beach Volley Ball Court
Convenience Store
Wireless Internet
Large Landscaped Common Area

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10 Best Rocky Point Restaurants (Part 2)

In part two of this 10 Best Rocky Point Restaurants, the decision of finding a place to eat becomes ever more difficult! Without further ado, here are the next set of local restaurants:

  1. Blue Marlin: For those who like more upscale looking restaurants, Blue Marlin is for you. Serving up delicious Mexican, Seafood, and even French dishes, Blue Marlin specializes in the classics. It’s suggested that if you decide to try out Blue Marlin, absolutely go for any one of the seafood dishes. In the reviews, you can see that people tend to rave about the fresh shrimp and fish. They also note that the vegetables are particularly delicious.
  2. Mare Blu: As a reasonably prices and eclectic restaurant, Mare Blu is best known for its twists on Italian and Mediterranean food. Something you’ll also want to order off the menu is the bacon wrapped shrimp for all of the carnivores out there! In addition to good food at a good price, they also have live music, and are located in a perfect spot to watch a beautiful Rocky Point sunset.
  3. Max’s Café: For early risers and breakfast fanatics, Max’s Café is the place for you. Serving up a range of Mexican and American breakfast and lunch foods, Max’s Café is an affordable place suitable for small and large groups. They also have an outside seating section, meaning that you’ll never have to miss out on all of the great Rocky Point weather!
  4. Wrecked at the Reef: Wrecked at the Reef doesn’t only have a great name, they are a great bar. Located right on the beach, you can enjoy a wonderful and delicious meal right on the sand! Wrecked serves up all of the classic American favorites, and also has a wide selection of alcoholic beverages to pair with your meal.
  5. Pane Vino Ristorante: For those who want something other than Mexican food, Pane Vino Ristorante is the best Italian food you can find in Rocky Point! The stylish and chic restaurant opens at 4:00pm, which is a great option for a date night, or fancy evening out with family or friends.

10 Best Restaurants in Rocky Point (Part 1)

Sometimes, the best part of a vacation, especially in Rocky Point, is all of the food you’ll be eating! After all, taking a vacation from regular life also means switching up your mundane, every day meals to something new and exciting! According to TripAdvisor, here are the top 10 restaurants to check out in Rocky Point:

  1. Chef Mickey’s Place: With the best reviews around, Chef Mickey’s Place has ranked #1 on TripAdvisor for more than a few years. Serving a wide array of Mexican, Seafood, and American cuisine, there is something for everyone at this restaurant. Not only do people love the food, they also love the atmosphere, intimate setting, and super affordable prices. Note that this restaurant only serves lunch and dinner, opening its doors at 1:00pm.
  2. KaffeeHaus: If the name doesn’t give it away, this European styled café has been a favorite for Rocky Point locals and visitors for quite a while. Located close to the beach, this is the perfect spot to grab breakfast, lunch, or brunch, before a big day in the ocean. It’s also relatively expensive compared to most other breakfast-styled cafes in the area, making it a perfect destination for hungry, large groups.
  3. Pollo Lucas: If you’re in Mexico, you’ll obviously be eating quite a bit of Mexican food. In Rocky Point, Pollo Lucas is definitely one restaurant you’ll want to check out! The portions have been known to be quite large, which means you can share a bunch of food and save yourself money to spend on other activities, or even save the rest as leftovers for later! Tip- try the chicken. It’s amazing and has been a crowd favorite forever.
  4. La Curva Restaurant & Sports Bar: Everyone loves a good sports bar, and this spot in Rocky Point is perfect for anyone who wants to eat a great meal while watching a game. Their menu is massive, serving everything from breakfast to American food to Mexican food, meaning that you’ll have lots of delicious options to choose from. Open all day, La Curva is definitely a great option for a meal at any hour.
  5. Al Capones Seafood and Pizzeria: For anyone craving a good pizza, Al Capones Seafood and Pizzeria is your go-to spot in Rocky Point! With a menu featuring Mexican and Italian cuisine, there is something suitable for all taste pallets.

Single Story For Sale in Costa Diamante, Sandy Beach

Title held in an LLC

•  3 bath, 3 bdrm single story$399,000. Financing Available

– Costa Diamante is the only OCEANFRONT Single Family Residential subdivision on Sandy Beach! Costa Diamante is a high-end custom home community with cobblestone paved streets, underground utilities, secured entrance, community pool and low HOA’s.

“Casa Tortuga” is a beautifully furnished 3 Bedroom/ 3 Bathroom home with great attention to detail. Held in an LLC for lower closing costs and quick closing! Seller will also consider financing.

Special features of this home include:
– Grand Boveda ceiling in Living, Dining, Kitchen & Master Suites
– Fireplace in Living Area
– Open floor plan with large windows
– Spacious kitchen with Granite Counter top
– Large bar accommodating seating for 5
– 2 Master Suites with sitting area
– Private Access to the back patio from Master Suites
– Guest Bedroom with several windows and attached bathroom
– Front and Backyard laid in brick and cobblestone
– Built-in table and chairs in backyard
– Margarita Deck
– 2 car garage

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Passage to Puerto Peñasco Part Four: Make it Permanent

You’ve spent your weekend here, (or one of many, or longer!) and now the question looms: “Can I live here?!” Not only can you, but it is entirely more affordable than you think!

Looking to retire or get a holiday home? Check out Forbes ‘Best Places to Retire’ list of 2016 and comparing those numbers with what we have in Rocky Point. The number one city on their list is Abilene, TX, a city of about 120,000 in the middle of the state, certainly nice but is it a coastal paradise? Of course not. And that isn’t the only place Rocky Point takes the lead. Rent per month in the city of Abilene sits at an average $600 for a one bedroom. Rocky Point’s rent can be a one bedroom from the lowest at $200 a month in town, $750 along Sandy Beach and the Hotel Condo Zone, or anywhere in between or more along Cholla Bay. The point is, there are many options! And those are just the rental prices! Finding a condo or home (or a lot to build the dream home!) is possible and affordable.

That’s just the rent! The cost of living across the board is cheaper as compared to most everywhere in the States and if you’re living off a fixed income such as retirement payments, the distance you can stretch that dollar is far.

Being in the ‘Free Zone’ discussed previously in the blog also means the laws are simpler for U.S. citizens than in other parts of Mexico which is certainly a benefit to Rocky Point over other locales. Activities are plentiful, and you’ll never run out of things to do while in the town, whether permanently or seasonal. Florida is old hat. Rocky Point is where it’s at! Get in touch and let’s get you on the path to Puerto Peñasco!

Single Story For Sale in Las Palomas, Sandy Beach

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•  1,485 sq. ft., 2 bath, 3 bdrm single story$275,000. LOWEST PRICED 3 BEDROOM
MLS® #16-569  

– Topaz 201 is a 3Bd/2Ba furnished condo and is the LOWEST PRICED 3 Bedroom in Las Palomas Resort!

Special Features Include:
End unit –
2 bedrooms with Ocean Views
Large 450 square foot patio
Rental income of a three bedroom rate and expenses of a 2 bedroom
Lower floor
Near gym, store, reception/lobby
Maple Cabinets Throughout
8-foot Solid Wood Front Door
7-foot Interior Doors to Match Cabinets
Granite Counter Tops in the Kitchen
Kohler Sinks, Toilets & Tubs
Moen Plumbing Fixtures
Travertine Marble in Bathrooms
16-inch Floor Tiles
Laundry Room with Side by Side Washer/Dryer

Las Palomas offers more amenities than any resort in Rocky Point!!
Amenities include:
18-hole golf course
Negative-edge pool with heated spas
Swim-up pool bar and grill
Lazy river
2 fine dining restaurants with central bar
Underground parking
Walking trails
24-hour security
Room service

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