Puerto Penasco, Sonora, also known as Rocky Point, Mexico, has unique qualities that make it a desirable place to live.
Whether you are retiring or looking for a change in space in your life, Puerto Penasco should be your list. It has the best of both worlds: the United States and Mexico. For US mail, open a mailbox in Luquaville and a private service can deliver your mail to Puerto Penasco. Shop online through US catalogs (this is not possible in the south). You do not need a special permit for your car in this free zone, just buy Mexican insurance, park your car mainly in Mexico and your insurance bell will be much lower. Phoenix is only half an hour away, allowing frequent shopping in the US, and even Las Vegas is only half a day away. Many nice places are within a day's drive —- you won't feel "caught on an island". You will experience living in a small town, but with great urban proximity to everything you may need. Health insurance can work with your US insurance, and transfers to US hospitals can be arranged. The pace of life is calm. Enter the restaurant, greet the owner with a warm greeting, look around and you will probably see people you know. Enjoy a sense of community with many other American cities.
The beaches are beautiful, with one of the biggest tides in the world. The same beach is a completely different form hour by hour, you can snorkel in the morning and walk on the same rocks this afternoon! At full tide there is a depth change of up to 18 feet in just 6 hours! The water temperature, warmer than the Pacific, makes swimming very enjoyable. The waves are very small, which makes it safe for children. Only sometimes the waves get big enough to surf. Rocky Point has several beaches to choose from – from the tidal Mirador beach, ideal for exploring the tidal pool, to the more active sandy beach where beach volleyball, boarding, ultra-light flying and jet skiing are the order of the day. Twenty minutes south, you can find miles of pristine and secluded beaches if you prefer. Eat fresh oysters from an oyster farm at one of the many mouths or go to the Chola tide. Culinary options abound, ranging from modest sands to high-end resorts; shrimp, the main part of our city, is excellent everywhere you go.
Most importantly: moving here will make you feel welcomed by friendly people, it will quickly make you feel that you belong to our community. So come, breathe in our fresh ocean air and call Puerto Penasco at your new home!
Posted by Aniruda Badola