If you own a motorhome or other type of recreational vehicle, the beaches of Rocky Point are calling you. At one time in Puerto Peñasco, there were 10 RV parks. Then, when the condos started buying land, the parks started selling to the developers. Sadly, when the economy went down in the 1990’s, the developers stopped building. There are properties that have been sitting empty ever since. Fortunately, 5 of the original RV parks are still in operation today.
Choose from San Rafael and Playa Del Oro in the Mirador area or go over to Sandy Beach where you can dry camp. Or, choose Playa Bonita or the The Reef just before Cholla Bay.
All of them (except for the dry camping one) have the following amenities:
- Club Houses
- Restaurants/bars on the property or within a short walk.
The RV life is completely different from anything you have ever experienced. For the most part, the parks are occupied by seniors in the winter months trying to escape to a warmer climate. In addition, they’re able to go golfing and fishing at a fraction of what it would cost elsewhere. Many of these RVer’s have been here before and travel to meet friends from previous stays. They don’t need an escort across the border and travel in small groups or even alone.
If it is a first time coming into Mexico, you may want to choose to have your caravan led by Russ Black of Peñasco Recreation Company. He has many years of experience leading groups through the border crossing at Lukeville/Sonoyta and to your RV park. These caravans travel between 55-60 mph, so he notifies other travelers as to when they will be crossing so that tourists and residents can plan to cross ahead of them or after the cross. The caravans leave spaces between the rigs for people to pass so it is easy to get around them.
The Lifestyle of RV Life in Rocky Point as Told by Beverly
Imagine setting up your rig on the beach. Every day you can have your coffee overlooking the beautiful water of the Sea of Cortez. In the afternoon, you will see the RVer’s gathering on the beach or by their RV’s for Happy Hour while they prepare for a pot-luck dinner. The RV offices can arrange for fishing or sunset cruises for you and your group to enjoy.
The RV lifestyle will allow you to make so many new friends from all the United States and Canada. Several years ago, before retiring full time in Puerto Peñasco, we had a small travel trailer which was kept in a space at Playa Del Oro. We soon made RV friends staying at Playa Elegante (a park which is now long gone) that were from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, California, Utah and Canada. We carried on those friendships long after they stopped RVing. It was a very diverse group from a wine maker to a retired Air Force Colonel. We all loved to cook, so there were pot luck dinners every night. Everyone always had an RV story to tell from their travels that kept us laughing the night away.
Thanksgiving dinner was held in the clubhouse with everyone bring their special dish and New Year’s Eve was always spent at Manny’s Beach Club. I led many auto day trips to Caborca and Pitiquito where we toured the leather factory and then had lunch in Caborca before heading back to Rocky Point. We laughed when we showed up with 12–16 people for lunch as our favorite place was not prepared to handle us, but we were in no hurry so we waited.
If you plan to bring your RV to Rocky Point, a reservation is definitely needed in advance from October through May. The beachfront spaces are usually reserved a year in advance so be prepared to be placed on a wait list. Check out their websites and decide which one is best for you and make a reservation. Come down and enjoy the best vacation you will ever have making new memories.