Rocky Point, Mexico is a world-class destination for fishing, sailing, and diving; but there’s one other outdoor activity that is quickly gaining in popularity among visitors to this coastal paradise: Ultralight Flying. For those who are unfamiliar with the sport, ultralight flying is essentially recreational aviation — traveling by airplane at low speeds and low altitudes. When most of us think about flying, visions of large commercial planes come to mind. But, for adventurers seeking a different kind of flight experience, there's a smaller, more intimate and accessible option.
Ultralight flights are a type of small aircraft that looks like a motorized tricycle with a wing on top of it. Typically flown by a single person, if offers an incredibly unique flying experience. It glides effortlessly in the air because of its well-designed structure, but it can also land and take off from the beach thanks to its small yet strong motor and three wheels. With the little separation between you and the ground (or water), the sense of speed and freedom is unbeatable. These motorized vehicles fly so low and so much slower than any regular airplane that you can really take in the scenery and even wave at the tourists on the beach as you fly above.
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The pilots of these Ultralights, spend many hours training to give you a safe and professional ride. Many times in the afternoon, you will see them maneuver the planes up high above the condos or soar up and then dive down. When you take decide to go up, you can even tell the pilot what you would like to do and see, so they can make your trip the experience of a lifetime! Make sure to take your camera or cell phone to get some unbelievable footage. Though, we highly recommend you bring a GoPro or other type of sport appropriate camera as you definitely don't want to lose it in the ocean!
There are several places where you can go to enjoy this exciting activity. The prices are in the same range everywhere unless you make a deal with the vendors. Normally, they are $40-50 USD per person and $100 for two. The activity lasts for just about 10-15 minutes not including take off and landing. So let the deck hand strap you in and it will be up, up, and away! You will go up several hundred feet in the air. If you’re looking for a place to start your ultralight flying adventure, we recommend checking out these places:
Location: At every resort where Casago manages vacation rentals, you can find our office and ask for help booking this or any other service!
Rocky Point Adventures
Location: C. Lenguado y Recinto Portuario, Av. Luis Encinas, 83554 Puerto Peñasco, Son.
There are many different companies that offer this exciting activity! Just as with other water adventures such as Banana Boats or Parasailing, you can find gentlemen selling these adventures along the beaches.
- Flights have an average duration of 8-15 minutes.
- All equipment such as helmet, goggles, and gloves.
- Professional pilot and assistance.
- Don't forget your camera for an incredible selfie or video footage. Or, even better if you have access to a GoPro, you'll get the best shots with a much lower chance of losing your device to the ocean!
- Your harness will likely be loose-fitting – don’t panic! This is normal.
- Casago concierges can help you with booking your activities!