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In Case of a Sting: Jellyfish and Stingrays

Rocky Point beaches are gorgeous, but tourists aren’t the only ones who enjoy them! In the warm blue water jellyfish and stingrays dwell. From afar these are some captivating creatures, but getting to close can come with unwanted consequences. It can be hard to see them at first glance, so shuffle your feet along the sandy floor, also known as the “Stingray Shuffle”, to possibly ward any lingers off safely. Here are some further health and safety tips should you accidentally get stung. 

With a jellyfish sting, it’s very important, you remove any tentacles with a flat surface like a credit card. Using hands to pull or rub will only allow the tentacles to sting continuously, and more wounds for you. Only use sea or saline water to clean the area of the sting, and use Windex (or another product including ammonia) to stabilize PH levels. 

When stung by a stingray flush the wound with fresh water exclusively. After that soak it in the hottest temperature water you can stand and use tweezers to carefully remove any stingers or stinger fragments. Amerimed, a health station located on Sandy Beach can provide a shot for the puncture wound as well as any of the methods mentioned above should you need or desire the help. 

Bringing Pets to Mexico

If you’re planning an extended vacation in Rocky Point but have some beloved furry friends, you might be worrying what to do with them while you’re away. Luckily, cats and dogs are permitted over the U.S. border into Mexico should you find yourself unable to part with them. However, there are a few elements to bringing your four-legged friends you may want to be aware of. 

Bringing any pets over the border will fall under “Import and Export of Live Animals”. Always declare your pets should your documentation be checked. Two animals are allowed per person though you can’t bring more than three pets without a proper import certificate, which comes at an extra cost.  

For your pets, you will also need a signed health certificate from the veterinarian. The certificate should show your animal has all proper vaccinations including rabies and distemper. Vaccinations will need to have been given over thirty days prior to travel dates otherwise, they might face quarantine. The health certificate will also need to confirm your pet was healthy ten days before travel. 

Keep in mind that due to less animal control in Mexico, there may be a noticeable amount of stray dogs. It is very likely these animals have ticks, worms, or other health issues that might cause a threat to your furry friends should you not keep a watchful eye. If there are any mentions of swine flu, bird flu, and mad cow disease you may be more thoroughly checked at the border. 

If your pets are in good health and can’t stand to see you go, bring them along for some vacation fun!

What to Consider When Buying a Condo in Rocky Point

What was that you just said? You have decided to live the good life? You have decided you want to buy a condo in one of the most beautiful locations in all of Mexico? Is it because you enjoy the beach, the sun, and having fun? Well, whatever your reason are, we understand. Buying a condo in Rocky Point is not only a great decisions, it is an investment as well! Rocky Point Dan is an expert at all thing Rocky Point, today we will share a few things to consider when buying a condo in Rocky Point. 

Location, Location, Location 

The classic rules of real estate still apply here. Location is one of the most important factors to consider when you start looking at condos here in Rocky Point. As yourself, what matters most to me? Do I want easy access to the city, or would I rather be walking distance to the beach? Do I want to be on the beach? You should also ask around to learn as much as you can about the neighborhood you might be moving into. You don’t want an unpleasant surprises once you move in after all.

Always Use a Professional

This is particularly important here in Mexico. You want to deal with a real estate professional who knows the ins and the outs off the city like the back of his hand. You want someone who lives and dreams condos. You want someone who knows the neighborhood of Rocky Point almost as well as he knows his own kids! This kind of realtor can be your guide in the buying process. He will help you find the perfect place for you. The place you can live out all of you dreams. 

Bella Sirena 2 Story in Puerto Penasco, Mexico for Sale

• 2,457 sq. ft., 3 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story - $499,000 - LUXURY PENTHOUS

 -  3 Bedroom/3 Bathroom 2-STORY FURNISHED LUXURY PENTHOUSE CONDO in Bella Sirena Resort.

This is ONLY 1 of 2 condos with this unique floor plan at the resort.

Special features of this condo include:
- Title held in Arizona LLC
- Located in the ''E'' Building which is the condo tower closest to the water
- 2 Fireplaces (in Living Area & Upstairs Master)
- 2 Bovedas (in Living Area & Upstairs Master)
- Upstairs Master with private patio with Jacuzzi & Built-in BBQ Area
- Upstairs loft area
- Main Level with 2 Bedroom split floor plan
- All Bedrooms with Ocean View
- All Bedrooms with access to patio
- 2 Garage spaces convey
- 8' Alder Arched Solid Doors
- Granite Kitchen Counter Tops
- Large Terrace

Bella Sirena Resort amenities include: -24-Hour Onsite Security Gated Entry
-Four Rock-scaped Pools
-Infinity-edge pools Poolside
-Palapa Bar
-Fitness Center
-Tennis Court
-Bocce Ball Court
-Putting Green
-Underground Parking
-Hand-Laid Stone Streets

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Have a great time in Rocky Point!

Rocky Point Dan
602-476-2304
Dan@RockyPointDan.com

Rocky Point Penthouse in Bella Sirena Resort

Check out this LUXURY PENTHOUSE FOR SALE IN BELLA SIRENA RESORT IN ROCKY POINT, MEXICO

Bella Sirena E701, a 2,457 sq. ft., 3 bath, 3 bdrm 2 story. 

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Learning about Rocky Point’s Incredible Bars

Rocky Point is such a popular tourist and vacation destination for a reason – because it is incredibly fun. There is so much to do here it is almost tough to know where to start. Most people love the beach, they soak up the sun and play in the ways. What better way to pass the day? What about nightlife though? A truly amazing vacation city needs to have a quality nightlife spots. Luckily, Rocky Point fits the bill. Today, let’s look at a few of Rock Point’s most popular bars. We can’t wait to see you come in for a drink! 

The Pink Cadillac 

The Pink Cadillac is not what you would think of when you picture a Rocky Point bar, which is one of the things that makes it so much fun. You probably would expect a beautiful beach-themed cabana-type location, but that is not the case here at the Pink Cadillac. This bard is designed to look like a 50s style American diner. Come here for a little dose of nostalgia with your fun!

JJ’s Cantina

JJ’s Cantina is an essential Rocky Point Establishment. In fact, there is a sign that hangs over the door at JJ’s which says, “If you haven’t been to JJ’s, you haven’t been to Rocky Point.” A fantastic place to come for a beer, a margarita, Mexican food, or even American food. JJ’s has been around for over 20 years, and is a popular hot spot for locals and tourists alike. 

Manny’s Beach Club 

There are some that say that Manny’s Beach Club is the oldest bar in all of Rocky Point. We certainly wouldn’t dispute that fact with them! Manny’s started out as a small taco stand called Taco Loco and has since grown into a massive establishment that can house up to 1,000 people at once! 

Rocky Point, Mexico - Pinacate Resort

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UPGRADES!!

• 750 sq. ft., 1 bath, 1 bdrm single story - $92,000 - Title Held in LLC

 -  Pinacate 420 is a 1Bd/1Ba furnished condo with title held in a Colorado LLC.

This condo has been upgraded as follows:
- Granite kitchen countertops & backsplash
- Resurfaced kitchen cabinetry
- Stainless refrigerator
- New appliances
- Bathroom shower tile
- Bathroom shower blocks

Pinacate is a popular resort because of its close proximity to shopping, restaurants and bars.

Pinacate Resort's amenities include:
2 pools
1 Jacuzzi
1 children's pool
huge palapa area
exercise room
bbqs
volleyball
fire pit

Come and check out this condo!!

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Have a great time in Rocky Point!

Rocky Point Dan
602-476-2304
Dan@RockyPointDan.com

 

Las Palomas Resort in Rocky Point with most amenities

• 899 sq. ft., 1 bath, 1 bdrm single story - MLS $149,888 - Lowest Price in Resort

 -  Opalo 506 1Bd/1Ba furnished condo is the LOWEST PRICE in the entire resort! Seller will consider financing.

Located in front of the Opalo building, so closer to water with morning sun & afternoon shade.

Special Features Include:
- 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
Gym
Clubhouse
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

Property information

 

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For
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Have a great time in Rocky Point!

Rocky Point Dan
602-476-2304
Dan@RockyPointDan.com

 

Learning about Beautiful Rocky Point

Did you know that Rocky Point isn’t even the real name of our amazing city? No, it’s actually name is Puerto Penasco. Interesting, isn’t it! There is so much more to learn about Puerto Penasco, it almost hard to know where to start. Our city is rich in culture and history.  It is both a popular tourist destination, and a place that is much beloved by locals. It is located a short 60 miles south of the Arizona border. Rocky Point is a city on the rise. It keeps growing at astounding rates. Before we learn any more about modern day Rocky Point, let’s learn a little about its history.

A Brief History of Rocky Point 

Rocky Point has not always been a huge tourist destination. No, its origins are much more humble in nature. Rocky Point actually started off as a humble fishing village. Some people trace its origins back to Lt. Robert William Hardy of the British Navy, who was traveling up and down the coast of Mexico looking for a place to find pearls and other precious metals. At Puerto Penasco he found beautiful beaches and an ocean teaming with fish. Word of his discovery quickly spread and people flocked to the newly founded town. Some individuals even came to Puerto Penasco seeking the rare Totoaba, which was believed to bestow healing powers 

Arriving at Modern Rocky Point 

Most people believe that modern day Rocky Point was established when John Stone, an American entrepreneur came down and build the area’s first casino and speakeasy during the prohibition era. He also helped establish roads, and he set up the first flight services which came from nearby Phoenix and Tucson. He had a vision for Rocky Point. If he saw our amazing city today, he couldn’t help but feel his vision had come true. 

Las Palomas Resort in Rocky Point - Condo for Sale

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LARGEST FLOORPLAN

• 1,315 sq. ft., 1 bath, 1 bdrm single story - $179,000 - OCEANFRONT BUILDING

 -  CORDOBA 302 is a fully furnished 1 BD/1BA Condo PLUS ADDITIONAL BUNK ROOM.

Special features of this condo include:
- Prime Location
- located in the OCEAN FRONT Building
- Faces East for Old Port Views & Ocean Views
- Largest 1 Bedroom floor plan
- Custom Built-in Bunk Room
- This Condo is the only 1 bedroom in Phase 2 on the market
- Cordoba Building is the newest building of Phase 2

Phase 2 of Las Palomas Resort has upgraded finishes which include the following:

- Upgraded Tile Package
- Floor to Ceiling Marble in Bathrooms
- Upgraded Cabinetry
- Upgraded Appliances
- 8' Solid Core Doors

Las Palomas offers more amenities than any resort in Rocky Point which include:
- 18-hole Golf Course
- Fitness Center
- Clubhouse
- Negative-edge Pool with Heated Spas
- Swim-up Pool and Grill
- Lazy River
- 2 Fine Dining Restaurants w/ Central Bar
- Underground Parking
- Walking Trails
- 24-hour Security
- Room Service
- Children's Day Care

EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT AND MORE!!!

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Rocky Point Dan
602-476-2304
Dan@RockyPointDan.com

Cordoba 302 Las Palomas Phase 2 For Sale

 Cordoba 302 - Las Palomas in OCEANFRONT BUILDING for sale

1,315 sq. ft., 1 bath, 1 bdrm single story. Now $179,000

Property information

 

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Have a great time in Rocky Point!

Rocky Point Dan
602-476-2304
Dan@RockyPointDan.com

Why Rocky Point Is an Amazing Retirement Location

We all have that dream of retiring one day. Some of us dream of retiring and running away to a deserted island where no one will ever be able to find us, a place where we can live out the rest of our days in peace and tranquility. Others dream of retiring in a peaceful cabin up in the mountains. Some people are happier spending their retired years in the city. Have you ever considered making Rocky Point your retirement location? Today, we will look at a few reason as to why it is an excellent place to retire. 

The Perfect Distances Away 

You don’t want to feel entirely cut off from the world when you retire. After all, you do still have friends and family you love and care about. However, you do want to be far enough away that you can enjoy your peace and quiet. It is easy to get to Rocky Point from southern Arizona, but it is in a different country, so everyone isn’t going to come rushing to see you. It is just close enough, and just far enough away. Truly a perfect location. 

Endless Activities

One thing you have in abundance after you retire, is time. Good thing there is plenty to do in Rocky Point. Whether you love to be active and explore, or you love to relax on the beach and have a good time, the choice is yours. You can discover something new to do every single day. Boredom may never be a concern again 

Excellent Value 

You have worked so hard to build up that retirement nest egg, so you want it to go far. Well, in Rocky point it will. The property values are very reasonable, so here, you will be able to retire in style.  


What to Expect at the Border (Part Two)

Rocky Point Dan is here to make sure everyone gets across the border safe and sound! This means making sure you leave any contraband items at home. There are many things you probably don’t even know you aren’t allowed to bring over. When you are crossing the border you need to declare what personal belongs you have with you, and pay the appropriate taxes. 

Strictly Prohibited 

We will start off by discuss items that you are strictly prohibited from transporting into Mexico. Some of these will come as a surprise, and some will immediately make total sense. Firearms, bullets and explosives are all strictly prohibited, as are recreational and illegal drugs. Transporting any of these items across the border could result in 10 to 25 years in prison. Even if you transport them accidently! Say you forget you have a firearm in your glove compartment, well, you are still responsible for it. Additionally, you are prohibited from transporting vegetables into Mexico. 

Items Limited in Crossing

Limitations are placed on many of the personal items you can bring into Mexico. Usually, exceeding these limitations will just result in a minor tax. Many of these limitations will come as a surprise, so pay close attention. You are allowed to travel with only 1 piece of used sports equipment and only 4 fishing poles. You must declare any laptop computers or camping equipment. If you are 18 or older, you can bring 3 liters of beer, wine or liquor. Likewise you may transport 20 cigarette cartons, 25 cigars, or 200 grams of tobacco. Pharmaceuticals for personal use are permitted, but you must have a prescription. You may bring only 1 camera or video recorder. Of course, this is not a compressive list. If you are at all unsure, you should declare an item and ask if it permitted. Transporting contraband items simply isn’t worth it. 

What to Expect at the Border (Part One)

You know what the number one things is keeping people from enjoying an incredibly relaxing weekend at Rocky Point? They are worried about crossing the border. They are not sure what to expect. They don’t know what is allowed and what isn’t! They let this fear of the unknown get the best of them and they miss out on an awesome time! Well, Rocky Point Dan doesn’t want anyone to miss out on an awesome time just because they don’t know what to expect at the border. Don’t worry, we will get you across safely. 

Timing and Documentation 

First off, it is important to note that the boarder is only open from 6 AM to 12 AM. This means no crossing in the middle of the night. Plan your trip accordingly. You are probably wondering if you need to have a visa or a passport when you are crossing the border. This is a good question, and there are a few things to consider. U.S. citizens who are staying for less than 72 hours within the “border zone area” (about 25 miles from the border) don’t need to acquire a visa or a tourist card. If you are going to be exceeding either of these limitations, you can get a tourist card for a nominal fee. 

Now the next question is, do I need a passport? The answer is a simple one – yes! The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requires all individuals, and that includes U.S. citizens, have a passport when they are traveling back and forth between the Americas, the Caribbean and Bermuda. 

As a U.S. citizen you can attain a passport through the U.S. State Department. The application is available online. If you need any help, there will be passport acceptance facilities in your area who will be happy to help you out.

And that is all the time we have today. We bid you adios! Check back next time for part two of what to expect when crossing the border. 

Having Fun in Rocky Point – Our List of Top Activities

It is really easy to have fun in Rocky Point. Almost too easy. Your vacation will be over all too quickly and it’s going to be tough returning to normal life. Make the most of this precious vacation time while you have it by hitting all of the top activities on our list. 

1. Relax at the Beach

We probably didn’t have to tell you to do this one. Rocky point has some of the most picturesque beaches in the entire world. What better way to spend your day than relaxing, soaking up some sun, and taking a dip in the beautiful water. 

2. Visit El Pinacate

El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve in truly a place unlike any other. For hikers and outdoor enthusiast, it is an amazing, one of a kind location. Replete with cinder cones, developed lava flows, and craters, visiting El Pinacate is like taking a step backwards in time. Explore the visitor’s center and walk the grounds of the beautiful park. El Pinacate may end up being the highlight of your trip!  

3. Exploring Old Port

Are you a fan of shopping and eating? So are we. Who isn’t really? Well, for fans of shopping and eating, there is no better place to explore than Old Port. Munch on fresh seafood, sample street tacos, and sharpen your bargaining skills as you browse the shops. There is something for everyone. We can guarantee you will head back home with your arms full of souvenirs. 

4. Isla San Jorge 

For wildlife and water, Isla San Jorge is the place to be. You can make a day of visiting. Grab a lunch, hop on a boat, and head on out. The island is covered in happy, barking sea lions. Best of all, these guys are not shy. They will swim right up to your boat to visit. We hope you are ready to make some friends! 

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