Across the U.S. this weekend, much of the country will be springing forward with the beginning of Daylight Savings Time on Sunday. While in Rocky Point our clocks will stay the same (as they do in AZ and Sonora throughout the year), we’ll be springing right into the first weekend of Spring Break for Arizona schools. Let’s get into our Spring Break rundown so you know where to go, and what to do! Have fun and stay safe! Spring Break TIPS
Places to get your fiesta on!
Old Port – Can’t be beat for kicking back with a cerveza, downing some fish tacos, and watching the sea during the day. Start out at Thunder on the Beach restaurant, and make your way down to Caribbean Bay. Don’t miss our favorite: BooBar Cantina (just announced new hours, now open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. – ???)
Mirador –Baja Cantina & Hotel (or is that Hotel & Cantina)? With its open air courtyard and multiple watering holes, Baja has become a must for any honorable Spring Break getaway. Back in the day, Manny’s was the place to be day or night – right on the beach under a huge palapa – well we hear the days of Manny’s are back and the beach icon is open for business. IceBox – music, dance, fiesta on the main road through the Mirador (across from entrance to Manny’s). Elixir – just off the main drag in the Mirador (about a block up from Pink Cadillac) – offering comfy sofas for lounging, dance music, and local swank. Pink Cadillac…again, when the Mirador was the main evening spot in town the Cadillac was a must…looking to bring back some nostalgia in the Mirador. Heading out of the Mirador and down Ave. Sinaloa a swing by Capone’s for pizza or drinks is also now becoming a true RP tradition! From there, if you’re headed out toward Las Conchas, Bryan’s Sports Bar is also worth a drop in.
Calle 13 – Popular taco street straight through town on the way to Peñasco del Sol Hotel Fiesta-wise check out Chabela’s across from Sushi Sun or keep going to the plaza across from Peñasco del Sol and head up to Wrecked at Jen’s Joint (formally Sunset Cantina), or for a soothing evening of jazz and drinks head to Max’s at night. Just off Calle 13, as you head toward the resorts, there’s Duke’s whose open air patio and long bar are worth a visit.
Sandy Beach – Beachcombing by day, Chango’s by night. Located near the entrance to Sonoran Spa, Sonoran Sea, and Las Palmas, the beach party gets going at Chango’s at noon everyday, and the fiesta goes all night with DJs
The Reef and Cholla Bay – During the day probably one of the better known hot beach spots to be. Wrecked at The Reef….the name says it all. JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay is another iconic spot for any real Rocky Point adventure – terraces and views of the bay offer some relax time off the beach, and pictures throughout the place tell the cantina’s story – No Sniveling is all about JJ’s.
Locals secret: El Rincon Pub on Blvd. Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez, just above Regina’s restaurant – offering a selection of beers from around the world.
March 14 – 19 InSANDity Mexican Ninja beach obstacle course set up in from of Princesa condos (the yellow ones) on Sandy Beach
March 16 – Wanna get dirty? How about a Mud Run over at Thunder on the Beach’s course by the Reef Registration Open now: Dirty Beach Mud Run Plus, check out how to get in on driving a race car with Thunder on the Beach at the Reef.
March 15 – 17 (Race on Saturday, March 16th) It’s the SandStorm 300 of Southern Arizona Desert Racing (Additional races scheduled: May 18th Tequila 125 and the Cholla 250 on Nov. 22nd)
March 15 – 17 58th Annual CBSC Fish Derby (Additional dates in April and May)
March 16 Mermaid’s Arts Market at Plaza del Camarón
Off the beaten path
Pinacate! Hours for the Visitors Center and Pinacate entrance are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and recommendations are for morning visitors to stop by the Visitors Center first (with its newly installed museum pieces) and take in their interpretative trails and spectacular views over ancient lava flows. Then, continue along with a visit to the Pinacate craters (entry pass is valid for both spots). Cost $50 pesos visitors, $25 pesos Peñasco residents.
CEDO! The Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans in Las Conchas offers unique ways to explore the desert and Sea of Cortez with ecotours like kayaking, a tour through the Morua estuary, and tidepool tours. NaturArte Ecotours in March:
— 11, Monday, Kayaking the Morua, 12:00noon – 3:30pm
— 12, Tuesday, Discover the Tide Pools at night, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
— 13, Wednesday, Oyster Experience, 8:00am – 1:00pm
— 15, Friday, Pinacate Adventure, 7:00am – 3:00pm
— 18, Monday, Hiking the Sand Dunes, 7:00am – 1:00pm
— 20, Wednesday, Pinacate Adventure, 7:00am – 3:00pm
Movies! www.citicinemas.com Select city, and once in Puerto Peñasco select “cartelera” (movie times) *subject to change*. Sub = subtitled (generally with Spanish subtitles) Dob = Dubbed in Spanish.
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