Taste of Mexico 8 Day RV Rally
Bienvenido a México, mis amigos! Far from the maddening crowds of overpriced, overcrowded resorts lies a serene beach paradise on the glistening Sea of Cortez. It’s called Rocky Point (Puerto Peñasco) in the sleepy state of Sonora, Mexico. Join Fantasy on this popular ‘Taste of Mexico’ Rally and discover the simple joys of life in this friendly fishing village bursting with pristine beaches, fresh seafood and full-service beachfront RV sites on the glistening Sea of Cortez.
It may seem strange, but Day 1 of your beachy getaway starts in Ajo, Arizona. We rendezvous here for the first night so that our experienced Fantasy Ambassadors can organize all of the required paperwork before we cross the border in the morning. Fantasy’s trademark Orientation and Get-Acquainted Party begins only after all the T’s are crossed and I’s dotted!
Safety is always priority one, and there is no safer place to be than Rocky Point/Puerto Peñasco on this fully escorted Fantasy rally. Under the watchful care of experienced Fantasy Travel Ambassadors, we caravan together to a warm reception at the border crossing. A police escort takes us through the first city in Mexico, and we continue to caravan on good, paved roads into our reserved, beachfront RV sites at The Reef RV Park. We’re parked right on Sandy Beach, complete with panoramic views of dolphins dancing in the sparkling sea.
Your Fantasy Travel Ambassadors are on duty 24/7 before they even leave home, and they make personal contact with every customer prior to the start of the rally. They give you all the information you need to make you feel prepared, comfortable and ready to just have fun! Actually, besides Mexico liability insurance (required for all vehicles entering into the country) and your passport, the only other items you will need are what you would bring on any trip — an adventurous spirit, an open mind and heart …oh, and maybe a jacket for a cool evening. March is the best time to experience the warmth and wonderfulness of Rocky Point/Puerto Peñasco. Like Goldilocks said, ‘Not too hot, not too cold – just right!’
Once we’re all parked, this beach party gets started with dinner at El Capitan restaurant atop the highest hill in town, famous for its sweeping bay views and fish-bowl size margaritas. Si, Si, my thirsty Gringo friends! This is just your first taste of adventure in Mexico, and it won’t be your last!
We breakfast, (maybe even with a little hair of the dog) at Hotel Paraiso del Desierto, known for its excellent restaurant. Afterward, we take an orientation tour of the city and explore downtown Rocky Point. An authentic ‘local flavors’ lunch is in order before strolling through the local craft and seafood markets.
The fish and shrimp market is known as the Malecon. Here, you can stock up on the famous fresh shrimp of Puerto Peñasco, which is loaded into coolers and shuttled right back to the RV Park for you. Muy delicioso! But our day’s not over yet! We’ve got a beach party with plenty of food, beverages and fun back at the campground!
Day 5 is yours for exploring Rocky Point or just relaxing on the beach. This evening is reserved for dancing on the deck of a Catamaran during a private sunset cruise under the sparkling Mexican sky. It may be bitterly cold wherever you came from, but you’re in Mexico now, and tonight you’re enjoying the balmy ocean breeze with plenty of music, beverages and newfound Fantasy friends.
Fantasy always gives you the opportunity to enhance your vacation experience by suggesting optional activities, time permitting. Kayaking in the beautiful bay, ATVing on pristine Sandy Beach, parasailing in the cloudless sky, fishing in the Sea of Cortez or an excursion on Pinacate Sand Dunes are all exciting options Fantasy suggests while we are in Rocky Point. Incidentally, the Pinacate Sand Dunes are nine immense volcanic craters used by NASA from 1965 to 1970 to train astronauts for upcoming lunar excursions. And here’s a little trivia for you: the name ‘pinacate’ means stink beetle.
Like the preceding six, Day 7 is your last day on the beach to chill-as-you-choose. It’s only been a week, but between the fun and relaxation it’s been a great vacation. Time to say ‘Adios Amigos’ with a farewell dinner at one of the Reef’s famous restaurants, complete with a spectacular south-of-the-border sunset over the Sea of Cortez.