the wandering chick
Puerto Peñasco, Mexico
Rocky Point, the beach for Arizonans
from Old Port looking across to La Choya

The beach is the definite draw for many Arizonans who don't mind a half-day drive to this seaside resort in Mexico. Situated on the shores of the Gulf of California, known also as the Sea of Cortez, Rocky Point is a destination of relaxation for many snowbirds as well. Some Americans like it well enough to buy homes there. Others are satisfied with just visiting.

My day trip there from the Phoenix area was just long enough to check out the highlights and to see what all the hoopla is about. I was able to get a few pictures in one of the more touristy parts of town, Old Port,, the Fish Market. Just across the water was the white sandy beaches that attract so many.

In La Choya, several huge hotels offer all the conveniences of beach resort living including access to the beach. As well, that area is popular with all-terrain vehicles due to its proximity to the open desert sands.

Just at the tip of Old Port, locals cast fishing lines into the clear green water. It also seems to be a semi-popular swimming hole.
restaurant over the water
across the water to the Sandy Beach
Several restaurants line the shore along the gulf promenade at Old Port.
the bell tower entrance to Old Port
An arched bell tower marks the entrance to Old Port, the Fish Market, and its restaurants and souvenir shops. A wonderful view of the gulf can be had by strolling the area's promenade.
Old Port promenade
The locals seem to like an easy stroll along the promenade.
pelican skimming the water
the promenade
Lots of brown pelicans in the area.
courtyard leading to a restaurant
showing all the colors
One of my favorite things of Old Port is the locals' use of bright colors.
Old Port restaurant
the colors of mexico
Old Port Restaurant
plants along the promenade
Thunder on the Beach is one of several restaurants in the Old Port section of town.
Simple landscaping along the promenade adds to the enjoyment of the stroll.
The Point Restaurant braves the water in the Old Port section.

Please visit some of my other travel locations. Feel free to email me if you have questions or comments.

BY CITY:Boston | Carson City | Coeur d'Alene, ID | Colorado Springs | Duluth, MN | Durango, CO | Fort Benton, MT | Galveston, TX | Independence, MO | Juliette, GA | Leadville, CO | Morro Bay, CA | New York City | Sacramento | San Diego | Savannah | Seattle | Sedona, AZ | St. Louis | Stillwater, MN | Tombstone | Tucson | Washington, D.C.

BY STATE:Alaska| Arizona | California | Colorado | Georgia | Idaho | Maine | Michigan | Minnesota | Montana | Nevada | New Mexico | North Carolina | Oregon | South Dakota| Texas | Utah | Washington | Wisconsin | Wyoming

BY REGIONS, LANDMARKS AND NATL PARKS, FORESTS AND MONUMENTS: the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest | Antelope Island on the Great Salt Lake | Arches NP | the Badlands | Big Sur | Bighorn Canyon | the Biltmore Estate | the Black Hills | Blue Ridge Parkway | Bodega Bay | Bridges of Madison County | Bryce Canyon | Canyon de Chelly | Canyonlands NP | Death Valley | Devils Tower| Garden of the Gods | Glacier NP | the Grand Canyon | the Grand Tetons | the Great Sand Dunes NP | Gulf Shores, AL | the Hearst Castle | Highway 287 | Hoover Dam | Hovenweep NM | In search of Barns and Bridges | Kure Beach | Lake Powell | Lake Tahoe | Little Bighorn Battlefield | Mackinac Island | Martha's Vineyard | Medicine Bow NF | Mesa Verde NP | Monterey Bay | Monument Valley | Mount Rainier | Mount Rushmore | Mount St. Helens | Napa Valley | Natural Bridges NM | Niagara Falls | OK City (bombing) NM | the Olympic Peninsula | Organ Pipe Cactus NM | the Outer Banks | the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert | Pictured Rocks NL | Point Reyes Natl Seashore | Rocky Mtn NP | the Royal Gorge | Saguaro NP | Shenandoah Valley | Sleeping Bear Dunes NL | the Sonoma Coast | Sunset Crater NM | Texas Hill Country | Tonto NM | Tonto Natural Bridge | Tybee Island | Valley of Fire | the Vermillion Cliffs | White Mountains NF | Yellowstone NP | Yosemite NP | Zion NP

OUTSIDE THE U.S.: Austria | Budapest, Hungary | Canada | Costa Rica | East Africa | Europe, here and there | France | Germany | Greece | Italy | Morocco | the Netherlands | Portugal | Puerto PeƱasco, Mexico | Russia | Scotland | Spain | Switzerland | Tunisia | Turkey

OTHER: HOME | My Favorites | the Andreas family, Moab | Vilseck DoDDS teachers' reunions | Madi's Page




All images within 'The Wandering Chick' Web site are copyright protected. They may not be downloaded or otherwise copied.