Picture this: It’s Christmas time, but instead of bundling up in coats and scarves, fighting the rush hour traffic, you’re basking in the warm sun, with soft sand between your toes and the gentle sounds of the Sea of Cortez in the background. Welcome to Christmas in Rocky Point, where you can experience a holiday getaway like no other.
The best part? You don’t have to deal with crowded airports or long security lines. You can simply hop in your car and drive to this beach paradise. Leave the stress of holiday travel behind and embark on a festive adventure in Rocky Point. With beautiful beaches and the breathtaking Sea of Cortez, what more could you ask for?
When you arrive, you have a plethora of options for accommodations. Rent a modern condo or fulfill your dream of staying in an older development that catches your eye. You can even find cozy apartments or houses near popular areas like the Malecon, Mirador or Mayan Palace. The choice is yours. And once you settle in, get ready for a holiday experience you’ll never forget.
One of the perks of celebrating Christmas in Rocky Point is the ability to do last-minute shopping without the chaos. Avoid the crowds and explore the local shops where you can find unique and inexpensive gifts. Need some ideas? How about seashell mirrors or frames? Collect shells from the beach and personalize frames for your loved ones. It’s a thoughtful and eco-friendly gift that will hold a special place in their hearts.
If you’re looking for more beach-inspired presents, consider creating a sandcastle bucket for the kids. Buy some inexpensive buckets, decorate them with shells and sparkling trinkets, and fill them with scoopers and shovels. It’s a gift that will have the little ones begging for a trip to the beach.
After you finish your shopping, immerse yourself in the holiday spirit by enjoying the beautiful lights and decorations that adorn every corner of Rocky Point. Almost every condo, hotel, restaurant, and lobby are illuminated with twinkling lights and adorned with festive ornaments. The Christmas tree at the center of it all completes the magical atmosphere.
When it comes to holiday treats, look no further than one of our local coffee houses, there are many to choose from. Kaffehaus, a favorite breakfast spot in Rocky Point, offers a delicious Café Mocha, pair it with their mouthwatering apple strudel or other sweet holiday goodies. The perfect way to indulge in some holiday cheer.
Don’t miss out on the Mermaid’s Market, December 2nd and December 16th. This arts and crafts market (which also features food and beverage booths) is held every other Saturday in the Shrimp Plaza, which is located at the corner of Blvd. Benito Juarez and Blvd. Fremont. Here, you can find stunning handmade jewelry, clothing, art, books, and more. It’s the ideal place to discover unique and meaningful gifts for everyone on your list.
If you crave a blend of local and international shopping experiences, take a stroll through Rodeo Drive. Look for the sign that says “Rodeo Drive” off of Benito Juarez and explore the shops for that perfect gift. You never know what treasures you might find.
For a more traditional Christmas shopping experience, visit the Old Port area aka the Malecon. This area is filled with small shops and boutiques where you can find locally made products and beautifully crafted souvenirs.
Can’t make it to Rocky Point for the holidays? Fear not! Visit Rocky Point Local Shop on Etsy to find unique gifts with beach-inspired themes and free shipping to the states. From beach towels and flip flops to hats and hoodies, there’s something for everyone. Check out, the new children’s book series, The Sparkling Adventures of Glowy The Fish, on Amazon, a new Sea of Cortez children book series about a small fish named Glowy that helps others sea creatures find their inner glow. The perfect gift for the kids.
Now, let’s talk about the breathtaking beauty of the Sea of Cortez. Nicknamed the “Aquarium of the World” by the renowned marine explorer Jacques Cousteau, this stunning body of water is a paradise for nature lovers. While snorkeling or diving may not be on everyone’s Christmas itinerary, there are plenty of other water activities to enjoy. Jet skiing, boat rides, and even parasailing are fantastic ways to take in the clear waters and create unforgettable memories. Or check out one of our three golf courses and play golf by the sea in the perfect weather.
One of the most marvelous ways to spend a sunny December day in Rocky Point (IMO) is to grab a cozy blanket, play some music, and curl up with a good book on the beach. Let the warmth of the sun and the gentle sound of the waves transport you to a state of pure relaxation.
Last but not least, indulge your taste buds with the mouthwatering flavors of Sonoran cuisine. Being a coastal town, Puerto Peñasco offers an array of fresh seafood delights. Try shrimp tacos, ceviche, or a lavish fish platter to celebrate Christmas in true Rocky Point style. With the Sea of Cortez providing an abundance of fresh ingredients, you’re in for a culinary treat like no other.
As you revel in the spectacular lights, immerse yourself in the unique traditions, savor the delicious food, and create lasting memories with your loved ones, you’ll find that Christmas in Rocky Point is indeed a magical experience. Embrace the warmth of the sun, the beauty of nature, and the joyous spirit of the season in this tropical paradise. Merry Christmas and Feliz Navidad from Puerto Peñasco!