My husband has been dying to go to Puerto Peñasco (known as Rocky Point to the gringos) for at least six months. I’ve been hesitant because it’s a four-and-a-half-hour drive south and across the border into Mexico. Number one, I can’t stand long drives.
Number two, we hear all these stories of drug cartels and crime in Mexico, so I’ll admit, I was a little afraid. Then, the neighbor across the street said she and her family went to Mexico and got COVID. They had to quarantine in their hotel room for 10 days before they could come home.
She said “People think what’s the big deal, you’re in Mexico at the beach? But we weren’t allowed to leave our hotel room and we weren’t enjoying great food. It was hard.”
The drive wasn’t bad at all once we got out of Phoenix. I even drove part of it. We drove through Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument which was beautiful.
I absolutely love Puerto Peñasco! I loved being at the ocean. I didn’t realize how much I missed it. The food was amazing and cheap. Fresh seafood to my heart’s content at around $20 for dinner for two. The accommodations were wonderful.
I’m so thrilled I got out of my comfort zone and went exploring with my husband. We’ll definitely be back — and I’ll post more photos and details this week.
Where have you been hesitant to travel to and then once there discovered you loved it?
I was nervous about our trip to Cancun in august. I was sure we would end up getting quarantined there. It was a great trip and we made it home with no issues at all.
I’ve never been to Cancun. We were supposed to go right after 911 and I was afraid to travel so we cancelled.
This is beautiful!
It was amazing!
Sound like the perfect vacation spot
It’s so nice it’s so close we can drive there.
Looks like a lovely trip and I’m glad you had safe travels. I’m not sure I would have been brave enough to make that drive! We took the family to Cancun in February and, thankfully, we had no issues. Entrepreneur and I will be doing more traveling now that things are opening up more. 💜
I found Mexico to be very safe and the people so friendly! I can’t wait to go back.
Gorgeous. We have been invited to go with some friends to Mexico later this year. We got our passports but I am still not sure how much I want to go, for all the travel reasons you mentioned. I know my husband really wants to go so we will.
That’s where I was. My husband wanted to go so I went along. Now I can’t wait to spend more time there!
To answer your end-question: My mother-in-laws.
That’s good it worked out!
I love Mexico but we usually go to less-resorty places (not that we don’t enjoy those too). I would love to get back to Oaxaca and/or San Miguel de Allende but it may be a while before we are comfortable enough to get on a plane again. I’m glad you went despite your fears and ended up enjoying yourself.
I’ve only been to Cabo before. I had a roommate in college whose parents owned a condo there. I’m sure it’s changed a lot! I’d love to explore less touristy places too, but it was fun to be able to drive there.
United Arab Emirates.
I was was wondering if you’d say that.
Your trip sounds lovely! I was also offered the opportunity to go to Saudi Arabia but lucky for me, I chose UAE.
That sounds like a good choice.
Absolutely gorgeous! I love the beach! So glad you had the opportunity to get away and enjoy the flavors of Mexico! xxoo, C
We will be going back later this month with friends. 🙂
Wonderful! It’s a nice spot.