Rocky Point, Mexico
Day 1 – Happy New Years Holiday! Depart for Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico on the Sea of Cortez. We make a brief stop in Gila Bend. Our port of entry is Sonoyta, south of Gila Bend. Crossing the border, we shift into Mexican time, very relaxed, so unwind and enjoy your vacation. Arrive at the hotel for a late lunch, or pack a lunch to eat on the way.
In Puerto Penasco, we stop at Super Leys so you can purchase snacks and beverages to “stock” your room. This store accepts credit cards.
Terrific restaurants, colorful curio shops and long stretches of sandy beach are waiting to be explored. Accommodations are at the Playa Bonita Hotel, a beachfront property with a large patio to enjoy the view. No plans are made for the evening. Bring your swim suit and take a dip in the beachfront pool and hot tub. Stroll the beautiful sandy beach in front of the hotel. Watch the magnificent sunset from the west-facing hotel patio. The hotel restaurant prepares terrific shrimp dishes and margaritas.
Day 2 – This morning board the bus for a day of sightseeing. See Julio’s shell art; shop in the Cholla Mall and the downtown Malacon with vendors selling t-shirts, jewelry, ceramics and ironwood. There are a variety of restaurants to try for lunch, but do sample a shrimp taco. Stops subject to change due to shop hours of operation and scheduling.
Not interested in sightseeing? That’s OK, the hotel is the perfect place to kick back and relax and do your own thing. Or explore the area by participating in an activity such as: fishing ($65 – $80 pp), golfing (18 holes at Las Palamos $75), horseback riding ($25), rental of an ATV or golf cart ($20 – $40 per hour), sunset cruise ($25 – $30 pp). All can be arranged upon arrival at the hotel. Your escort and driver will be please to provide more details. Taxis are inexpensive @ $2 per person per trip.
Tonight celebrate and enjoy Surf ‘n Turf dinner, dance to live music with piano man “Rigo Sauve” and have fun ringing in the New Year in Mexico — optional event, not included in the tour pricing. Reserve upon arrival at the hotel, approximate cost $35.
Day 3 – Today is unscheduled. Participate in an activity of your choice, return to the Malecon for further more shopping, walk the beach, or kick back at the hotel. Perhaps schedule a cruise to Bird Island for a nature exploration. An optional group dinner at Mare Blu will be arranged for this evening.
Day 4 – Load up your cooler with luscious shrimp, clams or local chicken fish to take home and share with friends. The bus departs 9:30 – 10:00 am. A visit to Organ Pipe National Monument is made during the return trip, time permitting.
This is a leisurely activity level tour. Limited walking, walking is at your own pace, and leisurely free time is included. Few stairs are involved and the hotel has an elevator. Sidewalks and streets in Puerto Penasco may be uneven.
Activity & event prices mentioned above subject to change by provider.
7:00 AM depart Yuma. 7:30 AM depart the Foothills.
$379 pp/do…Escorted tour includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, 3 nights accommodations at the Playa Bonita Hotel with hotel breakfast each morning, one welcome margarita, and local sightseeing as indicated. $554 single.
Please note: The pool at the Playa Bonita is not heated. All rooms and the restaurant are non-smoking. Smoking is allowed on the balconies and outdoors. Rooms are equipped with hair dryers, bottles water, soap and shampoo, but do not have coffee makers. You will require a passport. US currency is readily accepted in Puerto Penasco. We suggest small denominations for ease of tipping and paying vendors. Most larger restaurants and stores accept major credit cards. Bring a cooler to ice beverages in your room and to transport home your fish and shrimp purchases. Ice is sold in the hotel lobby for $1.50 a bag. You may wish to pack a beach towel. You are welcome to bring snacks to consume on the bus, however do not bring fresh fruit as it will be confiscated when you enter Mexico.
Dec 30 – Jan 2
Saturday – Tuesday
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