Take a walk around the boardwalk (El Malecon) and enjoy the amenities- The Malecon is about ¼ mile long and has traditionally served as a meeting point for those who visit Rocky Point. As you stroll along, you will be able to enjoy its magnificent view of the Sea of Cortez and as you walk you will encounter a variety of things to do such as visit the different bars and restaurants that are located within the area, listen to live music, grab coffee or ice cream, or shop for Mexican art, jewelry or souvenirs in the small annexed shops.
For those who enjoy the outdoors, taking in the sunset is an exhilarating experience- you never know what unique color combinations it will render, but all are vibrant are sure to take your breath away. From the same area you can watch the vast fishing boats that come and go into the port, some of which have been coming and going for 80 years. For many decades fishing was the main economic activity in Rocky Point and is the reason the El Pescador (The Fisherman) statue was built in the Old Port, also known as “El Malecon”. The statue honors the first inhabitants of Rocky Point and is now part of a group of structures that are found in the different ports of Mexico in honor of the history of each town.
Buying fresh sea food at El Malecon’s open air Fish Market has been a Rocky Point tradition for many years. Local vendors offer a variety of fresh fish, shrimp, crab and clams. People delight in the opportunity to purchase the days catch fresh from the ocean and grill it in their condo or have it packed to take back home. Today, many sea food vendors even have tables set up right in front of their establishment so visitors can enjoy the fresh catches right then and there. Whichever your choice- picking up fresh seafood at the fish market is a tourist favorite!