by M.A. Velazquez
Gone are the days when Spring Break trips were just for college students! With popular tourist destinations like Rocky Point so close to the US, more and more families are opting to take advantage of their kids’ time off of school to get in some quality family time. Not only is Rocky Point a close distance from the US, but its also safe and family friendly. Weather its pool time or water sports, Rhino rentals or a trip to El Pinacate, there are many family friendly activities in Rocky Point.
For perfect pool time, many resorts have slides or shallow areas designating a play pool or kiddie area for the little ones. To liven up your beach time try a Banana Boat rental, jet ski or kayak rental for the whole family. For a little land adventure you can rent a Rhino or a Polaris that seats four and take a ride into town where you will find many restaurants and souvenir shops in the “Old Port” or more specialty shops at the Cholla Mall.
If you are looking to do a bit more exploring you can take a trip to hike a trail at El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO, see more than 200 volcanic craters including the place where the NASA did the land on the moon trials. Also you can learn more about wildlife if you visit the Shuk Toak Visitor Center where you can listen to biological lectures, see photos and displays of archaeological remains and watch a documentary on the biosphere in the audio visual room. El Pinacate and Shuk Toak are about 20 minutes North of Rocky Point. If you’re looking to learn more about marine life you can visit CEDO, Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans, where you can explore the natural resources and cultures of the Sonoran Desert and Sea of Cortez with marine biologists and see marine animal fossils, including that of a full sized whale.
If camping-it is more your style and you have or rent an RV, there are 3 local RV parks that all have beach access and water and electrical supplies.
For the moms and dads who need a bit of escapism, there are massages on the beach and full service spas as well as 3 beautiful golf courses. If you are considering great vacation package deals, just keep in mind that you only need to drive approximately 3.5 hours from Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma, El Centro, Calexico and all the Imperial Area locations to be in a warm beach location. With what you would spend on expensive airline tickets you can save to have a bigger budget to share and enjoy with your family.
You can also rent a boat and go sunset cruising or wake up early, prepare your fishing pole and try to catch the meal of the day in a deep sea fishing excursion that you can find at the “Old Port”. Visit Rocky Point this spring break for some family fun vacation time!
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