A few weeks ago I mentioned on the blog that we were taking a quick little weekend trip to Puerto Peñasco – also known as Rocky Point to us Arizonians. Ross and Crystal joined us for a nice relaxing beach weekend away from home.
We made the quick 4ish hour drive down to Mexico – and honestly it went great. I was a little nervous because of all the stuff in the news, but it was a breeze! I did a bunch of research before we left to make sure we had all the proper documents ready to go – and I made everyone carry an emergency phone list with them at all times haha.
We checked into our Condo at the Bella Sirena Resort in Sandy Beach. We booked through Sea Side Reservations, which was awesome. They has their own office at Bella Sirena and gave us everything we needed upon check in.
The entire resort was beautiful – this will definitely be my first pick of places to stay on our next trip to Mexico. Not to mention that the resort wasn’t too crowded when we were there since it was a little past the usual tourist season. Gotta love it!
We headed up to our room and were blown away when we opened the door.
I looked at pictures online before we left, but they really didn’t do it justice!
The kitchen was gorgeous – Crystal and I were so excited
The layout was really great – but the best part was the balcony.
Both bedrooms and the living room opened up to the balcony. If we weren’t at the pool or beach, we were definitely out there on the balcony.
We unloaded our things then decided to venture out to the store to pick up food/drinks for the weekend. We left the Super Ley (which turns out is owned by the same company as Safeway) with bags of goodies. I snagged a couple of these cute mini cokes – Mexican Coca-Cola is one of my favorite things every so I couldn’t resist.
Crystal and I also spent waaay too much time picking out pastries to snack on. That one on the right was called “armadillo” on the sign haha. We bought it solely for that reason.
After unloading the groceries we headed down to the pool for a quick bite to eat and to scope out the pools. The restaurant by the pool ended up having yummy tacos – and the service was wonderful as well.
On Saturday morning the guys cooked up a big chorizo and egg breakfast – believe me when I tell you that nothing beats fresh chorizo from Mexico. It was to die for!
After breakfast we went down to the beach to hang out for a bit – then eventually moved to one of the 5 or 6 pools to cool off.
We headed into the port for a late lunch/early dinner. We made our way into one of the upstairs restaurants along the main street to eat. We were greeted with crunchy homemade tortilla chips and salsa.
They had tons of wonderful looking shrimp dishes on the menu, so that what most of us ordered.
Coconut shrimp, garlic shrimp, nachos and Diablo shrimp. All were excellent decisions if you ask me.
While browsing the shops, Crystal and I found a little place selling piña coladas and knew we had to get one.
He mixed us up a couple of virgin piña coladas, poured it right into the pineapple then garnished it beautifully.
And man was that thing good – cold and refreshing. Just what we needed after a hot afternoon filled with shopping.
it’s hard to tell in this picture, but he sprinkled cinnamon on top of it. Just that one simple and surprising addition made the drink that much better.
The next morning Crystal and I woke up bright and early to do a little sea shell hunting before the tide came in. We found lots of cool shells – and each managed to get an unbroken sand dollar.
We enjoyed one last breakfast out on the patio, packed up, and said our goodbyes to our wonderful home away from home for the weekend. I was definitely not ready to head back yet, so I will be back to Rocky Point sometime in the near future!
**Disclaimer: I was provided room compensation for a portion of this trip by Sea Side Reservations. I am not being compensated for anything written in this post and a positive review was not necessary. All thoughts and views included in this post about Bella Sirena, Rocky Point and associated places/activities are my own.**