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Galvanizd

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Posted: 02/15/19 09:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey, I don't post on this board much anymore, for a couple good reasons, but I thought I would throw this out there for anybody heading this way to Rocky Point , Hello, Hello , Hello (echo)

15th year here in Rocky Point. At the Reef Rv park. We still love it. Been farther south. Don't need to go farther south. Lived in several foreign countries . We like it here. Southbound Border Guards were not bad. 100 yards south of the border, mexican marines are stopping a lot of rv's heading south. Cursory search in some cases, more thorough in others. (This was as of yesterday)
Sonyota police are still active and taking traffic violation money from americans (DON'T SPEED)
This was as of this week.

Recent events on the news about the border .......we had no problem southbound. Wait at the border was about 30 seconds. We drove through without getting stopped 2 weeks ago.

Bad news. The Reef rv park.has almost doubled its rates for prime spots. In some cases doubled. Name may be changing or at least what they call themselves. The park is half full (or half empty if you're that kinda person) , at least so far for the presidents day week end.

My friends arrived 4 days ago without reservations and easily got a spot, so that option is open

Good news. Sea lions and dolphins are out and some have reported seeing whales.

Weather is a little overcast but not too bad. Been a little breezy. Heard it was raining in Phoenix.

Fuel here is a bit pricey, but not much we can do about that. I think about 18 pesos or so a liter.

Had dinner at El Capitan on top at the malecon, for Valentines Day. Food was good and reasonable. Margaritas were excellent.

They take dollars here (and credit cards) and the last exchange rate for pesos I saw was around 18 pesos to the dollar.

And finally, the shrimp are available, big and tasty.

So if you're hesitant about traveling to Rocky Point.... Yes it is Mexico. About 64 miles or so over the border.

If you would never ever travel to Mexico, the US. is better. GREAT. If you're thinking about traveling to Rocky Point ,pack up , come on down, its different, a little adventure and we like it.

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Thanks for the great update! Really glad you are having a good time and encouraging others to visit this great country. Moderator

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Posted: 02/15/19 03:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very nice report!


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Lwiddis

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Posted: 02/15/19 03:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very interesting. Thanks for posting.


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dons2346

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Posted: 02/15/19 08:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Parked in Playa Bonito for a couple of weeks. It has been windy and pretty cool in the mornings.

The Winebagel groups that usually come down canceled this year because of all the "unrest". Haven't seen any of that yet.

Park is about half full but has been filling up for the long weekend

We usually stay for 4-6 weeks but only get to stay 2 this year because we have to be in Georgia by the 6th of March.

Have to eat and drink fast





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Posted: 02/16/19 06:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Galvanizd:
What were those rates at the Park? I had heard they were around $50.00 USD?
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Galvanizd

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Right now the rates are $50.00 a night for beachfront near entrances.
$40.00 a night for beach front
$35.00 a night for 1 row back of beach front
$25.00 for no beach front (not completely sure on that $25.00 but close) the rest is accurate as of today.

If you book for the month, they give you 10% off.

If you are staying more than a month, they want 1st and last month.

All reservations require full payment in advance.

* This post was edited 02/16/19 08:53am by Galvanizd *

Galvanizd

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Posted: 02/16/19 08:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dons 2346, hearing the same think about the Reef. This is Presidents day weekend, The Reef was almost full last year at this time. Not half ful l this year. There is supposed to be a couple of caravans coming next week. We'll see. The rest is just rumor. Last year it looked like things were "picking up" so of course they rates double

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We enjoyed the Reef for about 3 weeks, but on the cheap, 6 years ago. We saw some preliminary activity towards planning construction of the breakwater to get Cruise ships to come there. How is that, these days? We enjoyed Rocky Point and liked how they treated us then, out on the sand, as we were three rigs, all confirmed boondockers both much farther south, and in Arizona's BLM lands. We had made the trip there from a month in San Felipe, doing the trip through the Altar Desert. Having always rushed to go farther south in Mexico, we were encouraged to find the Mexican people in the north just as friendly and accomadating as they had been another 1,000 miles farther south.

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Posted: 02/16/19 03:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think those rates were posted last year. Expensive for Mexico. Have they fixed any of the electrical boxes? $54 to $50 is becoming the standard in the USA but there are usually amenities. I guess one could say that the view at the Reef is priceless!!

Moisheh

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