Families have known for generations that Rocky Point is a great place for a vacations. Come on down! Enjoy Rocky Point’s beaches, great restaurants and activities! Be sure to go home with good memories, by using your head as you have fun!
Plan ahead for a successful trip. A trip to Rocky Point crosses some of the world’s most beautiful and interesting desert terrain. Be sure your vehicle, and its tires, are in good condition – the desert can turn dangerous if you have car trouble. Do you have a reserved place to stay? The days of arriving and “winging it” after arrival are over – reserved accommodations are essential!
Be active. If you’ve spent winter sitting at a computer, studying, or in class, vacation time is a good time to think fitness. A variety of activities like walking on the beach, dancing, playing volleyball, swimming, and more will stretch those muscles and energize you.
Limit alcohol. If drinking alcohol is part of your routine, and especially if you are an “occasional” drinker, remember that alcohol can impair your judgement and actions, while it slows your reflexes. Alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes kill someone every 31 minutes, and injure someone every two minutes. Every year a few visitors are killed in accidents while on vacation in Rocky Point, and virtually all the accidents involve alcohol. DO NOT drink and drive! We have a designated driver on call, let us arrange for him to drive you!
Respect the sea. Our beautiful Sea of Cortez is captivating, but it can also be treacherous! When swimming and boating, be aware of your surroundings, know where your friends are, and never go in or on the water alone. Wear your life jacket, and avoid alcoholic beverages while boating. Know what’s expected of you, and what you can do to prevent injury or death for yourself and others in case of emergency.
Be sun smart. After a cold winter, it’s tempting to stay in the hot sun all day. Although getting some sun can have some benefits, your unprotected limit should be 10 minutes! Excessive and unprotected sun exposure can result in immediate misery in the form of sunburn, and may open the door to premature aging, changes in skin texture, and skin cancer. Always wear sunscreen with at least SPF 15, and protect your eyes with wraparound sunglasses that provide 100 percent UV ray protection.
Call 911 if you have an emergency. Try to speak calmly and slowly to the operator, and ask for an English-speaking operator. If you do not need an ambulance, but do need medical attention, you might consider a trip to the San Jose Clinic, located in 2 locations here in Paradise – one on Sandy Beach among the condominiums, open on weekends, the other on Blvd Benito Juarez across from Farmacia Santiago, open 24/7, with talented English-speaking medical personnel.
Vacationers are appreciated here in Paradise! We want you to fall in love with our town, have a great visit, and come back to be our newest beachcombing homeowners!
Gretchen Ellinger, APB
Real Estate & Retirement Consulting