Best July 4th Getaway Destinations in Mexico

Starfish on beach during July fourthIt’s not too late to pack your bags for a spontaneous July 4th getaway in Mexico. Our neighbor to the south is home to over 1 million American expatriates. There are plenty of events catering to these residents, not to mention summer travelers, if you know where to look! Sea Side Reservations can score last-minute accommodations for you, without any of the game-playing you get with traditional travel booking sites. We give you the names of the resorts, villas, or condo developments and the address before you book. A property manager is accessible to you 24/7 during your stay to provide concierge assistance and guarantee your satisfaction.

Our goal is to find you the perfect accommodation near the best 4th of July parties and activities in Mexico, so you can enjoy a truly worry-free getaway.

Rocky Point

Rocky Point’s close proximity to Phoenix, Tucson, Imperial Valley, El Centro, and Yuma makes it an ideal getaway for Americans. You can purchase fireworks legally in Mexico and set them off at the public beaches. The biggest local event is Sonoran Resorts’ Las Vegas Charity Night. A $35 ticket gets you access to a tasty buffet; $300 in charity chips for blackjack, poker, and roulette; and a donation to underprivileged families in Rocky Point. Most other resorts in the area provide barbeque grills, so you can have a traditional July 4th cookout with hotdogs and hamburgers.

Your Rocky Point concierge from Sea Side Reservations can arrange to have your fridge stocked with all the necessities upon your arrival if you don’t want to waste precious vacation time in the local supermarkets. You can expect live music and DJs entertaining crowds in popular nightlife spots like El Malecon, Elixir Bar, Tekila Bar, and Wrecked at the Reef. Banditos hosts an annual music festival featuring rock, funk, and reggae bands. Many Rocky Point bars also hold horseshoe, dart, and pool tournaments that cater to Americans traveling for the holiday. Swimming, parasailing, snorkeling, and jet skiing are popular this time of year when the water is at its warmest. The Old Port and The Cholla Mall will have all the souvenirs you need to take back home.

Puerto Vallarta

The Banderas Bay region, specifically Puerto Vallarta, offers a unique international vibe you won’t find everywhere in Mexico. Traditionally, American and Canadian holidays have been celebrated here to make expats feel more at home. Marina Riviera Nayarit hosts a BBQ Wing Cook-Off from 4-8 p.m. at the Marina Poolside Deli. You can bring 20 wings to cook up for prizes or a side dish to share with 5-8 people. There will be swimming and pool volleyball for the whole family, as well as live music. Nacho Daddy features a Texas-style dance hall and bilingual karaoke night with food and drinks served in a comfortable air-conditioned facility on the south side of Puerto Vallarta.

Many local restaurants offer 4th of July food and drink specials: pick up a free glass of Pancho’s white sangria to go along with your kobe beef burger at Mark’s Bar & Grill; try the renowned mac-and-cheese for 50% off at Joe Jack’s Fish Shack; or fill up 17 peso pints to quench your thirst after having the area’s best pizza at Los Muertos Brewing Company.

The area’s largest 4th of July party takes place at Daiquiri Dick’s on Los Muertos Beach, which serves up a backyard BBQ buffet “with international flair” from July 1st – July 11th. For 500 pesos, you’ll get dinner, two drink tickets, live music by Sylvie and The Zippers, and a great view of the sunset. You may also try your hand at winning a sailboat excursion, private food tour, dinner and a serenade, local artwork, or resort accommodations in the silent auction. The event does sell out, so you’ll want to pick up your tickets in advance.

Contact us to find last-minute July 4th accommodations in Mexico!

Sea Side Reservations specializes in setting guests to Mexico up with the perfect party pad or quiet retreat, whichever you prefer. Though many resorts are booked to capacity for the July 4th holiday, there are still picturesque condos, villas, and beautiful properties available for the most discerning travelers. No matter your travel dates or budget, we’ll find something that will meet and exceed your expectations. Don’t forget we also offer full concierge and customer support during your stay, so you’ll want for nothing!

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Monday, June 25th, 2018
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5 Amazing Things to Do in Rocky Point, Mexico

Breakwater at el Anclote beach in Punta MitaRocky Point, also known as Puerto Peñasco, is quickly becoming a preferred destination among discerning vacationers. A short drive from Tucson, Phoenix and San Diego, this lively seaside town is not only easily accessible, its full of amazing things to do for both couples and families.

Indulge in the vacation of a lifetime in beautiful Rocky Point by ticking these activities off your Bucket List!

Enjoy a Tequila Tasting Tour

The family-owned Manny’s Tequila Factory in Rocky Point is an unsung wonder. Boasting more than five decades of tequila-making experience, they make small-batch “artisanal” tequila from 100% blue agave.  Visit the factory for an informative tour on the history of tequila production and chances to taste different varieties, including: triple distilled, blanco, añejo, reposado, antiguo, and gold. For something different, try one of their flavored tequilas made with coffee, apple, peach, quince, raspberry, caramel or almond.

ATV Four Wheeling Adventure

Crank up the fun on a four-wheeling adventure in Puerto Peñasco, where gorgeous beaches and rolling desert hills are begging to be explored. All-terrain vehicles can be rented by the hour (prices run $15-20), or booked through local tour companies who will guide you to the town’s best trails and sand dunes for quad riding.

Swim with Sea Lions

If the idea of playing with inquisitive, highly intelligent marine mammals appeals to you, book a boat tour to Isla San Jorge, home to a large colony of frisky sea lions. This once-in-a-lifetime experience features chances to snorkel or swim with sea lions and take in the island’s natural beauty and abundant bird life. Keep an eye out for brown-footed boobies, pelicans and frigates. This fun day trip is perfect for the entire family.

Kitesurfing at Cholla Bay

Kitesurfing is the latest craze in Rocky Point. A combination of para-gliding and wake boarding, this water sport delivers a huge adrenaline rush and requires no experience! The turquoise waters of Cholla Bay are the best spot to test your mettle. An oversized kite is clipped on to your body, as you glide over the waves on a double-sided board. By adjusting your kite, you can harness the wind even as it changes direction.   

Catch your own seafood dinner

Imagine reeling in a 20-pound grouper, or better yet, a massive yellowtail tuna. In Rocky Point, you can catch your own dinner either deep sea fishing or bottom fishing in the Sea of Cortez.  June through October are the peak months for offshore sportfishing, while inshore fishing around estuaries and rocky outcroppings is stellar year-round. With a bit of luck, you’ll be dining on fresh mackerel, red snapper or a tasty filet of sea bass.

Read More about Things to Do in Rocky Point:

  1. BestDay, Attractions in Rocky Point, Mexico: What to Do and Where to Go
  2. TraveltheWorld, 10 Fun Things to Do in Puerto Peñasco Mexico
  3. TripAdvisor, Top Things to Do in Puerto Penasco
Friday, January 19th, 2018
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Mexico Children’s Foundation Walk 2016 is here!

200 miles. 322 kilometers. It is a long distance to walk. Seaside Reservations owner Steve Schwab does the walk from Phoenix to Puerto Peñasco every year. Now into the fourth day, Steve is getting close to Gila Bend, Arizona. Why does he do it?

“Every year I personally walk from Scottsdale, Arizona to Puerto Peñasco to raise funds and awareness for the Mexico Children’s Foundation. All of the money raised goes directly into the Mexico Children’s Foundation to serve the less fortunate children in the communities served by Sea Side Reservations. We assist with medical care. Things like tests, medicine, even transportation out of town to see a specialist.”

Over the years, the list grows of the children helped by the foundation.

“The annual walk is an opportunity to make a statement that children are our future and no child should be left behind because of economics or medical challenge,” said Mr. Schwab. “Please join us! You can go to to make a tax deductible donation.” Currently, this year we have raised over $7,000 dollars!

Mr. Schwab lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and is the President of the Schwab Organization. His company operates the Sea Side Reservations and the Signature Vacation Rentals companies that manage short-term vacation rental properties in Mexico and the US respectively. He is also the founder and president of the Mexico Children’s Foundation providing financial support to children with medical needs.

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Monday, February 22nd, 2016
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The Most Unique And Intriguing Aspects Of Rocky Point Mexico

The Most Unique And Intriguing Aspects Of Rocky Point Mexico

Rocky Point is one of the most delightful and well-received areas of coastal Mexico. That said there are many activities as well as events and things to see and do that must be considered when visiting this beautiful part of the world. One clear example of something unique to do in Rocky Point is to visit the Tequila Factory. Imagine being able to sample a wide array of tequila that is locally produced.

A Tour Of The Store Will Reveal The Entire Process

That is what is possible when visiting the Tequila Factory. Visitors can shop for souvenirs and purchase a wide array of tequila brands that are not only local but also made in other parts of the world. A tour of the store will reveal the entire process involved with creating fine tequila. Best of all, friendly and informative staff are always standing by and ready to answer virtually any type of question about tequila or how it is made.

A Way To Acquire A Unique And Distinctive Flavor

The Tequila Factory is known for making some of the finest tequila found anywhere. Considered by many to indeed be the best tequila Mexico, it is 100% agave and is free of chemicals. The company has well over 50 years of experience in making smooth and tasty tequila. A slow process is used as a way to acquire a unique and distinctive flavor. It is so good and so smooth that may refer to it as “sipping” tequila. Visiting Rocky Point without exploring this amazing tequila factory would be like missing the beach.

When Choosing A Vacation Destination

It is the agave plants of the region that can be attributed to the incredible flavor and taste of the local tequila products. Volcanic soil and an ideal climate result in a delicious beverage that is enjoyed around the world. Considered by many to be one of the most popular crops in the region, the blue agave plant is known for producing some of the finest tequila found anywhere. This is just one more example of why visiting Rocky Point makes sense when choosing a vacation destination. The area only continues to increase in popularity as the word gets out about this incredibly beautiful part of the world. Contact Sea Side Reservations today for furnished vacation homes in Rocky Point.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
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Exploring Rocky Point Mexico To The Fullest

Exploring Rocky Point Mexico To The Fullest

Rocky Point Mexico has many flavors, colors and sights along with sounds, however few areas of the region compare to the old port or the fishing market. This is still one of the top attractions in the area where visitors from around the world gather to enjoy excellent shopping and outstanding eating. From the annual shrimp Festival that is typically held during the month of January to the first weekend of November when the Harley Davidson biker rally occurs there is more to see and do in this part of Rocky Point than many other areas combined.

A Launching Point For Many Fish Charters

Even Cinco de Mayo festivals are routinely held in the old port. With a virtual unlimited number of excellent restaurants, the Old Port attracts a huge number of visitors every year. Some favorites of locals include the Friendly Dolphin and The Lighthouse to name just a few. The area also boasts a number of shrimp markets and is a launching point for many fish charters. In short, few other areas of Rocky Point can compare to the Old Port.

Sit Back And Relax And Enjoy The Beautiful Weather

Of course, few tourists and locals can talk about the area without bringing up the majesty and beauty of Sandy Beach. This is perhaps one of the best family beaches in the entire area. Sandy Beach is known for its multitude of hotels and resorts and is likely one of the most popular parts of Rocky Point. Sandy beach is also well known for its outdoor activities, water sports or simply being able to sit back and relax and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Easy To Reach From Many Points Within Arizona

There is little doubt that Puerto Peñasco has grown to become one of coastal Mexico’s most inviting an enjoyable vacation destinations. With people from across the country and around the world visiting the area each and every year it is clear to see that Puerto Peñasco will only continue to grow in popularity. Best of all, Puerto Peñasco is convenient to the US border and easy to reach from many points within Arizona. One visit is usually all that it takes to be sold on the incredible splendor that is Rocky Point Mexico. Contact Sea Side Reservations today to learn more about exclusive furnished vacation rental homes in Puerto Peñasco.

Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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What Is The Best Way To Explore Rocky Point Mexico?

What Is The Best Way To Explore Rocky Point Mexico?

Having steadily increased in popularity in recent years, Rocky Point Mexico has become one of the top vacation picks in all of Mexico. That said, there are a number of ways to truly get to know Rocky Point to the fullest. While many people choose to rent a car or even pay for a guided tour there are some less expensive and more enjoyable ways to see the area in all its glory.

See The Area In An Easy And Stress-Free Way

For example, a bus tour is often inexpensive and comprehensive when it comes to seeing the entire region of Rocky Point. RussBus Van Tours is a well-known and established bus and van tour company that helps visitors and those living in the region see the area in an easy and stress-free way. Large groups including families with children can easily set up a tour in this way to see the many wonders of coastal Mexico. Even trips to the Mayan Palace can be arranged by taking full advantage of bus and van tours.

Take Photographs And View Artifacts

Rocky Point has many beautiful sights to see and choosing a van or bus tour is often the easiest way to take full advantage of this amazing part of Mexico. From a half-day city tour to a nature park tour, the possibilities are endless. Visiting an oyster farm or the aquarium is easy to do when taking a bus tour service. The nature tours are particularly enjoyable because they allow visitors to take photographs and view artifacts in a way that would otherwise not be possible. Even driving to the Elegante Crater is in store using this mode of transportation.

Those Looking For Something Special And Unique

RussBus Van Tours also makes available a food tour that allows visitors to enjoy excellent food like a local. Authentic Mexican fine dining as well as authentic Mexican street food is always close at hand when taking the bus or a van. Few things in life can compare to a genuine Mexican taco stand that is serving up fresh and delectable food that is not soon be forgotten. RussBus Van Tours also makes available a variety of custom group trip options for those looking for something special and unique. Contact Sea Side Reservations today to learn more about Rocky Point furnished vacation rental homes.

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
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Kayak Rocky Point And Take Full Advantage Of This Amazing Area

Kayak Rocky Point And Take Full Advantage Of This Amazing Area

There are many unique and clever ways to see all that Rocky Point has to offer. However, few modes of transportation compare when it comes to kayaking beautiful and spectacular Rocky Point. While there are a number of companies that offer kayaking services, Rocky Point Kayak has an established reputation when it comes to the best in kayak lessons, rentals and tours. The company even offers kids camps to those with children.

Harbor Seal Colony

One popular kayak adventure that many tourists enjoy is the full moon paddle. Kayakers venture out just prior to sunset to explore many of the area’s nocturnal marine mammals and amazing bird life. The tour takes visitors through a large harbor seal colony. In addition, when traveling by kayak it is far more likely to get up close and personal with marine life and birds in their natural habitat. In the absence of a noisy boat motor, tourists are able to more genuinely appreciate nature to the fullest.

Beautiful Crystal Clean Waters

Choosing the full moon paddle is a fun way to enjoy peace and tranquility that is so much a part of this region of coastal Mexico. Visitors will paddle back in the light of the moon while taking in the incredible scenery. Conversely, there is another popular tour known as the island hopper. This is an excellent way to explore the many islands dotting the beautiful crystal clean waters of Indian Arm. The tour lasts five hours and is expertly guided by staff with years of experience. Many tourists bring binoculars and cameras to capture the incredible scenery that is so reminiscent of the area.

Take Lessons At An Affordable Rate

All this and more is what can be expected when choosing to kayak the beautiful waters of Rocky Point Mexico. Best of all, those unfamiliar with kayaking can take lessons at an affordable rate. Everything from learning to roll to edging and bracing as well as capsize recovery are taught in comprehensive classes. There are many varied classes available including even an introduction to kayaking skills. With so much to offer in terms of being able to see this part of coastal Mexico up close and personal, it is hard to imagine not choosing to kayak the waters of Rocky Point. Contact Sea Side Reservations today for furnished vacation properties in Rocky Point.

Saturday, January 31st, 2015
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Explore The Uniting Nations Golf Cup In Rocky Point

Explore The Uniting Nations Golf Cup In Rocky Point

Rocky Point Mexico has increased in popularity in recent years as one of the most delightful and beautiful coastal Mexico destinations. Perhaps one of the most impressive aspects of visiting this intriguing part of Mexico is that it offers incredible golfing opportunities for novices and professionals alike. One such event is the Uniting Nations Cup. This annual event takes place each year in Rocky Point and attracts people from across the country and around the globe.

The Most Exciting Day Of The Entire Four-Day Event

The event offers golfers the opportunity to enjoy practice rounds followed by a first day of championship golfing. With four days in total, the Rocky Point Uniting Nations Cup is an experience that all golfers should consider at some time or another. The final day of the competition offers singles matches and is considered by many to be the most exciting day of the entire four-day event. This is also the day that the UNC cup trophy is awarded.

Highly Regarded Among Golfers

There are many tournament packages available for those wishing to attend this exceptional event. Rocky Point is highly regarded among golfers with years of experience golfing a wide range of courses. The golf courses in this beautiful coastal Mexico region are all meticulously manicured and beautifully lush. This makes for a golfing experience that is simply beyond compare. Along with outstanding golf, Rocky Point is known for its impressive dining options, unique and varied shopping and invigorating nightlife. In addition to the Uniting Nations golf cup, the area is host to a wide variety of other golfing tournaments on an annual basis.

One Of The Most Sought After Vacation Destinations In The World

From charity events to AGA tournaments and a host of other golfing related events, Rocky Point is quickly becoming one of the most preferred areas in coastal Mexico when it comes to outstanding golfing. Players from across the world are encouraged to consider coastal Mexico for their next golfing excursion. Few other areas compare when it comes to near-perfect weather on an annual basis and warm and friendly locals. Rocky Point has evolved over the years from a small fishing village into one of the most sought after vacation destinations in the world. Contact Sea Side Reservations today for a variety of Rocky Point furnished vacation rental property opportunities.

Sunday, January 4th, 2015
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Discover The Rocky Point Deep-Sea Fishing Tournament

Discover The Rocky Point Deep-Sea Fishing Tournament

When it comes to sport fishing, few other areas can compare to the beautiful and inviting Sea of Cortez. That is perhaps why the annual Rocky Point Deep-Sea Fishing Tournament is so popular. Rocky Point is known throughout the world as one of the premier tourist destinations when it comes to tropical beaches and affordable prices. Because Rocky Point is so convenient to the US border it is often referred to as Arizona’s beach.

Sport Fishing In This Beautiful Coastal Mexico Destination

The Sea of Cortez is regarded as having an impressive abundance of fish. This has attracted fishermen from across the globe for many years. From dolphin fish to sea trout and snapper as well as grouper, the possibilities are endless when it comes to sport fishing in this beautiful coastal Mexico destination. Chartering a boat is easy and convenient making sport fishing accessible to virtually anyone traveling to Rocky Point. The deep-sea fishing tournament is an annual event that happens each year in June.

Year Round Near-Perfect Weather

Most impressive of all is the fact that the tournament offers $10,000 in prizes. Rocky Point has long been known as a legendary fishing location that has attracted fisherman from virtually all corners of the world. Along with this revered tournament, there are many other ample activities for visitors to participate in even while the fishing tournament is the center of attraction. Because of the year round near-perfect weather, Rocky Point is the ideal location for a wide range of outdoor activities. From ATV riding to waterskiing and jet skiing, the possibilities are endless in this delightful part of Mexico.

Unique Fishing Spot

Those with culinary aspirations will enjoy local fish cooked in old traditional Mexican ways by some of the finest Mexican restaurants found anywhere in the region. With so much to see and do in wonderfully inviting Rocky Point, it is difficult to imagine not planning to explore this beautiful part of Mexico’s gorgeous coastline. The Rocky Point deep-sea fishing tournament only continues to grow in popularity each and every year as more fishermen from around the world learn about this unique fishing spot. Take the time to visit coastal Mexico for your next family vacation, corporate gathering or wedding event. Contact Sea Side Reservations today for Rocky Point furnished vacation villas, condos and private residential homes.

Friday, January 2nd, 2015
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Get Ready For The Rocky Point Rally

Get Ready For The Rocky Point Rally

Motorcycle enthusiasts from throughout the Southwest and across the country gravitate to Rocky Point Mexico each year for a popular motorcycle rally. The annual Rocky Point Rally brings together a group of dedicated individuals that enjoy anything to do with motorcycles and motorcycle riding. Best of all, the rally includes a wide variety of other fun and interesting events. This consists of everything from rock and country concerts to the Miss Rocky Point Rally contest.

Premier Destinations

In addition, there are many prizes that are given away during the bike show. This combined with all many activities and other events that are always available in Rocky Point make this one of the premier destinations in coastal Mexico. Even non-bikers can take advantage of this annual event that attracts people from across the country and even around the world. The rally has established itself as an important event in the Rocky Point community and will celebrate its 15th year in November 2015.

Plenty Of Fun

The Rocky Point Rally is also important because much of the proceeds go to charitable organizations that benefit greatly from this well-known event. Four exciting days in the warm and inviting sun just south of the border is awaiting those that favor a friendly and lively motorcycle rally. Plenty of fun, music, bikes and fiesta on the beautiful Sea of Cortez are always on tap when attending the Rocky Point Rally. The rally consists of everything from a desert ride to Pinacate as well as something known as the mystery poker run. Another fun activity that takes place is the traditional beach fiesta at Playa Bonita.

Most Popular In Mexico

All this combined with the outstanding restaurants, exciting nightlife and exceptional shopping that is widely available throughout the region makes this rally above all others one of the most popular in Mexico. Other great features of the rally include an annual bike wash and a host of food stands that offer many different kinds of local fare. With so much to offer it is difficult to imagine missing one of the most intriguing bike rallies in the region. The rally only continues to grow in popularity each and every year as the word gets out about the incredibly fun Rocky Point Rally. Contact Sea Side Reservations today to learn more about furnished vacation rental homes in Rocky Point Mexico.

Saturday, December 27th, 2014
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