Moving to Rocky Point – What Should You Know?
|Welcome to Puerto Peñasco, better known as Rocky Point. A resort in Rocky Point – part of the tips to know before moving to Rocky Point
Rocky Point, or Puerto Peñasco as it’s known in Mexico, is a city located in northern Mexico, on the northern coast of the Sea of Cortez/Gulf of California. As such, it is engulfed by a very dry and hot climate, with the average high temperatures reaching 35 degrees C (around 96 F) during the July / August period. During the winter period, the temperatures rarely go below the low average of 7 degrees C (around 45 F). This makes it a prime place for people who don’t like cold weather and are accustomed to living in warmer regions. Read on for some tips on moving to Rocky Point.
As previously stated – Rocky Point is located just north of the Gulf of California. Namely, it is about 100 kilometers away from Arizona. Therefore, it takes about an hour to travel the distance to the nearest US state. This makes it an excellent choice for a tourist resort. Not only that, but for having vacation homes as well. However, you can still opt to move there permanently if you decide to live in a place where the cultural change can affect you positively. It is, unfortunately, not as close to the country’s capital (it is approximately a 26-hour drive from Mexico City), but taking a plane shouldn’t be an issue (from the Mexicali International Airport – a 3-hour drive away from Rocky Point).
With a location like this – Rocky Point has all the excellent components of an ideal city. Very close proximity to sea and the US, warm climate, and a very tropical-looking seaside. After you’ve found a location to settle within the city – the only remaining question is – why Rocky Point?
What to Know When Moving to Rocky Point
One of the first points that need to be brought to attention is that you need to get acquainted with the travel documentation. US citizens do not need a Visa to travel to Mexico, if the stay is up to 180 days. Otherwise, you will need a Visa for staying longer as a resident in Mexico. Be sure to arrange the needed documentation and to have it stamped by the dedicated government offices. You will need to make sure your passport and visa are valid and that the travel documentation is complete. If you are planning to work in Mexico as well, you will also need to make sure that you have the proper documents for that, like the permits if they are required.
Activities to Enjoy
When you come to Rocky Point, you will notice how it has beaches, hotels and swimming pools like those from the world’s best travel magazines – all being a perfect, irresistible eye candy. With the sandy beaches that are perfect for kids to play on to crystal clear water of the Pacific Ocean, Rocky Point is definitely a place to enjoy. The city’s residents relax with activities such as swimming, biking (with the city’s excellent bike network), water and jet skiing, fishing, and can even go to movie theaters, local museums and much more.
Once you’ve finally decided that Rocky Point is the place for you and your family – it is time to plan the moving part.
Namely – one of the things to have in mind is that you may definitely need assistance with moving all the items from your previous to your new home. There are a lot of different movers for hire, each offering their own relocation, insurance and even packing services. Therefore, you will need to properly research what each moving company has to offer.
Each US state usually has at least some companies that provide international moving services. So, for instance, when moving overseas from Miami, you may want to check what the best companies for moving out of the US are.
Do note that not all companies provide insurance services – so you might end up having to hire a separate company just for that. Having your precious items damaged is the last thing you’d want, especially when moving internationally. Some, however, offer some other services like careful and mindful handling of fragile items or those that are antique. Others, on the other hand, also offer private storage units for rent. In such a case – it may be smart to have a small investment in a temporary storage unit where you might store the items you are not sure what to do with. In which case – perhaps, one of the better options would a company like Orange Movers Miami.
As a last pro-tip, make sure you declutter your home before you move. This way, your relocation will be much easier and more painless, placing much less strain on your budget in the long run.
As soon as you’ve relocated – it’s time to unpack and unwind, and get to know Mexico. One of the first things that may seem natural would be to learn Spanish, if you don’t speak it already. As a primary and official language in Mexico, Spanish is a definite must in this day and age. This way, you will be having a much easier time understanding the locals and articulating what you need to someone who doesn’t speak English. There are plenty of schools that teach Spanish – so you might want to enroll in one to get you started.
Moreover, should any unwanted injuries occur after you move to Mexico, feel free to browse through the available clinics to better know where you can obtain first aid.
Additionally, feel free to get to know the people. Mexican people like to take it easy. While American people, the majority at least, got used to much faster living, jumping from meeting to meeting, Mexican people tend to take it much slower. Have a little chat first, talk about some non-important things. Then, get down to business.
To sum up:
- Evaluate if Rocky Point is the right place for you; obviously – if you are reading this – you have pretty much already decided that it is.
- Find a suitable location to settle in the city.
- Hire reputable moving and insurance companies with the services that you need.
- Declutter your home, jot down a checklist of tasks to do.
- Meet Rocky Point and the Mexican people in person.
After you have gone through the above points and topics, you shouldn’t have any issues knowing what you can expect when moving to the city of Rocky Point. Once you finally settle in, get ready to embrace a new culture and a place that’s brimming with new activities – just waiting to be experienced!
“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and homes in town start at $40,000.
Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for over 12 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, and Puerto Vallarta.
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With my credentials and the support of my in house legal team, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home or income producing investment property.
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