Facts About Rocky Point, Mexico
Puerto Peñasco, a.k.a. Rocky Point in English, is a popular destination among Arizonans and is even called "Arizona's beach". Only hours from Phoenix, it is a great destination for sun, sand and seafood. Yet most who visit don't know much about the town, so here's a few items you may want to think about next time you're heading down:
- Puerto Peñasco was founded in 1928.
- Rocky Point got it's name from an English Navy officer who visited and named the hill in Old Town Rocky Point. Soon after, Spanish charts showed the hill named "Punta Peñasco".
- Mobster Al Capone frequented Rocky Point during prohibition. You can find more information at "Capone's Pizza place" or at the La Roca hotel in Old town.
- There was no electricity in Cholla Bay until the year 2000!
There are many more of these interesting facts about Rocky Point, Mexico. To read more click here to read Anita Kaltenbaugh's article and watch the video on Examiner.com.