Top Reasons to Head to Mexico for Memorial Day 2011

Last Updated: May 13, 2011 by
Categories: Festivals / Events, Holidays

San Carlos BayWith the long weekend of Memorial Day quickly approaching, it’s time to make plans as to how and where you will spend it. Just across the border, our friendly neighbor to the south, Mexico, offers vacationers sunny beaches, inexpensive lodging, and lots of fun activities. Here are the top five reasons to head down to Mexico this year for the Memorial Day Weekend.

1. Rocky Point Reservation Specials – Stimulus Package Savings
Month of May
Rocky Point, Sonora

Known as “Arizona's Beach”, Rocky Point, in Sonora Mexico, is a great Mexico destination, especially for road trippers. Just an hour from the Arizona border, Rocky Point is easy to get to via a shiny new toll road, and since it lies in the Free Zone, you don't even need to bother with a permit for your car. Rocky Point Reservation's is offering online specials throughout the month of May, with special savings for Memorial Day. Lodging choices include condos, time shares, houses and hotel rooms. Book early to get the best deals.

2. Tucson Sailing Club – 30th Annual International Regatta
May 28th – 29th, 2011
San Carlos, Sonora

Just south of Rocky Point, in Sonora, is the coastal tourist town of San Carlos. Known for its incredible fishing, it hosts fishing tournaments and races throughout the year. This Memorial Day a 2-day race will be held, the 30th Annual International Regatta. Two race courses are planned. Information is available on the Tucson Sailing Club website, where you can also register for the race or sign up to crew if you don't have your own boat.

3. Laguna Percebu – Off Road – Poker Run
May 28th
San Felipe, Baja California

This off-road race and poker run will go from 8AM to 8PM on Saturday May 28th at the Laguna Percebu, just outside of San Felipe. For more information or to register call the Tourism and Convention committee in San Felipe.

4. Ensenada de Todos
May 29th 8 AM – 5 PM
Ensenada, Baja California

Celebrate the unique culture of Ensenada at the cultural arts festival, Ensenada de Todos. The event is organized by the founding families of Ensenada, which includes both native Mexican's and foreign immigrants, the combination of which has created the unique cultural climate that Ensenada is famous for. Admission is free and includes music, dancing and presentations. Food, drink and artist vendors will be on-site.

5. Baja Beach Rage
May 27th – 29th
San Felipe, Baja California

If you want to spend your Memorial Day Weekend partying on the beach, then head to San Felipe in Baja. Located on the Sea of Cortes, this lively town is host to the Baja Beach Rage, a 3-day party featuring live DJ music, dancing and drinks. A 3-day “All Access V.I.P. Wristband can be purchased ahead of time and includes a no-line, no-wait entrance into the Rockodile, San Felipe's most popular nightclub. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact the Rockodile Nightclub or purchase online on their website.

If you are driving, cut down your time at the border by buying your Mexico auto insurance online with Mexpro. Beef up your coverage with an optional coverage endorsement, a plan that gives you optimum coverage during your stay in Mexico. Make this Memorial Day one to remember by heading down to Mexico for some serious fun in the sun!