Rocky Point Mexico Family Spring Break


Vacationing with families in Rocky Point during Spring Break

Every year Puerto Penasco is a favorite Spring Break destination for families and college students alike.

Rocky Point has long been known as a spring break destination, and while there are plenty of parties and clubs to hit up, the city’s also become a great choice for spring break family vacations.

In an effort of preserving more of a family atmosphere most of the beach resorts do not allow reservations from “spring breakers” under the age of 21 unless they’re accompanied by an adult.

Rocky Point is a great destination for family spring break vacations. Unrivaled beach and swimming, swim up bars, lazy rivers, stunning beaches, numerous beach activities, night life and excellent dining set the scene for the best week of your life!

Every weekend in March sells out but the busiest spring break weekend in 2024 is March 7 to 10. You may want to consider making your spring break reservations as soon as possible, not only to secure your accommodation but to get the lowest prices. The longer you wait the higher the prices!

The major spring break dates for the main colleges in 2024 are as follows:

  • ASU March 3 to 10
  • NAU March 11 to 18
  • U of A March 3 to 10
  • Maricopa Community Colleges March 11 to 18

Rocky Point Mexico has everything that you are looking for a fun filled spring break vacation.

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The sun may set in Rocky Point but the fun never stops. Puerto Penasco is known for its awesome nightlife with plenty of relaxed venues throughout the area where you can enjoy a margarita as you take in acoustic tunes and watch the ocean’s waves in the distance. You can always go on a night trip to the Malecon which has become a hotspot for everything nightlife related. Most places in the Malecon are family friendly.



There are plenty of things to see and while you’re visiting Puerto Penasco for spring break with family. Take a visit to CEDO museum, go on a sunset cruise, take an excursion of El Pinacate biosphere, go sea kayaking on the sea of Cortez, take a stroll down the Malecon, explore the many beaches around the area, go whale watching (season runs from January through mid April), swim with the sea lions at Bird Island and so much more!


Shopping is another favorite activity in Rocky Point. Whether you’re looking for souvenirs or handmade artisanal goods, you can find it all. Traditional Mexican arts and crafts are abundant. You can also find high end art and furniture at some stores.


What to do with families during spring break in Rocky Point

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Rocky Point. If you’re feeling adventurous you can book a trip to Bird Island and swim with sea lions. It is only a short boat ride away and it is an experience not to be forgotten! Whale watching is in season January through mid April and it’s a great activity to do with the kids during spring break or you may want to consider heading out on a fishing charter.

All resorts in Puerto Penasco are family friendly but you could choose to stay at Las Palmas which offers large waterslides or Las Palomas which has a lazy river. And of course you can always rent a jet ski, go on a banana boat ride, go kayaking, paddle boarding, fly a kite, ride an ATV, take to the skies for a parasailing flight or build the greatest and biggest sand castle :)


Rocky Point is the perfect place to relax after a day full of adventure! You can relax in one of the town’s many beautiful beaches, indulge in a spa experience at one of the many beach resorts, go horseback riding on the beach, kick back and relax with a drink at one of the many beachfront bars and restaurants, take a sunset sailing cruise or grab a cocktail and watch a beautiful Mexican sunset from your condo’s balcony. And of course no Rocky Point trip would be complete without a relaxing beach massage.


Puerto Penasco cuisine ranges from humble seafood and taco stands, market stalls and snack stands, to upscale experiences in laid-back settings. Eating tacos is definitely one of the top things to do in Rocky Point. There are numerous taco fillings, but since you’re on the beach you may want to choose the fresh seafood tacos. You can also try one of the many fruit cups available at the street stands paired up by a cold and refreshing michelada. They are delicious!



One of the top reasons why Rocky Point is a favorite destination for spring break vacations is the weather. Besides the beach of course! Daily high temperatures in March range between 72°F to 76°F, rarely falling below 65°F or exceeding 83°F. It almost never rains in March but sometimes it can be a bit windy.


Where to Stay

Sandy Beach is the most convenient and popular area to stay in Puerto Penasco. All activities are readily available on Sandy Beach and it’s a short drive to the Malecon and main attractions. This area is where the great majority of the high rise resorts are located. It offers a great central location and beautiful sandy beaches. Other popular areas are Las Conchas and Playa Encanto and for a more budget friendly area you can try Playa Mirador and anything located within the town a little farther from the beach.

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