Once again, the WINs will visit Concha del Mar Campground in Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Time to relax and enjoy seaside fun and views. And if you want to stay busy, there are lots of activities including shopping, walking on the beach, karaoke, kayaking, sightseeing, fishing, kite flying, whale and dolphin watching plus much more. Then there is also our famous Annual Puerto Penasco Hermit Crab Races along with a hat contest and parade for both the men and the women. Yes, there is betting and bidding to name each hermit crab, margaritas and shrimp cocktails for sale with all the proceeds going to buy food for the poor down there.
This year will be different due to Covid as we will be adjusting our activities as necessary to be as safe as possible. This circuit will also be dependent on the border opening up and an evaluation on the situation in Puerto Penasco.
Organ Pipe National Monument preserves the northern-most natural habitat of Organ Pipe as well as amazing examples of desert plants, animals, geology, and human history. Enjoy the beauty in this desert oasis with great trails, scenic drives and star lit nights. Ranger led talks, hikes and van tours. Evening amphitheater presentations, wild flower desert drives and educational presentations at visitors center.
Twin Peaks campground, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument if they are open. Currently closed, but may open. Will monitor
South on US 95 from Quartzsite to I-8 east in Yuma to Gila Bend. Then south on AZ-85 to Organ Pipe. Sign at Visitors Center for Twin Peaks campground. $20/night; $10/night w/senior pass. No hookups. Dump, water, and solar showers available. Reservations are now recommended via www.recreation.gov. Suggested to reserve between sites 71 to 112. Use this as an opportunity to purchase insurance for your time in Mexico.
N31.942940,W112.811165 – Click on link to see Google Map
You will need:
2- Current rabies vaccination certificate for pets.
An insurance agent will be meeting with the group at Organ Pipe to discuss and sell what is needed. Insurance may also be purchased online at www.portugalinsurance.com.mx This company provides the best rates for insurance in Mexico.
Shop Malecon and Shack’s 5th Avenue, walk beach at low tide, possible fishing trip, side trip to Biosphere, campfires on beach, sunset cruise. Take a boat ride to Bird Island, including kayaking and snorkeling. Hermit crab races, kite flying and building sandcastles on the beach, hiking, dancing and karaoke just to name some of the fun stuff we do.
Get bodywork, painting, cabinetry, and/or upholstery work done on your RV. You can also get your RV washed and waxed at the campground.
Concha del Mar Campground, Puerto Penasco, Mexico
South on Mex 8 (becomes Benito Juarez at Puerto Penasco) to pedestrian overpass, then turn right (west) 6 blocks to sign for Playa Bonita. Turn right (north) 6 blocks to stop sign, then turn left (west) 3 blocks and go thru gate at Concha del Mar. +/- $10 per night. Water and dump available for $. Laundry ($2.50 load, or wash and fold service available) and showers on site. (Last year reverse osmosis water was $.22 a gallon, dump free) Propane truck come through about 3 times a week.
N31.3162,W113.5525 – Click on link to see Google Map