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.
Lynne Clark 503-860-7227
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 Now Open, First come first served until December 31st, January 1st through March 31st 2021 half of the sites will be reservable and Required – recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. $10 a night with senior pass
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
Charlie Savior 562-221-2000 Co-host – Adrienne Leibowitz 805-458-2206
You will need:
2- Current rabies vaccination certificate for pets.
3. You will need to purchase minimum liability Insurance. We have found the best rates from www.portugalinsurance.com.mx, 602-445-6182 (US Line) This company provides the best rates for insurance in Mexico. Please arrange your insurance before entering Mexico. Let them know you are with the WINs.
4. Tourist Card (FMM) Forma Migratoria Multiple which you can get on line and print out, or as you cross the border. Highly recommend you take care of this prior to going to Mexico. There are services that will do this for you that cost a lot more, but you can easily get this on line and it is good for 180 days.
5. Vehicle Registration
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 Peñasco.
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