Greece meets Mexico

While vacationing in the Greek islands, I couldn’t help but make the comparison of Mykonos and Santorini to a place that is dear to my heart, Rocky Point, Mexico. Santorini and Mykonos Greece in the Cyclades island chain, has one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. The traditional villages of the island, full of white buildings dot the hillsides that race down to the shimmering sea with shutters either in blue, green or red (it is the Cyclades community rule). White houses provide a stark contrast to the blue sea and the rocky hillsides. Charming and inviting, the community is a work of art and begs you to explore the villages.

Cholla Bay, Mexico is a beautiful peninsula in Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco officially) full of American expats (a large majority from Phoenix) with second homes in Mexico, it also boast an extraordinary terrain with jutting rocks and colorful houses. To most Phoenicians this is Arizona’s ocean front property and in a scenic, easy 3.5 hour drive, you arrive at the shimmering blue sea of Puerto Penasco. Drive around the community of Cholla Bay or glimpse it from a boat and you will see the resemblance to the Greek Cyclades islands with multi colored houses built on the sheer cliffs and into the rocks.

If you can’t make it to Greece this year try a Gyro in Rocky Point, Mexico and enjoy the shimmering sea and beautiful landscape. Perhaps order some Gyros to go.. and take a blanket to Cholla Bay looking at the Sea of Cortez at Sunset! OPA!

And, if you have nver visited Rocky Point don't be concerned about rocky beaches, Rocky Point has beautiful Sandy Beach, Playa Hermosa, and many others full of soft sandy beaches.

Need a place to rent check out these two rentals? 2 bedroom 2 bath under $125 a night 1 bedroom 1 bath ( prices vary)

Anita Kaltenbaugh is the author of “Travel Secrets- Insider guide to planning, affording and taking more vacations” (Feburary 2017) #1 bestseller in 3 Travel categories, available on and FREE on Kindle unlimited.

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