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Furniture Stores in the Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco).

Looking for a bed, dresser or a diningroom table?  From individual pieces to complete or mini furniture packages, everything that will fit your needs is available.  Whether you want to buy in the U.S. and have it delivered to Rocky Point or you would rather find something with the local flavor, we have your information and stores.

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Household Products in the Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco).

Need a mixing bowl or a fan?  How about a beach chair, silverware, can opener or any other household gadget?  We have the stores that have the items you need.

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Interior Furnishings & Designs in the Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco).

Do you have a house or condo to furnish? Do you have the eye for decorating?  We have the interior furnishins as well as local interior designers the can help your home be an award winning design.  Whether you need window treatments, nick nacks or color coordination, our list of companies will set you in the right direction.

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Art Studios & Artist in the Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco).

Are you looking for artwork from local artists?  Do you want Huichol Yarn Artwork, Seri Indian ironwood carvings, paintings, rod iron artwork or pottery?  Mexico has many artist with a wide variety of specialities.  Several art studios in Rocky Point have traveled Mexico and represent the various artists locally.

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Banks & Money Exchanges in the Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco).

Should you use Pesos or Dollars?  How can one transfer money to Mexico?  Do they have banks in Rocky Point?  What is the current exchage rate?  We answer these and other financial questions regarding Mexico.  Mexico has several major international banks with local branches in town, thus banking is very easy.  The town also has a number of money exchange businesses where you can convert peso the dollars or vise versa.  Check us out and strech those dollars further.

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Clothing, Shoes & Accessories in the Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco).

Forget a bathing suit? Do you need some cloths, shoes or accessories for summer time?

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Curios, Jewelry & Gifts in the Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco).

Looking for gifts to bring back from your vacation?  Looking for hammocks, ashtrays, T-shirts, margarita pitcher & glass set, ironwood carvings, jewelry, Huichol Yarn Artwork, hats, pottery in a shapes and formations, or just a pair of sunglasses, we have it.  Rocky Point has several "Curios Shop districts" in town.  We can point you to them and may the bargining begin.  They start out high & you start out low...  Hopefully you can reach a deal a take home the prize!

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Furniture Stores Information
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  1. Are mattresses the same from Mexico & the U.S.?
  2. Can we buy furniture in the U.S. & bring it down?
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Are mattresses the same from Mexico & the U.S.?

This may sound crazy, but yes they are.  How are they different?  The are different in size!  A standard eastern king is 76" x 80", while it's Mexican equivalent is 78 3/4" x 75".  A standard queen is 60" x 80" and it's Mexican equivalent is 59" x 75".  So if you are going to buy mattresses in Mexico, you may want to buy your bedding here also.  When you go into a furniture store, be sure to ask a professional & be specific about your needs.  When furnishing a rental unit, purchase the hospitality model

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Interior Furnishings & Designs Information
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  1. Color theory & decorating.
  2. How furnished should my rental unit be?
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Color theory & decorating.

Color Theory is a set of principles used to create harmonious color combinations.  Color relationships can be visually represented with a color wheel – the color spectrum wrapped onto a circle.  According to color theory, harmonious color combinations use any two colors opposite each other on the color wheel, any three colors equally spaced around the color wheel forming a triangle, or any four colors forming a rectangle (actually, two pairs of colors opposite each other).

The harmonious color combinations are called color schemes – sometimes the term 'color harmonies' is also used.  In the selection of your furnishings, pictures and various nick naks, keep these color combinations in mind in selecting your colors.  These combinations should not necessarily be used in equal proportions.
In painting rooms, you use gallons, quarts & pints for you color combinations.  Your main color should be in gallons, your second color should be in quarts and if you use a third, in pints, use those quantities in your distribution of colors.

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How furnished should my rental unit be?

There are several questions you need to ask yourself first.  Whom are you renting to?  What type of property do you have?  How often are you renting it?  How much Time are you using it?   These and several other questions need to be answered in order to derive an answer to this question.  If you have a condo at one of the developments versus a beach front home, your furnishing may be quite different.  Many more families rent out the beach homes where as couples may the condo's first.  If you are planning to use the home alot, will you have an owner's closet to store away your precious items? 

Are you putting the property up for rent to the general public or just renting to your associates?  The more you control your rental requirements, the smaller the pool of renters you have to choose from.  Damages will occur with a rental, how strong your management of the property can reduce the maintenance & replacement costs of items. To what level do you want deal with these issues, you will need to furnish it appropriately.

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  1. Does Rocky Point have any museums?
  2. Is there an Art Association in town?
  3. Tell me more about the Huichol Indians.
  4. The Seri Indians & ironwood carvings..

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Does Rocky Point have any museums?

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Is there an Art Association in town?

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Huichol yarn painting by Rojelio Beuites

Huichol Yarn Artwork

Tell me more about the Huichol Indians.

The Huichol or Wixáritari are an indigenous ethnic group of western central Mexico, living in the Sierra Madre Occidental range in the Mexican states of Nayarit, Jalisco, Zacatecas, and Durango.  They are best known to the larger world as the Huichol, however, they refer to themselves as Wixáritari ("the people") in their native Huichol language. Marriages are arranged by the parents when the children are very young. Huichol usually marry between the ages of fourteen and seventeen. Extended Huichol families live together in rancho settlements.  These small communities consist of individual houses which belong to a nuclear family.  Each settlement has a communal kitchen and the family shrine, called a xiriki, which is dedicated to the ancestors of the rancho.

In traditional Huichol communities, an important ritual artefact is the nieli'ka: a small square or round tablet with a hole in the center covered on one or both sides with a mixture of beeswax and pine resin into which threads of yarn are pressed.  Nieli'kas are found in most Huichol sacred places such as house shrines (xiriki), temples, springs and caves.  In the past thirty years, about four thousand Huichols have migrated to cities, primarily Tepic, Nayarit, Guadalajara and Mexico City.  It is these urbanized Huichols who have drawn attention to their rich culture through their art.  To preserve their ancient beliefs they have begun making detailed and elaborate yarn paintings, a development and modernization of the nieli'ka.

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Seri Indian Iron Wood Sculpture; moon

Seri Ironwood Moon

The Seri Indians & ironwood carvings.

The wood of the desert ironwood is very hard and dense. It actually sinks in water.  It was used by the Seri Native Americans of Mexico for tool handles.  Seri means “the one that really runs fast” in Opata dialect.  Today the Seri Indians make carvings of desert plants and animals from the ironwood.  Dead wood is gathered from the desert floor, and the carvings are made with hand tools.  Tradition has it that carvings made from the desert ironwood bring good fortune and long life.  The carvings are in much demand, especially large carvings, and bring in a lot of money.  Illegal harvesting of ironwood is on the rise and live trees are being cut down.

With the birth of the ironwood carving industry, the Seri moved permanently off the Tiburon Island, and settled in camps such as Desemboque. In addition to the woodcarvings, the Seri also make woven baskets and necklaces made from shell, stone, seeds, and other virtually inexhaustible resources.

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  1. What is the exchange rate between the Peso & the Dollar?
  2. Should we convert our dollars into pesos?
  3. Using ATM's in Mexico.
  4. What about using credit cards, checks & travelers checks?.

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What is the exchange rate between the Peso & the Dollar?

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Should we convert our dollars into pesos?

If you are going to shop a lot, then we suggest that you exchange your dollars into pesos.  Many merchants have problems converting dollars over, establishing a consistent exchange rate and sometimes making the correct change.  The more you stay & vacation with us, the more likely you start to collect those pesos and the more you can use them.  We find we pay a "truer" price for items when paying with pesos.

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Using ATM's in Mexico.

Yes there are A.T.M.'s around town.  We know that each of the banks have them available 24 hours a day.  Beware that they give you pesos, not dollars.  We use the A.T.M.'s and are aware that there is a transaction fee.  Our bank also had a conversion fee, yours may not.  We were still happy to get the cash.  Super Ley's has an A.T.M. just inside the front door.

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Curios, Jewelry & Gifts Information
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  1. Tell me it's not true, the "Dirt mall" is no longer dirt!
  2. Are the prices set or do we negoitate purchasing curios?
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Tell me it's not true, the "Dirt mall" is no longer dirt!

With progress comes in with the new and out with the old.  Although many of us loved the "dirt mall", the lives of those merchants along the street are vastly improved.  This project, part of the Impulsor Trust of the state government, is part of the investment made back into the city, thus into the lives of its inhabitants.   The project involved the construction of sidewalks, underground utilities, mini-plazas, street lighting, wheel chair ramps & facades for more than 100 businesses there.  With the help of Ricardo Bours Castelo, Mayor Ramon Martinez Gonzales, Ana Lourdes Castelo Lopez Arias and many others, this project become a reality after more than 20 years of the "Camino a la Cholla" dirt mall.

With the continued support of Governor Eduardo Bours, the state of Sonora and it's municipal governments, the quality of lives of it's inhabitants are being elevated.  These projects include many other life changing improvements including trash collection, housing, paved street, new fire stations and much more.

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