Travelers need to “exercise caution” in Nogales and Rocky Point , an updated warning for Mexico travelers from the U.S. State Department says. U.S. citizens visiting Puerto Peñasco are urged to cross the border at Lukeville, Ariz., to limit driving through Mexico and to limit travel to main roads during daylight hours.”
The air travel (bird fly) shortest distance between Cancún and Puerto Peñasco is 2,884 km= 1,792 miles. If you travel with an airplane (which has average speed of 560 miles) from Cancun to Puerto Penasco , It takes 3.2 hours to arrive. Puerto Penasco .
|GPS Coordinates||31° 19´ 1.7760” N 113° 32´ 16.7640” W|
Puerto Penasco aka Rocky Point Mexico is now open for tourists! Technically, the US/ Mexico /Canada agreement to limit non-essential travel has been extended to Oct. 21st per the Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs.
All the roads from Phoenix all the way to Rocky Point are in good condition. A 4WD vehicle isn’t necessary to make the trip. There are some roads like the one pictured here in the Cholla Bay area, and the neighborhood streets in some parts of Rocky Point aren’t that great either.
In order to travel to Rocky Point (Puerto Peñasco), you need a valid USA Passport or a USA Passport Card (or carnet) authorized by the US Department of State. Children under 16 years of age arriving to USA from Mexico or Canada may present a birth certificate (original or copy).
This is the big one . Most of the larger resorts, like The Sonoran Sun, Bella Sirena, or Princesa de Penasco , are situated along Sandy Beach. Staying nicely shallow, this beach lets you forget about swimming on calm days (which is most of the time).
Specific to Puerto Penasco / Rocky Point , the city’s water is safe to drink . So it’s fine to use for showering and brushing your teeth, etc., but most people prefer to get their drinking water from one of the local water purification companies. Purified water is sold in every supermercado, tienda, gas station, etc.
The average accommodation cost in Puerto Penasco range from: 66 USD (1,300 MXN) in hostel to 132 USD (2,600 MXN) in 3 star hotel. Prices in Mexico. Historic data last years.
|Petrol price in Puerto Penasco is around||0.94 USD||0.78 EURO|
|Diesel fuel price in Puerto Penasco is around||0.98 USD||0.81 EURO|
It’s $200 per person for two passengers, $160 per person four passengers. 2. The best time to visit Rocky Point is spring or fall.
The official warning from the U.S. Department of State says, “Reconsider travel to Mexico due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Mexico due to crime and kidnapping. Currently the U.S. government still has a level 4 ‘do not travel ‘ for the following areas due to crime and not COVID-19.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Requirements U.S. Passport . Passport Card. Enhanced Driver’s License. Enhanced Driver’s Licenses (EDLs) are issued as proof of identity and U.S. Citizenship. Trusted Traveler Program Card. These include NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST cards. Form I-872 American Indian Card, or Enhanced Tribal Card.
The State Department says travelers headed to Rocky Point should travel during daylight hours and use the Lukeville/Sonoyta border crossing, which is 150 miles from central Phoenix and 80 miles from Gila Bend. The crossing is closed from midnight to 6 a.m.
Please Note: There is an additional surcharge to rent vehicles destined for Mexico . We allow vehicles, larger than cars and minivans, to cross the border. Please note: Rocky Point is the only destination in Mexico in which we allow our vehicles to travel.
What You Need If you do drive your vehicle to Rocky Point , you must have Mexican auto insurance ; it’s the law. You don’t need a car permit to drive to Puerto Peñasco, However, if you plan on heading further south after your visit to Rocky Point , you will need a vehicle importation permit.