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.” “ Puerto Peñasco is a safe place as long as you are not checking your brain at the border,” Schwab said.
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|
The Best Time to Go : The most popular times to visit Rocky Point are March through June. The weather is warm and temperate, before the high temps of July and August set in. Keep in mind that March and April will bring Spring Break crowds.
Many consider Puerto Peñasco to be “Arizona’s beach” with Tucson, Phoenix, and Yuma closer than the Mexican cities of Mexicali and Hermosillo. Most visitors come for the beaches and to fish. Sandy Beach is noted for its sand which is a light brown color. One attraction of the beaches is the tidal pools.
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).
“We are always saddened to hear reports of violence in Mexico , but rest assured, Rocky Point has one of the lowest levels of crime in Mexico . Avoiding travel to Rocky Point because of news reports would be akin to avoiding travel to Phoenix because of reports of violence in Los Angeles.
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.
Great white sharks have been seen and tracked close to Penasco . Hammer heads migrate in the spring near Penasco . Whale shark seen recently (not really a shark ).
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).
The sea temperature ranges between 17 °C (63 °F) and 30 °C (86 °F). The sea is quite cold from December to April, while it becomes very warm from July to October. Here are the average sea temperatures.
Daily high temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 72°F to 68°F, rarely falling below 62°F or exceeding 77°F. Daily low temperatures decrease by 4°F, from 60°F to 56°F, rarely falling below 50°F or exceeding 65°F.
Daily high temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 81°F to 72°F, rarely falling below 66°F or exceeding 87°F. Daily low temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 68°F to 60°F, rarely falling below 54°F or exceeding 73°F.
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.
Driving the Mexico 8 highway. The nearly 60-mile stretch of Mexico 8 that takes you to Puerto Peñasco is a relatively smooth two-lane highway and a so-called hassle-free zone or safety corridor.
Sonora state – Reconsider Travel Reconsider travel due to crime . Sonora is a key location used by the international drug trade and human trafficking networks.