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.
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).
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|
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).
VIEW LARGER The Madres Buscadoras de Sonora have been unearthing numerous human remains near Rocky Point in October 2019 .
Warm to hot sunny days and cool nights through the Spring – bring at least a light jacket or sweater for the evenings, plus jeans. Summer days and nights are warm and it tends to be very humid from mid-June through mid-September. Shoes? Be prepared for sand in and on your shoes in Rocky Point , no matter what you bring .
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.
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 ).
Rocky Point has had regularly scheduled commercial flights in recent years, but currently, charter flights are the only option. Departing from Phoenix, Westwind Air Service offers on-demand charters to Puerto Penasco and other destinations in Mexico . Once in the air, the flight to Rocky Point is only one hour long.
There’s no real upper limit as to what you can spend in Mexico , so you could be looking at anywhere between $100 and $500 a day while you ‘re there.
It’s about 65 miles from the border to Rocky Point . It can take more than 80 minutes if you follow the varying speed limits on the route.
Dollars are universally accepted in Rocky Point and there is not even a need to take pesos or exchange dollars into pesos while you are visiting Rocky Point . You will receive Mexican Pesos only. The current exchange is around 10 to 1 ( pesos to dollars).