Puerto Peñasco, or Rocky Point, is one of the most popular visitor destinations in Mexico. It is very popular because it is very easy to get to, as it is located very near the Arizona border. It is also just a few hours from southern California. Rocky Point has a lot to do and see, including beaches, sightseeing, and lots of tasty restaurants offering a variety of local flavors.
Often, visitors may be concerned about traveling to destinations outside of the U.S. Rocky Point is generally considered a safe destination, however. Here are a few tips to keep in mind that will make your trip safe and fun.
Tips to Keep in Mind
Only use recommended border crossings – The main border crossing is Lukeville, Arizona and travelers are advised to use this crossing. If you are traveling by car, travel on main roads during daylight hours.
Always carry your passport – Your passport will be required for re-entry into the United States. For added protection, keep duplicate copies with you that are separate from the original.
You should always stay with your group – It is important that you don’t share travel plans with anyone you don’t know. Provide your itinerary to someone at home, as well as a copy of your passport. Should you be traveling within Puerto Peñasco by taxi, have a staff member at the hotel or restaurant hail one for you. This will ensure that the taxicab is authorized and properly licensed.
Familiarize yourself with the local laws. Know which authorities you should contact. Also, travel with your cell phone and make sure that you have service in Mexico. Make sure you have important numbers stored and it’s a good idea to have the number to the U.S. Consulate in your contacts.
The Proper Insurance is Very Important
If you are traveling with your personal auto, make sure that your insurance coverage is valid in Mexico. Should you not have the correct insurance, you could be arrested or jailed. Short-term insurance can be purchased for your car, as well as medical and travel insurance.
If you are thinking of renting recreation vehicles, use caution, as some of the vehicles may not have the proper insurance. You can be detained or jailed until restitution is made should you damage a vehicle without proper insurance.
At FMI Rentals, we are always available to answer any questions you may have concerning your travels in Rocky Point. Just give us a call!