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Getting to Rocky Point by Air  
Traveling to Rocky Point by Air

There are a few Phoenix-based charters offering flights to Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco), Mexico. Known to many for it's abundant, white sandy beaches, Puerto Penasco is the single most popular seaside destination for tourists. Flying to Rocky Point will take about 1 1/2 hours which is a big difference from the 4 hour plus drive. Chartering a private plane will take you there in safety and comfort without all the normal hassles experienced with crossing into Mexico ie customs and checks. The airport has a paved 5,000 ft. air strip and is about 3 miles from town. There is a small landing fee of between $5-$10 dollars, but you can leave your plane overnight free. No fuel is available in Puerto Penasco. If you have any questions regarding flying into Puerto Penasco, you may want to contact the airport at (638) 383-6097.
Getting to Rocky Point by Land
 

Every year thousands of Arizonians travel to Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco), Mexico. Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco), Mexico is located just 60 miles from the border of Mexico. The drive can take up to 4 hours depending where you live at in Arizona. Below are driving directions to Rocky Point. Make sure if you do drive you get Mexican Insurance because if your car gets vandalized or stolen your US insurance policy will not cover you in Mexico. You can Get Mexican Insurance online before you go. For Mexico Insurance see our Travel Services section >>

Driving Directions to Rocky Point

From Pheonix to Puerto Penasco
1. Take the I-10 West to the end of town (Buckeye Area)
2. Take Hwy 85 South to Gila Bend (same exit as I-8 to San Diego)
3. At the end of Gila Bend you will see a Mc Donald's, right before the Mc Donald's turn on to the continuation of Hwy 85 South (90 more minutes until the border).
4. Follow Hwy 85 straight through into Mexico. You will have 2 turns to make into the town of Sonoyta. Just follow the signs overhead that point to Pto. Peñasco (that is Puerto Peñasco abbreviated).
5. You now have roughly 60 more miles until you get there.

From Tempe (East Valley) to Puerto Penasco
1. Take the I-10 East to Queen Creek Road (Hwy 347)
2. Exit Queen Creek West (to Maricopa)
3. Head South on Maricopa (Hwy 347) about 10 miles to Hwy 238
4. Head West on Hwy 238 til you get to Hwy 85 outside of Gila Bend
5. Turn Left left heading West into Gila Bend
6. At the end of Gila Bend you will see a Mc Donald's, right before the Mc Donald's turn on to the continuation of Hwy 85 South (90 more minutes until the border).
7. Follow Hwy 85 straight through into Mexico. You will have 2 turns to make into the town of Sonoyta. Just follow the signs overhead that point to Pto. Peñasco (that is Puerto Peñasco abbreviated).
8. You now have roughly 60 more miles until you get there.

Driving Distances
Phoenix.....215 miles
Tucson.....216 miles
Los Angeles.....516 miles
San Diego.....360 miles

Electricity
The electrical system in Mexico is 110 volts, 60 cycles, as in the United States and Canada. Normally, the electrical outlets are designed to accept two prongs plugs, so you´ll need an adaptor for using any modern electrical apparatus that has an enlarged end on one prong or plugs with 3 prongs. You can find the three-holed outlets in some places but it´s always better to carry your own adaptor.

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Shipping Information Shipping Information
The best way to get everything home safely is to use a shipping companyThe cheapest way to transport your goods is to have them packed securely so that you can check them as extra baggage on your flight home. Another way is to ship them. Many stores will pack and ship their own merchandise but not other stores' goods

Phone Numbers in Rocky Point Phone Numbers in Rocky Point
Airport - 383-6097
Captain of the Port - 383-3035
Chamber of Commerce - 383-2848
City Hall - 383-2056
Immigration - 383-2526
Fire Station - 383-2828
Police - 383-2626
Profeco (Consumer Protection) - 383-1243
Red Cross - 383-2266
Tourism Office - 383-6122


Rocky Point State Tourism Office
Tourism Information * Open: Mon-Sat 9am-4pm
Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico
Tel: (638) 383-5010 Sonora Visitor Center

The State of Sonora operates a tourism information center in Tucson.
4625 E. Broadway Suite 100-B
Tucson, Arizona 85711
US Tel: (520) 784-0551 * US Fax: (520) 784-0573

Pinacate Biosphere Reserve
National reserve between Sonoyta & Puerto Penasco.
Carreterra Sonoyta-Penasco Km. 52
Apartado Postal #125, Puerto Penasco CP 83550
Tel: (638) 384-9007
E-mail: pinacate@conanp.gob.mx

US Consulate in Nogales, Sonora
Fraccionamiento los Alamos
C.P. 84065 Nogales, Sonora
Tel: (631) 313-4820 * Fax: (631) 313-4652

Warning to Tourists: You should avoid demonstrations and other activities that might be deemed political by the Mexican authorities. Political activities by foreigners are prohibited by the Mexican constitution, and such actions may result in detention and/or deportation.


 

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