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Getting to Rocky Point

Getting to Rocky Point by land

Getting to Rocky Point by Land - Puerto Penasco as known as Rocky Point is just 60 miles south of the Lukeville, Arizona / Sonoyta, Mexico border crossing, Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) is great for the quick weekend getaway! Rocky Point is located on the North West coast of the Sea of Cortez in Northern Sonora, Mexico. Follow Hwy 85 straight through into Mexico. Make sure you get Mexican Insurance, it is required by law. We offer detailed maps and driving directions to Rocky Point, Mexico.

by Air

Getting to Rocky Point by Air - Puerto Penasco does have a small airport called Penascos International Airport (Rocky Point Airport) airport code: PPE. The airport has a paved 5,000 ft. airstrip and is about 3 miles from town. There is a small landing fee vary depending on the size of the aircraft, but you can leave your plane overnight free. They also offer fuel, cleaning, and the airport has a snack bar, with vending machines and a gift shop, with T-shirts. Phones: (52) 638 383 6097 or www.therockypointairport.com

Getting to Rocky Point by Sea

By Sea - Ferry service from Guaymas, Sonora to the Baja Peninsula is available for passengers as well as automobiles when it is in service. Guaymas is located 5 hours from Rocky Point. The ferry departs the ferry terminal in San Carlos, and lands in the city of Santa Rosalia in Baja California Sur. The ride takes around 6 to 9 hours. There are a bar and restaurant as well as cabins for private rooms. Telephone 011-52 (622) 2-3390. Fax 011-52 (698) 1-7023. For more info on Baja Ferry Click Here

Driving Distances to Puerto Penasco - Rocky Point
  • Phoenix.....215 miles
  • Tucson.....216 miles
  • Los Angeles.....516 miles
  • San Diego.....360 miles

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Required Paperwork and Permits for Driving to Rocky Point Mexico

Sonora Only Permits

Required Paperwork: In order to increase tourism and facilitate investment in Sonora the free Zone program was launched; a unique program to Mexico. Called the Sonora Only Program. Visitors from the United States and Canada can enter and leave the State of Sonora and enjoy the tourist attractions without needing a vehicle permit, within the zone that covers the northeast part of the state, including Rocky Point and Puerto Penasco. If you plan on staying in Mexico any length of time you will need a tourist visa. To bring your automobile into Mexico, you MUST GET MEXICAN AUTO INSURANCE. Your US insurance will not be recognized in Mexico. You can purchase and print your Mexico Insurance policy online before you leave for your trip here on our website.

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Rocky Point Mexico Time Zone and Current Weather

Time Zone - Rocky Point Mexico lies in the Mountain Time Zone or MST. The clock time in this zone is based on the mean solar time of the 105th-degree meridian west of the Greenwich Observatory. Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 7 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT-7). Rocky Point is one hour ahead of the Pacific Time Zone and one hour behind the Central Time Zone. Rocky Point, as well as the state of Sonora, do not have Daylight Savings Time.

Rocky Point Weather - The weather is one of the main reasons people visit Rocky Point. Rocky Point visitors may experience only 2 inches of rain a year so a day trip with plenty of sunshine is pretty much guaranteed. For most of the year, Puerto Penasco will have days that are sunny and warm. Winters you can expect 60-75 an average degree Fahrenheit. The summer months, especially June through September can be warm, 90-degree plus temperatures combine with high humidity, however, because the water temperature is above 80 degrees and there is almost always an ocean breeze to produce pleasant evenings.

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