Puerto Peñasco a.k.a. Rocky Point, Mexico is a popular destination for many students during Spring Break. It is located in northern Sonora 60 miles from the US border and it is accessible by car. It is cheaper than any other US location and less crowded.
The Rocky Point Tourism office assures it is a safe place to visit and the local government is working 24 hours a day to back up this statement. They have arranged for more roadside assistance, and for all visitors of Rocky Point, there will now be 24-hour assistance in the event of an emergency. Within half an hour of receiving a call, a bilingual volunteer will come out to assist to make any process less confusing and hopefully less frustrating for visitors. You just need to call this local number: (638) 388-8207 or if you are calling from an American cell phone dial (602) 512-1601.
During Spring Break, city and state police will have more bilingual officers on the streets and patrols are being stepped up along the highways and in Rocky Point. The majority of accidents that occur at this Spring Break destination are caused by individuals driving under the influence of alcohol. Travelers should exercise particular caution on unpaved roads, especially beach areas.
Rocky Point lies within the Mexican free-trade zone, so no special car permits are required. However, drivers are required to carry Mexico auto insurance since U.S. auto insurance is not valid in Mexico. If you have an accident and do not have your Mexico auto insurance, you could be detained and your car impounded. So contact us to be protected by the best: www.sanbornsinsurance.com or call 1-800-222-0158.
The Department of State urges American citizens to take responsibility for their own personal safety while traveling.
Up-to-date information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or, for callers outside the United States and Canada, a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_970.html
So come and enjoy this beautiful city where the desert meets the sea!