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Rocky Point Tourist Information: What to know before traveling

Check out the important information you must take into consideration before you travel down to Rocky Point.  This knowledge will ensure a safe trip, free from hassle.  Knowledge will make your travels much easier.  So, read more to see what you can bring and what to expect.

There are many things you can bring, and bring back to and from Rocky Point, Mexico.  Be sure to read the following information, so you’ll be prepared ahead of time.  Then, your Rocky Point vacation will be all about fun, not hassle.


In Mexico, only pets such as dogs and cats are allowed.  And, only two per vehicle can pass into Mexico.  You must present a copy of the rabies vaccination certificate for each of your pets.  Be sure to take good care of your pets at all times – keep good track of them.  Also, be sure to have a recent photo of your pets and their collars, in case they get lost.  Lastly, don’t take them to commercial establishments, especially restaurants and food stands – they can be fined for having animals on the premises.

Allowed articles

You may possess 100 cigars, 200 cigarettes, and one liter of alcohol per person over 21 years of age.  Fruits and vegetables that are allowed are bananas, blackberries, cactus fruits, dates, grapes, lychees, melons, papayas, pineapples, and strawberries.  Citrus fruits such as oranges and grapefruits are not allowed.  Vegetables are allowed, except those that are on the forbidden list of nuts.  That list includes acorns, almonds, cocoa, chestnuts, and coconuts.  Fish is limited to 50 pounds per vehicle.

Prohibited items

Agricultural items are prohibited since they can carry plant pests or animal diseases.  And, plants and seeds require special permits.  Medicine requires a prescription.  So, be sure to carry a copy of your US prescription with you at all times.  Sugar cane, potatoes, Irish potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams, as well as raw and cooked pork, including sausages are prohibited.

Speed limits

Always be sure to follow the posted speed limits.  But most importantly, beware of Sonoyta.  They are very strict about their 40km-per-hour (23 miles-per-hour) speed limits.  And, they use radar guns.  So, stay alert to your speed at all times when traveling in Mexico.

Beyond the “Hassle-Free Zone”

If you want to drive beyond the “Hassle-Free Zone,” Which means south of Rocky Point, then make sure you have your Passport, at least a temporary Mexican Visa, and a Mexican permit for your vehicle.  These may be obtained at the Sonoyta Immigration Office.  You must present your birth certificate or valid driver’s licence.  Payments are required for these, and a refundable deposit of around $250 is required for your vehicle permit.  None of these are needed for Rocky Point, since it’s within the “Hassle-Free Zone.”

Come visit soon!

So come visit Rocky Point and discover the closest beach town to Phoenix, Arizona, only about 60 miles south of the border.  And remember – after you visit, you’ll return frequently.  So, when that happens, remember Anchor Storage: the place to keep your things secure in Rocky Point.  It’s always easier to store your beach things, jet skis, and other large and small items than it is to haul them down time after time.

Thank you for reading Rocky Point Tourist Information: What to know before traveling, written by Greg Hixon of RE-MEX-IMAGE and Hixonic Web Specialists.  Be sure to check out other posts here in the Anchor Storage blog.  You’ll uncover the many wonderful aspects of Rocky Point, Mexico, from blog posts like this.

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