Some things you should know before crossing the border to Puerto Penasco
Rocky Point, often referred to as Arizona’s beach, is only a 3 and a half hour drive from Phoenix and Tucson!
The short distance makes it very convenient, easy and inexpensive for visitors to drive their car to this popular destination. The drive is a very safe one and pretty straight forward. However, there are some things you need to consider to avoid any kind of trouble or delays when crossing the border.
I have been crossing the border to Rocky Point for almost 30 years now, and in all these years, aside from getting a speeding ticket while entering the town of Sonoyta, I have never, and I really mean never, had any issues.
Green / Red light system
Recently, a client told me about a situation he experienced last time he crossed the border that I had never heard about. This is good for you to know in case you experience something similar.
For those of you who have never crossed the border into Puerto Peñasco, this is how it works:
Right as you cross from the US into Mexico, you will see a small traffic light. Just like going through security at the airport, people are randomly selected for checkup.
If you get a green light you can keep on driving, but if you get a red light, you will be asked to pull over to the side and step out of your car. Officers will check your vehicle and if you don’t have any illegal drugs, food, or merchandise, you failed to declare they will let you go.