Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point  Mexico) Safety Tips:

These Safety tips in Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point Mexico) are meant to be a guide.  Using common sense when traveling in the U.S. or in Mexico is really what the “take away” here is.

  • Leave your guns, ammo and illicit drugs at home. (They are Illegal in Mexico and taken VERY SERIOUSLY!)
  • Medicine is given over the counter.  If you are going to bring some back you’ll legally need to have your prescriptions (that includes penicillin)  It’s probably a good idea to find out (from your doctor) if you are allergic to penicillin first if you plan on using it.
  • Don’t brush your teeth with the water if you don’t have a water filter in your accommodations.
  • Don’t use your middle finger as a hand gesture to anyone in a uniform (or to anyone really, it’s just not necessary.)
  • Drive slow at night.  Plan your trip so that you don’t need to be on the Highways at night.
  • Don’t drink and Drive.
  • Be kind in Mexico (poor attitudes get bad results in Mexico, unlike the U.S.).
  • Use common sense.
  • Lock your doors and watch your money as if you were in the U.S.
  • If you drink be with friends. (same goes anywhere)
  • If you are not used to the Taco Stands then consider staying away from them.   (There are some really good ones though: Lucas for chicken and Las Brisas for Beef)
  • Water served in the restaurants is filtered or bottled and most of the time ok.  Put a squeeze of lime in the glass to take care of the unexpected. (do that at the greasy spoons in the U.S. too btw.)
  • The native language in Rocky Point Mexico is Spanish not English.
  • Your Auto Insurance is not valid in Mexico.  You will need a special “Mexican Insurance” policy to be covered.