From Phoenix


Drive I-10 West to Arizona 85 through Gila Bend to the border, take Mexican Rt. 8.  About 3 hours to the border, another hour to Rocky Point.


From East Valley


Take I-10 East toward Tucson, exit Maricopa Rd. South to Stanfield Rd., turn right, proceed to I-8, go west to Gila Bend, south on Arizona 85 to the border, then Mexico Rt. 8 to Rocky Point, about 3 1/2 hrs.


From Tucson


Drive west on Arizona 86 to the town of Why, turn left on Arizona 85 south to the border, then Mexico Rt. 8 to Rocky Point, about 3 1/2 hrs.

Going into Mexico

Border's port of entry at Lukeville, AZ opens from 6 a.m. until midnight. Mexican consulate states that Rocky Point is considered a free-zone. No automobile title is required to enter. Pets must have a veterinarian's certificate of good health along with a separate certificate of rabies shot given in the past 6 months.



Mexican Auto Insurance

Do you need to buy Mexican auto insurance?


The answer is yes you do. If you have an accident in Mexico you need proof of financial responsibility. Your American insurance is not accepted in Mexico. You can buy the insurance at the following places by the day:


                      Scottsdale, AZ at the AAA office, 701 N. Scottsdale Rd., phone # 480-949-7993.

                      In Ajo, AZ at Sanborn's, Highway 85, phone # 800-293-2560.

                      Also in Ajo, Ray Phillips, Highway 85, phone # 800-570-6006.



Help with Our Most Asked Questions (FAQs)



Can we drive a rental car into Mexico?


Not all rental car companies allow taking their cars across the border. Enterprise Car Rental is one we know of that does allow it.



Can we rent a car in Puerto Peasco?


Yes, there are new car rental companies in town. Among them Budget.



What if we have car trouble on the highway?

Mexico has traveling mechanics called Angeles Verdes (Green Angels) that will help motorists in distress. They drive white and green pickup trucks