Rocky Point, Mexico Spring Breakers need to bring more than swimsuits and sunblock
By Lannette Phipps
Rocky Point, Mexico is one of the hottest beach vacation destinations for Spring Breakers from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and other colleges within driving distance. If you have not been to Rocky Point, Mexico in a few years then you may not be aware that you will need your U.S. Passport or a Passport Card to re-enter the United States. Your driver’s license nor your birth certificate will be sufficient identification to get you back into the U.S.
Other than having the proper identification, the only other thing you will need besides your bathing suit is Mexican insurance for your vehicle if you are driving down to Rocky Point for Spring Break. Your current insurance is not recognized by Mexican Law so be sure to stop on your way to Rocky Point and purchase a policy on your vehicle. There are also some places you can do it online, but there are many places in Ajo, Arizona that you can get in and out of quickly and are legitimate insurance sellers. Mexican Law requires that you carry (at the very least) liability insurance, but if you cannot afford to replace your vehicle you may want to purchase full coverage. Be aware that if you are in an accident and your vehicle is totaled, the insurance company will only pay the lowest Blue Book amount so do not purchase insurance that exceeds that amount. The place where you purchase your insurance should be able to look up this amount for you. If you are in an accident in Mexico, you MUST call the police and make a police report. You then need to call your insurance adjuster and all will be settled from there. Do not be alarmed if you are asked to go to the police station – this is a normal practice. They usually keep the vehicle until they can confirm that restitution can be made. Your adjuster will handle everything, but be sure you get the police to the collision site right away. Even if the other car drives away or says not to call the police – you call the police. Do not pay any damages to anyone. That is what your insurance is for.
One other thing Spring Breakers need to do is watch their speed limit going through the border town of Sonoyta, Sonora, Mexico. The speed limits run between 20 and 40 kmh (kilometers per hour not miles per hour – look on your speedometer) and there will be cops with radar. Never pay a policeman on the spot of you have been speeding – demand that you go to the police station and get an official receipt – not one issued by the officer. We know you are excited to get your vacation started, but save the $20 or $40 USD and just slow down through Sonoyta. Think of how much beer and tacos $40 can buy!
The weather is great, the water is warm and Rocky Point, Mexico is awaiting your arrival. If you have not made your reservations for Spring Break as of yet and are looking for a quieter place to stay, check out Laguna Shores Resort, located just a few miles north of town off the Coastal Highway. It is a great vacation destination for families or those not wanting to be in the thick of Spring Break this year. Visit their website at www.lagunashoresresorts.com to book your condo or home online and check out their Facebook page for current specials. To book by telephone call 1-800-513-1426.
This article is brought to you by Laguna Shores Resort, a master planned oceanfront community on the Sea of Cortez in Rocky Point, Mexico. Located just off of the Coastal Highway, north of town, Laguna Shores offers real estate for sale: fractional shares, condos, homes, lots, as well as custom home building services. They also offer condos and homes for rent. Laguna Shores Resort is like no other master planned community in Puerto Peñasco, with their many amenities, low-density housing, desal plant, and underground utilities. Come out and take a tour – you will be pleasantly surprised. Ask about their Lifetime Vacation Plans – the smart and economic way to vacation. Visit their website at www.lagunashoresresorts.com for photos, maps, videos and a wealth of information about the resort and Rocky Point, Mexico. “Like” them on Facebook to receive current vacation rental deals and promotions, as well as new real estate for sale such as beachfront lots and homes and condos for sale. Phone toll free from the U.S. 1-800-513-1426.