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Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco): Cars
Tips and facts about renting or bringing your own car into Rocky Point Mexico (Penasco)
What should I know if I'm taking a car into Penasco?
A lot of this is broken down on our customs page, but at a glance:
- DO NOT have any weapons/guns in the car!
- DO have all your registration and car insurance with you.
- You must also have mexican auto insurance! -- read our Insurance page
- Remember - the border is CLOSED between midnight and 6am!
What if I don't have a car? Can I rent one and drive it down to Penasco?
A lot of people who are just passing through the southwest ask this question, and because of the cross border nature of the trip, car rental can be tricky. It has, however, gotten a lot better in the last five years.
RENTING A CAR
There are a few rental companies that allow their cars into Mexico. Enteprise rent a car is one of them. If you need to rent a car, you can visit their website (rent a car with Enterprise). We have partnered up with them to offer you this service. Enterprise will rent you the car plus the mexican insurance that you must have. We will update this page with other rental providers in the next few weeks (update May 8th, 2008)
I have a pretty comprehensive write-up on how to rent a car for use in Puerto Penaco, a.k.a. Rocky Point Mexico, found here: how to rent a car to take to Puerto Penasco.
Here's a short list of car rental businesses:
- Adobe Car & Van Rental 3150 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ, (520) 320 - 1495.
- Affordable Auto Rentals, Phoenix,Az 1-480-962-9733
- Advantage Rental A Car, 1-602-244-0450/Tucson, Az 1-800-777-5500
- Ajo Stage Lines, 1031 Solana Ave. Ajo,Az 85321, 1-520-387-6559/800-942-1981
- All Aboard America Bus Tours, 230 S. Country Club Dr. Mesa,Az 85210, 602-253-1544/800-848-4728
- Buffalo Bus Tours, Phoenix, Az 602-342-0015
- Dollar Car Rental, Phoenix-Tucson,Arizona 1-800-800-4000 Phoenix: 602-392-0695 Tucson: 520-573-8486 Email
- Enterprise Car Rentals, Tucson,Arizona 520-747-9700/1-800-736-8222 Phoenix/Tucson
- Hertz Car Rentals, Phoenix,Arizona 1-800-654-3131
- Mexico Getaway's Group Motorcoach Tours, 520-881-7878/520-746-1140
- Pathfinder Travel, 383-5109 (From the US dial (011-52-638) first)
- Puerto Peñasco R.V.Tours, 3511 N.Elliot Rd.,Ajo,Az 85321, 800-850-9248
- Sonora Bus Service , 197 Altamirano Ave.Puerto Peñasco 383-2019 (From the US dial (011-52-638) first)
- Thrifty Car Rental , Tucson/520-790-2277
Willy's Vehicle Rentals, 138 Matamoros Ave.Puerto Peñasco 383-6411/383-3919 (From the US dial (011-52-638) first)
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