The Spring Break Party of 2009 begins at Rocky Point, Mexico throughout March and April.
Since Rocky Point (known by the local residents as Puerto Peñasco), is so close to the U.S./Mexico border, and right at the beach, this quiet, tourist community fills with tens of thousands of college students- mostly from Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona and Southern California during spring break.
The photo above was taken during the Rocky Point Rally in November. Watch videos and pictures of the partying.
Rocky Point, MX Links and Info:
Google Map of Rocky Point.
Zoom down near street level to see roads and buildings. Print out maps.
Puerto Penasco Mexico Online www.puerto-penasco.com/ events & news in Puerto Penasco - aka Rocky Point - Mexico
Rocky Point Travel Information:
More ID Now Required!
Currently, no passport is required to visit Rocky Point. This area is considered to be part of the "Free Zone."
But, as of June 1, 2009, all U.S. citizens entering the United States from Mexico and Canada must now present either a passport or an approved photo identification and a proof of citizenship (like a birth certificate) in order to cross the border. Continue reading about the new ID law and how to re-enter the U.S....
U.S. Travel Alert to Mexico
Millions of U.S. citizens safely visit Mexico each year (including thousands who cross the land border every day for study, tourism or business). But, violence in the country has increased recently. So, the U.S. government has issued a Mexico travel warning for 2009.
Travelers need to understand the risks of travel to Mexico, how best to avoid dangerous situations, and whom to contact if one becomes a crime victim.
Common-sense precautions such as visiting only legitimate business and tourist areas during daylight hours, and avoiding areas where prostitution and drug dealing might occur, can help ensure that travel to Mexico is safe and enjoyable.
Rocky Point, though, has been relatively safe from that violence. Mexican police presence along the highway to Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) and visibility in the town has been increased anyway.
Mexico Spring Break 2009 advice from the U.S. State Dept. travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/ spring_break_mexico/spring_break_mexico_2812.html
US Government Travel Notices:
Mexican Travel Alert
Rocky Point Spring Break Tips
First time party-goers may find this experience different from a typical beachside vacation. Continue reading and get some inside ideas to make your Spring Break a better trip...