Mexico: Rocky Point Safety Issues

Posted on February 2, 2016 • Filed under: Mexico, Mexico Travel reported the only advisory that applies to Puerto Peñasco is U.S. travelers shouldn’t drive at night, and use the Lukeville Port of Entry. The advisory says “…you should exercise caution while transiting Vicam in southern Sonora due to roadblocks that can be instituted ad hoc by local indigenous and environmental groups. U.S. citizens visiting Puerto Peñasco should use the Lukeville, Arizona/Sonoyta, Sonora border crossing, and limit driving to daylight hours.”

While Munro respects and understands the warning from the U.S. government, he says Rocky Point itself is a safe place for tourists.

“Rocky Point right now is one of the safest places in the Northwestern Mexico,” Munro said. “We want to keep it that way.”

Munro says he can’t recall any recent incidents where Americans have been victims of crimes committed by Mexicans in Rocky Point. However, U.S. citizens have been victims of violent crimes throughout Mexico, including car jacking and kidnapping. The Department of State reports 103 Americans were killed in the country in 2015, up three from 2014. Read Article

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