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Rocky Point Weather and the Best Time to Visit
Puerto Peñasco has a climate very similar to Phoenix, Arizona (3.5 hours to the north) and the rest of the southwest. Temperature averages range from lows of 50 and highs exceeding 100. The Sonoran region is an interesting climate – a desert environment situated next to the humid ocean, with areas of high elevation. Rocky Point weather can be uncomfortably hot midday in summer, or surprisingly chilly during a storm, but for the most part, it’s blessed with year-round sunshine and warmth.
- Rocky Point, Mexico in fall – August to December averages lows of 60 and highs of 75. You can still catch ocean temperatures up to 75 in October, so it’s considered the most pleasant time to enjoy the outdoors.
- Insider’s Tip: Some people say late September, October, and November are the best times to experience Rocky Point with small crowds, warm water, and comfortably cool evenings that are perfect for dining al fresco. Mexico’s big Independence Day celebration takes place September 16th.
- Rocky Point, Mexico in winter – Winter days are sunny and warm, but the nights are cool. Lows get down to 55, but highs get up to the low 70s during the day. The water temperature dips down to 67 in January, but it’s still do-able. Occasional winter rains, “Las Aguas,” can bring showers and dips in temperatures, so pack a few sweaters if you travel this time of year. November and December are still sweet spots for most outdoor activities.
- Insider’s Tip: Rocky Point holiday festivities include: the Cholla Bay Christmas Light Parade, the Mermaid Art Market, Cinemartes Tuesday art film festival, and the Moto Jugueton motorcycle race.
- Rocky Point, Mexico in spring – The average temperature from January to May is low of 60, highs of 80. The water in May and June are in the low 70s, ideal for swimming. The days are largely sunny, and there is very little rainfall, so humidity is lower than the summer months.
- Insider’s Tip: Viva Penasco Carnaval takes place in March, with a host of festivals, music, costumes, and parades. There is a lot of car racing activity this time of year, too. There is an International Jazz Festival in April. Semana Santa is, by far, the busiest week in Puerto Peñasco.
- Rocky Point, Mexico in summer – Summers can be hot and humid, with lows of 80 and highs of 90 in June, up to 105 in August. Summer rains are short, heavy monsoons. July, August, and September are the stormiest months. The water temperature feels like a bath in the mid-80s.
- Insider’s Tip: Due to the influx of international tourists and expats, the Fourth of July and Memorial Day weekend tend to be popular times of celebration in Rocky Point. There are not many events planned for the summer, but guided morning hikes, kayaking tours, and boat trips to Bird Island are some of the best attractions.
Flying into Rocky Point Airport
A flight from Phoenix to Rocky Point will take 90 minutes, compared to at least four hours driving. Mar de Cortés International Airport (PPE) is a regional private jet airport in La Jolla de Cortes, three miles from the center of town. The Rocky Point airport was the first privately funded airport in Mexico, inaugurated in 2009. Commercial flights have landed in Rocky Point in the past, but private charter is currently the only option. WestWind Air Service, based out of Phoenix, offers private charters to Rocky Point for about $350 per ticket or $2,500 for the whole nine-passenger plane. The airport can be reached by calling 636-383-6097.
Once you’re in Rocky Point, it’s affordable and easy to get around town by taxi. Most trips cost just $2-3 per person, even in the tourist areas. Microbuses take people (mostly workers) around town for very minimal fees.
Getting to Puerto Peñasco by Land
If you wish to rent a car, Enterprise, Dollar, Hertz, and Thrifty are among the few companies that allow trips to Mexico. It can be challenging to find a rental car in Puerto Peñasco, so it’s best to bring one along.
Puerto Peñasco is 215 miles from Phoenix, 216 miles from Tucson, 516 miles from Los Angeles, and 360 miles from San Diego. Most visitors drive into Puerto Peñasco through Lukeville, reached from Phoenix and Tucson via Arizona Highway 85. From Lukeville, it’s an easy one-hour drive from the American/Mexican border.
Southern California drivers can find a slightly faster way by crossing south of Yuma at San Luis Rio Colorado, although this route requires more driving through Mexico. If you’ve never driven in sand before, take caution; stopping is not as easy, and visibility can be impaired when the wind kicks up.
All motorists are required to purchase Mexican auto insurance prior to the trip.
If you prefer not to drive yourself, shuttle services are available through Head Out To Rocky Point (Phoenix), Rocky Point Rides (Tucson), Transportes Nena’s (Puerto Peñasco), or Transportes Superior (Puerto Peñasco.)
Rocky Point Vacation Rentals
More and more travelers are looking for privately owned Rocky Point vacation rentals. These lavish estates typically come with stunning beach and/or desert views, full furnishings, lots of space to spread out, and landscaped outdoor entertainment areas with patios and pools. Ideal for destination weddings, honeymoons, family reunions, anniversaries, or small groups, Casago’s Rocky Point vacation homes give you more room for your money, more privacy, and a less touristy vibe.