Travel Tips & Advice
Rocky Point has remained one of the SAFEST destinations in Mexico for more than 20 years and still holds this title. There are currently 3,000 American and Canadian citizens living in and around Rocky Point. If you are concerned about Mexico's violence affecting Rocky Point, Don't be! Better Arizona has done a cover story on the harmless city and can be viewed via YouTube with the following link:
Puerto Penasco has had less murders so far in 2011 than Phoenix Arizona had in the first 24 hours of the year. More people were murdered last year in Phoenix, Arizona than the entire State of Sonora had in the past two decades. According the the U.S. Embassy, 50,000 Americans visit Mexico each day. Mexico is the Second safest country in the WORLD for US citizens to visit, only trailing Canada in incidents per visit. This means that Mexico is safer than Italy, France, Germany, Spain, the UK and even America for Americans to visit!
Phoenix New Times Reported "Fear Is Killing Tourism in Rocky Point, Mexico, Though Tourists Are Relatively Safe There..." Resort staff and S.B.T. reps will be onsite at every event to keep you at ease. Student Body Travel has your safety in mind, all the time! Be sure to register with the U.S. Embassy of Mexico prior to departure so that your trip is documented. You can do this here:
How to Get Your Passport in a Hurry travel.state.gov
See http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/processing/processing_1740.html for current processing times.
The main keys to traveling safe to any destination are to
a) Use the buddy system- never go anywhere alone.
b) Do not use illegal drugs. Do not buy or sell illegal drugs. These actions can land you in some serious trouble!!!
c) Do not get intoxicated. Control your drinking. You will have much more fun if you do so!
d) Respect the locals. Everyone takes pride in their city. Do not disrespect their town or people.
e) Drink bottled water in Mexico. Stay away from the tap water.
f) Use common sense! Just because you are in a foreign country does not mean your common sense behaviors no longer apply. For example: DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE, DO NOT JUMP OFF BALCONIES, DO NOT SWIM IF INTOXICATED, DO NOT STEAL, DO NOT GET IN FIGHTS, DO NOT GO HOME WITH STRANGERS!
-Again, these are common sense items, but a reminder on them is sometimes neccessary.
A PASSPORT IS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO MEXICO!!!
Below are links regarding traveling safe in Mexico and other articles:
MEXICAN CAR INSURANCE IS REQUIRED BY LAW IF YOU ARE DRIVING YOU VEHICLE INTO MEXICO!!!