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Renting a Car in Mexico

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 back to the US 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 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.  Just make sure you clarify with your rental car company in the states if you are able to take the car to Mexico.   Many companies allow this, specially into the free-trade zone which is where Rocky Point is located.

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).  

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
  • Thrifty Car Rental , Tucson/520-790-2277
  • Renting a car in Puerto Penasco?
  • Don’t worry, this is very easy.  You just go to a local rental facility and it is just like renting a car anywhere else in the world.
  • Willy’s Vehicle Rentals, 138 Matamoros Ave.Puerto Peñasco 383-6411/383-3919 (From the US dial (011-52-638) first)