Rocky Point is no longer under the travel warning issued by the U.S. State Department; instead the government only recommends U.S. citizens use the Lukeville border crossing in order to limit driving through Mexico.
City officials in Puerto Peñasco, or Rocky Point, called the decision “very good” news.
Gerardo Figueroa Zazueta, the mayor of Puerto Peñasco, said it pushes the municipal government and the community to continue working to keep the city safe.
“The fact that we are free of the warning encourages us to continue working together to maintain the tranquility that reigns today in the city,” he said in a news release. “Americans will be safe during their stay in Peñasco.”
Puerto Peñasco, a beach town southwest of Tucson, is a popular destination for Arizonans since it’s the coast closest to the state’s major cities.
The State Department still warns against nonessential travel to the eastern edge of the state of Sonora and within the city of Ciudad Obregon and southward, with the exception of travel to Alamos. People are urged to travel only during daylight hours and use only the Highway 15 toll road, or “cuota,” and Sonora State Road 162. Travelers throughout Sonora are encouraged to limit travel to main roads during daylight hours.